Gamma Bomb | Warped Wing Brewing Company

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73 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Warped Wing Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
warpedwing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by chrismattlin on 01-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of SierraFlight
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Bill235
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crewfan1952
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dddyyy1223
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of b__a
3.59/5  rDev -7%
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 reebtaerG
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeLacy
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JWess
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -9.6%
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 PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice citrus notes

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Photo of rydev24
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NEOdrinker
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Gamma Bomb from Warped Wing Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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