mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to americanbrew. deep amber with a cream head. wow, nose is big huge hops, alcohol, and sticky esters. great on the palate, flavor is huge sticky pine hops and a smooth alcohol finish. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Americanbrew. Pours a dark amber with beige head. Aroma is very malty, hoppy grapefruit, spicy. Flavor is very much the same with some added pepper. Mouth feel is heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, not bad at all, a very warming beer! Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
bottle thanks to Americanbrew. poured amber with a white head. aroma was caramel and fruity notes. flavor was caramel, fruity notes, and pine. medium body with low carbonation. peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
Hop bomb. Another west coast style hop selection. Flavor includes some sweet tobacco to balance to bitterness. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2010
Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting.
The beer pours a light orange color with a white head. The aroma is very hoppy with some citrus hops and some resiny hops. The flavor is resiny, dank hops with some orange citrus notes as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to Americanbrew! Pours with an off-white head over a hazy amber-golden body. Aroma is herbal, hoppy and grassy. Really hoppy. Taste is alcohol forward with lots of resinous hops. Medium carbonation. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 Bomber-about 10 weeks old. I meant to drink this sooner, but family business got in the way.
Orange color with medium head. Good lacing. Citrus, pine and a little earthy hops. A good. Amount of caramel. It reminds me of Dogfish 90.
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Fresh batch at MS and GABBF brewed again for the ’bros’...wooo. Anyway, happy to try this stuff fresh as I have had it before but it was well over a year old at the time. Deep golden amber color with a faint bit of haze and a huge sticky lingering khaki head that leaves very spotty lacing. Upfront there is now doubting this is going to be a bitter bitch. Sweet orange juice, rind, grapefruit pith, quite a bit of caramel malt, earthy/grass notes...sticky and resinous. Tight carbonation with slick oily feel to the body. Bitter and slightly abrasive with a fuck ton of crisp cracker maltiness up front. As it moves on through it flashes some citrus sweetness and a bit of grass, but really stays a bit thick in a malty sense and rough. I guess given that it claims to be 200 IBUs and the 10.5% it isn’t so bad, but I would have liked to have seen less of the cracker maltiness in this one when fresh. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle shared at local BA gathering. Poured hazy orange copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy resin, citrus hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Any questions? This is the one you’ve been waiting for. Granted I have yet to sample Pliny the Younger or Elder fro that matter. Three Floyde’s has eluded me to this point...so for now, this is it. Color, Aroma, Taste, all of it, this is the one. By the way, don’t plan on driving once you’ve consumed it