djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Pours out a cloudy golden IPA. Great hoppy taste, not too much. Smooth finish. A very tasty drink-able IPA. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Thanks to dirty martini. Orange pour, small white head. Aroma is awesome huge citrus hops, orange and grapefruit. Flavor is same citrus hops. A big fresh leafy teast. Bitterness is semi high and works well with this basially hop juice. Thin mouthfeel and low on malts but high on carbonation. One-dimensional but it is what it is a straight IPA. agl108 (1226) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Poured hazy orange with fluffy white head. Extensive lacing. Fresh cut oranges and lemons in the nose. Sharp, bitter finish. Very good, but not quite as good as other harvest ales. OldMrCrow (2435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bomber tasted December 9th.
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours a fairly light gold with a nice white head that fades fairly slowly and leaves a rich foamy lace along the sides of the glass. Huge candied grapefruit aroma, immensely juicy, just the faintest hint of skunk on the early pre-sip . Flavor is pretty straight-forward; no malt presence to speak of here, just the bittering grapefruit rind hops which come in best late. Thatís fine, but it leaves the first half of the flavor profile tasting rather mild and watered down. Mouthfeel is slightly on the thin side, adding to the watered-down sensation.
Iíd like to try this one fresh on tap. Here in the bottle, a couple of months old at least, itís not as exceptional as I might have hoped.
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 22 oz bottle thanks to a trade with lb4lb. Pours a hazy orange with a beige head. Nose and flavor show that it is very fresh. Juicy hops, lots of fruit. Grapefruit, tangerine, pine, lemon citrus, caramel. With a juicy hop bite that finishes floral/piney. A little sweet but balanced well. Really refreshing. 8/4/8/4/15 = 3.9
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle from Kan Presents: Fresh Hops - a blind tasting. Pours a clear yellow hay color with a white soapy head. Fresh aroma, citrus, juicy floral hops. Pale malts, citrus, grapefruit, with pine and grassy. Bitterness that is grassy and tasty. 8/3/8/3/15 = 3.7
Bottle from Capones, Sampled with Stegosaurus. A hazy orange pour with a definite up front hop aroma followed with some citrusy notes. A mild malty taste followed but floral pine. A little thin in the mouth but balanced ok. I enjoyed it. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 22oz, no date. Hops up front include grapefruit rinds, spicy Chinook, and then a bit of grass in the background with a little bit of sweet caramel. Clear pale golden with a one finger creamy off-white head, pretty decent retention. Flavor has lots of grapefruit rind and tangerine up front with some bitter pine needles. Still present is the caramel, though the hops clearly are the highlight. Bitterness peaks around a 6, and though it does linger, the sweetness from the caramel malts keeps it at bay for the most part. The body is somewhat creamy, but would have been better if the body were a tad fuller. Moderate to light carbonation. Good stuff. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle from bucknaked. Cloudy pale body with a small white head. Lots of citrus and floral hops in the nose with light sweetness. The flavor is cotton candy, light bread, grapefruit and tangerine. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Very nice. mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Strong piney hop flavor. Quite a bit of sticky resin all over the palate. Bitter everywhere. Impressively bittered. Harsh and abrasive, in a good way; thatís chinook for you. Still sweet, but all the malt flavor seems to be really watery and light. Hop bitterness is there, but flavor is faded. It is december, so freshness may be an issue. Surprisingly none of the grassy flavor I expected from a fresh hopped beer. Interesting balance of hops and light malt make it a light, refreshing, flavorful hop bomb. This bottle seems perhaps slightly undercarbonated. It was overfilled, so that would make sense.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2007
22. Pours crystal clear medium gold with a towering, fluffy platinum blonde head. Ample puffy lace. Light spicy piney hops on the nose--you really have to dig for them, though. Itís already almost December...gotta suppose that this is an old bottle and that 8 weeks ago, especially if it were in SD, this would have rated 15-20% higher. Probably 15-20% higher across the board, actually. Medium, fairly flat body. Not much happening on the mid-palate; some sweet pine and maybe a dab of caramel with some clingy resin for the finish. Count this one as the letdown of the week.