Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Appears in its basic form (extra dry hopped, unfiltered cask) semi-regularly at bars such as Volo and the Judge. Watch for special versions at festivals which have used different hop varieties.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (2006) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Cask to pint glass Orange, plum, peach, flowers, with light booziness. Cloudy amber with a frothy and mottled white head. Taste is tangerine, spruce, hops, peach. Smooth, very smooth...I love cask ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
On cask at Beaus Octoberfest. Amber with an off white head. Citrus hops but surprisingly mild for a beer with "bomb" in the title and not much else going on the nose; however quite bitter, almost astringent on the palate, dry, more pine then citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
Cask. En ft, verre de dgustation au Beaus Oktoberfest 2012 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arme: Lgre odeur dhoublon. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got de pamplemousse et de fruits tropicaux. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #4576)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Smells musky with some hops. No distinctive character in hops. Pours golden clear. Some initial head, no lacing slightly above average carbonation. Aftertaste slightly sour - not much bitterness for IPA. On cask at Monarch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13556) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
A golden amber with a thin off white head. In aroma, a light grainy malt with grassy British hops, OK. In mouth, a grassy green hops, wet dough notes, OK. Cask at Beaus Oktoberfest Sept 29 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
Cask at Volo, Toronto, as Hop Bomb Dry Hopped IPA
Muddy deep blond color with frothy head. Delicate aroma of citrusy hops. Low carbonation, lean body, nice and dry malt flavor, delicate hopping, with nice qualities but not shouting; a bit grassy in the end. Delicate and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (4103) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at Beaus Oktoberfest (Valkleek Hill, ON). Golden body with a thin bubbly head. Nice hoppy aroma with malty, spicy, and grapefruit hints. Its rather thin hoppy taste carries citrusy notes and ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
cask days @ beaus oktoberfest, 2012. wet-hopped. clear pale golden with a small white cap. light citrus, floral, herbal notes. fruity - pineapple, yeasty, lemon, short to medium long finish. light to medium body. decent but lacks in the new ipa-world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (3024) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Drank on cask at the Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest 2012, September 29. Under the name Wet Hop Bomb with Brampton Hops. Blonde pale, thin head. Aroma of fresh and green hops, fruity notes. Green and sweet hop flavor, many fresh herbs, slightly bitter. A little green for me, but its good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
550ml cask draught
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on May 25, 2012 at "Cest What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent golden red colour with a thin white head. The aroma was weak caramel, funk, and floral hops. Definitely not a hop bomb in aroma. The mouthfeel was on the thin side with mild carbonation. The flavour was weak citrusy hops, some sweet caramel notes, and some yeast. I was hoping for a whole lot better.

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