GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Thanks for whomever brought this to the BBBash! I didn’t think this would hold up, but it was still in great condition. Overall, I liked the 8th Anniversary better, but this was good, hoppy and a little yeasty. This was an original brew. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. Very glad to have tried this. Amber pour, medium mosty white head. I smell some yeast, fruit, and some juicy hops. Flavor is very smooth with a good balance of malts and hops. Wheat makes this creamy and nice. Good beer. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Bomber courtesy of StFun. Pours a very carbonated medium amber with a 2 finger off-white head and very spotty lacing. Nose is wheat and sweet fruits like apricot and peach. Taste is sweet malt and more sweet fruits upfront with some citrus in the middle. It almost tastes like a DIPA that’s lost its hop profile. Some hoppy alcohol burn in the finish. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Wish I had tried this fresh – I bet it was nice and hoppy. Still very good as is. Thanks Josh! awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Bottle, shared w/ danielcurtis81. Wonderful taste as old as it is. Bright orange, very fruity. Excellent hop character and very refreshing. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 22 oz bottle. Aged very nice! Cloudy orange in color, very sweet like a DIPA but not as alcoholic. Lots of fruity tones.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2008
On tap @ Stone, RBSG. Slightly hazy golden with a slight amber hue. Short-lived white head. Slight phenolic banana notes, darker Belgian malts, some citric notes. Deep wheat taste with some mild dark fruity tones. Nice texture to it. Alcohol complements well also. KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy, cider color. Thin, bubbly white head that doesn’t stick around for very long. Aroma of honey, peaches, and warming alcohol. Flavor is cloyingly sweet, but not offensive. Dark fruits, raisins, pears. A bit of alchol, but not too overpowering. Finish is slightly bitter, with peppery notes. User29624 (1683) - - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. Glad this beer was able to hold up, I was a lot more confident since I had an 8th Anniversary not that long ago. Pours a cloudy orange with hints of red and a thin off white head. Grapefruit, and more citrus and hops in the nose. Very good fruit flavor in the beer, mainly citrus and a lot of sweet malt. I was actually kind of surprised at how sweet it was. Good beer though, glad I was able to get a bottle of it. Now I need to find some 10th Anniversary! fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and mango with a bit of alcoholic orange juice, all slowly blending with somewhat darker fruits and rich malt. Flavor starts off again with a citrus/mango tang and bang, but there actually does remain a decent bitterness to go along with that mango sweetness. Similar to the nose, other fruity notes creep in, and despite all the rich malt, both the flavor profile and body remains very lively and sprightly. Again hints of alcoholic orange juice but not as noticeable as in the nose, and all in all nothing more than a distraction from all the other goodness. Very solid beer three years later. LilBeerDoctor (3958) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle courtesy of adrian910ss. Pours a cloudy orange with a small light tan head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, bitter hops, and slight dark fruit presence. Flavor is quite fruity- lots of tropical fruits, mango, apple skins, pear, and citrus. A little alcohol too, oddly. Quite sweet and fruity. I don’t know what this was like fresh, but it’s quite delicious right now with all those ester notes. Yum!