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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Like fresh powder, it’s a seize-the-moment kind of thing. This year we’ve chased down Virgil Gamache farms, famed amarillo hops. At harvest, we rush the hops from the vine to our kettles to ensure we capture the purest, juiciest essence of the hop flower in every beer. Enjoy the bright, bold aroma and flavor that comes but once a year


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2013
This pours a golden color with just a thin white head on top that sheds minimal lacing. Biscuits, grassy hop aroma, with a dash of grapefruit and toast. The flavor shows wet grass, leafy, and herbal hops. Notes of toasted grain join in with plenty of bready/biscuit malt and just a touch of lemon. Some sticky sweetness but that’s countered by a dry, sharp bitter finish. Definitely fresh. Solid stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Nice citrus, piney, grassy hop flavor with a slightly sweet bready malt. It's all fairly subdued but you can tell the freshness of the wet hops. The hops also come through in the mouthfeel giving it a smooth slickness. It's the best feature of the beer. If this had more assertive hop flavor and bitterness it would be great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (720) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bomber. Crisp citrus and pine with light bitterness throughout. Some sweet in the background. Fresh hop IPA finish. Overall a mild IPA with good flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1046) - Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a lagery-pilsner medium yellow. Light head. Light lace. Aroma is kinda belgian golden like,sweet malt aroma. Kinda grassy and like pilsner aroma . Bready,lemon citrus notes. Nobel hop like. Taste is light grainy/bready malty sweet pilsner like,grassy,lemon,spicey,nobel hop like-I swear im drinking a strong pilsner here. Sweetness comes off a bit cloying almost. Decent beer not my thing,and I think Ive had better pilsners.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, grapefruit, lemon zest, grassiness, light orange zest and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, grapefruit, light pine and a hint of orange zest with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1047) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
on tap at winters tavern in pacifica ca. pours light copper with white head. taste is very sweet with a bitter fresh finish

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bomber from the Davis Co-Op (CA). Pours translucent gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus zest, almost, with earthiness. Full bodied til the carb leaves. It’s very hoppy. Very zesty. Orange. So strong that burnt rubber comes to mind. Why? Don’t know. It’s not all that bitter compared to the hugest NW IPAs, but it does not lack flavor and bitterness. I cannot recall a fresh hop beer that is so striking as this. It just bowls me over. Brilliant effing ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
bottle. copper pour. nice clarity. thin lasting head with great lacing. citrus, peach, fresh hop aroma. fresh, citrus, sweet, light bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Strong aroma of pils and urine. Literally like a skunky miller. Taste is better but very light malt. Almost adjunct. Not pleasant. Moderate hop flavor but not pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On tap, clear yellow gold pour with no head, aroma is brisk fresh orange juice, flavor of orange juice , clean bright white finish


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