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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, “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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miked1969 (6) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
Clear amber color, light head, aromas of caramel, nuts, roasty, floral, citrus, earthy, medium sweetness, Clean, citrusy finish, light bitterness, does not seem like 7.3 ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1869) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Mostly clear amber with an inch of tan head. Taste and aroma are nutty with mild citrus hops. Standard northwest red. 2.5/16oz

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2660) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Wonderful citrus/grapefruit aroma. Clear amber with thick fluffy head. Mildly bitter (again with more grapefruit) melds perfectly with the malt. This is a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
epruittftw (26) - fort worth, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
In 16oz can at solstice in hood river. A great winter ale. Not heavy like most winters, had mild fruit finish, not heavy. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2727) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Redish amber with a full tan head. Lots of hops and IBUs big malty profile. Bitter bite at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6836) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at the Bike Bar. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet toffee, caramel and fruity hop nose. The flavor is more with spices, caramel, light dust, some orange peel, balanced. Quite flavorful and very smooth. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (831) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary. Pours a true dark copper, white head, clingy lace. Smells sweet , malty, caramel, spice, hops. Tastes of sweet malt and citrus hop, caramel again. Really well balanced

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2427) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. There are big American hops that are balanced against the big caramel/sugar/malt sweetness. The alcohol well is hidden, I can feel its warming effect.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1540) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled: unk A: Amber with under a finger of off-white foam which is centralized with a cap. Excellent clarity. Spotty lace. S: Semi-sweet caramel and toffee malts with an English tone and some citric and herbal hops. Nice nose T: Sweet, malty, hoppy and woody. The oxidation on the beer is a bit off putting, but oddly seems to match the beer. A little too bitter. m: Medium bodied with moderate mouthfeel. Semi slick finish. O: Not bad for a winter beer. Appreciate the reservation to use a bunch of herbs or spices. Nice beer. Serving type: bottle 11-26-2011

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (709) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pounder can picked up tonight at Brewer’s Haven Nampa. Descent off-white head... good drapes of lacing atop a nice hop hazed orange brew. Nose is juicy citrus with hints of caramel to provide just enough malty interest. This is my type of winter ale... tons of hops with not that much bitterness... the bitterness actually shows late toward the finish as a pithy citrus bite... the lite caramel malt is a good counterpoint to the resinous hops... finish is measured in minutes. Pretty solid medium body accentuated by the oily hoppiness... smooth lite/medium carbonation... very very yummy... I wish I hadn’t shared. This kind of "winter" brew can only happen in the NW.... and pretty much perfected.


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