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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Intense hop flavor from six different American hop varieties, backed up by a malty base

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
@ bar in O-Side Ps &Qs or somethin like that. Very clear orange with foamy head. Very piney citrus and slight pepper nose. Flavour slightly nutty, very malty but not sweet, and crisp hop finish. Much like a double IPA?? But I guess an American (Northwest) Strong GREAT brew.(Didnt think it was quite 9.2 until I finished a quart...eys its 9.2)


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16622) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017
On tap at Oceanside Ale Works, pours a cloudy deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out bready malt, toasted caramel and some hop resins. Flavour is rich with caramel and resinous hops upfront, with a very bitter finish. Nicely constructed and well-balanced. Solid.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlong1965 (14) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Poured ruby red, real clear, malty caramel aroma with some peppery hops evident. Extremely malty with very light toast and a pretty thick finish without being too viscous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1062) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar 1.5 years ago ($5.99). POURS a nice deep amber / muddy brown hue with a good two fingers of off-white foam that soon reduces. AROMA of creamy nutty chocolate, toasted dark bread, caramel, and port wine-like sticky dark fruity notes. FLAVOR diverges somewhat from the nose with initial hoppy-fruity notes ("legacy" hops after 1.5 years), followed by more malt-centric notes of mild chocolate, honeyed bread, brown sugar, toffee/caramel, and some stewed dark fruits. Hides the alcohol reasonably well. (89, 1023)

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bomber from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours copper with a yellowish foamy head. Aroma suggests a lot of hop and brown sugar. Med body at best. Flavor is brown sugar and hops that arent too bitter. Very smooth. Nice, but not really exciting. Fair amount of hop, but it takes a long time to show strong bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange amber with a huge beige head that lowered itself pretty quickly, and a honey and malt aroma. There is a slightly astringent yet sweet mixed malt flavor with a dry moderately bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5909) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (22 oz) shared at tasting. Clear amber with a smal lwhite head leaving little lacing. Flavor is rather dull and raw with resinous hops, caramel, lots of alcohol for the abv, medium spiciness and toasted notes. Taste is sweet and boozy with a moderate piney bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Spicy and boozy finish. Malty but lacking malt depth. Boozy for no reason. Bitter without fun hoppy features. Raw, lack of refinement. Poorly executed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whatup14 (1877) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 650ml, bottle share. Couleur cuivre translucide, mousse beige. Arme de malt caramlis, alcool, noix. Got de malt caramlis, alcool. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Clear deep amber gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is super malty, very boozy, red fruits. Taste is lightly sweet, lots of caramel, brown sugar, very sweet. Palate is med full bodied with light carbonation. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
pours unclear bright red, burnt orange, with a small off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. sweet fruity maltiness, melanoidin, some rotten red fruitiness, chalky resin, orange jelly, doughy and sweaty grains. modearte carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and spicy finish. scattered.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ventanas83 (34) - - JAN 9, 2016
Poured tap at source. Clear dark red. Like a garnet jewel. Aroma of toffe malts no roast. Some hops present but all about malty aroma. Super fresh malty toffe taste with the 9+ percent alcohol hidden. Finishes well with no sweetness, just malty joy.


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