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RATINGS: 132   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1495) - 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 (8795) - 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 (1477) - 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 (1052) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Party Supply. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of hops and fruity ale esters. Medium bodied with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. Nice caramelly English like backbone, countered by bold dose of spicy hops. Semi dry and resiny finish. I liked this. Very malty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3552) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. It pours a deep golden copper color with a small off white head. The aroma is caramel, apple and a little toffee. The flavor has some sweet apple, toffee and a touch of baked bread. It has a decent spicy, bitter finish. To much caramel malt and not enough finishing hops for me. A decent beer though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle purchased at Party Source. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of crystal and pale malts with some piney and grassy hops. Flavor of caramel malt with a bit of tartness before a grassy and bready finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle - thanks Greg! Nice rich amber/orange pour with a white head. A bit of rye in the nose, along with some grassy hops. Moderate palate. Taste is quite enjoyable - good hop crispness with grass and a touch of caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (305) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle from Ty. Hoppy smell and nice medium amber color. Mad hop taste but pretty unbalanced with limited Malt and Sugar. Decent mouthfeel but the unbalanced hops makes for an average attempt at a hoppy ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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