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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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This mythological beer emerges from the depths of our brewery every winter. Made with Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe hops and six organic malts, “A-Bomb” has a complex floral, spicy and citrus hoppiness backed up by just the right amount of malt sweetness. 7.3% ABV, 17 deg. Plato, 70 IBU.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, fruit and malt. Medium body with an evenly balanced hops and malt profile. Floral and piney notes. The finish is fruity with a lingering fresh hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 Hazy amber pour med head. A really fresh hop aroma with a bit of tanning. Nice malt flavor with a good spice hop presence. Bright with a touch of citrus. Semi-dry medium body. Holographic malfunctioning goodness. (I think this was supposed to say hoppy, malty, goodness...but I rather like what my phone did to it).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Pours mostly clear dark orange with a large beige head. Aroma of sweet citrus, herb and pine, some grain. Taste is nice, lots of bitterness balanced well with a rich malt body. Medium body and carbonation. Very solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ tan head. Pine sap, tea leaf aromas with spicy caramel. smooth medium body. Big hoppy bitter pine, tea leaf, spicy, citrus flavors on a toasted caramel base- very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
A delightful winter IPA. Nice bitterness that lingers but doesn’t wreck the tongue. A spicy and honey aroma to me. Followed by that sharp hop bite. Easy to drink for this IPA fan. Plus one of the coolest labels around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Tap: Clear gold with a small white head. It has a wide array of aromas - spices, cumin, weeds, hops and lemon. The taste is tangy with lots of weeds, hay and mild hops. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2011
22oz bottle. I’m slacking...I had about 3-4 bottles of this and at least as many pints and all were fresher than this bottle which is a shame cause the best part of this beer was the fresh hop aromatics. At any rate, it pours a light amber cramel golden with loose off white head. Still a decent showing of danky pine/citrus hops with a malt backing that is lightly bready although with the hops declining a bit, some crystal malt is showing now. Nice hop forward, danky yet ample bittering in the front and the finish. The malt is present and adds some sweetness, but is much lighter than most winter seasonals. This is just a great winter hop beer, although it was much better 6-8 weeks ago but still enjoyable and great for under $5.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Hop stank on the nose, beautious golden pour. Super clean long finish, with subtle grapefruit rind bitterness. Lovely. I prefer the spicier winter ales but this is a great IPA. Super balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear reddish amber with a frothy off white head. Nose held pine, citrus and some caramel malt. Flavor was much of the same with a medium hop bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
A nice a gently complex hopped up winter brew. Malty and light spiced aromas blend into the same in the flavor with a piney and sprucey hop characteristic. A solid darkly sweet malt backs up the whole things. Mildly complex. Fairly dry finish...good stuff.


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