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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“There’s a lot going on in this beer with two yeast strains, copious amounts of wheat malt, and a big focus on ‘C’ hops to deliver a citrus explosion,” explains Green Flash Brewmaster, Chuck Silva. “In fact we lined up more than a dozen hop varieties in the brewery to select three hops with the biggest citrus character to dry hop the beer. “This golden beer pours with beautiful, frothy white beer foam that lasts due to bottle conditioning. Gently rousing the yeast that settles in the bottle will result in a fuller texture and a more cloudy white appearance. The citrus aromas that jump from the glass are largely tangerine up front with other types of citrus notes that mingle with the Belgian yeast esters. Hop flavors of bitter orange zest dominate the brew and linger to the finish with a nice play of American and Belgian yeast combo.” A beer with so many components can be held together with a “Linchpin”. The official “Linchpin” of this beer is the skillful collaboration between the two breweries to create a unique hop-forward brew. Linchpins are symbolic: two simple shapes that combine to strengthen a bond amongst many different pieces.

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4.1
Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle shared at Sander’s place in NYC during an evening of heavy drinking. Pours lightly hazy gold with a big, foamy head. Sugary citrus nose with some lemon and melon highlights. medium sweet flavor with pale malts, white sugar. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Well and hoppy on the finish, with lots of dry citrus, some white bread, mild yeast, faint anise, big sweetness. Very well balanced. I like it.

4
bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bomber from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dishwater orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Primary aroma through the froth is yeast/spice. Sort of golden Belgian ale aroma. Near full bodied. There’s a lot of citrus hop, but if that’s taken out of the equation this starts earthy like a saison, but with a bit too much yeast/spice, and then that 50% NW hop aspect has to be dealt with. This is one really good beer. Yeast/spice into the finish, with a lot of hop riding along. Malt, yeah there’s a substantial backbone, but this is all about spice and hop. Brilliant effing ale.

3.3
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bomber. Pours a hazy yellow gold with large frothy white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is floral hop and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with a strong yeast and citrus with spicy finish. Easy to drink a good IPA from Green Flash.

3.6
Ratman197 (15354) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, spice, pine, light grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, spice, earthiness, light pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Draft. Hazy apple juice body, medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cardamom, some grapefruit, light straw. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, cardamom, some straw. Light-medium body, some acidity.

3.9
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Well, I tried a "white IPA" from a local brewery today that tasted pretty atrocious, so I’m eager to try this one from a couple of breweries that actually know how to make an IPA, and who probably know that making a white IPA does not mean throwing way too many hops into a witbier.

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Bomber from Beer Run. About 60% of the initial pour is head. What beer is there is a hazy lemon yellow. The head is white and frothy. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted bready notes and tons of citrus including orange and grapefruit, as well as some stone fruits. The taste is strong citrus hops, bitter citrus and bready malts. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

4
BeerandBlues2 (13813) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, frothy and creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and straw malt, heavy spices of pepper, coriander, and grains of paradise with light tropical fruity esters and fragrant citrus and pine hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, medium fruity esters, heavy Belgian yeast spices, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
Dogbrick (13759) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
On draught at The Pharmacy in Nashville. The beer pours a hazy bright yellow color with a medium white head that diminishes slowly to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, grapefruit, yeast and wheat. The finish is fruity with a peppery yeast aftertaste. Good beer all around.

3.9
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
(22oz bottle / draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, yeast, and florals. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, wheat, yeast, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

4
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazed golden amber with a large dens foamy white to off white head. Big bright citrus on the nose, musky and full of peels and zest. Deep dense malt background behind it all, hidden behind spicy citrus tones and a zesty citrus beauty. Gorgeous aromas. Medium bodied, first hints of anything musky, long smooth citrus and cool bright hops. Very refreshing and quenching. Intoxicating. Tons going on here, but very focused and direct. Cool and smooth, bright citrus melding with the malt and wheat, touches of muskiness. Finishes with some lingering musk, zesty citrus peels and a hefty grapefruit and quinine bitterness. Very well done, glad to drink the bomber of this.


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