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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This beer has a golden color and promient hop flavor provided by numerous hop additions during the boil and dry hopping in the kegs. The supportive malt flavors and body make this ale a great multi-dimensional beer. The IBU level is 63.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2225) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
October 2012. Bottle. Amber color with a white head. Nice aromas, but a bit bland and out of balance. Somewhat acidic on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Hazy orange, big white head. Aroma reminds me of Brett and Belgian IPA right off the bat with lots of tropical fruit and sweet malt. also kind of a lemonade thing going on. Note sure if this yeast is supposed to be so dominant. Itís not terrible, but it is a little on the sweet side and has too much yeasty gum flavor for my liking. Medium thin body, sweet and mildly bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bomber from a Fred Meyer on 196th St in Seattle. Pours amber with a foamy 4 finger near white head. Maybe beige. Aroma is rather citric. Med body. Flavor starts a bit cardboard and metallic. Thereís a caramel backbone and some citric/grapefruit. Itís nicely bitter. Bitter is the best point.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Orangish side of amber, slight haze, thin white head, spotty lacing, very light carbonation   Soft hop aroma, some sweet and zesty citrus rind too.   Fairly sweet on the tongue, hoppy but not biting.   Seems fairly malty too.   Does fall a bit flat as far as mouthfeel, lacks carbonation.   Lingering earthiness and soil.   Sweet citrusy aftertaste.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to thin.   Decent IPA, better than I was expecting but it needs to be more lively.   Sweeter than most, and less bitter.   Not bad.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 Clear and copper-orange with a nice head -- tightly packed, creamy bubbles and big, bursting bubbles. Creamy carbonation created a nice softness on the tongue. Very fruity and flowery. In the background, I detected an odd, "synthetic" perfume quality, which was a bit off putting. I loved the sweet tropical fruit flavors, though. And the mild yet balancing bitterness. RERATE bottle: Overly carbonated; head overflowed with a gentle pour. Sharp and acidic on the tongue. Had some curiously interesting flavors; kind of reminded me of a Belgian ale. Hops were perfumey and floral. Very slight sweetness surfaced, like rock candy and scorched toffee. Overall, odd but decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Received 22-oz bomber via trade with 5000. Pours a semi-hazy orange amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some citrus zest a hint of dill, vanilla and grapefruit. Taste is medium bodied, a touch more malty flavor than hops with a touch of sweet apple. Finish is semi-dry with a hint of citrus and lemon aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HermanW (1029) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2010
Beer sampler at the Crabhouse, Port Angeles, Washington, USA. Komt goed uit de bus omdat het niet heel erg bitter is.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bomber. Pours a clear, dark, reddish-amber color with a moderate head of beige tinted, bubbly froth. A thick wash of suds breaks apart into looping, broken arches and spotty flares of lace. The nose is balanced to malty, showing biscuit and buttery bread malts with hints of juicyfruit gum and a little soap. Peppery citrus hops seem dull, possibly faded, as they struggle to match the pace of the malt bill. Flavors show a bit more bitter, with some of the peppery citrus asserting itself, and the caramel biscuit malt seeming considerably oxidized. The palate is on the thin side of medium bodied, drinking papery and slightly dry, a bit under carbonated. Itís drinkable, but not all that enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Hood Canal Brewing Company--Dabob Bay Ale--1999 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? (3.75 / 5.0) Hefeweizen? Hazy bright golden orange color. Rich head and unfiltered. Light spicy rich citrus malt wheat front. Rich textured body with unique citrus malt blend in flavor. Strong clean lemon bite at finish. Sampled 8/11/1999. Dabob Bay Ale--2000 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? (3.25 / 5.0) Hefeweizen? Hazy light orange brown golden color. Definite wheat front with yeasty spice aroma. Medium wheat body is smooth hints of citrus. Clean light nutmeg finish. Light head, good lace. Sampled 7/9/2000. Dabob Bay India Pale Ale--2008 Release A--22 oz. Bottle. 6.70% ABV--63 IBUís. (2.0 / 5.0) IPA--Thin foamy mild lace off white head. Hazy orange gold color. Fruity mild hop front. Fruity orange citrus mild sweet body mellows with light sediment. Clean mild hop spice citrus end. Excellent on Tap @ Barking Dog 7/15, but sour in Bottle. Infected Bottling Line. Sampled 8/10/2008. $4.49 Each. Dabob Bay IPA--2008 Release B--22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--63 IBUís (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--Thin mild lacy white head. Clear rich bright gold color. Flat floral hop front. Smooth doughy caramel mild creamy sweet pine hint body. Refreshing balanced mild bitter flat hop spice clean end. Malty Pale Ale Mellow Hop IPA. Sampled 12/19/2008. $4.99 Each. Inconsistent and prone to infection.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gclauson (3) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009 does not count
Honestly my favorite beer of all time! I have to find out, but it tastes like it is aged in old Cabernet Savignon Barrels or something, it finishes like a nice cab. Too much for words, just go get some if you can. Only "ding" i would give it, is it has inconsistant pours, sometimes its VERY alive and almost foams over, sometimes its fine. Fred meyer by alderwood mall in Lynwood washington.


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