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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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, ďA-BombĒ 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (311) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
No retention and light lacing. Smells of dark fruits, black current and caramel. Tastes of figs, dates and burnt sugar. Semi-sweet/bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2831) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2015
can, from trade with 5000. good aroma, sweet. caramel, pine. orange. Clean darkish brown orange color, good head and lace, sweet bitter flavor. Sweet bitter flavor. medium body, thicker creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet dry finish. Thatís niceI I like the flavor best, itís borderline brown ale malt with a good hoppy streak. Thanks Andre

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (230) - USA - DEC 25, 2014
Set the glass, opened the can, poured the beer. A hazy apricot colored liquid came dancing out of the can, the foam reserved at first, but finally an attempt to take shape. It tried, but it was just not working. Small and reserved, the head finally decided on a light but consistent cover for the surface of the brew in the glass. HUGE hops burst out of the flume as I poured this, and I flash back to the flavor in the air whist hand picking numerous pounds of Cascade hops, early last September. Unbelievable pine resin in the aroma with a gigantic malt presence in the taste and a flavor that evens everything out and makes you think youíre only having a beer. The palate is comfortably dry, with a slightly thick and sticky texture. The carbonation is a little flat for my taste, and the finish slightly longer than I would like, but with that much hops on the taster, how do you mute it quickly? Not a bad brew, the aroma is "hops cone" out of this world, and am glad that the actual flavor is not spot on with it, otherwise the bitterness would be appalling. The presentation is all flavor and aroma, the appearance lightweight and the palate a little heavy, but the experience is amazing. The hops have never been so forward in a beer for me and I suggest that folks try it if only for that...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Can. Pours gold white head. Nose and taste of pine, lemon, florals and alcohol toast. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Can. Orange pour with tan head. Herbal and grassy, some warmth. On the aromas. Herbal and citrus, some grassy hop flavors, not as warm as aromas would say.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1854) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Many winter seasons have passed and Iíve never tried this beer. It ends tonight. It was a hoppy winter ale, nothing special, so I donít regret waiting all this time.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Drinking from a can, but its amazing. Malty up front followed with strong pine and hoppy bitterness with some sweetish and citrus finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (268) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
16 oz can. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel and biscuit. Taste/Palate: thick; starts sweet and creamy, and finishes crisp (almost sharp), with a long bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (233) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Poured from a can. Appearance is a darker, syrupy red color. Aroma indicates a malty and not overly spiced beer. Flavor has some sweetness to it, but not sickly sweet like many Winter Ales. Overall it is just a nice, malty, thick but easy drinking beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Can. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has some earthy grass elements to it with a bit of bread to it, and seems remarkably fresh. Taste is light and fresh, with a slight bitterness to it. Really nice and easy. I like it.


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