doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours lightly hazy, light orange with a large offwhite head, some lace. Smells astringent and bitter, citrusy hoppy. Eh. Tastes about the same. Astringent and 1 dimensional hops with a mild, sweet, malt presence. Medium body, good carbonation. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
22 oz bottle. Bubbly orange brown with a foamy white head. Nose is pink grapefruit, pine, sandalwood and toffee. A touch syrupy with a bracing carb bite. Taste is bitter lemon, nectarine and grass. Fruity apricot finish; dry and bready. A bit past its prime but still quite nice.thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Earlier Rating: 4/4/2009 Total Score: 3.6
22 oz bottle. Misty olive orange with a spongy off-white head. Nose is orange, grapefruit and wheat candi. Medium body, resiny, muted carb. Taste is orange peel with a pithy, wheaty smoothness. Spicy floral notes add some dimension.
(22oz bomber bottled August, thanks to AmEricanbrew) clear pale yellow, sparse bubbles. Nose of citrus, hops, raisin, Belgian yeast and caramel. Taste of bitter grapefruit, no real residual sugars, and rhubarb. Oily body with a bitter linger. Ungstrup (38932) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
Bottled. A hazy light amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of spices and camomille tea. The flavor is sweet with notes of spicy hops and malt, leading to a dry finish. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, caramel, and apricot. Flavor of pineapple, grapefruit, light pine, and earthiness with a dry, bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2009 Total Score: 3.7
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, grass, caramel,pineapple, and some herbs. Flavor of hops (herbal, floral, citrus, pine) and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.
22oz bottle-thanks Ibrew2or3 Tampa Weekly Gathering @TBBC-pours a tight off white head and gold color. Aroma is floral/citrus, some light malt. Taste is floral/citrus-orange rind, secondary light/medium malt. Drying finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
22oz bottle. Large off-white, rocky head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some wheat, taste is pretty much the same. Medium body, some resin, very drinkable. Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Very nice aroma strong hops pine, wheat citrus with a touch of astringency. Pours golden amber with a nice head w sticky lacing. Flavor is full bodied bitter with citrus, wheat, and a touch of lemon. Finish is bitter and sticky with nice floral notes. Overall a fantastic beer. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bomber pours copper with gold hues and off white head. The aroma is smooth sweet malt and wheat mixing with sweet citrus, spicy hops and orange peel. The taste is pretty bold with varied citrus hops leading to highly bitter hop notes and lighter amounts of citrus hop flavor, some spicy hops and then mild sweet malts deep in the background. It ends pretty thin in body and dry and with tasting lingering citrus hop flavor. FlacoAlto (4228) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle on Date of the First week of August 2010; Sampled December 2010
A solid pour produces a fat, three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer has a pretty orange-copper hue that is brilliantly clear when held up to the light, otherwise it has a dark copper / light amber hue as it sits on my desk. As a first impression, the aroma smells of bright tropical fruit / citrus backed by dusty, cracker like malt character. I like the nose of this beer, it is quite fresh and vibrantly hoppy and I was worried it would be a bit stale, but luckily this is not the case. Aromas of lychee, kumquat, an almost tangerine / apple cider type thing and a floral peach type thing are all quite noticeable from the hop character. There is perhaps a hint of herbal and pine hop character, but this is most definitely a hop-fruit focused beer.
Redolent with hops as this first hits my tongue, the beer is quite a bit more herbaceous than the aroma would have suggested, but this still has a lot of hop fruit character. The beer finishes with a bitterness that is firm but not overly aggressive. Up front the beer has bright notes of tangelo zest, lychee, and blood orange juice this is followed by some tongue numbing menthol, pine and an herbaceous, not quite hemp oil like, bitterness. The finish has an interesting, essential citrus oil flavor to it along with a menthol and herbal hop character. This has enough sweetness to it to accentuate the fruity hop character, but is actually quite light bodied; the wheat character helps to keep this light and quaffable. A touch of alcohol warming / spiciness is noticeable in the finish at times, though this usually remains quite smooth in the finish.
Definitely a nice beer and I would love to be able to get this reliably in the summer months. This is one that definitely satisfies the need for a hop fix.