videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
From notes, 2/27/12:
Poured a 22oz bomber into an imperial pint glass. "Enjoy By" is on the back of the label, but the stamp is no longer present.
A: Really nice orange to reddish orange hue with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly.
S: Piney hops and sweet malt aromas. Slight fruity esters from yeast.
T: Great balance of hops and malts. Piney and citrusy hop flavors up front with bready, grainy, and caramel malts.
M: Slightly thin mouthfeel, but spot-on for what I’ve had of other examples of the style.
O: This is my first Full Sail brew, and I enjoyed it. I like the ideas of single-hop beers for educational purposes, and the label indicated Challenger (UK) hops with 5 malts. Worth a try. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 5, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a slightly bready smell mixed with a moderate showing of a hop aroma of a citrus and light grassy nature. Along with these smells comes some dank notes of pine and a decent fruity aroma, which when mixed with the caramel, bread, and hop create a rather nice smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice creamy bready taste with a decent showing of a caramel sweetness. Upfront there is also a bit of an earthy and citrus hop, which create a nice hop taste to complement the sweet. As the taste advances the sweeter and malt stay strong, but the lighter hop upfront is joined by more hop of a floral and grass nature, which create a nicely moderately hopped and balanced taste overall.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The feel is fantastic for the malty sweeter flavors of the brew and make for a rather nice sipping brew overall.
Overall – This was a quite enjoyable and rather tasty brew overall with a nice blend of hop and malt with a sipping feel overall. A rather tasty and enjoyable ESB.
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle from Kegs and Barrels. Pours a deep copper/amber with a thin white head. The aromas are dough, caramel, resin, butterscotch. The mouthfeel is dry, bready and has a medium to heavy body and medium carbonation. Great interpretation of the style. Cheers! beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Sampled on 2/27/2012. This Premium bitter pours an orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity, orange and sweet. A medium bodied bitter. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet, lots of orange and orange peel. The hops are complex, floral, piney and earthy. Good carbonation. Starts out kind of sweet and finishes dry and crisp. This is a bitter with a lot of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry with some earthiness and toffee. The Aftertaste is slightly bitter. onceblind (9428) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Cloudy burnt orange with a nice thin white head with some decent lace. Caramalty aroma with some mild sweetness and gentle toffee. Basic ESB aroma. Taste is sweet toffee with some gentle and well placed lemon hop tone, and a bit of toasted caramalt. Ends sweet and toffee grainy, in a good way. The textbook ESB Ive been looking for, and I mean that in a compliment.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours a beautiful orange color with a lingering pillowy head. Balanced is right. This is malty with a touch of hop but not sweetness. Getting a fruit note in the aroma and the taste which is also a bit creamy as well. Quite lovely. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle.coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours a thick, glassy amber with a nose of rosy biscuits and old bread spiked with after-thought grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy and bready, with notes of rose, biscuit, grapefruit, and light toast. Average mouthfeel. I enjoyed drinking this beer. A great ESB.
Bomber. Pours pale amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is lots of earthy, lightly citrus English-style hops, some caramel, toffee, honey, light fruit flavors. Medium mouthfeel. Love me some English bitter, and this is a really good version of one. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed dark orange color. A little over one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention doesn’t quite meet average, but a small ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Solidly malty with a deep toastiness. A touch of yeasty breadiness. Good caramel presence. Fairly simple, but really nice.
4.0 T: Like the nose, this has only a few flavors, but they are done really well. Caramel, lots of toast, malty sweetness. Light bready yeastiness.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Savory light chewiness. Super smooth.
4.0 D: Well made beer. No faults and great flavors.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-29-2012 08:01:52 ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2012
A - Pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, nuttiness, fruity english yeast, and some citrus hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some nuttiness, citrus hops, and bitterness. Through the middle, some fruity english yeast comes through with a bit of floral hops and a bit more bitterness. The finish is a mix of fruity english yeast, caramel malts, nuttiness, and bit of hops.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a fruity and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice ESB with a bit of extra hops flavor.