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Boatrocker Hop Bomb

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Brewed by Boatrocker Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Braeside, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sometimes you just want more. So we’ve made a beer with more of the best ingredients available, More malt. More hops. More flavour. This hop bomb is brewed in the tradition of the US West Coast IPA’s with generous hop additions throughout the boil and loads of dry hopping at the end of fermentation. Enjoy!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours with great enthusiasm to reach up with a tumultuous two inches of rocky white foam atop a deep, ruddy amber. Bright but speckled by a fine yeast. Big, bold, tropical fruit punch nose. Whacks the olfactories with hints of ripe tangelo, cumquat, mango and apricot with a spiced, camphorous, piney mix to meld it altogether. An initial rounded fruit sweetness precedes a sharp, herbal bitterness. Ample tropical fruit just like the nose with a hankering towards tangy citrus. Quite creamy and full in mouthfeel. Lasting, quenching, herbaceous finish with blushings of bitter, underripe citrus. Rich, toasted malts compliment it well. Very clean and refreshing stuff. So deadly sessionable. This is a killer pale ale. Well crafted, fresh and surprisingly good. Loved it! (33cL, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (229) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
What a surprise! A hop bomb indeed - equally herbal/fruity hops and enough biscuity malt to back it up - well made and damn enjoyable - a terrific APA (Australian Pale Ale) right in the groove of a US high octane pale. Glad to drink a lot more of this one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mydogjet (21) - - JUL 12, 2014
Poured into a glass. Slightly cloudy due to sediment, small off white, quickly shrinking head. Smells strongly of stone fruit and pine. An agin with the stone fruit and pine in the mouth and a bitter after taste. This is a really lovely beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
(On tap) Clear amber with reasonable white head. Nice citrus and pine aroma. Light body with good carbonation. Fresh tang over biscuity malt to start. Peppery spice develops and then the hops build for a nice bitter finish. Not over the top just nicely very hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (472) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
Gold, slightly hazy with a decent white head. Malty, piney, slightly tropical fruit aromas. Taste is malty, with big hoppy, fruity bitterness and a little sweet. Nice - easy drinking

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (965) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 9/6/2014. Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden with a small head. Has a nice fruit driven hop aroma with some floral notes. Flavour wise, it’s big and bold. There’s some caramel malt up front, but the sweet fruit comes to the fore, particularly apricot, lychee, peach, pear pineapple and mango. The hops are big, grapefruity, lingering and enormously satisfying. Has a medium body and fairly lively carbonation. A very impressive, supremely well balanced IPA - certainly right up there in terms of Aussie brews. Another winner from Boatrocker.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (269) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours clear gold with a beige head. Very strong pine aroma and taste. Medium carbonation. All about the hops with a little citrus peel and lychee. Light bodied for an ipa. Very sessionable however not my favourite. Super dry finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3092) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar. Rating from December 2013. Hop bomb indeed. Fills the mouth and kills the taste buds for a while.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ngejo (143) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, very bitter, light body, & bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
donniemillan (31) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2014
It has a strong, fresh aroma of fruit and pine, the taste matches the name - bomb of hops, great strong flavored IPA.


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