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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Like fresh powder, itís a seize-the-moment kind of thing. This year weíve 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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11389) - 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. Itís very hoppy. Very zesty. Orange. So strong that burnt rubber comes to mind. Why? Donít know. Itís 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 (1360) - 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 (2044) - 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 (6028) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours clear golden color with one finger of white lacy head. Smells of grapefruit and piney hops with grassy notes as well. Not overly strong hop flavor. Earthy/grassy notes as well. Decent fresh hop beer. Nothing great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (217) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Pours a surprisingly light gold with a white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is bold and interesting: hay, floral, grass, and grapefruit. Taste is good but weighted towards sour. Finish is quick with lingering bitters. Itís good. Wouldnít necessarily seek it out but would drink again.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Pours a golden straw color with a puffy white head. Smell is pretty bad actually, kind of like a litter box... but sweaty. Iím not a fan of that. Taste is lightly sweet, fairly malt forward with earthy, spicy hops rounding out the middle. Surprisingly light body, and a pleasantly crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3999) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Aroma is strong grassy hops, pine and a strong hint of bitterness. The flavor is citrus, strong grassy hops, juice notes, fruit, grapefruit, malts in the background and a very tangy/mildly dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (736) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2013
22 oz bomber poured into a shaker pint. Pours dark yellow with thick fluffy white head. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops with a decided buttery flavor. Taste is light pale malt with big earthy fresh hops on the finish. Grassy, citrus, earthy notes. The malt bill seems a bit lacking for a 7.4% IPA. Fresh hops are nice and light, without the heavy bitterness of Inversion. Almost more of a fresh hopped pale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3871) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is citrus with a little grapefruit and a hint of bubblegum in the far background. Lightly hazy yellow with a medium pale yellow head. Flavor is bitter with a bit of a malt background.


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