bytemesis (3702) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear burnt orange tinting to red, large creamy tan head, slow to dissipate and leaving nice lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, dark breads, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, spicy rye notes prominent along with caramel, pine. Medium body, a bit creamy. This is a good beer.
50belair (2525) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear light brown pour with an off white head. Lots of malty notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
bhensonb (11683) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours ruddy amber with a slight beige head. Smells like a malty amber. Not sure about hop. Maybe citrus. Med body or nearly. Typical chocolate start. It’s bitter, but it’s a rye spice bitter. I like rye beers. But this one isn’t working well for me. Maybe a hop that can control the rye would be good. Till now I couldn’t conceive of too much rye. Persistence pays off. A little fruit is developing, and I’m adjusting to the strong rye.
Bule (924) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Mild hops balanced well against the great malty flavors. A very mild and yet flavorful beer.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft, amber pour, white head. Aroma of hops, taste of hops and rye, nice combination. Hints of caramel malts, and citrus hops. Balanced brew, strong bitter finish.
Patrickctenchi (4266) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy, red-brown with a short, tan head.
Bready, rye malt, aroma.
Taste is lightly peppered rye, light fruits.
Strong herbal bitter.
shrubber85 (8107) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of Ibrew2or3). Fruity rye malt aroma. Hazy copper with moderate head. Sweet apple/berry, rye malt, and lightly bitter herbal citrus peel flavor. Nice.
JohnnyJ (4628) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Red amber pour with an off white head. Musty malt, rye, earthy, sugar, stale fruit, and bitterness. I’m not liking it too much.
drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at a good temperature with a massive, foamy, frothy, thick, slowly settling, cream-colored to light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear copper with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is an equal blend of malt and fresh hop. Flavor’s like nose, but much more complex - include a little roast, metallic, and medicine. Carbonic tang is very closely matched with hop bitter up front with the barest hint of sweet in the back. Body is good, ditto carbonation; although the bitterness is very close to clashing with the tang. Finish is like flavor; bitter is very long lived and twists into something not so pleasant. This brew is much better consumed without too much delay.
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toffee, toast, dark fruit, citrus aroma. Toasted/bread crust flavor; kind of sweet, and some raisin-y flavor. Centennial citrus hops. Maybe some really subtle roasted flavor (chocolate malt?).