Gamma Bomb
Warped Wing Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,096
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,206
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 9.79%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
104
From:
Warped Wing Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Once, there was a dictator so evil he forced upon the masses an industrial beer that had no soul. But then, one good-hearted man, or perhaps many posing as one, rose up and concocted a despot-dethroning flavor bomb that could save the world. Gamma Bomb IPA. A piney India Pale Ale. Exploding with hoppy goodness. Pull the pin.
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 104
Photo of chinchill
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can at the 2019 Dublin Irish Festival. 11 June 2019 canning date stamp on the bottom of the can.
This is a bolder tasting IPA than the aroma suggests. The aroma and the flavor both suggest citrus fruits and baked bread. Moderately bitter for style.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Between Yellow and Orange in color. Smells tropical and tastes between fruity and tropical. I can taste a lot of citris and bit of maybe papaya and also a bit piny. Goes down nice

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Photo of mobergfellOH
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A tad pale for an IPA, with a slight golden hay color. Smells citrusy and sweet. Smell and aftertaste remind me of orange juice. Very bitter, overwhelms the fruit notes until the aftertaste. One of my favorite every day beers.

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Photo of xolectic
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a thick, long lasting head. Hazy amber appearance.

Smell: Fruity, mostly citrus and hops.

Taste: Very bitter, enough to overwhelm the citrus flavor.

Feel: Body is surprisingly light for the intense bitterness.

Overall: Seems stronger than it should be, but tastes better at room temp.

Edit: Tastes better at room temperature, so adjusted score accordingly.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

American IIPA poured from a can into a Bruery tulip. I like the appearance (it's a nice hazy light orange), but the pour is a bit undercarbonated and even rough handling fails to produce much foam. The nose is delightful. Ripe oranges, peaches, some lemon rind, pineapple, and grapefruit.

The beer has a medium body and a flavor that follows the nose well up front. Lots of fresh toast and tropical fruit with a hint of marmalade sweetness, then around mid-palate some cedary, pine-like notes start to kick in. The hops intensify to a weedy, hemp-like abrasive pitch that makes me think there was some over-extraction here. Finishes dry and earthy, with bitter, sappy flavors lingering.

I'm no expert, but I think the brewer has the foundation of an excellent beer here and just got carried away with the hops. I like the fruity bitterness up front, but the oniony flavors on the back end are unpleasant on my palate. Still, I'm sure there are some who love it.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Hazy darkish gold, with fairly low visible carbonation and a thin white head that fades quickly.

S: Tropical fruits, resin, and citrus peel. A biscuity malt sweetness with mild caramel component. Some mild ethanol sweetness in the background.

T: Orange citrus and tropical fruits with mild pineapple. Resin and oily bitterness. Biscuit sweet malts, again with just a hint of caramel though it stops short of obnoxious. Modestly bitter in the hang - resin and more pith.

M: An average heft to the body for style. The alcohol seems a little prominent for this average ABV as listed. Carbonation sensation is a touch lower than average.

O: This is an IPA that drinks rather like a DIPA, and not necessarily in a good way. It isn't my favorite in its hop or malt bill. But it's decent. Scores given are to style, though my personal preference would likely be a bit lower.

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Photo of Beejay
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yellow amber in color with a white head. Big pine and resin aroma. Huge hop flavor with tons of pine and some citrus. Huge resin and hop flavor. Very enjoyable with a lovely bitterness.

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Photo of b__a
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was given this beer in a pint can, which was purchased at a local shop in April 2017. But the canned date was December 01, 2016. Why this was being sold so far after canning is beyond me. As such, I can only attest to the taste after some aging.

It looks and smells like a gassy and piney IPA: pale in color, some head retention, with a boozy, green, sweet nose. The smell is really complex, which I appreciate; and a bit sweet, like an overripe fruit, which I'm less inclined toward. A note: the smell is pine-forward when concentrated (e.g., in the can) but much sweeter when allowed to breathe in a glass.

The taste is really all sweet booze. In a way, the taste reminds me of (mass-production) moonshine, insofar as both have the suggested sweetness of grains with a strong cutting alcohol flavor. Perhaps another comparison is a port wine, with all booze nose but sweet palate.

I again preface with the age on the can---the hops may well have decayed somewhat since December. Even if so, however, the taste is a bit flat *compared to the nose*. The taste just cannot live up to the complex smell. Instead, the beer just tastes like a resiny, sweet IPA made by lesser brewers.

[I tried to compensate in my ratings for the age. I look forward to trying this beer when it's fresher.]

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Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spent the weekend visiting a college buddy in Dayton and got to check out the local beer scene, which is humming after years in the wilderness. This gamma bomb pours a translucent golden color with little head and a grainy nose along with citrus and spice and other hop notes.

Steady, if unremarkable flavor. Nice pine tinged hoppiness overcomes but doesn't erase the malt backbone. Tight bubbled and thick in body keeps the 7.2 abv from intruding. By no means outstanding, this is good, solid microbrew brewed in Dayton, Ohio. Halleluyah!

