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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A full-bodied deep mahogany ale with ruby red highlights. Citrus notes of chamomile, grapefruit and Meyer lemon brighten the aroma. A zesty array of hop flavors from mango and bitter orange to green mint and hibiscus meld with the nutty, roasted caramel and subtle dried fruit flavors of the complex malt profile to create a surprisingly fresh, yet warming example of the style.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1261) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bomber from Woodman’s in the Falls. Pours a light brown color with reddish tints and a tan head leaving nice lacing that lasts. Aroma has sweet and dark fruits, some citrus, some brown sugar. A bit muted. Taste is of sweet caramel, fruits and simple syrup. Faint alcohol. Finishes sweet with some bitterness and some fruityness. It is american strong-ish, but not the best representation of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (683) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2013
22oz Bottle, Reddish brown pour. Piny grapefruit aromas that blend well, very full, but not overly bold. Great mix of hop flavors and sweet malts, smooth. Finishes with honeys and bitters and some burn from the alcohol. Damn good! Very well balanced and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle and rated on 2-06-2013. This beer has a large smooth beige head that was mostly lasting, transparent body, one ring of lacing, very fizzy and fast rising carbonation, and an amber-red hue. The aroma is malty, caramel, fruity, pears, lemon, grapefruit, pine, and citrus hops. The taste is sweet, minty, lightly spicy, malty, caramel, lightly bitter, grapefruit, lightly roasty, pine, citrus hops and has a semi-dry finish. The palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer has a lot going on with all the different aromas and tastes. The hops are upfront, but not over-the-top which is a good thing for me since I am not a hop head by any means. There is a short lingering hoppy aftertaste. This beer is definitely worth trying, and a beer that I would definitely drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a huge fluffy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet nutty caramel malts and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet nutty caramel malts with a big bitter piney hop finish and a little fruit and resin. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, nice balance of the malts and hops. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4669) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Clear copper with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee and fruity
Taste: Toasted malts, grainy and grapefruit
Decent, hoppy red

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Clear deep dark amber with a thin rocky beige head. Rich and intense aroma of boozy caramel, grapefruit zest, and sticky pine resin. Flavor was nice and full with some sticky caramel and sticky pine resin mixing with a wet hop sorta tone, along with grapefruity bittersweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1507) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Deep mahogany/red pour with tan head. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet toasted malt, and a bit of dark fruit/cherry. Flavor is a moderate citrus hop bitterness, toasted malt/ malt syrup, and light fruit notes. Mild alcohol. Nice, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Lightly bitter finish. Maybe just a tad too sweet, but barely worth mentioning.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6854) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2013
22oz bomber pours a clear amber to ruby red with a tan head of foam and leaving behind spotty lacing. The aroma offers up wonderful hoppy earthy dankness with bits of pine and citrus in the background. Yes! The taste is firmly hoppy with thick wedges of dank hops and grapefruit to tangelo citrus hop goodness. It unloads robust levels of bitter hoppiness with just snippets of flavor hops and faint malt sweetness creating additional depth and interest. The beer is only dark in color as I get no crystal malts or roasted malt flavors. Solid brew. If this was less expensive I’d get lots more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of caramel, rich fruit. The flavor is very fresh hops, floral, big caramel. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Malty and toasty aroma, caramel, biscuit, some fruity hops. Pours red, tan head with average retention. Flavor leans towards the malt, caramel and toast, bread crust, touch of sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Nice brew.


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