cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
bottle at home ... copper .. thin white head ... soft zezty floral hopnose ... sweet hops ... ligth floral hop nose ..juicy fruits ... zezty floral hop ... jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle shared by jcwatts. Pours clear amber gold. Fluffy white head. Nose of pineapple, pale malt, pine and caramel. Taste of same, but some spicy herbal notes in taste. Also, bready malts dominate the malt profile. Piny resin finish. Medium body. bhensonb (15758) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Thanks to bittermestupid for this bottle. Pours clear copper with a bubbly creamy white head. Aroma seems floral over pitted fruit over citrus over caramel. Med body. Flavor is a lot of hop over decent roast malt backbone. And then something strange kicks in and makes it seem really hoppy. Not NW hoppy, but hoppy. Finishes dry with a nice little bitter bitterness. Like pure dry bitter. Above average "APA". Tmoney99 (14976) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with medium white fizzy head that mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Earlier Rating: 9/20/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear copper color with medium white fizzy head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper, nose is floral, taste is quite fruity and bitter.
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Bomber from Whole Foods Marker - Dublin, OH. Pours a clear copper with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big earthy, floral hops and big toffee malts. The taste is toffeeish malts, resin and citrus hop notes. Well balanced. I’m really starting to dig these guys’ hoppy stuff. Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Sample at the brewpub: Barley’s has a beer with the same theme and name so I was intrigued to compare and contrast. Barley’s is an Imperial though, and either way this brew isn’t quite on the same level. The beer is clear amber with a thin light beige head. Spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops and caramel. Medium-bodied with a fair amount of hops flavor, along with some sweet malt and spice underneath. The finish is hoppy and lingering. Decent but not great. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, orange, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel malt, citrus, pine, grass, and toasted grain with a bitter finish. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and slighlty hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral green hops, pine, caramel, and toasty. Tastes of floral, earhthy, toasted caramel, citrus, and some pine. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to Crizay. Pours a clear orange amber with a large beige head. Nice citrus hops and a touch of malt. Medium bodied, light malt. Finishes with a nice crisp bitterness. Nice easy drinking pale ale.