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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (534) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours Amber with no head. Aroma is interesting - caramel, dough. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, rye. Earthy tones against the sweet flavor of the malt. Quick clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours an orange with a white head. Flavor is of caramel mild citrus. Nice bitterness for a pale ale. Overall it has a decent flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Amber color with a beige head. The aroma contains some citurs, spices, and some vinegar notes? The flavor is not a hop bomb but more of a sour bomb. I get some citrus, caramel, but also some vinegar and sour notes. Is this on purpose? Well it works ok. Overall its pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2014
12oz via local swap. Pours deep golden with a off white head. Aromas of old hops, cardboard, caramel, and bread. Drinks heavy for a pale. Grain, old hops, and a touch of caramel. What’s going on with this? Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
12oz bottle via trade with bmoosey, thanks Bruce. Poured a chunky honey orange/tea colored body with a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, honey topped bread, old toast, tea leaves, old caramel. Fuller bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor is very similar to the aroma, some light sweet honey and caramel, amber malts, dry toast, older orange slices. Meh nothing special here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrewFace (799) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours a clear amber color with huge white head, some floaties. Slight barnyard funk aroma, light caramel malt. A little bit of the barnyard character in the flavor as well. Decent hop character, slightly citrusy and piney. Just not sure the barnyards brett character is suppose to be there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crajun (974) - , Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Meh. Didn’t enjoy this one. Mild aroma of beer. Taste was slight malt and bitter hops with absolutely zero taste. Why?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7011) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
12 oz bottle. (Dutch’s Bottle Shop) Cincinnati, OH.
Dark copper colour with a small off-white head. Mild piney and resiny aroma with hops and malt. Dark piney, mild resiny and mildly bitter flavour with some sweetish malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12oz bottle. A pretty solid beer, incorporates the rye well. Filtered glowing orange, big frothy off-white head despite the micro-hiss when opening the bottle. Hoppy, earthy, rye aroma. A nice steady bitterness, a nice steady sweetness. Quite well balanced, a very enjoyable beer. Classic, easy drinking. Nice to see the rye malt used judiciously.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3774) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2013
12 oz. Clear orange-amber with a lasting eighth-inch of creamy foam. Mild nose of caramel, toast and citrus. Taste is caramel, pine resin, toast, orange, lightly peppery rye and a hint of mint. Near-medium body has smooth low-average carbonation, a good balance and a nice drying finish. This one started very mildly, but really grew on me as the rye kept building. Pretty tasty sessioner with a bit of an English feel.

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