liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, and nutty, with hints of fall spices, toffee, and resin. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes bitter and slightly astringent. Maltiness did a great job of balancing out the fall spices, but didn’t quite cover the bittering hops. Amazing beer regardless. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2013
One of my favorite styles. This one hits all the right notes, and is thus solid. However, the flavor is quite subdued and laid back. Definitely grows on you though. B/B+
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2005
I am glad to introduce a new beer to ratebeer and be the first to rate it. When I first had this beer at the cork and keg ( wine and beer ) tasting the beer salesman told me this was an IPA, if so, it seems a bit different than most. This beer Pours a ruby brown with an off white head. Has a rich malt, fruit and spice aroma. With flavors of malts, fruit, hops and almost a nutmeg finish.
Overall this was an excellent beer with a thick creamy palate and a crisp finish.
ENJOY. markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2008
poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass, thanks to my friend David from Spokane
A: Pours a cloudy brown with amber edges, with a minor 1/2-finger tall bubbly white head. Some minor lacing appears, but doesn’t stick around too long.
S: Aromas are predominantly roasted malts with some minor spicing to complement it, I do wish a more pronounced hop boutique would make itself known.
T/M: Why? Because this beer is seriously hoppy! Right off the bat, the hops bite your tongue, it’s a bruiser! And it’s well-crafted too, as a sweetly roasted body balances things out, before the hop bitterness batters the palate again. Some notes of orange & nutmeg spicing are present too, but nowhere near overpowering. Great silky mouthfeel spreads these great flavors throughout as well.
D: This beer was superb, provided your tongue can handle the bruising hops, I highly recommend it. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
22 ounce bottle, it’s a new arrival at my local beer store so I assume it’s pretty fresh. It’s the new red screen printed label so I think it’s a 2013 bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/copper color with an inch off-white head that sticks around a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops, nuts, toffee, and some bready malt. It tastes like citrusy and spicy hops, toffee, nuts, bready malt, and some light fruit and vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and syrupy, and has a good amount of carbonation. It’s certainly not a traditional winter warmer, but I think it’s a good beer. It was certainly a nice surprise compared to the usual heavily spiced winter warmers out there. This is the first No-Li beer I’ve had, so I’ll have to try more of their brews now. $7.99 a bomber.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Had a few tasters of this at Hale’s Winter Beerfest....bravo...very tasty. This won best of show. Slightly cloudy dark amber w/ small head. Nice hop aroma with perfect c hop taste. Balanced well...hoppy but not too sweet. truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2008
22 oz. bomber from 99 Bottles in Federal Way. Pours translucent red/amber with a generous head. Good lacing throughout. Malty, hoppy, piney/sprucey in the tradition of Rogue’s Santa’s Private Reserve and Sierra Nevada’s Celebration. This is very smooth, and a really impressive brew. Let’s see if it ages well. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Received a 22-oz bottle via Mystery Swap with scrizzz. Dang, I’ve been trying to acquire this one for three years. Pours a semi-clear dark copper amber colored brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, plenty of citrus and floral hops, dark pitted fruits and just a hint of brown sugar. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of multi-citrusy hops, some pine, dark fruits and caramel. Finish has a nice balance of dry and semi-sweet aftertaste with a citrus hop flavor without the lingering bitterness. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured a translucent dark amber orange with a big, lasting, fluffy off-white head. Left some lacing as I drank. Aroma is a little sweet and pleasantly hoppy, with juicy citrus and some grass and floral notes. Flavor is up front pretty malty, caramelly, and a little toasty. The citrusy hops come forward on the finish, which is mildly dry and bitter. This is on the sweeter side of IPAs, but is quite well balanced. I almost wish I hadn’t split my bomber, because I just want to keep drinking it. poisoneddwarf (2620) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is bready, cheese, raisins. Pours hazy amber with a two finger beige head with good retention; leaves some lace. Taste is bittersweet and savory with a lingering bitter finish. It is malty like most winter warmers, but this has a nice bitter hop bite to it (quite a bit more than most examples of the style); the hops impart citrus and pine flavors. Nice creamy mouthfeel and a full body; finely carbonated. Good.