jbruner (4740) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Press a hazy yellow gold from the bottle with thin ring of off-white lacy head. Aroma is big caramel malt and booze, slight earthy hop. Taste is a little more balanced with some piney notes, but still a little sweet. Meh. Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bomber - pours pale amber with ivory head. Nose is caramel, a wild field, and a bunch of indiscernible goodies akin to grapefruit. Flavor adds citrus colony that just got paint stripped. Dry. Bitter. Fruity aftertaste. I was hoping for a more pronounced malty backbone, but there wasn’t much there. A good thing I didn’t rate this three years ago when I was at the brewery; I would have hated it. Now, it is passable for a dipa. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Clear-bodied, deep, bold orange in color with a bright white head. The aroma is really wacky. It’s sweet and sticky, but not because of the hops. It’s residual sugars... and somehow, without crystal sugars. Something about this smells like a vegetable or root of some sort. Beets? No! Radishes! Weird, but good. In the mouth it’s incredibly unique. I’m not sure what hops were used, but this is really distinctive. Nice, and I would never guess this has such a high level of IBUs. I’m doubting it’s actually that high. Eh... I had higher expectations. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bomber. Maltier than I expected. Nothing that stood out as memorable. Fairly carbonated though
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone glennmastrange (2869) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, light orange and dough for the yeast, with a hint of date in the background. Head is large, creamy turning rocky, slightly off-white with excellent lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is crystal clear dark amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a bit syrupy and has a soft carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. A little more malt dominant than most DIPAs and it lacks balance in the flavor. Twas a little disappointing.
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 These New Albanian bombers just recently started showing up in Florida. An amber pour generating a thin white head that leaves spotty lacing. The scent is very malty; lots of caramel and dough and really no sign of hops. Sweet and malty flavor, but fortunately, there’s more hop presence in here than what was picked up in the aroma. Based on that, I was preparing for a malt bomb. The hops are orangey and a bit resinous. The finish is dry with some sharp bitterness. Pretty easy going down, with hardly any alcohol burn. Lacks substance. A touch too sweet but overall fairly balanced. This probably won’t be too memorable but it was decent enough. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle (bomber) at Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Tulip. Pours an amber-orange pour with medium white head. Thick lacing. Aroma is odd. Sort of a muddy malt smell with possibly basil or wood. Taste is pretty heavy malts, caramel. wood, slight floral hops and yeasts. High alcohol is masked well through balancing. Bitter finish. Overall I like it. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of basil, caramel candy, resin, citrus peel medicine and cherry throat lozenges. Medium body. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft at brewhouse. Hazy golden pour with white head. Spice and citrus hops aromas. Light citrus almost pinesol flavors, sweet meals. Flavors seem of to me. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
oh you transformers nerds, just stop .. . deep gold .. . mild foam, light spots of white lacing .. . mild wrenched pine and dried leaves .. . very soft carbonation, body is pretty light too .. not all that enjoyable, well made just not enjoyable .. . .
where’s my damn picnic basket??