Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 Poured orange with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly floral with some biscuity malt. Flavor is a little biscuity malt, and some floral hopping. Finishes bitter. Both the flavor and aroma are lacking in much hop flavor for an IPA. Mouthfeel is overly watery. This didn’t feel much like an IPA. There was bitterness and astringency without much hoppy aroma or much maltiness backing it up. The end result was an unappealing, watery, bitter hop tea. It started feeling sort of soapy as it warmed up, and I couldn’t finish it. I might have to give this another chance later, though... I feel like this is more a beer I dislike than a flawed bottle, but I’d like to make sure. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bomber courtesy of scrizz. Pours cloudy orange with floaters and a thin off-white head that lasted and left nice lacing. The nose is ripe citrus and caramel. The taste is ripe citrus, tart grapefruit, caramel malt and a long lasting oily resin finish. Medium mouthfeel. Good IPA. Thanks Clint! JDPriley (4) - Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2009 does not count
Great Beer! Brought back from my friend Chris after his trip to VAncouver Canada! Non commercial unique flavor. White creamy head, clear and sparkling, molasses and light aroma, full body slighlty fizzy, wonder character! kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2009
22oz bottle from Scrizz via Mys Swap 4 (big thanks!). Pours a hazy amber with an average white head. Nose is fruity esters and some hoppiness. Taste is most perfumy, soapy, grassy, herbal hops and a bit of biscuitiness. Finish is thin and astringent. Carbonation os moderate, body is light. Semi-dry finish. A decent IPA. jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2009
22 oz bottle brought home to detroit all the way from seattle. pours a hazy light orange-amber with a thin whitish head, and catty and dusty-smelling hops emerge first. some pale malt behind, with some grapefruit but it’s not overly citrusy beyond that. reasonably balanced aroma for an IPA, not over-the-top hops. slightly bitterer in flavor than aroma, but still a woody green hops bitterness. medium-to-full body, with a medium-dry finish. a fun beer, i’d like to get a hold of some more stuff from this brewery.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2009
22 oz bomber from a market near my buddy Dave’s in Seattle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head and some solid lacing. Solid aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange and some graininess. There is a definite astringency to this beer which throws off what would have been a damn solid IPA. Still not bad though. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bomber. Pours a cloudy, glowing, medium orange amber with a golden sheen. A small, frothy, cream colored head fades quickly, leaving some nice tapestry lacing on the glass. The aroma includes grapefruit, orange peel, lemongrass, and some kafir lime, with a floral, perfumy overtone and a light malt base of toffee and honey kissed grains. Flavors display nice balance between sharp citrus hoppiness and lightly sweet toffee, but something (I’m guessing the heavy grain notes) just seems to dull things a little bit. The palate is lighter than it should be and a little under carbonated, finishing with bitterness and a mild astringency. There are some nice qualities here, but the whole package just fails to come together for me. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, pine, mango, and passion fruit. Flavor of hops (floral, citrus, earthy) and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bomber courtesy of scrizz. Pours a hazy amber with a rocky white head. Smells of citrus, melons, caramel, yeasty, resiny. Tastes of grapefruit, pepper, melon, resin and caramelly on the finish. Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured gold with a thin white head. aroma of grapefruit, pine, and pineapple. flavor of pine, hops, and some good bitter. light body and low carbonation. a very nice solid IPA.