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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (807) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
For winter beers its quite good, smells amazing, but as a whole it kind of gets lost as another dark IPA. That said I would drink this always.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3519) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are spices, malty, bitter, citrus, good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2005) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2015
16 oz can split with a friend. Pours clear amber with a white head. Pretty balanced out for a strong ale. Pretty hoppy with some cheese and a bit of nail polish. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Clear amber. Malty aroma with caramelly, biscuity, a bit fruity, with some hops. Sweet malty flavor, caramelly and biscuit, with some fruitiness and bitter citric and piney hops. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3787) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle: poured a caramel with creamy off white to beige head. Aroma is nice mix of hops. Taste is hops bitter forward, sudsy, toasty malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5983) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
Tap at drakes. Tropical and piney hops. Dark Amber, golden lace. Piney start, medium full caramelly chewy body. Quite satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1642) - Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2015
16 oz can- Pours slightly cloudy dark orange with a decent light tan head that slowly reduces. Aroma is hops, which is unexpected and welcomed, spicy rye bread, some caramel malts. The taste is similar to a red IPA, in fact it very much reminds me of Sierra Nevada Flipside Red, which is a good thing when your beer is compared to the masters at Sierra Nevada. Nice caramel malts blend wonderfully with the hops, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2015
Can. Nose is caramel, gingerbread, a bit spicy, pine, grass hops. Orange-brown, clear, with a fine, high head. Spicy, caramel, cherry, pine. Bitter finish. Nice fruitiness. Full and rich. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2673) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
This 7.3% American Strong Ale poured out a vibrant reddish gold with a thin light beige head in my snifter. A powerful hop aroma of piney citrus with a touch of dank rises from the glass to entice the drinker. The zesty carbonation on a soft body is quite satisfying. The taste is sweet malts, fruity hops with just a bit of pine. A very satisfying ale, beyond the beautiful can this is a great beer to check out this winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5417) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a clear, burnt orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is all DIPA, very pithy, orange, herbs, pine, some guava. Flavor has pine, grapefruit, kumquat, orange peel, mild honey. Full bodied, bitter finish. DIPA all the way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2632) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Canned from Trader Joe’s. Dark amber in color. Nose is highly hopped with spicy hops. Flavor is hoppy, malty and slightly sweet. Finish is mostly grapefruit peel. A strong ale in the vein of AB.


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