poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bomber into shaker. Aroma is pine and citrusy hops. A very classic IPA aroma. Pours a hazy orange hue with a medium head and nice creamy lace. Taste is mostly bitter with just a touch of sweet malt. Carbonation is medium and so is the body. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. A very solid, tasty IPA. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bomber from Binny’s Des Plaines. Pours hazy light orange with thick off-white head. Aromas citrus, tropical fruit, light pine, malt, and hops. Flavors of citrusy hops, pine, light tropical fruits, and nice malty base evening things out. Nice mix of sweet malts and hops. Not a ton of hops but has a nice balance making it easy to drink. Solid IPA. rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Very strong west coast hop like IPA. Big bitterness all over the palate. Really overpowers almost everything else. junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bread. That should sum up a lot of the description. Maybe a hint of dark chocolate. This smells and feels like a heavily sedimentary beer. This to me is full bodied. Good transition from front to back with a long lasting finish. Balanced amount of alcohol, bitter, and sourness. Nice. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a cloudyish amber with a fluffy white head. Hoppy piny nose. Nice easy to drink ipa with good balance. Very dry with lots of bitterness.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
650 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in an English pint glass. Pours hazy orange with a tall, dense off-white head. Head has reasonable retention and laces well. On the nose, strong American hop aromas of pine and citrus, along with caramel malts and apple. On the tongue, it begins moderately bitter. As the flavours evolve, it becomes very bitter and quite acidic. The finish is long, intensely bitter and very dry. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent American IPA, but not as great as I’d expected from Rogue. This is a very dry IPA; I feel like a touch more residual sugar would have rounded it out nicely. The aroma could also be more complex: as big a fan of Amarillo as I am, I feel like the hopping was rather simple. These criticisms aside, this is a very fine beer. Definitely worth another try. 2010-05-12 nickd717 (4645) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bomber from Whole Foods Los Altos.
Color is14.2 degrees Lovibond, huh? I’d peg it at more like 12.6 degrees, but no big deal. I can believe it.
Very, very nice aroma. Then again, I am a sucker for Amarillo hops. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the George Strait song "Amarillo by Morning," but he probably wrote that song about me, because pretty much every night I head out in search of a beer with a nice big Amarillo hop presence, and if I don’t get it, life is not good. They’ve got such great floral, citrusy, and tropical notes all rolled into one single hop. Nothing beats ’em (at least until they started dating Chris Brown - zing!). There’s also a hint of sweet malt to back it up.
The taste is also nice Amarillo hops, lending flavors of flowers, orange, pineapple, and herbal tea. The malt is pale-ish with a little caramel.
The palate is paradoxically smooth and hop oily. Medium body and a great carbonation level.
Overall, this is a quality IPA. Very drinkable. reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2010
In addition to one of the greatest names for a brew, this is one fine ale. More head retention than any that I’ve tried, with great lacing to boot. Very fine taste with the emphasis on the hops rather than the malts. Slick, oily feel that belies it ABV. This could become a great concert libation for our outdoor events in coastal Ga. It’s a shame that I had to drive all the way to SC to get it. Thumbs up! bmeup (678) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2010
Cloudy amber/orange. Floral & quite malty for this style with a caramel, earthy aroma. does not seem 6.3% and easy in the mouth. Above average IPA. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bomber. Darker yellow with pearly white head. Aroma of earthy and floral hops, light sweetness (caramel), lighter grains (cereal).Taste is very floral and light citrus hops that starts sweet and ends strong bitter. Fairly standard IPA, though nicely done.