zoelester (23) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
I can’t believe how much the smokey flavor goes so good with the hint of pineapple and the banana bits in the after taste.
artmcd8 (1225) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from HOTB. Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow color with a huge white head. Aroma is of fruity lager yeast. The taste is light and grape like up front but it finished like a grilled pineapple. Quite enjoyable and exactly delivers on the name. Not bad. The bad rates seem unwarranted.
LilBeerDoctor (3301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Caliente. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat malt, light smoke. Flavor of light smoke, bready malt, light fruity finish- canned pears and pineapple. The fruit blends well, not too overpowering. Pleasant, very easy to drink, nice.
WanderinCelt87 (125) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy gold. Aroma is subtle with hints of fruit. Taste is sweet and smooth with a clean after taste.
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle served in a lager glass.
Pour is hazy and golden, with a bubbly and durable off-white head. Good, sticky lacing.
Aroma: fruity, with a bit more pineapple than smoked malts.
Flavor: less sweet (mildly bitter) and fruity, and a touch more smokey than suggested by the aroma. Malt base comes through clearly, while the hops are most obvious in the mild bittering. Good balance and mix of flavor.
Feel: light-medium body, with high, lively carbonation.
O: Distinct; good mix of pineapple and malts.
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pineapple here is muted and way in the background. The smoke is light and doesn’t come through until it warms a bit. Aroma is a little grassy and hay hops. Interesting concept but not my favorite combo.
Cybercat (2939) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky, malty, peaty aroma has a hint of pineapple. Pours a bubbly and slightly hazy solar yellow with a thick eggshell head. Pineapple truly comes forth in the malty flavor that has an underpinning of smoky peat. Texture is creamy, smooth, fairly fizzy. OK and worthy of a fair shake - take this Express for a test ride.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber->lager. Hazy straw with bare white head. A: grain, tropical fruit, grass. T: fruit over grains. Mild, pretty good. Very drinkable.
PorterPounder (5109) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Hazy, light golden pour, soft, light white head. Aroma of course has some pineapple tints, a touch of smoke. Flavor is a bit muddled. Pick up some pineapple juice, a touch of smoked meat - slightly reminds me of pizza with pineapple on it. Kind of a mish-mash and it fades very fast. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. Experiment didn’t really work on this one.
BrettTaylor (371) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured as a taster at local shop. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma is smoky and a touch hoppy. Taste is burned/charcoal with a touch of sweetness underneath. I don’t get a lot of pineapple flavor, sweetness, or tartness in this.
Gachupines (787) - USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is big smoke with a bit of charred meat. Very reminiscent of the grill. Flavor is a nice amount of smoke with a bit of sweetness underneath. Charcoal aftertaste with a surprisingly clean and crisp finish.