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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2013
22oz bottle from PDX. Clear deep amber with a smallish off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel, prune and alcohol,. Flavor is toasty/bready malt, clean hop bitterness, dried fruit and a light alcohol warming. Medium body with a somewhat slick mouth feel. Really interesting beer, lots of northwest hop character with toasty malt and light alcohol, it all comes together well.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (601) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2016
Hazy amber color with white head. Aroma has some citrusy hops, orange mostly, and some sweet malts. Taste is quite hoppy, the earthy, piney type, very west coast. Body is medium to full with a good amount of carbonation. Really good beer overall, but nothing really special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7127) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at Bøker & Børst, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber/red with a small white head. Aroma is weak malty, caramel. Taste is overall sweet, lots of caramel malts, with a shy dry citrussy finish. Fair enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2681) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is malt, caramel, sweet ripe fruits, grapefruit, hint of toffee, fruity piney hops. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and bitter. Body is above medium. Very tasty ripe fruity piney hoppy malty IIPA-ish beer, my kind of ’winter ale’.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2016
1 pint can @ Timo A.
Pours slightly hazy amber color with a small head. Slightly stuffy malty aroma, fruity notes, resinous hops and some hints of herbs. Orange on the flavor, resinous hops, herbs, some malts too and tropical fruit sweetness. Again a bit stuffy but decent.
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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ schnapps flute ][ 12.20.15 ]
translucent caramel, thin white ring, oily cap. Melon and orange hop sweetness, light resin, light paper. Front is juicy, definitely sweet, light caramel and orange sweetness, less sugar than last four, finishing filmy, plastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6338) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle at the main December DC RB gathering. Poured an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma was light citrus notes, light floral character. Flavor had some light citrus, some light spicy notes. Light caramel toffee character. Flavor was nice and felt a lot lighter than it ultimately ended up being.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shippy (43) - - DEC 22, 2015
Poured from a bomber. Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, and maybe some woodiness. Flavor starts with citrus notes, followed by pine, some light malt, and spices before a fairly bitter finish. Medium bodied with a little carbonation. Overall an intriguing mix of flavors that starts like a summery IPA and finishes more like a winter ale. I’d prefer more of a wintery taste throughout, but a very tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ipaluvr082 (71) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Pint can. Nice dark amber color with a fine caramel head. Aromas of sweet citrus and straw. Hoppy off the bat with a sweet nutty finish, not too sweet though. Rounds out with a sticky resinous feel on the palate. Yeti another one please!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1612) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
From a pint can at the Ratebeer Dec 20 gathering 2015. It is a clear amber with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a bitter sweet with hints of citrus and has a very bittersweet finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Some caramelized, boiled down malt and some light citrus. Pours amber with decent head. Light sweet and tangy finish. Tall can shared at tasting. Barley wine kind of feel.


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