Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
14 sept 2012, bottle. Light gold, clear, steady tiny bubbles. Nose is pine, seaweed, orange juice. Med body and faintly fizzy. Taste is is resin, pine cones, light malt. A bit too harsh for me.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jahshuwuh (567) - USA - SEP 20, 2012
Pine needles smell with a hint citrus. Sweet refreshing with not as big of a bitter as you would imagine, doesn't stick around.
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Thanks to nicks6217 for this one as a bonus. Cheers, Nick! Pours a nice orange-yellow with a white head. Nose is some caramel with syrupy citrus apricot, and maybe some peach. Flavor delivers that same hop burst with syrupy citrus and a thick body. A bit syrupy for me, but a decent hop punch. rxeight (3083) - Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Let me start off saying Im not a fan of NB. Everything I’ve had from them is sub par. However I heard a lot of good things about this so I figured I’d give it a whirl. Pours a light gold color with a thick white head. Very light in color and transparent for the style. Berr gets downgraded for looking like miller lite. But it all changes at the aroma. Has a big hop aroma. Mostly pine and spruce smells, maybe a touch of citrius. Huge hop taste. A bit of bitterness but not harsh. I’d say this is a really good beer. Atom (2453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bomber pours a clear orange/copper with a medium khaki head. Aroma of resinous hops, pine, citrus, and dry caramel malt. Taste of resinous pine spice, with bready caramel malt, pumpkin seed, with a spicy bitter finish. Not amazing but still a pretty nice DIPA, solid for the price though.
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bomber. The body was a medium gold with a fluffy and dense light khaki head. The nose is strong with lots of grapefruit. The smell also has lots of bread crust and some wood. The taste is fairly bitter at first with sugared grapefruit. There is a woody and piney resin finish with some glue notes. There is some warming booze. I want to like this, but the over the top woody glue like character is just not for me. This has a thick chewy body. However, I know this is right on an expected unbalanced hop forward west coast style hop bomb. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Great color, head and lacing. Huge aroma - should get a 10 but... the skunky, oniony aromas from Amarillo and Simcoe hops overwhelm the more desirable citrus, pine and floral notes from the Columbus and Centennial. This also comes through in the flavor. I would like to love this beer. It would get about a 4.7 without the nasty hops. toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
A: pine and limes, grapefruit some pineapple. P: light copper with a thin head. T: Pine, pineapple, mango, green onions and hint of limes. Noticable alcohol, with a strong caramel backbone and has a peppery finish. Finishes dry and bitter. M: light body soft carbonation. O: Maybe cause I have been drinking saisons and wit’s I found this to be strong on bitterness and alcohol. None the less both of this companys make better beer apart. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4oz pour at haymarket. Pours a nice clear amber orange color with a nice fluffy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Strong hop aroma with a sweet note as well. Sweet malt backbone. Has a nut like taste to it. Nice hops. Overall pretty tasty. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Tap@ New Belgium Hub.Clear amber color with lasting tan foam. Nice pine, grapefruit, pale malt, mild booze aromas. Medium bodied. Big, bold, brash pine sap, grapefruit, alcohol bitter flavors with a lame pale malt base brew--all hops and booze here