madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle left from a tasting, originally brought by cbfobes...thanks Brandon! - Pours dark brown with rosy highlights and a bubbly tan head. Not a crazy hoppy nose, which is what I expected. Pretty understated hops--a bit herbal. Some sharp alcohol notes, some oak, and a decent amount of sweet bready malt. Taste is a bit sharp with grassy hops that build throughout and bite on the finish. Big thick and sweet malt with dark chocolate and cocoa notes, a bit of heat, and a caramel coating. Thin body. Not my favorite.
Ratman197 (8859) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff!) poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, tangerine, dankness, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, orange zest, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber pours a hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel and hops. Taste is of the malts and hops. A very nice beer.
beergator (2) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had one sitting in my fridge for a couple of months. Pulled it out today to share with friends. I found it delicious. Beautiful color, aroma and taste. One of the best beers produced by Sweetwater. I wish it were a year-rounder.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of bmanning. Served in a wine glass.
Pours a nice amber color with a good, sticky white head and a nice bit of lacing. The nose brings plenty of piney hops, but too much amber malt in the background. Same goes for the flavor, which has too much sweetness. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good, but not close to Nugget Nectar or other pillars of the style.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Pours with a hazed orange hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are dank (duh), pine, sticky, resin, caramel, herbaceous and a bit of a chocolate malt tinge. Flavors are of pine, tangerine, orange peel, herbal and tea like. Lively bubbles, dry with a spicy hop presence.
osu97gp (627) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and grassy hops. Flavor is quite sweet with caramel, oranges and pine hops. Very bitter all the way through. Pretty good.
MmmcKay (1049) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red amber color. Brown solid foam. Smells hoppy of course. Caramel apple on the nose as well. Some maltiness here. Really big loads of fresh hops and malts. Tart fruit. Sweet and bitter. It’s spot on. Good beer.
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to burg326: Poured a brownish color with a light tan head. Aroma is hops. Taste is gritty with loads of hops and malts. Very sticky to the palate.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Secret Santa. Pours dark hazy reddish brown with light tan head. Aromas of pine, citrus hops, and some caramel malt. Flavors of citrus and piney hops with some bready malts. Tasty ale.