RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (1007) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4391) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CHUDNW (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Huge hops aroma up front, Northwest style. Booze is quite detectable. Pours a nice copper color with a thin head. Lots of carbonation on the tongue, resounding hop bitterness, nice balancing with sweet malt. Sticks around for awhile. Highly drinkable winter warmer. Build me a wet snowman.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap. A hoppy ale with lots of malt backbone. Its much like a really alcoholic IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Out of a can from Uptown. Pours a copper color with a smooth white head. Smells quite hoppy and tastes very balanced between hoppy and malty. An excellent beer! I think I may have a new favorite winter seasonal!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1961) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Can to taster Strong alcohol, cherries, tamarind, and pine. Clear reddish amber with a thin tan head. Sweet throughout, nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18424) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Tap at Hopworks Bike Bar, Portland - 07/11/12. Clear mid amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edges. Pale malt nose, light pine, some hops. Tastes of caramel malt, pine, hops, light grapefruit tones. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Above average, drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1526) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours dark orangish amber with creamy off-white head that laces well. Aroma of citrus hops and semi-sweet toffee malts. Taste is rich caramel malts with bold floral hop notes of pine and grapefruit. Finish is bitter but doesnt linger. This could easily pass for a strong fresh hop IPA or a malty red ale. Winter ales run a pretty wide gamut - this is among the lighter bodied and hoppier ones out there. I probably prefer mine with a darker malt profile, but this is still delicious. One of the best from Hopworks.

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