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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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This beer is brewed with our proprietary yeast Ė the same yeast weíve used since first brewing Harpoon Ale Ė and some interesting hop varieties. The combination of Pale, Rye, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, and Vienna yield a complex malt body that stands up to the spiciness of the rye and the pronounced hop flavor. The rye also adds a reddish hue to the beer. The kettle additions of Centennial, Apollo, and Chinook, and the dry hop addition of Falconerís Flight add a multidimensional hop character.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1474) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bomber picked up by my lively wife at state liquors in md. Shared with friends. Pours a amber color, foamy head with fair retention. Scent is light rye and a hint of pine. Taste is same with addition of caramel malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, rye, hops, and grain. Poured amber in color with a small, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, rye, slight caramel, and diacetyl. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, rye, hop finish is lightly sweet and medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from Halls Liquors. Pours a light yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are rye, bread, citrus, grass. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and bready with a light body and medium carbonation. Not one of the better rye ipaís Iíve had. Cheers!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Small off white head with fair retention and spotty lace. Golden hued ale. Soft nose of grain and light spicey hops, house yeast. Light bodied with a gentle carbonation, watery. Fairly dry grainy malts, lightly spicey hops, rye? maybe. Dry, quick finish. Good old Harpoon! Bomber from statelineliquors.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle pours amber nice head. Tastes smells of spruce, citrus, spruce, alcohol, woody, roasty, bread, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, average carbonation, sticky, Not bad better then some not others semi forgettable

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Dark yellow pour with a big white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is piney and citrusy with some good bready notes. Flavor is well hopped with some light citrus and pleasing resin. Toasted grainy character is nice too. Good beer, unassuming.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
translucent gold with high effervescence and a thick pillowy beige head. Creamy full body with high carbonation.

aroma: lots of bright pungent hops, spicy rye, and pale malt sweetness.

taste: piney hops, pale malt sweetness, and an earthy fireball type spiciness.

iím not really a fan of rye in hoppy beers, but...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
22oz bottle-pours a tight off white head and gold color. Aroma is mango/pine, light malt/grain-bready. Taste is biting rye/grain, resin/spice hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy honey amber color. Musty cardboard aroma. Pine resin flavor and a clean citrus note. A bit watery though. Overall, itís OK. Drinkable but not offensive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
In short: A relatively smooth blonde rye beer with floral hops. Enjoyable
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed very fresh a few weeks after the beer release
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention
In long: Nose has nice fresh rye bread, floral hops as well as some tropical fruits that seemed to be hop-induced. Taste is smooth, round and pleasant. This is not a hop bomb (this is far from a Founders Reds Rye) and nor is it a rye malt orgy. This is a smooth beer with a distinctive fresh rye bread and moderate floral and wooden hop presence. Finish is moderate bitter with a nice dryness. Tastes like a bouquet of flowers and a slice of fresh rye bread. Taste-wise the beer is far from intense but it is also quite filling. A nice way to spend 30 minutes. Although scientists have discovered that you lose 30 minutes of your remaining lifespan every time you spend 30 minutes drinking a bomber of beer. Scary.


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