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RATINGS: 130   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1515) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Golden color with a big beige head. Aroma of grassy hops and sweet malts. Taste is medium bitterness, lively, with a long bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (649) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours a clear reddish-orange with a large white head. Aroma is bready malts. Flavor is light with mostly pale malts with a very slight hint of hoppy bitterness at the finish. Definitely mis-named as this is no "hop bomb" but it is a decent drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Giving this a second try; see below. 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber heading to brown. Great clarity even with a little schmutz on the bottom. I like it! Nose is piney and toasty. Flavor has a clean hop character, citrus and earth. Malt really shines in this APA. So biscuity it’s almost roasty. Finish is creamy and balanced toward the sweetness instead of bitterness. Still a dry finish. Bottle sprayed almost to the ceiling with foam and it was fully chilled. Aroma was mineral. Flavor was gone. Malt was nonexistent. Hops were bitterness and thats it. BAD 6 PACK purchased at Kroger in Moraine...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle at the brewery. Aroma of citrus and spruce hops, caramel and slight rye malts. Appearance is reddish gold with tan head. Flavor of substantial hops mostly balanced by sweet and light rye malts, with most of the rye in the finish. Palate is bubbly. Different and interesting APA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
12oz bottle into a pint glass...Pours very dark for a pale ale, a dirty, medium copper with a light tan head, good retention here...Aroma is super light, only light hops come through...The taste is also pretty light, bready backbone, spicey, with some hops coming through, not enough to get me excited. This doesn’t taste bad, just doesn’t have a ton of flavor. Full bodied, but one bottle is more than enough to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Reddish-orange with an initially rocky but relatively quickly quitting top of foam. The beer drinks with a decidedly milky texture, and sticks to the sides of the mouth. The hops are moderately aromatic, with an orange-malt overtone. Nice. (#4079, 2/18/2011)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Draft from Amato’s Pizza, Columbus, Ohio. Pours a clear amber gold with a white head. Nose is malt, caramel, floral hops, slight biscuit, and a mild sweetness. Flavor is malt, caramel, and mild citrus hops. Interesting, but not a hop bomb by any means.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Draft @ Mellow Mushroom in Wilder, Kentucky. Very dark brown with minimal head, looks like a brown ale in the pint glass. Floral aroma and a peppery hop bite make this a beer to be proud is made in my town. Keep up the good work Rivertown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (773) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at the Fe3rgueson Avenue Kroger’s in Cincinnati, Ohio - This one poured an orange brew with a tall, lasting white head and hoppy aroma. Overall, the body is a tiny bit lacking, but it’s a good hops-centered beer. And you just have to love the B-24 Liberator bomber photo on the bottle!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Murky amber color with a small off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Nose of orange rind and cardboard. Orange, rye bread, an almost pepper spice, and a hint of that cardboard. Long bitter finish.


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