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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed in honor of the famous youtube video. Not quite red, not quite IPA...but quite big. This beer is built on a solid malt foundation of medium crystal, biscuit, and vienna for a considerable dose of toffee, bread and nutty flavors and aromas. We then laced the beer with hops throughout the process. First hops go into the first wort runoff and hops continue to be added through the boil, after boil, and then dry-hopped in our conditioning tanks at 37 degress. Ranbow 1 = MALT; Raibow 2 = HOPS: A double rainbow of flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
pours a cloudy dark brown with a medium size tan head, and very good lacing. smell is floral, malt, and some citrus. taste is dry, fruits (mainly pear and apple), malt, caramel, citrus, hops, and pink grapefruit. ends just a little bitter. overall well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a amber colored body that supports a tan head of tall foam. The aroma offers up some malts, a thin bit of roasted malts, a dash of toffee, a sliver of pine hops, a touch of dank onion like hops and a biscuit malt sort of thing. Overall there’s enough hops going on to keep the varied maltiness at bay. The taste has a distinctive Arragant Bastard Ale to it, which I enjoy. I get roasted malts, some pine hop goodness and then a mild dank onion hop spiciness. Nice! It has a pleasing malty to roasted malt base, a good dose of pine hop bitterness and smooth hop flavor. I dig the double rainbow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. The aroma is heavy caramel, Vienna malt, bready. The flavor is toffee, caramel, sweet berries, a bit of smoke. Interesting. Not super hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
This 22 oz bottle was shared in a joint tasting with Strykzone via Facebook Chat.. He had his own bottle of course.. Poured a muddy dark amber color with a beige head and good lacing. Nose of sweet caramel malt. Some floral and citrus. Rich body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is like a barley wine. Shows malts first, and then the floral and citrus hops. Low bitterness. Fruit and a hint of nuts shows in the finish. Hard to find a style for this unless "good" is a style. Liked this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This beer pours darker brown and is opaque. A two finger plus beige head leaves thick lacing. LOTS of semi suspended solids. The aroma is very malty but is also very fruity. First sip is of a malted up IPA and it is on the hot side. All kinds of fruit and all kinds of malt. The fruit is citrus and tropical varieties. The malts bring toffee, biscuits and a lot of sweetness. Some rye pops in. This beer is part barley wine, part IPA (and part double), and even some Irish ale. This beer works but only so well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Solid hoppy red. I drank most of the bomber, poured the last of it into my glass, and went down to the auto parts store. When I came back (half an hour later) it had separated into a clear, dark amber layer and a 1-inch layer of tan sludge. First time I’ve seen trub come from a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (963) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
bottle, pours a redish gold, nice head, some lacing. nose is malt and hop, some sugars, muddy bitter attack, with a wet finish. okay, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear amber color. This is a confusing beer... Nose has some rye spice to it, yet has some sour fruit elements. Definitely a bold aroma that’ll make you think. Taste is a little bitter from the hops, yet finishes sour. Remarkably warming as a drink, which was welcome on a cold winter day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4709) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Rich hazy muddied brown coloured body with a thin deep tan head about two centimetres thick. Aroma of earth, pungent dry and herbal hops, some alcohol and a few hints of sugars. Medium-bodied; Great balance of hops and dry malt with an emphasis on the hops - very nicely layered throughout with some good sweetness and twangs of earth. Aftertaste is nice with a bitterness flavour from the hops and some smooth sugars at the tail end. Overall, a nice beer with an emphasis on the hops and a good balance throughout! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon a few hours ago on 07-December-2013 for US$4.99 sampled in my hotel room here in Portland just an hour or two later on 07-December-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2013
From bottle. Deep amber in color. Citrus aroma with some sweet maltiness. Taste is dark malt and very tart citrus hops, with a bitter note. A bit too bitter and unbalanced in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Yeast sediment, chunky and present. Murky brown body. American hops present. Clean caramel toffee malts. Clean H20. Pleasant, not mind blowing. No roastiness, caramel complexity, strong hop flavors. Strawberry fruit roll-ups. First drain pour in a while. Taste like nail polish as it warms.

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