DialSquare (2307) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber brought down from Andersons in Toledo by my father-in-law. Copper pour with a thin off-white head and a ring of retention. Aroma is grapefruit, resiny hops, and caramel malts. Tastes are pine, resin, molasses, juicy citrus, caramel, and honey. Long dry grassy finish. Good.
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. From Herchick, thanks Bob! Pours a clear dark ruby with about a finger of light tan head. Aroma is citrus dominated with a hint of pine resin and grapefruit. Taste is light bitter. Citrus and pine mostly. It seems the taste is way out of line with how good it smells. Medium bodied with a pretty slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Iíve had one other beer from TBK and I liked that one a lot more. Regardless, very drinkable.
superspak (2200) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle, no freshness date. Pours crystal clear red-orange color with a nice 2 fingers of dense khaki head with amazing retention that reduces to a fairly thick lacing cap that lasts. Some nice lacing clings to the sides of the glass as well. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, orange, grapefruit, light pine, and biscuit. Some nice aromas, but they are a bit weak at first. They improve as the beer warms up. Taste of big caramel, toasted malt, biscuit, pine, orange, and spiciness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toasted malt, biscuit, citrus, and pine on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice creamy mouthfeel with smooth drinking. No alcohol noticed in the taste or finish. Great balance of flavor and bitterness; with the malts being a bit more prominent. Overall this is an excellent IPA/Amber ale. Delicious flavor and great balance.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from John. Pours clear amber with a half finger beige head. The nose is grapefruit and toffee. The taste is caramel malt, grapefruit rind and pine. Medium mouthfeel. Another nice IPA from these guys. Thanks again J!
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of MbpBugeye.
Pours like an amber ale really. Deep, clear amber with a thick cream-colored head that recedes slowly to a hefty cap with great lacing. Great looking beer.
As with the pour, this smells more like a hopped up amber than an IPA. Itís got lots of sweet caramel malts with hints of spiky rye and herbal hops supplemented with citrus juiciness and pine resin.
The taste has a quick citrus hop bitterness up front with pineapples and oranges. The backbone is caramel and toasted bread with a bitter hoppy finish featuring resinous hops.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops throughout the finish.
This is a nice IPA, if you can call it that, as I still contend itís more of a hoppy amber. Either way, pretty enjoyable.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red with a creamy tan head. Spicy hop aroma with a nice molasses malt backer. Grapefruit, light pine, too. Flavor has a powerful molasses malt presence to it that stands up really well against the strong grapefruit, pine, and spicy hops. This one is a real winner.
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Murky dark brown orange, with an off-white head. Aroma is a big mix of caramel and citrus hops. Astringent, assertive citrus and soapy hops in the flavor. Medium body with scraping carbonation.
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ney7039. This pours a copper color with a good thick head on top. Scattered spotty lacing. The aroma shows grapefruit and pine, a nice citrus hop scent, with bready and toffee malt. Very drinkable, easy going, but with enough flavor to satisfy. Doughy and bready slick malty body with pine and orange hops. Perhaps a dash of lemon in there too. The bitterness is light-moderate for an IPA but itís a bit toasty as well with some caramelized notes. Nothing extraordinary or anything but this is pretty solid stuff.
baraciisch (1523) - USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight caramel and citrus hops aroma... Flavor is a nice blend of caramel malts and citrus hop bitterness... Not much on the palate.. Pretty good beer.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark red color with a big long lasting beige head. Aroma of floral and piney hops. Flavor of piney hops, caramel and toffee. Finish is very long and bitter. Very good.