TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Another Oregon Brew- Bottle, Reddish brown pour with a foamy head. A rather rich looking ale with a bread and hops texture. Citrus notes and some dryness. snowborder911 (3) - , Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2008 does not count
Dark red pour with orang/red head. Floral and citrus aromas. Good hoppiness. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Pours a dark red/brown with a nice head and lacing. Aromas of floral piney hops, light citrus, and some caramel and toasty malts. Nice and hoppy with a pepper, floral, and citrus bitterness profile. Some toasted malts, caramel, and perhaps toffee make up the malt profile. Nice lingering hoppiness. Very good brew. Beer5000 (6487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
650ml bottle. Clear red/brown body with a big beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel and lots of hops. Flavor as a nice, powerful balance of malt, sweet caramel and lots of hops. Fine, rich body and a long flavorful finish. An interesting and well made mix of IPA and red ale. Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lingering ring of ambere foam. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, citrus and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, nuts, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering malty finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2008
A nice malty red for a change, but I’d still like a bit more fruittiness.
Bomber from Bottle Trek. A very thick looking red pour, almost like it’s congealing or something. Decent fluffy head with a very fruity, floral aroma. I don’t know why but for some reason I was expecting the usual American double red, which is to say an Arrogant Bastard knockoff. While this one is certainly well-hopped, it’s got a nicely balanced quality all its own, with citrus hops, sweet malts, and a fairly crisp finish. Good one. Ungstrup (37588) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
Draft. A hazy dark amber beer with a thick orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of straw, and so is the flavor though also added a strong note of hops. Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Hmmm, normally I love these big red brews but this one seemed to be lacking something but then again I’m comparing against Lagunitas’ and Alesmith’s imp red which I loved both. Still solid though and well balanced. Glad I tried it. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany-hued body with a thin ring of white bubbles up top.
Smell: Toasted grains and caramel with a distant, though distinct spicy hoppiness.
Taste: Grainy, caramel maltiness with a light amount of sweetness. Even some roast in there too. Spicy, woody hop character with a medium-high bitterness. Hint of lemon zest. Dry, grainy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Adequate and drinkable, I’ll give it at least that much. robforbes (2243) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 old rating:
7/5/7/4/16 - 3.9
pour is a semi-hazy maroon, with a small tan head, and very good lacing.
smell of spice, some cocoa, caramel, some brown sugar, malt, and roasted nuts.
taste is smooth and creamy, caramel, some spice, hoppy, a little brown sugar, some bitter-sweet chocolate, and a touch of nuts, ends refreshing, nicely bitter, with a touch of citrus.
overall a well rounded strong ale.