bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from San Diego Drug. Amber gold color with a frothy multi-finger white head. Nice light pine aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. A herbal hop flavor with touches of citrus and pine. Quite astringent. Nearly dry. Extremely delicious.
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Joey at South Bay. Looks like a Pils. Smells like that Taras Boulba I had at Concordia Ale House. Tastes a lot like that too, but less rich and vaporous. Tastes like a just shy of textbook Belgian IPA, with no trace of any SoCal flourish. Hmm.
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from sparky27. Thanks E! Light yellow in color orange tint to it. Decent head. Sweet aroma of hops. Taste was a nice hop bitterness up front and an almost saison like beer towards the end. Spicy but clean and crisp. Kind of like 080808. Belgian (candy) yeast. Light in texture easy to drink but not watery. Good beer. Thanks Eric for sending this one my way!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at EVT. Beautiful, tight white head in an Allagash tulip. Aroma is an intoxcating banana yeast with just a mellow spiciness of lime and orange zest. Great head retention and lacing. Peppery spice is first noticeable with some sweet banana bread flavors. Decent stuff.
Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 Bomber pours clear gold with fair offwhite head. Nose is sweet citric belgian and grapefruit funky. Flavor is belgian yeast, cloying malt, citric hop. Medium body with medium high carbonation. Fruity finish
Kevin (2066) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. i could smell the citrus as soon as i popped the cap. looks beautiful. dark yellow dehydrated urine color with a thick frothed up white head. burnt yeast and lemons hit me first and make me smile. a slight scent of bananas in there also. oh yeah, that is a good bitter bite. banana flavor comes through more here. bubblegum yeast notes that i like paired with this high bitterness. grassy flavors are enjoyable. caramel sweetness and a bit thick. the yeast is really dominant in this. a touch of rubber, but not necessarily always a bad thing. sweaty bitter and enjoyable. i look forward to trying this with some chili and cornbread i made last night.
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cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - Pours a clear orangish-golden color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is pine and grassy hops, light yeast, and esters. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, light esters, yeast, and herbal hops. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Fairly smooth on the palate. A nice beer.
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great and different beer. Im not too big on this whole "Belgian style IPA" thing, but this is good. Aroma was fantastic. Strong citrus and pine hops. Very full. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was very hoppy in the front. Grapefruit, pine and bitter until the sweet light fruit aftertaste comes in from the Belgian yeast. Ive been a homebrewer for about 4 months now and this beer shows me how big a difference a yeast strain can make in a beer. By the aroma I would think this was going to be a huge hop bomb. It starts out that was, but quickly brings in apricot and peach flavors . Nice and different. As it warms there is a big battle of bitter and sweet with the sweet overpowering.
DialSquare (2555) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber from marinos in toledo. hazy yellow pour with small white head. light citrus aroma. good thin to medium texture. overall this comes off as a hoppy bitter stone ipa that is knocked down a bit with the belgian yeast - not necessarily in a bad way though. light fruits, yeast, peppery, crisp bitter finish. good stone change up. K-8
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with tiny head. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity notes and hints of hops. Sweet yeasty flavour with hoppy and fruity Notes.