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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 MBBCs first Double IPA. Get a growler to go!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5553) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle. Nose heavy caramel and earth, very sweet with heavy resin, pine, bark, candied orange peel. Rich! Pour hazy golden with a creamy cream head. Very sweet in the mouth with lots of fumes and slightly-hot booze showing, but also vanilla-cream and lemon peel, tangerine, orange; the sugars also combine nicely with Centennial florality. A little raw around the edges, but lively, bright and fresh, smooth, full but not heavy, and dangerously drinkable. Clean and a little sticky. So a tip of the hat is in order, not least for the treasured flashback to the early-mid 2000s. [2016.08.10: 3.5]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3976) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2016
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of malt and hops. Slightly hazy medium golden amber, thick 2" white head, lace cobwebs. Taste is caramel malt that quickly gives way to solid carbonation and deep citrus hops. The hops have a slight sweet edge, so the balance is quite good. Complex, strong, satisfying. It is almost too much, but Id certainly have it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle - Pours orange gold white head - nose/taste of old orange peel, caramel malt, tropical old fruit, and sticky resin - medium body

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2016
Twelve ounce bottle. Orange pour with some head. Aromas are oxidized, herbal and earthy. Flavors are cardboard, wet malt, and some herbal hop ghost.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Aroma is dank fruit. Cloudy orange color with a fair white head. Flavor is one sided with hop flavor and bitterness overriding any malt presence. Mango and melon flavors like aged fruit. Lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (952) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle poured into a snifter..golden/copper with a fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus,pine,caramel and florals..tastes of grapefruit,mango,pine,floral notes..very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours faintly cloudy bright yellow with largish foamy off-white head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, bitter piney flavored hops taste, long bitter finish with citrus peel aftertaste. Robustly hopped but not annoying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4575) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, mango, melon, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big pineapple, peach, mango, melon, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, melon, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent east coast DIPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5259) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
My bottle label is quite different. $3 at vintage. Nice viscous pour with a slight haze and rocky head. Smell is straight up ipa flora with no BO. First taste is heavy ipa all the way. Mouth coating rude nasty hoppy preservative medicinal bite that overwhelms the whole experience. What else can be said except that its terribly on style. Not impressed but if you like this style, seek it out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Sample at The Ohio Taproom. The beer is a slightly cloudy copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of grapefruit, earthy hops and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.


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