michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, malts, slight toasting, slight caramel, and a hint of grapefruit. Poured amber/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, malts, slight toasting, slight herbs, and slight caramel. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly bitter finish. kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bomber. Pours an average, foamy, light tan head. Clear, amber body. Citrus and pine nose with some sticky crystal. More fruit in the flavor - pear and white grape accompany the suspected pine and grapefruit. More sweet crystal malt. Medium-full body with a sticky, resinous mouthfeel. Detracting. Lingering hop flavor with a bitter finish. Pretty good, but the mouthfeel really dragged it down for me. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
bottle purchased from brewery - brown/amber pour, woody and earthy toffee and caramel malts. crisp, grainy toasty malts, dry piney hops. Lubiere (13771) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
A dark amber IPA with a thin off white head. Smooth British hops aroma with grassy and nutty notes. In mouth, a crisp malt base with very British herbal hops, lingering bitterness, medium bodied. Nice. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Some citrus hops and a hazy red pour with good head and lacing. Tangy and bitter finish. Bottle.
PhillyBeer2112 (2815) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
FRO throwdown: hilarious name. Piney resiny hops. Light toasty malts, cold and empty finish. Bluh. Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Aroma of citrus, pine, and floral hops. Color is a clear amber with white head. Tastes of pine, hops, citrus and grassy notes. Flavor is a bit watered down and bitter. Nothing special. MrBunn (2807) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bomber. Pours a pretty reddish color with a big frothy head and aromas of pine and herbal hops. Flavor is pretty similar. A toffee/caramel malt presence balanced against an English hoppiness. Pretty light and crisp, but not that compelling as far as I’m concerned. j12601 (10886) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle shared at Andy, Joe, Max, and Zach’s hotel room after night one of RBSG. Pours a lightly hazy brown with a thin white head. Slight toast and grain on the nose, a bit sweet. Medium bodied, grain and some caramel. Long bitter finish with some gentle toast. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
In short: A basic not-so-refreshing grassy IPA. Decent beer but nothing special.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: The not-so-aromatic nose has some grass and candied fruits. Taste is grainy malts, candied apples, dried fruits, grass, caramel, citrus fruits, tobacco, earth. The finish had this light tobacco nicotine flavor (like chewing on a cigarette filter) that became a bit annoying at the end of the bottle. Body was soft and the carbonation very smooth. All in all this was well balanced and enjoyable although not very refreshing. I wasn’t too crazy about this. I bought this beer because a gentlemen from Pennsylvania told me it was so good that I would come in my pants and see pink elephants if I drink this beer. Nah, I’m just kidding. There’s no gentlemen in Pennsylvania.