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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This mythological beer emerges from the depths of our brewery every winter. Made with Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe hops and six organic malts, “A-Bomb” has a complex floral, spicy and citrus hoppiness backed up by just the right amount of malt sweetness. 7.3% ABV, 17 deg. Plato, 70 IBU.

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3.9
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
A pretty ideal winter warmer. You don’t feel that heat until it hits your stomach. Light and smooth. Plenty of hop to counterbalance that sweetness. And some citrus and pine spiciness to cut the caramel flavor.

3.8
Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2013
16oz can picked up at Total Wine in WA
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a big off-white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Floral, dusty caramel and citrus
Taste: Grapefruit, caramel, pine resin with a bitter finish
A nice beer, sweet and malty with lots of hops.

3.5
XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at sunset. Upfront malt blend of toffee and citrus. So tough to pick out specifics. Late aroma of acidic, spiced malt. As bad as it sounds, and truly not intended, the acidic and malty blend of smells reminds me of a malty throw-up, with a mild alcoholic esophagus singe. Taste is fruity (crispy green grapes). Super late medium dry finish. I can't pick out much of this beer, which annoys the hell outta me, but its so good.

3.6
luttonm (6763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
22oz bottle in Seattle. Clear dark whisky. Sweet caramel aroma and first sip, sparkly roast body, sweet dry backbone. Not too herby. Good hop bitter finish. Nice beer

4.2
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a dark reddish color with really bubbly white head that sustains for at least a minute or so. Smells of caramel and burnt sugar, also citrus notes and pine resin. Great balance of bitter and sweet. Good dose of hops for an amber. Definate citrus flavors going on here too. Body is very good and is lightly carbonated. I’m not sure what is wintery about this, and think it could be offered year ’round.

4
stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Large bottle from BCLS 39th/Cambie in Vancouver. Dark reddish-amber color, with generous off-white head. Nose is floral citrus hops. Taste is gloriously hoppy, with some malt backing. Finish is long and bitter. Exceptional!

3.4
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle, copper amber pour. Light citrus hops with a touch of Xmas spice. Slight cinnamon & allspice. Pretty big dose of bitterness. Decent flavor. Bottle art better than beer.

4.5
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Single bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, AB on 12/24/2012. Colour: Medium brown with light brown lacing. Nose: A whole pocket full of fruit and flowers from the hops. Subtle backdrop of toffee. Note of wet leather and tomato sauce. Huge nose with boundless energy. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. Like most brewery winter releases, this one is a bit sweet - but the malt is non-offensive and its integration is as slick as it comes. The hops are crisp and protruding - but again smooth and well crafted. Long, lingering finish of nut and even a dash of maple. Whoever was the mastermind behind this one is a genius.

3.3
stchloe (1112) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
For winter beers its quite good, smells amazing, but as a whole it kind of gets lost as another dark IPA. That said I would drink this always.

3.8
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
19 dec 2012, bottle. Orange/brown and faintly hazy. Nose is resin hops and red fruit. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Big grapefruit hops, very bitter. After the bitterness fades then there is a sweet Ted fruit element. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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