Down Under Bomb
Sloop Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #900
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,481
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 5.5%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
67
From:
Sloop Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  14
SCORE
92
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Notes: Down Under Bomb is an IPA that uses hops exclusively from Australia and New Zealand - Galaxy, Rakau, and Motueka. Aromas of tropical fruit skin and gooseberry. Flavor profile is ripe stone fruit and Big League Chew (bubble gum).
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metter98 from New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy whitish yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and a thin film of bubbles covering the surface after it died down.
S: Moderate aromas of stone fruit are present in the nose along with notes of lime.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has more balance between the flavors of lime and stone fruit. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like it could come from New England, but has a good mix of aromas and flavors from hops "Down Under."

Serving type: can

May 21, 2020
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Jlabs from New York

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass via can

Color is a dark murky yellow

Smell is a clean and sweet citrus..pineapple and lemon

Taste is slightly bitter citrus..tastes less acidic than juice bomb

Medium carbination

Nice full mouthfeel on this
One of the better juice bomb variants

Nov 16, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10/17/18 canning date..freshie tall can from the source.


Full on milk shakey, over hazed NEIPA pour..large and lasting and lasting cap, then leaving fine and wispy strands of lacing, as well as some blobs of sheeting.

Ripe and fresh pineapple and earthy dank on the sniff.

Bright, complex, flavorful, delicious...nutty yeastiness in the final pours.....wow, full flavor and quite yummy, with lime, pineapple, fresh dank....great stuff...go get some

Oct 28, 2018
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours dark opaque orange not sure I have seen one this dark almost a black orange. Huge soapy white head with excellent retention. Sheets of lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Overly ripe cantaloupe, mango and pineapple, great hop aroma, galaxy comes out well. Bitter citrus peel and grains.

Taste - Very juicy and sweet, super ripe cantaloupe, mango, papaya up front. Grapefruit, bitter citrus peel on the finish flavors are very well balanced.

Feel - Soft creamy full bodied, really soft carbonation smooth creamy dry finish.

Overall - Very well done IPA, great flavors wonderful nose balanced soft and easy drinking.

Oct 25, 2018
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KidDoc from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap into tulip glass and poured a nice light Amber cloudy with decent head. Little retention and lacing. Nice fruit aroma and taste with a bit more trailing bitterness than expected but still very nice overall

Aug 23, 2017
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Bluecrow from New York

3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-very cloudy tan-orange tap pour with 1 cm foam cap. Aroma is tropical. The first two draws were bitter and seemed thin, but a strong mango-orange flavor blossomed and a touch of resin was noted.

Aug 11, 2017
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Extraordinarily cloudy -- giving this beer caramel look. No head. A couple of spots for lace.

I get sage and oregano smells. Attractive but not very beer like.

It starts with a mild, almost creamy base. This is overwhelmed by a strong, seriously bitter hop stab on the swallow. interestingly, the aftertaste is not nearly so severe. Rich body with a lower level of carbonation. There's also a strong yeast flavor throughout.

May 21, 2017
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musicsherlock from New York

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can from the brewery

Not just hazy but solid orange like stained glass
Smells of tangerines and mango
Tastes of tropical fruits
Feels thick like drinking chlorophyll, mild carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Not cloying
Overall a fun IPA, more like their Green Islands IPa

Apr 30, 2017
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dstanmyer from New York

4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A classic east coast offering. Incredibly cloudy and juice like; murky orange. The nose is yuge; intoxicating! So juicelike one doesn't pick up much alcohol! So easy to drink!

Apr 30, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stoneyard Craft Beer Hall and Grill in Webster, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazy dark orange, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells pretty tropical and nice, with some pineapple, passionfruit, and grapefruit, and very little noticeable malt character.

I'm not sure what this is hopped with, but I can imagine it's with some choice NZ and Aussie hops. They are used well here, as this has a pretty exotic character to it, with some definite passionfruit, some pineapple, maybe some stone fruit, definitely grapefruit, and a hint of piney and dirty weed on the finish.

This has a very soft mouthfeel, it feels like a NE-style IPA on the palate without hazing the uber hazed over look to it.

Sloop is pretty quietly one of the most consistent breweries in NYS. They make some super nice beers.

Feb 07, 2017
Down Under Bomb from Sloop Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 67 ratings