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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Amber color out of the can with a short lived off white head. Malt syrup nose with orange notes. Full flavored beer with fruit, grapefruit rind, caramel, marmalade, malt syrup, and crusty bread. Big alcohol finish. Definitely a warming winter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seehaferb23 (181) - - FEB 23, 2016
This is a nice beer to sit on the couch and watch the Blazers with. Enjoyed by Cannery Row Beer Club. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1354) - CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
Appearance: clear medium amber, one finger of creamy off-white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel/toffee malt, resiny pine, citrus, melon, floral. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) A decent American Strong. Similar to Arrogant Bastard, which is pretty much my gold standard metric for the style, but not quite as emphatic and interesting. Not quite the same profile as a malt-forward DIPA, but really not all that different. (14/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6430) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
Can from Biernavigatie, batch 522-536 dated 13oct2015, large sample. Clear amber color, short frothy lasting head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, bit pine, hint of raisin. Medium bitterness in taste, sweet caramel. I expected some spices, but its more a straightforward malty DIPA or american strong indeed. Quite decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
Can. Amber color. Hazy. Citrus, tropical fruit and caramel in the aroma and flavor. Melon, mango. Malty sweetish. Hint of licorice. Nice Refreshing ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
At Maakun’s. Can shared by me. Sweet caramel malts strong hops. Piney, orange peels, nettles. Medium sweet, strong bitter. Full bodied and very nice flawless texture and mouthfeel. I’lLL TAKE IT ANY TIME! Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3105) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Can shared thanks to sjogro. Slight hazy amber with quite big off white head. Lime, mango, passion fruit, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cake, pineapple. Lots of fruity hops with strong malt base which works well together. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (1001) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2016
Hazy amber color with white head. Aroma has some citrusy hops, orange mostly, and some sweet malts. Taste is quite hoppy, the earthy, piney type, very west coast. Body is medium to full with a good amount of carbonation. Really good beer overall, but nothing really special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7604) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at Bøker & Børst, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber/red with a small white head. Aroma is weak malty, caramel. Taste is overall sweet, lots of caramel malts, with a shy dry citrussy finish. Fair enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3155) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is malt, caramel, sweet ripe fruits, grapefruit, hint of toffee, fruity piney hops. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and bitter. Body is above medium. Very tasty ripe fruity piney hoppy malty IIPA-ish beer, my kind of ’winter ale’.


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