rajendra82 (978) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Deep cooper color, bordering on light brown, and the head was a bit small, being one to two fingers thick. The smell was an aromatic mix of earthy and citric smells with whiff of resinousness. The smell reminded most of ripening mangoes on beds of straw, and transported me back to summers in Mumbai. The taste was very disappointing after that inviting burst of smells. For some reason, there was too little hop flavor, bitter or otherwise, left in the taste. There was a touch of citrus, and a hint of pine,but otherwise the taste was very dull compared to the smell. There was some toasted rye flavors coming through, but I was hoping for a Mosaic hop showcase here, and I didn’t get one. The mouthfeel was soft, and medium thick, and the finish was smooth, and clean. I was hoping for more.
I tried another bomber again, and this one seems better than what I remember the beer to be. There is a lot more tropical fruit in the flavor, and the hops don’t appear quite as subdued as before. There is also an excellent spicy note characteristic of rye. I am going to up the scores accordingly.
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great big rye flavor which i really enjoy. Lower alcohol really brings out the fresh hop flavors and a really good profile. Very enjoyable but a little slow drinking.
suprchunk (2600) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber. Small off white head. No lacing. Strong peppery mosaic nose. Taste is the same. A little off.
ElCapitan22 (259) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber red color with decent lacing, but no real head retention. Smells like rye and malt with a taste that pretty much matches it. Has a taste similar to a sweet tea and dark roasted malt. A nice beer, but not a great one.
mR_fr0g (5371) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at Leighton’s pad. Many thanks for this one. Reddy / amber coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is big rye bread, spicy rye, a little sweet berry, lemon. Flavour is composed of semi-sweet toffee, wye bread, light toasted grains, pine and citrus fruits. Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation, little sticky. Decent malt / hop balance.
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at Leighton Heights, 27/05/15.
Clear golden amber with a big old egg shell white head.
Nose is caramel malt, pine, rye bread, citric pith.
Taste comprises toasted bread, caramel malt, bitter red grapefruit, orange pith, light spice, pine needle, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness.
Tessic (932) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This IPA poured a beautiful dark amber colour with a quick living, frothy, tan coloured head. Scents include a sharp, grassy hop, malt and citrus. First swig was very flavourful with strong citrus/grass hop flavour. Medium to light mouthfeel and a grapefruit finish.
Scopey (9017) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Colin. It pours clear deep amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is fresh, piney, juicy, resin, brown bread and stewed orange. The taste is bitter, earthy, pine, resin, varnish, grapefruit, mild toffee, green hops, light soap and some grassy notes with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good drinkable stuff.
Leighton (13967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear copper with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has some piney hops, ripe orange, grainy bread. Medium sweet flavor with toasty grains, some spicy rye, pine, cracker. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Resinous finish with more oily pine, slight grassy bitterness, alcohol, grain. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle shared at the RateBeer Winter Gathering 2014 - Ashville. Pours gold with a foamy white head. Really nice beer, lots of rich, tropical fruits. Nice balance. Solid effort overall.
Ratman197 (11237) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Brass Tap poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, dank bud, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, dank bud and grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
SG111 (572) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Best by appears to be 06/10/15. Pours awesome red amber color, off white almost chestnut color. Aroma is lots of tropical and dank notes, mango and papaya. Bready and caramel notes are prominent. Flavor is rye, dank notes are prominent, slight metallic/tinny flavor from the can. Hop bitterness finish. The rye adds a really nice element.