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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
So here we are 25 years later. Very humbled, grateful, and amazed that we got here in one piece. Still a mix of beer geeks and boardheads. Still independent. Still trying to find that perfect balance between art and commerce, work and play, inspiration and perspiration. Thanks for supporting us for all these years, and next time you’re in Hood River, stop by for a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5123) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head . This was a interesting beer. Good malt and nice hops flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Copper pour with a thick tight head. Aroma is light alc, peach like fruitiness, woody hop. Flavour is woody bitterness, caramel, light fruit and some alc burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bomber - nothing about this resembles a Doppelbock - hazy orange pour - nose is sugar and tropical fruit, some alcohol and some floral hops - medium body - slightly slick in the mouth - flavor begins sugary sweet - tropical notes through the middle - moderate hop bitterness on the tail end, as well as some alcohol heat - seems more like a barleywine, really, but even as that it is fairly simple and a little difficult to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2540) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2013
bomber - pours amber/orange with thin offwhite head. Nose is caramel. flavor adds grapefruit and citrus hops. Moderate to high bitterness with light sweetness. Reminds me more of an Amber than a Doppelbock, but is probably due to the West Coast factor. I was expecting something maltier and sweeter, but this isn’t bad either. the ABV is more noticeable as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5306) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bomber. Nose is sweet and lightly citric-floral in the art of some southern German pilsners, alcohol showing, biscuit and the spice of lager yeast, toffee and caramelization, and unfortunately, a little ’American Dark Lager’ sickly sweet thinness. A pretty clear amber pour, in twilight, with a rocky yellowish off-white head. Taste is overly sweet and very perfumed, likewise more than just a splash of perfume in the oily, somewhat booze slick. Heavy honey, perhaps a touch of fruitcake. Heavily floral with faint bitterness, caramel malt with hints of darker toffee/roast but a little sickly-vomity and even grainy. Slick medium body, and more than anything, the rampant, uncontrolled booze rampage is the clincher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (6112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Hazy copper pour with a thin-ish foamy head. Lovely imperial lager aroma of buttered biscuit, pale sweet cereal grains, some honey, and lightly golden toast. Great full flavor with a big palate. Toast and honey mix with booze-yeasty esters alongside some doughy biscuit and a certain light fruitiness like pear or something perhaps more tropical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Earth Fare - 22 oz bomber. Sparkling dark copper pour, thick bubbly off-white head. Sweet aroma of raisins and molasses. Flavor has the same sweetness with some solid prune notes, some dates, a pinch of molasses and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is rich and. Make a good winter bellywarmer on a cold night. Happy 25th to one of my favorite breweries!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Out of the bottle from Safeway. Pours a dark amber color with a thin, white head. Smell is very malty. The taste is malty with an alcohol aftertaste. A little sweet for me, but still ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft at sb. Pours a hazy medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Big sweaty feet nose with oranges and spruce. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Oranges, caramel, and light mintiness on the mid palate. Long tangy footy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4963) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2012
22oz bomber from Spirits Middletown. Poured an unimpressive deep orangey/amber with a small to average sized foamy off white head. Aroma of dry vanilla candles, old wax, slight nut shells, dry toast, old dried out flower petals, old English toffee and bad caramel. Medium to thin bodied with a watery mouthfeel and average carbonation, a very dry finish. Flavor is a slight step down from the aroma, notes of dry vanilla, toffee, caramel, bad toast and old tea bags. Meh, unimpressive.

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