bwa5879 (942) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Clear ruby pour with a half inch offwhite head, thicker lacing. Soft carbonation, frothy mouthfeel, finishes clean and slightly dry. Deep carmel aroma, cloudy bitter pine and floral hops, tropical too. Flavors of pineapple and tropical fruit, grapefruit, strong carmel too. wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma is pine and thick malts, standard ASA. The flavor is fruit, pine needles, hops, malts, mild sweetness and a mix of earthy and bitter in the finish. eaglebones (105) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful copper-red with substantial tan head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, and citrus. Interesting mix of sweet fruity flavors, citrus, and hoppy bitterness. Creamy texture and medium body and carbonation. Nice beer overall. fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bomber - Dark red with a light cream colored head. Grapefruit hoppiness that is not too dry. Medium body. Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours a deep amber red with a stingy off white head. Fresh aroma: caramel, bread, nuts, grassy hops, dough, some leather, nice. Taste eventually balances out. Sweet malt and bitter then sour/umami. Medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, bitter. My favorite offering from this crew.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from cwsample. Red pour with a big off-white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, caramel, and a little floral. Taste is toasted bread, brown sugar, grain, and a little fruitiness in the finish. UncleKorm (1319) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bomber poured a clear red hue w/ large cream tan head and nice lacing. Bold malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are rye, caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange, and hay. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. lightbias (453) - USA - JAN 7, 2015
An aromatic cap crackin’ went along with my first experience here, and although I certainly wasn’t overwhelmed by the fragrance, it wasn’t too bad. Hugely grapefruit, but I am finding some sweet fruits behind that aroma; apricot, that flowery mango. The first sip was tiny, and just gave a hint of hibiscus, but the caramel was a huge backdrop for it. I am finding no mint at all in the flavor, but as the brew warms, I am finding a touch of it in the aroma.
The amber liquid is capped at first by a thick head, but this gently recedes, and quite slowly, over the course of the first half of the snifter. The aroma is getting larger as the brew warms, and is becoming the one I expected when I opened the bottle. Nice.
I must admit that my first experience with the taste left me sad...a bit of a biter for me, and for what I expected to be a mellow experience on my taste buds, too bitter. However. The longer I taste, the more I let flow past my tongue, the warmer and more laid back it gets. It’s not the ABV by a stretch, as I’m only through half the glass. It’s only that my tasters adjusted and I let the brew warm a bit. Much more well rounded now through a half glass.
The full body is nicely carbonated, carrying those flavors and aromas through in a medium perfectly adjusted for the task. Nice finish, although slightly long and slick, but the whole of the experience has been much more pleasant than expected from the first couple of minutes.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
great nose on this one with a beautiful taste to follow...very nice malt hop blend..... Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a light head. Aroma is hoppy sweet, Caramel and grains. Flavor is dry hops with big sweet notes. Caramel dry malts. Finishes dry.
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