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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2012
roasty, floral, woody, aroma enticing, in a bottle so appearance jaded, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4049) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12 ounce. Malty and bit fruity IPA. Not a hop bomber by any means. Drinkable for what folks try to do with this type fo IPA. But a tad too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle from Bittermestupid. Thanks Greg! Pours copper with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of fruity/floral hop over light caramel. Near med body. Flavor is lots of floral/fruit hop over rye spice. Finishes hoppy and spicy. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A good pale ale that pours an amber color with spicy malt aroma. Taste is very sweet and the hops could be more to be a true hop bomb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small foamy off-white head that left some light lacing. The nose is showing a good bit of crystal malt which is a distinct turn off for me personally. Some light English hops make it past, but not a whole lot. The flavor shows off lots of crystal malt as well making it overly sweet and dulling the hop favors. Can’t say that I get a whole lot of rye from this either, perhaps from the crystal malt as well. A touch sticky on the mouthfeel due to the risidual sweetness. Soft fizzy and prickly carbonation. I will never understand why crystal malt has a place in APAs or IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (621) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber. Spicy malt aroma. Small white head. Decent hop bitter flavor, but hardly a hop bomb. A decent pale ale that is very crisp and clean. Not a beer to seek out, but not offensive and very easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gizmo_ber (158) - - SEP 15, 2012
Taster at the brewery. Nice hoppy aroma, flavor is a good blend of malt and hops. A solid Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Aroma is citrus hops and a hint of tea. The flavor is citrus and biscuit malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5558) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Draft to taster at Rivertown. Looks good; burnt-orange with good carbonation and off-white head. Smells solid; appropriately hopped for an APA. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A good example of the style, and WAY better than the bottled version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Stubby bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Clean deep golden hue with a lasting big frothy head and left very nice lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of dusty and wet grains, slight herbal hops, some soapy notes and little else. The taste has a weird acidity of a bottle going bad, additionally if there is 60+ IBU in this beer than I am a monkeys uncle. It comes off more akin to an English ESB than an American Pale Ale. Dusty and tannic spent pale malts and a touch of crystal and rye. The mouth feel is chalky and metallic, not all that enjoyable. Another beer from this brewery I will pass on... really this is the best you can do?

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