ddemmingjr (890) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
On tap at EBC in Ellicottville: hazy deep gold with a whispy off white head, a bit of lacing.Notes of pine, grapefruit, esters, rye, caramel malts, nutty tones, spice. What another pleasant surprise. medium to light sweetness, subtle bitterness on the finish which didn’t linger. Caramel and rye malts are apparent, creamy texture, distinct spice and hops on that medium finish. The entire group agreed this is a tasty beer. KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle. Sweet malt-Rye aroma. Light amber body with thin slightly lacing head. Flavor of pine, citrus and Rye balanced with sweet malts and caramel. Miver (615) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2010
22oz bottle shared with KornDogg. thanks! Poured dark orangish copper in color with a small white head that left minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye, light citrus, sweet caramel. Tastes of caramel malt, rye, orange citrus, light grapefruit. nice body. A little surprised to see this as 9%. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle from craft beer outlet in Phila.
Orange/coppery haze with an off white head. Aroma of sugar and rye. Rye and mild hop flavor. ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Slightly hazy orange with a beige head. Lots of fresh, juicy hops in the aroma, along with a strong spiciness and mild caramel sweetness. Flavor of lemon, pine, and a dry spiciness in the finish. Big hops flavor, but only a mild bitterness. Surprisingly drinkable, I did not detect the 9% ABV at all.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, blankboy & tupalev - blankboy’s bottle. Clear reddish-gold with a wispy head. Great aroma of juicy hops and spicy malt with a slightly grainy character. Flavour follows: earthy spice, fruity malt, good dose of hops. Nothing mindblowing, but well-made, solid, and very drinkable for a 9% brew. Sammy (13148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
Bomber had by myself, found at Premier Gourmet. Pours golden with foaing and dissitating white head, that leaves waves of white lace. Aroma of Centennial and Amarillo, with rye and malt behind it is very nice. Mouth is easy drinking, soft, however a sourness (a problem with this brewery I have experienced before) comes on quickly and lingers. Taste of a pale, understated hops and malts. Good carbonation. HogTownHarry (7309) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Bottle (750ml) Shared by blankboy with me, garthicus, GregClow and tupalev. Clear light amber with an average white head. Lovely citrus hop an cereal grain aroma - smells simple and crisp, not super hoppy. The taste seems fresh and juicy, "red" cereal tartness, a gently hoppy finish, only moderate alcohol presence - 9%? really? Somewhat light-bodied, only mildly carbonated (slightly disappointing in that respect), finishes fairly quickly, seemed to leave a slightly sticky aftertaste. quite nice, and probably the best I’ve had from EBC. blankboy (7928) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2009
<i>My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow & tupalev.</i> Pours a clear orange-amber with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light hops and a bit of rye. Flavour’s malty along with a good amount of hops and some light rye. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good stuff, especially for these guys. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, GregClow, and Garthicus, courtesy of Blankboy. Dark orange, no head. Some hops, malt, alcohol in mild aroma. Taste is hoppy, some alcohol, more malt. Sounds pretty simple and it is, but good.