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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Thanks to drowland for this. Pours a medium amber with a light off-white head, brief lacing. Aroma has that same funky butterscotch essence that the Helles Lager had - house flavor perhaps? Flavor has some decent spicy notes, a hint of citrus bitterness. The butterscotch found in the Helles creeps its way into the back end. Decently thick mouthfeel. Just on the low end of decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
6/23/12. 12oz bottle via b3shine! Clear light amberish pour with a small khaki head. Mild fruity aroma with perfumey aspects and loads of caramel malt. Buttery caramel flavor again with floral and perfumey aspects. Eh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiveacestx (538) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle at the Cleveland Indians game - Pours cloudy red with a small head. Has a piney hop flavor to it but I wouldn’t refer to it as a hop bomb. Would be a fairly balanced beer except the finish was slightly watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Mildly hazed copper-amber with a medium airy lacy tan topper. Aroma of caramel, grains, rye, malt and light hops. Taste of rye, roasted malts, faint chocolate and caramel. Light bitterness. So-so and not deserving of its name.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
arsehole77 (3) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2012 does not count
Not to shabby. Nice spice to it. Always a fan of wheat beers, nice way to balance out the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Tasted from 12oz bottle into tulip, thanks brentfeesh! It poured a deep reddish amber color--much darker than expected--with beige foam which subsided to a thin but persistent layer of bubbles and a little lace. Strong flowery and citrusy aroma evidently from dry hopping with some bready, caramelly and mildly fruity notes underneath. Good balance of tasty and nutty amber malt sweetness with stronger than usual hops bitterness and flavor. Hints of roasted barley and kettle caramelization. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel. Not a typical pale ale, but tasty. Despite the name, I would definitely reclassify this as an amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
This brew is a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of hops, malt and a bit of spice. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and notes of citrus and sweet malt. The finish is hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle poured to a plastic cup at Jacob’s Field @ 7.75 a bottle, rivertown you need to get it together, this is palatable, but not a "Hop Bomb" by any means. color is the best part of this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2012
12 oz bottle via trade with bittermestupid - Pours a clear amber color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light lacing.Aroma is light esters, herbal hops, and light, light malt. Flavor is a balanced blend of hop and malt. Finish is fairly clean. A decent session beer. I think I like the bottle best of all. Thanks Greg.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2012
Tasted at East Nash Beer Fest. Brown gold in color. Dry. Chalky. Bits of fruit to go along with bitterness. Average beer on the day.


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