wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Aroma is caramel/bready malts and some sweetness. The flavor is piney/citrus hops, malts, some funk and a long and very bitter finish. b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a transparent copperish brown with off-white lacing. Smells good; a nice balance of hops and malt. Tastes solid; like it smells with a bitter hop profile. Average on the palate. Good beer. ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bomber pours a clear mahogony color with a fair and lasting khaki head full of tiny bubbles. Smells of floral hops and caramel. Aroma is pretty much the same. Taste is on the sweet side with only a slighlly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is between creamy and sticky. This is a good red ale but not as outrageous as several others I’ve tried ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Not a bad red ale or a bad IPA, but not the best combination of both. I expected a bit more of a hop assault. The pine and resin finish of the hops was downplayed, a bit too much in my opinion, by the malty red character of this beer. Still, not bad. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
This pours a darker gold and cloudy with a HUGE head. Nice floral aroma and a sweet, almost citrusy taste.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft. Clear amber pour with a thin off white top. Scent is caramel and hops. Taste is citrus and bread. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a copper-orange-red with a thinner khaki head that clings a bit. Well stirred or poured aggressively, it produces about a couple fingers or so of soft, tight bubbles. Leaves a solid wall of lace after a while: nice! Nose is fragrant floral and refreshing: somewhat herbal, slight resin, with a slight hint of perfume. Taste is fairly sweet and pretty bitter. Palate is lighter, softer carbonation, somewhat grainy, and tea-like bitterness on the end. Style lines are certainly blurred: part IPA, part amber, part Irish red. It’s a pretty easy drinker and well enough balanced. Good stuff. Strykzone (7362) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Reddish with a nice tan head and cool lacing. A hoppy nose is tart. But the flavorvis more malty and fruitier. It is lightly hopped with fruit and bitterness. Nice. PaperKnife (82) - - FEB 10, 2012
Draft. Rich O’s. Dark amber with a thin tan head. Sweet malty and citrusy aroma. Dry, citrus, big caramel finish. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Serving: 22 oz. bottle via trade. It pours a deep amber color with a small but thick off white head. The nose has some biscuit and malt notes with a light bit of resin from the hop side. The flavor is a little on the flat side with some toasted malt and resin. This one didn’t do much for me. It’s not bad per se, just not very inspiring either.