bhensonb (13522) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Knightly in Orlando, FL. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly suggestive of sour peach. And fruity hop. Med body. Flavor has yeast spice - clove? - quite Belgian and quite fruity hoppy. Seems a bit complicated, but it’s a good drink.
jtclockwork (12915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with white head. Nose/taste of strong mango, grapefruit, wheat malt, banana, wood, white peppercorns, saison yeast and touch of coriander. Some alcohol soaked citrus in finish. Medium body.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, spicy, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/spicy, some pineapple. Medium body, light acidity.
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a huge, frothy and pillowy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is passion fruit, mango and lemon zest tropical hops, light grapefruit notes, pale biscuit and cracker malt with pepper notes and earthy, woody yeast characteristics. Flavor is moderate tropical hops of mango and passion fruit, medium-high bitterness that plays well with the spices and accentuates the dryness, light crisp malt, earthy yeast and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow, white head. Interesting mix of citrusy hops, grassy hops, herbal notes from the pepper and just a dash of woodsy flavors. Good body and a good drinking beer.
Sammy (10565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique IPA. This is hoppy, spicy, citrusy.Complex range of flavours. Good drinkability, but it needs two. Worth seeking out.
rosenbergh (9680) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. (Riverside Wine & Spirits) Chattanooga, TN.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Yeast, hops and fruits in the aroma. Very likeable.
Yeast, mild brett, hops and mild bitterness in the flavour. Very tasty. Great!
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours hazy dark straw coppery with fizzy off-white head. Nose is yeasty funk, hopcitrus, Tastes saisony, with an upfront funky yeasty, white peppery flavor, mid-palate hopcitrus, and a dry, spicy, yeasty finish. This one is solid, and an excellent saison/IPA hybrid.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 22 oz. bottle at the Side Project release bottle share. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Notes of grass, wheat, coriander, perfume, florals, peppercorn, and lemon peel. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, coating mouthfeel. Nice wheat IPA.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Camomile, tansy, oak and pink grapefruit notes all explode from this brew’s dry and effervescent mouthfeel, drawing a perfumy profile onto delicately honeyed cereals.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A mountain of foam is quickly reduced to a veil on top of the translucent gold.
-The nose and flavour profile are both evocative.
-The yeast character, hops and spicing are all very harmonious.
-The high level of intensity of all flavours decreases drinkability (despite the efforts of the dryness and forceful carbonation).
-This would be wonderful with baklavas.