cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 What can I say that the previous 835 raters have not? This pours a deep red amber with a head that sticks around but good with sticky thick lacing. It features aromas of bitter hops and touches of dark malts. The palatte is smooth, yeilding a dark, malty (not raosty) flavor that shows great balance between sweet malt and bitter hops. The alcohol level is not astronomical, but even so, it is hidden well. The finish is long, dry and bitter, just the way I like it. It has been awhile since I had this and it was nice try it again for this rating. Well done.
Encinitas101 (12) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber from liquor store on 101 in Encinitas. Great brew, a little too much hops for style for me....don’t get me wrong but I love hops but reserve it for IPAs great malts just a little too hop centric for an ASA.
KBald77 (4) - - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic beer, very hoppy. Great taste - I could drink this all day long. One of the best IPA's I've had.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
liquidhedonism (66) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle from Albertson’s in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma has hints of raisins, cloves, and leather. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and sweet at first, then bitterness takes over and lasts long into the finish and aftertaste. Definitely worth repeating.
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg draught half pint at the Head of Steam, Durham. Deep reddish brown body. Thin off white head. Malt and red fruit. Cherries. Some sour limes. Sherbet. Bitter with sweet notes. Dry finish.
jsnicholas (137) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22oz $5): Pours a clear dark red with off white head. Lots of hopps, lots of malt Citrus smell. Pretty good beer but I personally do not like the bitter after taste.
angel77 (951) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 65 cl en cimmeria 12-09-2014 (cata). Edición 2014. Color ámbar oscuro cobrizo turbio. Aromas bastante lupulados con toques de caramelos ligeramente tostados. Cuerpo medio con 7.2 vol. Sabores iniciales que recuerdan a las red ales con tonos maltosos dulces de caramelos ligeramente tostados, aunque por poco tiempo pues el regusto amargo seco se va incrementando cada vez mas, perdurando durante un buen rato en boca. Bastante buena, increíble final amargo seco duradero. Gran cerveza.
ZacM612 (138) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark amber/red with this off white head. Aroma is malty with some fruit. Complex malty flavor with a little citrus finish.
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy fruity aroma, pours a dark murky red, lots of hops and leaves with a bitter aftertaste, full bodied and creamy, did I mention hops, excellent ale, I am worthy.
SaintZymurgy (7) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber (enjoy by 10.2.14) - Dark transparent ruby. 1 finger off white head. Just all around good. Evenly malt & hop balance. The slight high abv is not noticeable. Personally, a beer many may enjoy.
berkshirejohn (4530) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Wegman’s, West Seneca, NY. An attractive deep copper colour with a thick, frothy, cream head, looking like a good English ESB; inviting caramel malt aroma; thick malty body with the sweetness very nicely balanced by some powerful hops that add a woody dryness and a touch of spice; the finish is long resinous and dry with some lingering biscuity malts and a hint of grapefruit. A really good sipping beer.