michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, grapefruit, slight toasted malts, slight caramel, and some citrus. Poured deep orange/deep amber in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Fair to good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, grapefruit, light pale malts, light crystal malts, slight resin, and slight citrus. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Hops, slight pine, slight citrus, slight resin, and lightly toasted malt finish is lightly dry. sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle in Crescent City. Pours a clear brown with a foamy off-white head and lacings. Smells malty and hoppy. Mellow bitterness with hoppy aromas. Also hints of toasted malts. Slightly fruity. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Crispy dry finish. BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2009
22 0z bottle - Pleasing aroma that definitely announces an IPA. Poured a clear copper with a dense head that hung around for a while. The flavor was assertive with much hop presence and it rode easy on the tongue. My overall impression is this a great northwest IPA and a real sleeper that has lasting drinkability. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern - Olympia, WAcbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Aroma: Nice mild hop aroma very earthy and fresh.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Nice hops flavor the malt adds to the flavor this very well brewed.
Palate: Dry IPA finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Big flavor this is not a tongue killer nor does it peel paint with the hops flavor this is drinkable and very nice.
22 oz. bottle via trade with scrizzz - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops and a hint of toasted malt. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt and pine hops. Has an astringent aftertaste. Medium body. A decent IPA. Thanks Clint.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bomber courtesy of SirChugsALot poured into a tulip.
This one pours a bright, clear amber with hints of red underneath a big yellowish white head that recedes fairly quickly to a solid ring and leaves decent lacing.
The dominant aroma up front is the light citrus hop whiffs of grapefruit and lemon zest. However, the malt presence really surprised me with lots of lightly toasted caramel malts in the nose as well.
The taste follows the aroma pretty closely and, again, is a very balanced IPA. There are plenty of hops up front, some grapefruit but a little more earthy in character than the aroma suggested. The malt backbone is much bigger than most of the IPAs I’ve had recently and keep the hops from dominating by coating the palate with caramel.
The mouthfeel is very smooth and slightly dry in the finish, though not very bitter at all. The hop profile, while sizable, doesn’t really translate into bitterness in the mouthfeel.
This is a tasty and very well balanced IPA. It’s not the most aggressively bitter west coast IPA I’ve had but that adds a little bit to the drinkability. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and soapy. Tastes of citrus and spicy with a light peppery finish. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
clear dark orange color with the tracing of a head on a 4oz taster. hop aromas prevalent with a bitter taste but the follow through was a bit flat. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Tasting @ argo0’s place. Bomber thanks to acrdz. Clear amber with an off white head. Excellent lace. Sweet citrus nose, orange and light grapefruit, sweet caramel. Flavor is more of the same. Slightly resinous body. Nice. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
In short: A yeasty, dirty and dry piney IPA. Certainly not refreshing but pleasantly tasty
How: Bottle, probably fresh.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a small beige head
In long: Hoppy nose with a focus on pine tree. Body and taste is rather unconventional. Fluffy yeasty body with a dusty/sand-pepper character, floury and doughy, coniferous, dirty/earthy notes, tree birch, soft caramel. Tasty, dry and very dirty. Where’s the malt? This about the opposite of a clean fruity refreshing IPA. I kind of liked it I think this is supposed I would quickly get tired of if it was available locally. And considering the current state of the North American beer-geek using a logo like the one on this bottle is the marketing equivalent to using a quadriplegic picture for a brand of motorbikes.