mcox90 (1374) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ Mass Brewers Fest. Poured light orange with an off white head. Bits and pieces of lace. Pine resin hop aroma. Hoppy flavor, albeit, kind of light. Not much malt. Medium bodied. Ok IPA, but nothing to go out of your way for.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy amber with a medium off white head. Aroma has caramely malts...earthy hops. Flavor follows suit...a bit too much caramely sweetness...earthy hops turn to resinous pine. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy/resinous finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Dry caramel, earthy, tea leaf aromas. Medium body. Lightly sweet caramel flavors with bitter tea leaf, pine hoppage----almost decent
Themanmachine (17) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Finding the balance in something seemingly unbalanced is quite fun. Huge syrupy apricot with a nice herbaceous follow up. This reminds me of what I love in the extremes of the IPA category. All of the malt, tons of hops but without the wallop.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours hazy amber gold with a slight white head. Aroma is floral/fruity/citrus/earthy. Med + body. Flavor has light caramel, but that’s hardly noticeable. There’s floral/fruit /earth in the hop flavor. And some vanilla? Finishes heading towards sweet, but then the hops pop up and save the day. Certainly not a NW flavor, despite all those NW hops, yet resin is coming out in the finish. There’s some serious complexity in this ale. Really tasty.
swoopjones (4913) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of chriso. Sunset orange pour. Smells old, caramel malt dominated, orange marmalade notes. Old hops, caramel malts. Not so great
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bottle. Quiet, light hop aroma. This tastes rather thin to me, paired with an unbalanced sharp bitterness. Really lacking a lot of hop flavor up front and the maltiness is minimal. Kind of a subpar example, unfortunately. It’s clean and drinkable, but needs some tweaking.
BroSpud (1524) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Julio’s. Pours a medium golden with a white head. Totally awesome this is not. More like average at best. It is drinkable and being from the Boston area I love the name but it seems more of a gimmick beer to me. Prefer the focus to be more on brewing than marketing so this is a one time purchase for this beer drinker.
MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Julio’s. A medium golden brew with a lovely frothy off-white head. Very good looking brew. Big spice-floral aromas. Flavor is lightly sweet, slightly nutty with big layers of bitter-floral hops. Very muddled though. "Very hoppy" - but not very refined. Long bitter and sticky finish.
thornecb (3975) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Off-white conglomerate head with good retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Sour butterscotch and stale resin aromas...uh oh....Soft with sweet butterscotch...that’s all folks.