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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 31, 2012
There’s nice cookie-dough-like malt sweetness beneath strong orange and grapefruit citrus hops in the aroma. Clear brown body is topped by a decent, off-white head that recedes to a lasting cover with some lacing. Strong malt flavours offset by strong bitterness with plenty of citrus hop flavours and some resiny notes. Sweetness comes out in the finish but the slightly harsh bitterness really lingers. Medium body with soft-bubbled carbonation makes for a very nice mouthfeel. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle from the BCLS at Hellsgate in January 2012.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (121) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
16 oz can. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel and biscuit. Taste/Palate: thick; starts sweet and creamy, and finishes crisp (almost sharp), with a long bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (96) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Poured from a can. Appearance is a darker, syrupy red color. Aroma indicates a malty and not overly spiced beer. Flavor has some sweetness to it, but not sickly sweet like many Winter Ales. Overall it is just a nice, malty, thick but easy drinking beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3755) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Can. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has some earthy grass elements to it with a bit of bread to it, and seems remarkably fresh. Taste is light and fresh, with a slight bitterness to it. Really nice and easy. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (890) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2014
On tap. A: Semi - clear caramel with an off-white head. N: Pineapple, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, leaves, earth, pine, bubble gum. Buttered toast. T: Bitter and sweet. M: Medium body with a soft carbonation and some resins. O: A big sweet balanced beer. Flavorful and expressively hopped. Great winter warmer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (116) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a very nice caramel brown with burnt white head. Very floral and citrusy aroma. Taste is immediately floral and citrusy, and the velvety mouth feel is fantastic. Very nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (949) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2014 poured from tallboy to glass. Deep copper hue with creMy off white head that lingered. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, bread, tangerine, grassy. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet initially followed by a great hop bitterness. Overall this is a really nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (374) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bread crust, spicy/resiny hops, caramel, burnt sugar, raisins, dried apricot, pine.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"This beer achieves a nice balance between dark malts, lighter malts, and spicy and citrus hops, but was still pretty bland, and therefore ultimately forgettable. Maybe I’m the anomoly...95 on RB when had/97 now."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Can. Love the art work! Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Toasted grains, floral, citrus, and a lighter caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BooRadleyRed (10) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bomber. Such a nice drinking beer for the winter. Love the hop forward taste and interesting aroma. The higher carb scores points with me as well.


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