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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe, and loads of Amarillo make this brew the monster it is. This Hopbomb is MBBC’s first Double IPA. Get a growler to go!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DisraeliEers (7) - Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
Aroma is a pleasant blend of hop oils and caramel malty sweetness, with some booze. Though I left the dregs, there was some floating matter. No big deal. It’s pretty balanced for the style. The huge malty body is balanced by the C-hop additions. Citrus, pine, some stonefruit, and booze (though less than the aroma would imply) compliments the caramel sweetness. Some breadiness comes in at the very end along with the rest of the bitterness. There’s something deep in the flavor that’s a touch offputting but I can’t place it; maybe one of the hop essenses that my tongue doesn’t like. Mouthfeel is great, a full, resiny body balanced with a good level of CO2 to clean the palate. Dangerously drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Had it out of a bottle, pours a slightly hazy orange hue and a thick sudsy white head. Heavy malt, hop taste, thick as thighs I say with a rich hop aroma to boot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 On tap at Doc Watson’s in Toledo. Gold pour with thin off-white. Aroma is resiny citrus and caramel. Tastes are well rounded pine, grass, citrus hops and sweet malt. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (892) - , Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle from trade. Nice aroma of citrus and pine. Orangeish pour with billowy head with lacing. Smooth for a dipa and I like that. Citrus and hops are throughout beer but always balanced. Niiiiice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (998) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle via trade. Pours a hazy orange with Moderate white head. Aroma is a mix of fruit and dank. Flavor is sweet and balanced with a firm hop bitterness with a ton of juicy fruit and citrus. Really like what the hops are doing in the flavor. Very well balanced. No alcohol noted. Slightly drying finish. If you like Amarillo this is well done. But after a glass 12oz of Amarillo juice is too much.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Jake. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Big pineapple, grapefruit, and honey on the nose. Caramel, orange peel, and pine. Flavor is bitter pine, sweet caramel, candied orange, and a touch of booze. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple. A bit sweet, but otherwise good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (346) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle purchased at Maumee Bay Brewpub. It poured a clear golden to orange hue with a frothy off-white head with spotty lacing. Has a sweat, citrus-hop aroma and taste, with a slightly bitter, grapefruit finish. Very enjoyable for Maumee Bay’s first Double IPA effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a kinda hazy orange with a very large head and aromas of grain dust, pineapple and tropical fruit. Flavor is honey sweet and a little sticky with a nice Amarillo hop presence. It has nice balance and is a little on the sweet side for a double IPA, but it is very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have sticky citrus notes, some resiny hops, sweet malts, caramel, lightly toasted malt and some grass. The finish has moderate bitterness. A decent surprise out of Northern Ohio.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1728) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 12oz bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, dank tropical fruit, and caramel malt. Taste of bitter pine, citrus skins, grapefruit, and lots of caramel maltiness.


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