Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Hazed kind of dingy gold. I got the bottom of the bottle. Coriander and orange definitely lead the aroma. Soft hops and fruit are a nice mix. The hops are fairly bold. Nicely done. BeerSquare (117) - - MAY 14, 2013
Another tasty one from Pipeworks-- and this time in a variety I don’t necessarily usually go for.
This thing is a really nice study in balance. A place for everything and everything in its place-- certainly unlike some Pipeworks entries.
The nose falls shockingly flat-- practically no smell.
But the taste is wonderfully complex, and very refreshing and drinkable even though it has huge flavor. I especially love the way it goes from light juicy floral tastes to a crisp, dry finish.
Good stuff.ryecatcher (1436) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Another good one from Pipeworks .. . and another really unique one from Pipeworks!
Not familiar with Nelson Sauvin Hops, but glad to make their acquaintance.
WIth this one you get a bit of a dank, stale aroma, and a very wheatey, hefe-ey color, before you get to the taste, which is where all the action is.
Really interesting, clean, distinct hop notes that are sweet and only slightly sharp. . . really not very bitter, with only a bit of sour as well. Slight saltyness in a light/medium body makes this a really nice drinker.
Tasty stuff. Can’t wait to try it again, as I really cannot think of another beer close to this one (so I better do my homework).
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 NOTE: RE-RATED IN 2013 AS ’MAJESTIC’ -- Bomber. Pours a murky pale golden orange, slight head and little in the way of lacing. Nose is basement catty dankness, guava, peach, lemon grass and citrus. Mouth is amazingly fruity, lots of tropics and mellow stone fruits, lemon zest. I don’t care what RateBeer says about it being an alias, while this is basically a lot like the At Her Majesty’s Pleasure... it is a better version of that beer. Like this one a whole lot. P-Dubs in the HOUSE! ;-)AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Earlier Rating: 9/19/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle. Pours a murky dull, gold color. No head to speak of. Nose is wet paper and (seriously) it smells like piss with some hops. Relieved to find that it doesn’t taste like it smells. Slightly tart up front with lemons, some dank hops bitterness and then some muted citrus, fading into malt and some cereal. Finishes pretty quickly, with a slight hint of warmth. One of the stranger beers I’ve had in a while, but decent.
22 oz. bottle served in a snifter. Batch #52. Wow the number 1 in English Pale Ale, well, Holy hell. The aroma is full of lemon and other citrus hops, some spices and pine resin. Taste is vinous and grape like. Also has a dank old hop taste. Citrus notes. And I looked at older ratings and indeed this is an old bottle (not happy about that fact) A long dry finish. Medium body. Would love to know what this would have tasted like in Nov of last year. AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Murky burnt plum brown, minimal head. Very earthy, grapefruit and slightly cheese rind. Taste is citrus with some grape skins. musky and dry. Pretty smooth for 7% minimal bitterness. (how old is this?)
bookman10 (1121) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours a rather cloudy, golden-yellow, with good-sized head. Some floral hop aroma. Flavor is fairly smooth, with hops and malt sweetness, along with some strange spice tangs in the background--coriander and orange peel, perhaps? Doesn’t really taste that much like a pale ale. More like a witbier or something on those lines. Interesting but not my favorite. hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bomber batch #53 pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head, decent lacing. Smells of melon, grapefruit, orange, alcohol. Tastes of orange peel, grapefruit,abit of maltiness in the middle with a slight chalky finish. Very smooth& drinkable. Would be great on a hot summer day. wlajwl (6809) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Aroma is tropical fruit/resinous hops, fruit and an undercurrent of malts. The flavor is tropical fruit, fruit, biscuit malts, light strawberry/berry sweetness and a dryish/tart finish. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
bottle. not sure if this is an English Pale but i thought it was a great beer. hoppy saisonish. spicy, slight perfumy, coriander, citrus peel. Nice bitterness, good mouthfeel, very flavorful, albeit misdiagnosed? AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber from Fischman’s. Pours a cloudy, somewhat foamy pale yellowish-golden with a spongy white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has sweet grassy hops, pine, citrus and toffee. Very nice and inviting! Taste is of sweet toffee, spicy pine, some lemony citrus and some herbalness. Quite light and effervescent. Finishes very dry, light and sweet. A very tasty offering from Pipeworks. Not sure how true to "English Pale" style it is, but it is tasty.