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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, spice, grapefruit, light yeast and light pepper. Plate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, lemon zest, white pepper, grapefruit zest and light yeast with a smooth dry bitter lingering peppery citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarryBeast (611) - - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 650ml bottle. Aroma of green hops, tropical fruit, yeast, coriander. Pours a foggy light yellow with decent amount of foamy off-white head. Great mix of sweet and bitter; an IPA/wheat beer hybrid with a long, interesting dry hop finish. New, exciting, refreshing. This beer is right on target.

   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
banannas ??? this beer looks more like juice with just the right amount of hops easy drinking and really refreshing its no chainbreaker but it is still hella good vancouver island brewing has been killing it lately

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours an opaque cloudy golden yellow with a medium white head. Nose is very Belgian, more like a Tripel or a very dry Belgian Ale, with lots of yeast, coriander, citrus peel, some banana and clove - some citrus hops. Flavour is quite dry and yeasty, like a Belgian Ale, with champagne yeast, very dry citrus peel, Belgian spices, and some feint banana - finishes spicy and dry hoppy. High carbonation, very dry all around, yeasty, spicy and bitter. Surprisingly delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markschiedon (595) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle 650ml. Slightly unclear golden beer with a giant head. A very fruity aroma with in a second smell the hops. The taste is very hoppy and spicy. So mainly bitterness in the taste. When the beer warms up it gets more fruity. Itís medium carbonated.

   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.

   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

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