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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Since 2001. 100 IBU’s.

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3.6
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap. A : Clearish red with a creme colored head. N: Pineapple, mango, biscuit, pine, earth, damp leaves, some bark. T: Very bitter with a modicum of sweetness. M: Medium, resinous body, big alcohol, biting carbonation. O: An unrestrained Impy red. Fruity, but I still feel it lacks some complexity and mouthfeel to push me over the edge in love.

3.9
douglas88 (9501) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bomber. Pours a bright somewhat cloudy reddish color with a medium white head. A nice big fruity hop resin nose. Massive sweet fruity base combines with huge sticky sweet hops, resin, oranges, some caramel. Wonderful surprise. Sticky lingering hop bitterness. Awesome. Dry yeasty finish.

4.6
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma: malty, spicy, and resinous, with hints of dry leaves and black pepper. Taste/Palate: crisp throughout; starts sweet, and finishes with a long and strong bitterness. Fantastic beer!

4.2
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured from tap at the SE Portland Pub. Aroma is very hoppy and has hints of sweet flowers. Flavor is very "in your face hoppy". Has a high alcohol profile and can taste that at first but it mellowed out as the beer warmed. Has a piney, grassy, floral flavor to it. Finish is bitter yet creamy.

2.9
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
In short: A sticky resinous flowery dark IPA. Brutal strangely and perfumy. Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh soon after receiving it from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Cloudy red-golden body topped by very large beige head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is flowery-perfumy hops with notes of hibiscus and scented pine-tree. Taste has a some cookies maltiness, some hard-candies, too much alcohol presence for an 8.6% brew, a bit of caramel, resinous flowers, bitter orange peels, pine-tree and then more pine-tree sap. The highly resinous sticky bitterness is over the top. After taste is sticky resinous and flower juice. A resinous perfumy sensation from start to finish. This beer is just too much for its own good. Another beer that can do well in a tasting because it is intense, but drinking a full bomber was another story. I don’t care that it’s organic, I didn’t like it, and I don’t have anything against people who are into organic and bio stuff, but suffice to say if you have a favorite type of granola bar our lifestyles are probably very different.

3.9
bhensonb (15487) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours slightly hazy dark copper with a frothy 3 finger beige head. Lots of resin in the aroma. Full bodied with decent carbonation. Flavor is roast malt and resin. Pretty hoppy - but not all that harshly bitter. Finishes reasonably balanced. Malt/hop - no one seems to dominate. Pretty tasty.

3.9
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bomber. Pours a light burgundy and amber color with substantial beige foam. Aroma is hops resin, citrus, toffee and toasted malts. The taste starts out strong on the herbal hops, pine and orange rind flavors along with some caramel, bready malts and grapefruit toward the back end. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with medium carbonation and a malty, citrus peel finish. Overall, nice balance between the citrusy hops notes and caramel malt flavors.

3.6
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
pours clear amber with red small head sweet smell bitter delicious. served at gabf 2012.

3.7
drfabulous (8221) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draught at GABF. Red and hoppy red ale with nice bold taste throughout. Enjoyable.

3.3
gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Brown color, tan head. Hoppy citrus scent. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.


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