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can with what appears to be 12/14/16 stamped on the bottom.

It is an orange color. Somewhat clear. A pretty minimal, dull white soapy head that fizzles away quickly like a cola.

It smells very strongly of candied orange, almost like a marmalade, mango, and green pine with a solid amout of biscuit malts.

It tastes basically just like it smells, other than the addition of some stone and grapefruit. A lot of sweet orange up front, and significantly bitter pine on the back end all with a constant honey covered, biscuit like overly strong malt base.

Fairly heavy bodied. It borders on an imperial feel. Also, the carbonation seems off/lacking. It just feels a tad flat, which jives with the appearance.

This isn't a bad beer overall, but nothing I would seek out again. A little too malty and it reminds me of an older citra hopped beer even though it doesn't appear to be. Maybe something was off with this batch/canning though after reading some other reviews.

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Photo of owenwood
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Resin-y, hoppy, citrus explosion. Tough to set it down on a coaster and distract myself from it, so I didn't.... Picked it up at House Bottle Shop in Columbus. Regret that it was just one can in a pick-a-six, as I'd enjoy grabbing a case of this excellent beer. I hope they find a way to get their product into Pennsylvania someday. They've put out one super-drinkable beer after another.

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Photo of PJKSR02
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good local IPA here. Picked up some that was within two weeks of canning, while in the area. Are there other, and better, IPAs out there? Yes, but if you're into supporting local operations while traveling, and you're a hop head, grab some Gamma Bombs in Dayton, O.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprised at the somewhat lukewarm reviews herein. My experience was very good. I have found this brewer to be a bit hit or miss in the past, but this qualifies as a "hit" in my book. Awesome? Not really. Very good? Absolutely.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 4pck of Gamma Bomb from the beer store just down the street from the new house. It poured a copper with floaties....didn't cut the pour off fast enough...hate floaties! Had white head that left a spotty lace. The scent was slightly citrus bitter. The taste was sweeter than expected with some bitter citrus flare. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer. ...gonna cut the pour sooner on next can.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can (canned 06/2016) served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Cloudy orange-amber with a massively thick off-white rocky head. Lots of persistent lacing all over the glass. There are floaters of sediment in the beer indicating either can conditioning or all the hop sediment came along with the pour. Nice color and foam - I would have ranked it higher if they had done a bit of clarification on this beer prior to canning it.

Smell: Lots of Citra hops - orange, a bit of pine, some grapefruit.

Taste: Nicely hoppy but a simple blend of orange citrus, pine, and bready malt. A bit of citrus rind bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick - quite smooth. Quite sticky on the teeth with all the hop oils and some lingering hop oil residue noted. Good carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: A definite hop bomb, and a good size serving of it with a full pint can. I enjoyed it as a slow sipper but one per evening is enough. I would try again, maybe on tap to see how it is without all the sediment. A simple hop profile AIPA, but deep in flavor and aroma with that simple profile. Very nice.

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Photo of pkalix
2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

what the hell is a 'stone fruit' anyway?
way behind the times, apparently.... everyone is brewing this new 'juicy' style and these guys are just now putting out this malt-y, overly-sweet, difficult concoction they call an IPA.... eh, it was a 'throw-in', so i guess that explains it.... sorry guys. such an old recipe and not really a great one for 7.2 %.... as the can says..... "pull the pin".....

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a medium orange hue, nice frothy white head and great lacing. Smell is plenty lemon grass, fresh cut grass, citrus like orange peel and lemon zest. Some tropical fruit is present as well such as mangos and pineapples. Stone fruit stands out with the taste with a nice blend of biscuit malt and hop resin in the back end. Moderately low carbonation.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fullfilling beery aspirations of comic book heroes, the big green guy is met with a big green beer- chocked full of hops for a mean bitter taste but unlike the Hulk, this beer's got some balance in mind.

Bright amber and with a mildly diffused glow, the hazy golden globe of a beer builds a creamy white froth before casting a bouquet of citrus, tropical and herb. Its malty introduction to the palate is soft, caramel and biscuity with hints of honey and toasted pecan.

With the sweetness slowly in retreat, the hops build on the middle palate- charging forward with juicy pink grapefruit, slightly over-ripe orange and a light marmalade, stone fruitiness emerges. An herbal bite of fresh grass clippings, lemon verbena and sun tea round out bulk of hop flavor before a resinous, pine-like bitterness grips the back of the throat.

Medium-bodied and trending dry, the IPA retains just enough malt underpinnings to keep the hops supported and slightly balanced with caramel as the taste continues to dry. With bitterness in tow, the long hop aftertaste trends herbal and of citrus peel.

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Photo of barczar
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Extremely grassy, woody aroma, herbal tea, with hints of muted citrus and pineapple.

Flavor is herbal and woody, as well. Really reminds me of tea at the base, with some sharp grapefruit notes that fade. Finish is fairly bitter.

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