bhensonb (8979) - 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 (4196) - 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 (2952) - 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 (1348) - , 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 (1130) - 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 (3638) - 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.