Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2010
Staff recommendation at the Publick House. Tap. Clear orange, thick creamy white head, fair lacing. Aroma of orange peel, grass, flowers. Taste has all kinds of citrus, slight bitterness. Full body. Decent beer. Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle at 1st CBC Sunday Tasting. Pours a clear amber with a big, white head. Strong resinous pine aroma, some sweet toast, hints of grapefruit. Very sweet flavor, toasted bread, some brown sugar, pine, cake. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes mildly warm with oily resins, pine, sweet grapefruit and hints of melon. Very drinkable. I love it. Koelschtrinker (22056) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 1, 2011
Der hopfige Beginn ist dumpf und eher dunkel, weit weniger blumig als der Geruch vermuten lässt. Auch im weiteren Verlauf weniger hopfig als vermutet, stattdessen würzig herb, süßlich, im Zusammenspiel vollmundig. Das Gesamtaroma hält leider nur kurz und zerbircht im Abgang schnell, Fruchtig bittere Noten sind hier noch vorhanden, im Nachgeschmack trockene Grasigkeit. 8/10/11/9/7/9
mcberko (19803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 22 oz. bottle, sent from gn0sis (thanks Eric), pours a cloudy orangey with a small head. Aroma is quite pungent with truckloads of grapefruity hops, quite skunky, resinous hops and caramel malts. Flavour is quite grapefruity and citrusy in hops, with a decent amount of malt to back. Medium complexity and quite a bitter finish. Solid. jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours clear orange. White head. Nose/taste of caramel and sweet malt, citrus and tropical fruit. Sweet piney finish. Medium body.
Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle - Leafy pine and nice caramel. Cloudy orange with a white rich head. Leafy hops and pine with a bit of caramel. Well balanced and nice. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head and some nice lacing.
S: Tons of grapefruit, lemon rind, and tropical fruit in the nose. Wonderfully hoppy with just a touch of sweetness and bready malt.
T: The flavor is a nice mixture of sweetness (brown sugar?) and hop fruitiness and bitterness. The hops are very heavy on the grapefruit with a bit of pineapple and some nice pine on the finish.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation and a crisp finish.
D: A really nice IIPA and one of the better east coast offerings for the style. I would be happy to have this one again. Scopey (16225) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle at Craft Beer Co tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours deep orange, with a thick off-white head. The nose is sweet tangerine, orange, mango, apricot, orange sherbet, leather and resin. The taste is orange, tangerine, mango, lemon pith, pine, resin, leather and alcohol warmth, with a bitter-sweet citrus finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Tasty and easy drinking. bhensonb (15962) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bomber from Half Time. Pours hazy light amber with a 1 finger creamy/bubbly near-white head. Lots of fruity hop over a slightly roasted malt backbone. Near full in body. Lots of sweet caramel with lots of fruity/floral hop. I’d say this one is toward sweet rather than dry, but it’s a close call. It’s bitter, but not the harsh NW bitter. So flavorful. They did not skimp on ingredients. It’s almost chewy. Ratman197 (15608) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bomber courtesy of Doodler poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, floral notes and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, light orange zest and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.