Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2012
22oz bomber pours clear copper with gold edges and semi frothy tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up orange-ish hard candy sweet and also resiny hop notes as well as a bit of mango like tropical fruit and a touch of malt roastiness. The taste is pretty smooth and not at all bold but rather tame and fairly easy drinking. I get modest levels of orange and tangelo citrus like hops mixing with a mild degree of mango tropical fruit. To midway it begins to dry out seemingly from a sliver of roasted malts and a bit of resiny hops. The mango notes linger into the dry after taste. Nice mild IPA. jmohno (1661) - Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Orangish/Light brown orange color.Thin head.
Aroma is hoppy with fruit/sweet mandarine, pastry-doughy,toasted malt.some piney-grassy.Mellow/ good-not strong.
Taste is same,bigger on the toasted malt side,with a dry toasted finish. Some light carmel sweetness.Good I strong ipa bitterness -Piney/Citrus Rind. Pretty good dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Aroma isn’t quite as great as the pale Ale bit is stil nice. This is a pretty tasty beer. Definitely has some caramel notes in this but is quite drinkable. I liked it. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light earthiness. AmEricanbrew (6954) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Clear dark amber color with ivory head. pine, floral, sweet malt aromas. medium body. Sweet pale malt flavors with pine, floral hoppiness, and very mild popcorn butter--good
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
650 ml bomber. Pours a translucent copper color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is loaded with caramel and toffee. The flavor, like the aroma, is a big blast of caramel, toffee and filberts. The hops are way in the background giving this a touch of pine and a mildly spicy bitterness. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is medium in duration and a bit unsatisfying. Overall: Fans of caramel in their IPA will love this one. I’ll pass in the future. AleContent (2) - - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
I poured a nice frothy head from a 22 oz bottle into a glass mug. It has a nice golden brown color.
I was disappointed at first at the lack of aroma and taste. I bought it ice cold. It warmed up just enough to release a tantalizing aroma and a taste to match. Here I am looking at an empty glass, wondering first how to make use of the suggested Aroma notes (sure, it had hints of caramel...but did I detect herbs or resin?) and second, why I didn’t buy another.
This beer stands up to another one of my favorites: Arrogant Bastard,
Your rating rookie, but ale elder
AleContent Thisis12ptfont (1221) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Aroma is citrus and floral hops accompanied by some lime and coriander. Darkend gold in color with a massive, overpowering foam top. Taste is a bready, doughy, caramel malt flavor upfront, quickly falling into a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Carbonation is very noticable with a medium body. Overall, this is not bad at all. There is a nice balance between malt and hops with a subtle alcohol presence. I’d give this a B- rating. joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Pours a copper color with a two finger white head and good retention. Leaves decent lacing on the glass. Toasty malts, a little bready aroma along with floral and citrus hops. Citric hops again dominate the palate. Moderate malt flavor keeps it in check, very smooth and full in the mouth. Refreshing carbonation keeps it light and crisp. Slightly toasty, good complexity and balance. Great sessionable IPA jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours a copper color with a white head that quickly dissipates and leaves a nice ring of lacing. The smell is slightly sweet with mild fruity aromas. There is a good sweet caramel malt backbone with a lingering bitterness that is more noticeable as the beer warms up bringing the whole package together. Medium bodied.