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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow with a small head. Nice floral, fresh flower aroma with a sweet malt base. The flavor has the sweet malt and the floral notes along with peppery feel. The finish is dry. Like a garden of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (299) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 2 Oz Bomber. The beer pours to a golden or light orange color with a small head. The aroma has a very strong citrus, grapefruit lemon scent to it. The taste is light & fresh with a sweetness upfront from the malt & a clean hop bitterness to finish. Overall a very nice fresh hop ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4437) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Let’s start off by saying this is being sold for under $3 a bomber! Pours a translucent golden with a hint of orange and a large foamy white head. Aroma of fresh squeezed oranges, other citrusy hop notes, very fruity and just a great representation of freshly picked Amarillo hops! Flavor of orange, grapefruit and lemon. Honeydew, other melons and tropical fruits. This beer does nothing but feature the hop. Almost no speciality malt character coming through. Super dry and crisp. I love it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3375) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from BevMo Mira Mesa. Pours golden with an inch of white head. Nice bright citrus aroma. Also leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. lots of citrusy hop flavor. Not a ton of bitterness which I think would make this beer a stone cold killer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjames317 (66) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bomber from Capone’s. mixed experiences with fresh hop IPAs. This one falls into the nice category. Nice presentation of the Amarillo hop. Light to medium bodied with a pilsner like appearance. Thin white frothy head. Aroma is lemongrass, fruity esters, mango pulp. Lack of traditional biting hop profile is apparent, along with ambiguous malt presence. Herbal and faintly medicinal. Taste is slightly spicy. Juicy fruit. Super fresh hops. Faint lingering dry hoppy character. Good beer from Bend finally available in Philly. Worth the $11.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle. Nice lace. Rough hop aroma. Big growing hop flavour. Touches of clover and honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (966) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottled. Pours light orange with hop dust floaties. Good sized head and a nice sticky lace. Aroma is sweet orange citrus and grass. Palate starts off light, juicy sweet quickly followed by a soft, persistent bitterness. Light-med body, sticky-creamy texture, and a very dry, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3037) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Une bouteille de 65 cl bue dans mon camp de chasse. Version 2013 mettant en vedette le houblon Amarillo. Meilleure avant le 18 décembre 2013. Une robe dorée qui est finement voilée. Un anneau qui génère une épaisse dentelle. Au nez, je sens de la marijuana, des fleurs sauvages, du blé américain, des malts pils et des épices. Au goût brillent des notes houblonnées qui ne sont pas fatiguées. Ces foutus cultivars sont encore bien verts. Ils dégagent même des saveurs de citronnelle, d’herbes folles, de poivre et de fleurs résineuses. En bouche, j’intercepte un corps presque léger avec ses bulles actives et une texture qui est à peine huileuse. En finale, une évidente montée humide de houblons qui mordent avec appétit l’intérieur de ma bouche. Une IPA intéressante qui est loin d’être morte.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2214) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
golden pour with a nice white head. aroma is fresh orange, floral hops, melon, and a light herbal note. sweet dough and biscuit as well. flavor is sweet up front with orange, dough, and biscuit. a bit of floral and grassy hops, melon, and a touch of peach. mild bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (651) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. A: Dark yellow verging on orange. Lax white head that decides it’s not interested. N: Lemon, grapefruit, tangerines and oranges. Very fruity. Some toffee and pine. T: Fruity and bitter. The malt adds a touch of sweetness on the front end. Kind of light for the style, but I get where they were headed with this. Can get rather astringent. M: Medium-light body with a fair amount of alcohol and good carbonation. O: An interesting take on a fresh hop IPA. I like it and then I don’t when it starts to bite in an non-pleasant hop manner.


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