Strykzone (7713) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Dark honey looking gold. A very big off white head becomes the Matterhorn in appearance. Cool looking lacing. I smell apples and then citrus with caramel. A big biting bitterness as soon as this hits my mouth. Bitter and tart and herbal. My bitterness-O-Meter is pegged! But there is some very nice citrus and tropical flavors that manage to sneak in. But this is an absolute bitter hop bomb. It is kind of like bringing an air raid light when you need a flashlight. Just massive overkill. hayduke (5692) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours copper amber. Off white head. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is kind of acrid, with and in your face bitterness. Some odd flavors here. I still get citrus. Not a lot of balance here. Finished quite bitter. Hard drinking with all that bitterness. teamsale (317) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bomber pours a mostly clear copper with a two finger beige head and excellent lacing. Smells floral hoppy and malt. Flavor is interesting, abundant hop bitterness with obvious heavy malt, but isn’t sweet at all. Just as massive hop and malt in the finish and aftertaste. One of the most bitter beers I’ve ever had. Is anything but average, has its pluses and minuses. donandres (681) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - APR 11, 2016
22 ounce bottle to glass rosenbergh (11868) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Appearance: light amber, hazy, cloudy, white foam
Aroma: strong aroma of hops
Taste: very bitter
Palate:full body, thick feel, lively, long finish
Overall: good beer, tried because of the 100+ IBU not for repeat and not looking forward to
Drank: April 10, 2016
22 oz bottle. From a kiosk in Portland, OR.
DuffMan (10727) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Deep amber golden color with a small foamy white head.
Gym hall, sweat, apples and mild sweetness in the aroma... downright horrible aroma... I’m about to throw up...
The flavor is vomit, pine, birch... all the woods and dryness and sweetness. Incredibly bad. I can’t give any craft brew points as the beer is undrinkable.
Tall can, shared with Parksy. Medium orange amber, massive off white head. Caramel and citrus with piney undertones, quite malty, moderate bitterness. Not bad. euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours hazy amber, HUGE creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and grapefruit. Taste is caramel, grapefruit, light pine. Finish is grapefruit bitter, powerful and long-lasting. fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Fred Mayer, Portland maekchu (4064) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
Amber color, darker shade, bright, clean, with small head. Strangely, the aroma is cheesy. Lean mouthfeel, rather dry; the flavor is mostly caramel with a light bready and biscuity tone, lightly cheesy; strong bitterness but without the expected hop brightness, some resins are there though.
Because of the strong yeast and caramel character, this beer reminds a lot an ESB, with more hopping.
Weird but not bad. Unexpected.
Bomber. Caramel nose, with strong piney hops, weeds, herbs. Rich bright copper color with a thick, chunky head. Chewy caramel, hops slathered on with a trowel. Hops presence rises through mid palate and even final. Medium-heavy body, with a definite hop texture. Well, this is nearly a solid bar of hopped caramel. A bit much. p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Not a great IPA. Some hops but more malts. Hopefully it was old because it wasn’t too great.