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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3566) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pour is a hazy brown with a average white head. Aroma is oily hops and sweet caramel malts. Flavor is a decent dark malt with some resin hops. Finish is toffee caramel malts with pine and a bit of mint. Decent winter warmer but I was expecting something even hoppier then I got. It’s still a hoppy ale with lots of malt backbone

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 (1914) - 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 (2955) - 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 (27) - 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 (2959) - 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 (7349) - 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 (883) - 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 (2652) - 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 (1551) - 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


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