Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Much like Vancouver Islandís aerial firefighters, this twist on a traditional IPA will extinguish your thirst. This Bomber packs a full payload of hop power delivered on target with the smoothness of wheat malt. With a complex hop flavour balanced in flight with notes of fruit and spice, this beer isnít just for emergencies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
In short: A wheat ale hopped like an American IPA. Above average take on this new trend
How: Bottle 22oz Consumed fresh less than one month after the beer release. Bottle from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Glowing yellow body topped by a large white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is bright tropical fruits, fresh yellow bananas and some herbaceous notes. Taste is full of crisp wheat, nice fresh yellow bananas, mild wheaty acidity, a generous hopping that adds plenty of tropical fruits and grassy notes but without cranking up the bitterness level. Finish is relatively dry and the dry yellowed grass aspect of the hops take over in the after-taste. Nourishing beer, a worthy entry in this new Wheat IPA trend although not the most refreshing example of this bastard style. A fine beer. I like this new trend of Wheat IPAs, I think Wheat IPAs are the best thing since sliced bread topped with bacon strips and then deep-fried in melted butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6785) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle. cloudy yellow, white lace. Leafy hops on a fruity yeast base. Orangepeel and grass. Dry mouthfeel. Medium body. Dry leafy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
2 - 4oz samples at VCBW at the Salt Building in Vancouver pours a golden color with a decent white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mildly yeasty with some grainy malts and some hints of spice. Taste is also yeasty with a mild hop bitterness and a bit of fruit. Medium body with mild carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA, but just not enough hops for the style and a little too fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Hazy, golden yellow with a giant white head. A little hops but not as much as I thought. No bitterness though, very smooth. Great hop aroma. Bottle 2 from Victoria. 071612

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUL 27, 2012
Looks supreme with a royal fluffy crown. Smells of a peppered saison, tastes like a lemony, piney wit. I appreciate the craft of this beer but itís just not my bag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Solid white IPA. Tastes like a blend of a Belgian wit and a Belgian saison, plus lots of hops. Very spicy, bright, citrusy (lemon esters mostly) and refreshing. Slightly earthy (yeasty), tea-like and wheaty. Slight cookie dough sweetness. Lots of white pepper. Healthy amount of hop bitterness provides a lingering bitterness, which blends with some pepper and alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. I believe this is one of the boldest and hoppiest white IPAs Iíve had yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (3132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a slightly murky yellow/brown,and medium persistent head. Yeasty aroma with a hint of lemon and spice. Similar taste with a bit more pronounce lemon. Acidic and bitter finish, perhaps a bit strong for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
Bomber given to me by a friend. Pours an extremely heady cloudy yellow, with an as mentioned very active and bubbly white head, that leaves behind clouds of lacing not unlike Super Mario Bros. Smells like Belgian yeast, and quite sweet. Tastes quite sweet and bitter and very much like Belgian yeast again. Very light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
Opaque orange,small white head.Light spicy yeast nose.Tart spicy yeast fore/mid,long bitter hop end which does not fit with this style. Taste is more like wormwood than hops. Not a great example of an emerging style, try Deschutes Chainbreaker instead !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
Yeasty aroma with coriander, citrus, grass. Body is very Belgian white - replicating the nose with a little bit of citrus hop. This is quite nice, as the belgian flavors fade a lingering bitter yeasty aftertaste emerges.

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