boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear orange with a small white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving some sticky lacing and a film. The aroma is really fresh wit ha lot of hoppy, flowery notes with a good bit of citrus. The taste is very citrus forward with a nice sweetness on the finish. The hop bitterness is in the but it’s really smooth across the tongue. Palate is a little on the thin side for 6.5%. Solid IPA. 60minuteman (1746) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Hops, lemon, lime, pinesol, flowers, grass on the nose. Cloudy mahogany pour with good lace. Taste is all hops in your face. Citrus fights through but not enough. Newbold is definitely the superior IPA from Philly brewing in my opinion. pjames317 (94) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
1 pint bottle from Wegman’s Malvern - pillowy white head, reddish body. Aroma of fresh hops, butterscotch-diacetyl, buckwheat. Taste is a tinny bittnerness that is a little offensive but grows more mild with a little bit of breathing. Oily mouthfeel that tastes of bitter hops; a little musty. Doesn’t have the depth of a top-tier IPA. This is unimpressive. Too bitter and dry for my taste and lacks the bouquet usually attributed to a "fresh hop harvest" IPA. Too bad.. bp (926) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle: pours hazy straw color with a frothy white head, nice hoppy aroma, taste is bitter, hoppy but also very watery. Kind of disappointing. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle from Capones. Bottled 3 days ago. Pours cloudy gold with fluffy off white, nearly beige, head with tons of lacing. Nose is flowery, light citrus, and resin. Taste is more of the same with decent bitterness in the finish. Probably my favorite PBC beer. Look forward to this fresh local treat every year.
kassner (1669) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 jumped out of the bottle. A lot of sediment and quite cloudy. great Head and copper color. Floral odor but not very strong, very nice but quite bitttel on the second pour from the bottle. Undoubtedly would have been more mellow if decanted.
10/14 on tap at Whole foods. mellow and not all that Hoppy, more ;like an ESB GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
bomber bottle courtesy of my man watson1977. this one got lost in my cellar so take this review with a grain of salt as i don’t think i got the freshest flavor out of her.. pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. aroma was a little malty with floral and citrus hop notes. taste was of pale malt and spicy hops, borderline astringent. i got an odd aftertaste from this one.. earthy? anyhow i enjoyed it, just have a feeling it would have been better had i drank it sooner. stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bomber with spookgolds. Orange, hazy pour. Fresh cascade hop aroma. Citrus, grassy. Sweet considering the hop additions. Grapefruit, some tropical fruit flavor. Smells better than it tastes. A bit thin. Orange zest. Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bomber from craft beer outlet. I picked up a few of these after sampling it. At 5 bucks it was a good deal. Pours with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is hops and citrus. Flavor is of hops, citrus, and grass/earth. Good. Will have again. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
From a bomber poured into a pint glass. At like $4.5, this was a great deal. Good amount of head which dissipates in a minute or two leaving some bright white lacing on top and the sides of the glass. Must aroma of pine and wood. Mouthfeel is creamy... very nice. Just the right amount of carbonation to give it some heft but keep it crisp. Taste is cellar dank. Plenty of hops with a tad bit of malt backbone. Pine and skunk dominate with some mango and other fruit thrown in. This sucker really tastes unique, in that the hops really come through as fresh. I don’t know why but they just do. The other main characteristic is the overall dank and skunk taste. It makes me think of that formerly garbage strewn lot in Kensington that the hops were grown in. A darn good beer that grows on me with each sip!