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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


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Everything about this beer Is great. Love the Amarillo hopps. This one is perfectly balanced and tastes hoppy and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Transparent straw pour with very active carbonation. Aroma is somewhat light but piney with hints of apricot and citrus. Flavor is resinous pine, grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Off-dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
This is a pretty solid fresh hop ale, but its potency and freshness can’t compare to Stone’s or even Sierra Nevada’s offerings. Still, well-balanced, bright and clean taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeworrall (82) - USA - OCT 29, 2013
Drinking thus after a CD Galactica, it seems almost like a light ipa! It features fresh Amarillo hops that are really lemony, with just a hint of pine. Crisp & slightly sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bomber pours surprisingly light golden color with a sticky white head. Aroma is very grapefruity, but I swear there are some simcoe hops in there. Get a strong aroma of cat piss. Very light-bodied and nice to drink. No real hint of the alcohol, maybe a bit of ethyl acetate. A nice ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bomber bought at the fairly new Smokes and Suds in CDA, ID. Aroma is doughy, rubbery, sulfur, grapefruit, chalky chewable vitamins, floral. Pours an extremely pale slightly hazy golden hue with a two finger white head with nice retention; sudsy lace sheets the glass after dissipation. Taste is lightly bittersweet, with the bitterness lingering long after the swallow; lemony, bready flavors. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation for style, medium body. Not too bad, but that rubbery sulfur smell is distracting. I wonder if too much sunlight got to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2543) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. A slightly hazy yellowish color with a white head. A hoppy grape aroma with flowers and some spice. Smooth but rather non descript in the flavor and palate, but it has a nice aroma and features the Amarillo hops well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sweasy (17) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Piny and bitter off the start awaken the mouth. Mid sip banana notes with a mild punch of yeast. Finishes with a flat hop taste that blankets the tongue. Good for a glass.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1519) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
It must be a seasonal release. I didn’t know at the time that this was the 2013 release. Good. On tap at the Public House.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dean1015 (9) - san francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
exquisit beer, has a aroa of pinot grigio,golden, an easy drinking ipa especially for how uch alcohol is in it, sweet finish and veery bitter,light body, just a delicous beer that i can drink all day


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