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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
The perfect winter IPA, we combine the rich backbone and color of a brown ale with robust American Hops. Itís well-balanced between sweet, roasty malts and piney, herbal hops, making this a dark beer for hop lovers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bomber - they call this beer a "hybrid," but I call it a beer with an identity crisis - itís not really hoppy enough to be a black/brown IPA, but at the same time, there is enough woody, citric hop presence to make it hard to enjoy as a brown ale, despite the nutty malt richness, notes of tobacco, and light toffee notes - the hop acids just taste weird on top of these qualities - the finish is really where it gets the most bitter, and once the malt subsides and the hops are all that remain on the palate, the beer is okay - this just doesnít come together well for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bomber, Release #8. Poured deeper brown with a well-retained, toasted beige head.. looked great! The aroma picked up fresh herbal and spicy citrus hoppage over biscuity malts and a bit of semi-sweet chocolate.. well-balanced and inviting. The flavor found bitter, green citrus notes on the tip of the tongue, with biscuit notes, bakerís chocolate, and burnt roasty malts behind.. bitter and very tasty on the long, spicy finish. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.. great balance.. loved it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
onceblind (7322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Hazy amberish brown with a foamy light tan head, with loads of sticky lace. Nose is very full and large with whole cone semi-bitter leafy hops, lots of lupulin and resin, with a sweet toast malt undertone. Smells a bit caustic. Taste is large and toasty with some light notes of cocoa and dark toast malts, but there is an overriding flavor of resinous leafy hops throughout, and more strongly so on the finish. Not my kinda brown at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as a taster at Denver taproom. aroma of choc and caramel, malt, bile maybe, round notes of choc, dark coffee, malt. This is a very nice brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6200) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryanís. Pours a clear light cola Brian with a thick tan head. Feint malty nose. Flavors of toasted nuts and grassy hops. Medium bodied. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured a dark brown with a light tan head. Very nice lacing. Nose of roasted malts, pine, and nuts Soft medium mouth feel. Flavor is earthy with chocolate, some pine and floral hops, and a lightly bitter finish. Complex flavors and very drinkable. Very nice beer and an excellent brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours with a huge beige head that slowly fades with a big mesa in the middle. Very cool lacing. A dark brown beer. The aroma was cocoa with some grass. Despite all of the foam it feels flat. There is also cocoa in the flavor that dominates. Airish hops that are floral and perhaps noble. Some grass and earth. Also bitterness that is quite dry. Earth grows as the beer warms and fruity hops are noted. This is not a style I usually like and I am not sure why. This had some complexity along with big sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a two finger tab head with nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted sweet malts, earthy pine hops, caramel, some nuttyness and some molasses. Taste is pine, citrus, toasted sweet malts, burnt caramel, molasses, grass, nuts, and some earthy hops. Has a medium body wih a creamy mouthfeel and a slighty dry, semi bitter, medium long finish. Overall, a hoppy and tasty brown ale that almost tastes like a black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Growler from Joe Canalís in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Pours a translucent dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. Nice clinging lace. Big roasted malt nose has hints of coffee and burnt caramel. Rich chocolate malt flavor is balanced by an aggressive spicy hoppiness. Chewy mouthfeel and full bodied. Epic website says this is a Black IPA. Itís a very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (616) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2013
(Bottle) Dark brown body, big light brown head that forms peaks as it fades. Nice balance of sweet roasted malt and hops in the aroma. Flavor of dark roasted malt, slight coffee, lingering chocolate, string grassy hops, faint orange citrus, noticeable alcohol. Medium body.

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