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style
RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Just like a gambler doubling down in Vegas so is this beer on the hops. The heavy handed additions of Magnum, Simcoe, and Chinook drives the hop charge over the top. Malt, being the counterpart in this beer, is built upon Pale, Crystal, Carapils, and Munich. All this combined creates a royal flush of a brew. If you don’t LOVE hops, then don’t even bother!

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Big thanks to boyalyl for this one. Served in a cervoise. Pours a slightly-murky peach color with a nice head. The nose is overloeaded with tropical fruit -- lots of mango along with peach and a hint of pineapple. A bit of citrus as well. Flavor is similarly fruity with strong bitterness and just a touch of malt. Other than a bit of excess alcohol, this was quite easy to drink.


3
teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2017
Bomber pours a cloudy orange with a one finger yellow-eggshell head and light lacing. Aroma is primarily citrus with wood and malt. Taste is very hop heavy, bitterness is high, flavor is citrus dominant, alcohol taste is abundant, aftertaste is just OK and is long lasting. Overall it’s mediocre, and I definitely prefer either their regular IPA or "Joe" to this one.

3.8
luttonm (6282) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Chuck’s CD, Seattle. Deeper orange-gold, touch of haze, small hop. Resiny citrus, pineapple, pine sap. Definite thick pineapple. Fairly sweet, full clean balanced juice and bitter. Clean and very tasty. I dig it.

3.6
robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 22, 2016
(22oz. bottle) - Pours a huge white foam. Cloudy orange body. Big aroma of citrus and pine resin. Flavors of apricot with a tad bit of light caramel and orange. Bitterness lingers on the palate for a while. Thick mouth feel. Enjoyed it. But, probably won’t be on my radar to go out of my way to buy it (It was 50% off at Safeway!!)

3.9
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Lots of mango, pine and other citrus fruit (grapefruit mostly) on the nose and flavor. Tastes and smells very very fresh. Clear golden orange w decent head, feel is slightly sticky. Good brew.

4
Brentv (672) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2016 Growler fill from Fred Meyer in Beaverton, OR. Clear golden pour with a small white head. Big citrus aroma. Taste is citrus and mango fruit with some pine and a strong bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.

3.1
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Lightly hazed ruby-amber with a short a disjointed head. Aroma impression is raw malt, caramel, cereals, mushroom / mold, cedar, orange juice, pineapple juice. It’s full-bodied, rich, sticky and semi-sweet with strong bitterness and acidity.

3.8
tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mango initially, tropical fruits. Gets more herbal as it warms. Taste is tropical marmalade, herbal and sweet. Kinda dank and wet. Not bad.

3.6
Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bomber poured a clear orange with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, orange zest, dankness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange zest, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.9
Gerbeer (3756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
On tap. Pours amber with moderate head. Aromas of pineapple, citrus, and other tropical fruit. Flavors of fruit gummies, bitter lemon, pine and dried melons on a sweet malt base. Smooth. N

4
rblib2 (55) - - JAN 23, 2016
4’s across the board! This one is fruity & bitter and lip smacking good. Although ABV is over 9, the alcohol is offset by the smooth malt and enormous amount of hops that it’s barely noticeable. Enjoy!


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