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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 59ļF in a pint glass.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
steelhead3686 (241) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a dark wheat or copper color and is somewhat cloudy with a large white head. It has a light hops aroma with a hint of spice and malt. Medium to heavy bitter taste with the faintest hint of sweet. A light body with a slightly sticky/thick texture and a medium bitter finish that sits in you mouth. This is a decent IPA. I would not pay bar price for it, due to its bitterness and texture. Also, it is a bit lacking in body for my taste when it comes to IPAs.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screigh (459) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a clear copper/brown color. Head went away quick but left a film that did leave behind some lacing. Aroma is earthy. Taste reminds me more of a brown ale than a pale. Malty with barely enough bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottled at Dayton Ale Feast. Overall: kinda thin and forgettable. A little bold calling 60 IBUs a hop bomb. It falls short of being a hop headís dream.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Decent aroma, but nothing jumping out. The body is a little heavier than Iíd expect, but not unpleasantly so. Tastes of malt and citrus hops, but without much balance. Nothing on the finish. Relatively unmemorable version of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starkastic (18) - - FEB 18, 2012
Ehh, alright I guess, drinkable easy smooth. Probably wouldnít get again but thats my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Twelve ounce bottle from Rivertown sampler 12 pack purchased at Remke/biggs in Delhi Township, tasted on August 22, 2011. Slightly cloudy copper/amber hue, small off white head, moderate bittersweet aroma with citrus elements, nice bittesweet flavor with pleasing tangy finish. Decent.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jakekoch (4) - toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
I liked this beer. It was crisp and would be good on a hot summer day. A little lighter on the flavor than i usually go for but all in all a decent easy drinking beer.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1166) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear copper brew with huge thick head. Aroma of brown sugar and cider. Taste starts with sweet malts and quickly turns crisp, cidery, and then grassy and astringent in the finish. Some bitter spicey maybe rye. A little farmhouse overtone now and then - maybe spoiling? Thin palate. This is interesting and distinctive but not very pleasant, though I would not say there is anything vegetal or overtly spoiled here. Just rough and unrefined, not enough sweetness to balance the hops and hops that are too grassy without other characteristics to balance them.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Poured a brilliant, crystal clear amber with a large head that left good lacing. Just about perfect for a pale. Aroma was piney and floral hops. I found the aroma to be a bit lacking. Taste is moderately malty at the fore, but ends up kind of thin. This is definitely not a bad pale. I have no problem drinking it. Itís just kind of "meh".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1042) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Should not have poured aggressively...huge fluffy, clumpy off-white head on this bad boy. Golden-copper-amber in color. Some earthy, refreshing herbal, grassy and slightly piney hop notes with almost some candy sweetness behind them. Catching some of the rye spice, but itís not too powerful. Tastes moderately sweet, with a sharp, crisp bitterness. Palate is thinner, light-to-medium bodied, not a whole lot of effervescence, with a lingering tea like bitter finish. This is a good, sessionable pale ale with decent variety on the hops and nice character from the rye malt. Itís kind of a jack of all trades...it doesnít knock anything out of the park, but itís pretty good mostly. For a seasoned hophead, however, the name could seem a little misleading...


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