vidacafe (10) - Seaside, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great seasonal ale, very pretty burnt orange/amber colored with frothy white head. Hints of nutmeg and cinnamon and alcohol. Wonderful seasonal beer but 7.3% should definitely be in larger font on the can! Great great ale though. Warming and nostalgic flavor.
cudashots (1) - - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
amazing. first organic beer. sorry for jumping. had to pull the tab on #2 twenty minutes later. I’m smiling. seriously I just said that. this is good
Mattrad (3) - - APR 5, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite winter beer. When this beast hits the shelves every fall I get excited. A-Bomb is not the faint of hops. It has both citrus and floral sroma from the cascade for a winter which is uncommon but it allows the right blend of pine from the Simone. These guys from Portland are making it right!
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Single bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, AB on 12/24/2012. Colour: Medium brown with light brown lacing. Nose: A whole pocket full of fruit and flowers from the hops. Subtle backdrop of toffee. Note of wet leather and tomato sauce. Huge nose with boundless energy. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. Like most brewery winter releases, this one is a bit sweet - but the malt is non-offensive and its integration is as slick as it comes. The hops are crisp and protruding - but again smooth and well crafted. Long, lingering finish of nut and even a dash of maple. Whoever was the mastermind behind this one is a genius.
BEERJACK33 (1) - Bonney Lake, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer. Great malt hop balance. Hits my soft spot for Centennial and Simcoe. Also redeems my experiences with organic beers.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hopworks Urban Brewery--HUB--ABOMINABLE WiNTER ALE--ORGANiC BEER--2010. 7.30% ABV. 70 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Light tan big dense tight lacy lasting head. Enticing dark amber color. Huge floral pine citrus toasted hop front. Earthy sweet dry spicy hop resin zesty malty toasted caramel fruit body. Rich balanced smooth malty hop spice NW Winter Ale end. WOW! Abominable Hops! Sampled 10/25/2010 from 22 oz. bottle purchased at The Ballard Market, Seattle for $5.39 on 10/23/2010.
epruittftw (18) - fort worth, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the pub. A Hoppy red ale. Very nice. Their best offering. Me likey.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My brother Rick and I shared this one with Strykzone via a joint tasting through Facebook Chat. This poured from the 22 oz bottle a clear rich copper color with a good looking yellowish head and and very serious lacing rings. Overall a treat for the eyes. The nose is a plethora of hops with flowers, pine, and citrus and top of some very tasty malts. The body is medium and the mouthfeel greasy and it goes down nicely. The flavor is an excellent balance of malts and hops showing a very nice bitterness carries over into the long dry, bitter finish. This is sort of like a DIPA, but delivers even more flavors than that style and the bitterness is under-control an replaced by tastiness. An outstanding beer.
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a can (with the best design ever). Was the first Hopworks beer I had (2 years ago) and always a favorite.