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RATINGS: 169   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4133) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2012
22 ounce from QFC in Seattle. Not a typical winter beer. Big and hoppy. Nice aroma. Good malt base with touch of caramel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Wow. This one was a big surprise. I was expected the typical winter ale roast and spice. Nope. This is instead an imperial IPA in aroma and flavor. Pours transparent amber with white head. Big citrus nose with long lasting bitterness on the finish. Love it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (744) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bomber. Big IPA taste with bitterness from start to finish. Smooth and easy to drink. Caramel sweetness and something else good in the background. Finish is crisp and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
650ml bottle pours amber in color with 2 fingers of off-white head that settles quite quickly but leaves behind of very nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by citrusy and earthy hops with some light toasted malts. Taste is citrus and earthy hop bitterness balanced with some caramel malty sweetness. Medium in both body and carbonation leaving an awesome feelilng on the palate. This is what I would call a pleasing easy to drink IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
Golden-amber. Earthy, caramellly with lots of earthy, piney hops. Earthy and piney on the palate as well. Slightly strong-tasting (boozy) winter ale, but for the most part has nice balanced and is quite clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Abominable
Date: December 31, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Dan nye
Appearance: clear orange, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet hop aroma, crystal sweetness, pine and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of hops, light citrus, just enough bitterness to balance
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Draft @ Alibi Room. Clear warm auburn brown. Nice hoppy aroma. The malts are heavy and can feel the strength.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6980) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium -orange pour, thick off-white head, ropey lace. aroma is sweet caramel and mandarins and pine. sweet malts in equal portion to citrus hop character. Finish is bitter and slightly herbal. Not the flavour profile I expect from a "winter beer", but I’m not complaining-- this was great. I freaking LOVE that we get HUB beers here in Medicine Hat! COME ON!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4695) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Copper, good lace. Strong hop scent. Piney and citrus. Woody hoppy flavour. Like a strong woody IPA. Flavour is exactly as per the commercial description. Floral, spivey, citrus and a honey sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
A fantastic beer. Whenever I pick up an "American Strong Ale", I’m always a little confused about what I should be expecting. Abominable poursout an amber body with ligh tcopperish tones on the edges. A head of yellowish beige and some beautiful lacing spots. The nose is hoppy and sweet with a big grapefruit note and light malts. A hint of alcohol and odd fruity notes are also detected on the nose. The taste is moderately malted in the middle with a big hop and tangy grapferuit on the finish. A lingering bitterness with a mild alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. Abominable has a medium to full body and a resinous sticky mouthfeel. This is a fantastic "winter beer" analagous to a merger of IPA and Imperial IPA.


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