ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with yellowish hues. Frothy off white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, caramel? with some hop bitterness for good measure. Taste is sweet, bready, slight vanilla and citrus notes. Mouthy on the tongue. Good extra IPA!!! mansquito (6904) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Whole Foods, P St, DC bomber ($7): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is rather malty, and pretty hoppy; much like an IIPA for the most part. Taste is a little bit sweet. The hops are somewhat bitter, but leave surprisingly little aftertaste. Some astringency. There is another taste there that I can’t quite place. Pretty good, but nothing excessively innovative or unique. abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
Shared 650 ml bottle at Melkebaren, Sandnes. Clear, deep golden with a creamy, light brown head. Fruity, malty, hoppy, floral nose. Sweet, bitter flavors with notes of hops, malts, alcohol, spruce and pine. Full body. Smooth and light syrupy. Light alco warmth. Dry tongue. cfrancis (3574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy light golden yellow with a thin frothy white top. Aroma is a pleasant pine hops and sweet malts. Taste is a great balance of sweet malt backbone and piney, slightly resinous hops. Nice beer. savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 22, 2011
22 oz bottle. Hazy amber/orange with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, fresh sweet citrus, bread dough and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt mixed with a firm hop bitterness that keeps the beer somewhat balanced, light alcohol warmth. Medium body with mild carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Nice beer, lots of sweet malt and fresh hops, seems like an IIPA.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
22 oz bottle. Misty olive yellow with a big bubbled white head. Nose is butterscotch pudding and faint spruce. Creamy medium body with an oily buzz. Taste is orange marmalade and melon; dry and pithy, then pine. Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pours gold with a thin bubbly head. Dank musty aroma and flavor. Citrus and grassy notes with a bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bomber. A big beer with a nice balance of sweet, bitter and citrus. A bit of stickyness to it. A strong bite on the finish that has some alcohol burn to it.
A good brew. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Smells bready and yeasty with some hop notes, floral. Tastes very bready and yeasty with what could be described as hop bitterness on the back end. Full-bodied with an oily texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Southern Tier Hoppe finishes like a loaf of white bread. ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Uncle Jack’s Spirits in Canton, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, orange-yellow body with a inch-plus head of white foam. Decent coating of sticky lace on the way down.
Smell: A simple, soft maltiness in the nose hinting at sliced white bread and biscuits with a small, small hint of caramelized sugars. Floral, zesty, citrusy, grassy hops; goodly aromatic, I must say and quite inviting.
Taste: Sugar encrusted, lightly bready, biscuity malts with a little tickle of wheat-like tanginess. Sweetness is eventually kicked aside as the resinous, grassy, fruity hops roll in. Tangerine and grapefruit citrus elements with an approved juiciness to it. Medium-high bitterness. The prodigal sweetness returns. Drying, bitterish finish with some lingering fruit juice flavors.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A nice brew (a pleasant surprise, as I wasn’t really expecting much from it). It’s got a good blend of sweetness, bitterness, fruitiness, and while bigger, yes, I don’t ever find it to be maddeningly heavy and clumsy or grotesquely bitter.