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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Hop Bomber Pale Ale is an all out attack on your taste buds. With over 60 hop bittering units, this beer has a spicy backbone from the use of fresh rye malt and is dry hopped for a crisp refreshing flavor. Hop Bomber is truly a Hop Heads dream. Best served at 59ºF in a pint glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrBunn (2508) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a HUGE fizzy head that makes me wonder about infection before I even start. Approach with the nose indicates it’s probably OK... caramel malt, apple juice, a little bit of orange peel or some citrusy hops. First sip indicates this is infected. My rating, therefore, is more indicative of QC than the beer itself. I will rerate this when I get a chance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weihenweizen (1872) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear amber with small beige head. Some lacing, low carbonation, and watery texture. Taste rye malt, some pine, and finishes dry herbal bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3239) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Poured from a bottle. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thick white head of foam. Nice bubbly lacing sticking to the glass. Aroma is piney and sweet. Taste is sweet initially, but then moves on to an herbal, pine hop presence and a sweet and piney finish. Dry, yet smooth and refreshing. This is really a delicious beer. I wish it was a little more readily available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Nose a nice blend of lively PNW hops with a clear-cut rye addition and light caramel. Clear orange pour with a rocky tan head. Taste bittersweet and full of hop juice without the resin, floral with a dryish aftertaste (actually where the most bitterness lies). Mild and smooth light, non-watery body. Very good for an APA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Copper/amber pour with off white head and lace. Light caramel malt, paper, and a hinto citrus. Light caramel malt, and a very light finishing bitter. A tad thin and watery but easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1411) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2011
This starts with a mild hop aroma, with a hint of rye. Pours a clear reddish-amber with a full white head. Clean hop bite, with a moderate finish. A middle of the road beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours dark golden with a cream colored head. Aroma of light citrus hops, mild pale malts, and a hint of nuts. Flavor the same. Average texture and a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1390) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2011
12oz bottole poured out with large head that dissipated over a couple of minutes. orangish color...just kind of a medium pale ale..middle of the road on all aspects including flavor of hops and malts..somewhat piney in nature...good for one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7871) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a slightly hazy golden body that shows intense carbonation. Fluffy, bone hued head sits atop with great, ring per sip lacing and retention. Aromas are malt forward (bready, toasty, lightly spicy, grainy) followed by hops (citrus, tangerines, light tropical fruit, grassy). Some fruit esters, and a slight hint of plastic. Flavors are grainy forward (bready, toasty, slightly astringent/husky, peanut shells). Medium hop bitterness and decently dry. Husk tannins are distracting. Hop flavor is low with hints of citrus (orange and lemon). Light fruity esters towards the finish. Well attenuated. Slight plastic in the finish. Very lively carbonation. Medium to low body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with whit head. Moderate hop aroma grass. Heavy bitterness, finish lingers and is a little off. All around just pretty good.

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