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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


tiggmtl's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
At Maakun’s. Can shared by me. Sweet caramel malts strong hops. Piney, orange peels, nettles. Medium sweet, strong bitter. Full bodied and very nice flawless texture and mouthfeel. I’lLL TAKE IT ANY TIME! Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (2362) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Can shared thanks to sjogro. Slight hazy amber with quite big off white head. Lime, mango, passion fruit, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cake, pineapple. Lots of fruity hops with strong malt base which works well together. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (604) - 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 (7132) - 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 (2682) - 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 (8479) - 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 (6341) - 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!


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