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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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At the end of a fabled week during the winter of 1980, in a fever-pitched Olympic stadium, one hockey game changed the course of American sports history. Barroom legend has it that the night before the underdog American team took to the ice with no chance of winning, world champion coach Herb Brooks took a sip of a bold and simple ale that inspired the bold and simple words that inspired a team to become legends. Now we ask you, what was the true miracle on February 2, 1980? We canít be sure what the exact formula was for Brooksí inspiration. But this IPAís bold and aromatic blend of floral and citrus hard checks your nose and follows it up with a medium intense hop bitterness that doesnít linger. We shot. We scored.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3420) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Hazy amber,frothy white head.Nice citrus nose. Piney citrus profile,good malt backbone. Big lasting bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (181) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Great ipa! Lots of citrus/pine hops flavor with a swell aroma and color. Nice job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (789) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Bomber. Pours a deep gold and rusted orange color with foamy beige head. Aroma is a blend of floral hops, candied citrus and earthty malt notes. The taste opens up with strong herbal hops bitterness and ruby red grapefruit flavors along with some pine and alcohol at the end. Underneath it all is a solid toasted malt backbone. The body is mildly creamy with medium-level carbonation and a citrusy, bitter finish. Well-balanced with a good dose of hops flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11663) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy light amber with a foamy 3 finger off-white head. Lots of hop aroma - starts like pine but goes citrus. Med body. Thereís lots of hop over a nice caramel backbone. But the hop seems primarily resinous. Then at the finish itís grapefruit rind. Passing challenging. Really good, really hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1173) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2011
22oz bottle. Iíve had this when it first came out, but havenít had it since the recipe fell under American Brewing. Pours a hazed light copper gold with a smaller tight slightly off white head that leaves some lacing. Bready malt forward with hints of resinous pine infused orange marmalade. More balanced in the malt profile on the palate, with the hops having light citrus in the front to mid but remaining bitter throughout and finishing with a lingering bitter resin. A little bit of chewiness in the body as well. This taste much better in the bottle than previous draft samples I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
22 oz. from Bottleworks. Iím surprised to see such a low score. This is a damn fine IPA with a lot of character. Maybe folks are burnt out on the citrus hops? The malts give the beer a backbone that would have left it rather hollow otherwise. And Iím a sucker for both Amarillo and Simcoe. Looking forward to future brews from ABC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy amber, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Musty hop nose, some citrus peel.   Somewhat piney on the tongue.   Bitter but not biting.   Nice smooth body, decent malt backing.   Seems like a classic/solid IPA to me.   Lingering hop resins, flavorful and thankfully not too harsh to make me over salivate.   Solid offering!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Washington Brewers Festival 2011 Ė Kenmore, WA
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super hops aroma and flavor. Floral with a slight fruity flavor. Interesting sweet malt biscuit flavor this added to the beer with the slight banana and grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1230) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
Draft at the Bayou Oyster Bar in Bellingham, WA. Nice looking pillowy head, cloudy copper body. Hoppy, sweet aroma. Big citrusy hops dominate, with some peppery aftertaste. Great with some fresh, salty PNW oysters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2011
Wow, caramel malts. Nice. Sweet caramel sugary nose with tangerines and oranges. The hops work well with the caramel, but too much residual sugar in the nose for me to enjoy fully. Pours hazy orange amber, head lasts for a little while then dissipates. The flavor starts sweet with caramel malts, sugars followed by candied citrus - oranges and tangerines mainly. Nice hop flavor, malt bill doesnt do it for me. Mouth feel is a little slick and sweet. Wanted to like it more.

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