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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Nice looking deep amber pour with some floating particles, almost no head. Hop, grass, rye and caramel aromas. Strong rye and hop flavor, the palate is slightly syrupy, not much carbonation. Easy drinker but nothing special and not really fitting of its "hop bomber" name.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
The rye and caramel malt really balances out the hops to the point that it is really not that bitter at all. I bet this beer would appeal to non-craft beer drinkers who are looking for something new, but not ready for the abruptness of a traditional pale ale. However, in thinking about the taste I must say that it reminds me more of a killians (rather a sierra nevada pale ale per se), with a bit more hop character. Would go nicely with a beer and fries.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pour is a mostly clear gold body with a nice one finger white head. Wow, very grassy. I get some caramel and sugar, but mostly just dry and bitter. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Noodle (14) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
An interesting pale ale, as you can definitely taste the rye malt. There is very little hop aroma, particular for a dry hopped ale with over 60 IBUs. In fact, this beer sure doesn’t taste like it has that level of bittering units, but perhaps that’s because the malty sweetness really balances well with the hops. Also has very long, and pleasing finish. Overall, this is a very good beer, and is a nice change of pace from the typical pale ale or IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2010
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head that collapses to a thin film. The aroma is light malt with citrus hops. There is a touch of sweetness and a mild herbal quality. The flavor is pale biscuity malts with a hint of caramel. The hop notes are mainly citrus and light pine. Light medium bodied with a dry finish with an above average amount of bitterness for a pale ale. As we move toward warmer weather, this could be a welcome addition to the working on the yard line up. Rating #6 for this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Pours amber with a thick white head. Real nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and grapefruit with a bitter hop aftertaste that hits on the back of your tongue. Tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smartbrewing (11) - Amelia, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Aroma for a beer with "hop" in its title is not what I expected. I could only make out malt aromas...caramel to be specific. With a name like "hop bomber", I expected something more of an IPA. Complex malt sweetness, dominated by caramel and rye malts...a little munich and possible biscuit flavors as well. Malt sweetness and flavor upfront with hops bitterness at the end. Reminds me of the Moerlein OTR, but on the sweeter malt side and less caramel flavors (rye and munich malts flavors instead). Overall, a good pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hops and earthy malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Pours a deep maple syrup w/ a moderate off-white head, aroma is confection with some honey and cereal, heavy malt backbone w/ some bitterness on finish, but no specific identifiable hop flavor, smooth, but unremarkable and not characterisitc of a typical IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2010
I got a feeling this is going to be Rivertown’s best selling beer for awhile. Slightly cloudy gold color, aroma of cascades or possible columbus hops(mix of pine & citrus). Moderate ale body. Plenty of hop bitterness. Finish is a pleasant mix of pine and malty sweetness. This beer kind of reminded me of Great Lakes Burning River.


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