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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 59ļF in a pint glass.

   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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1090) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy copper gold, head is very large, frothy, and very light tan in color. Fantastic head retention. Aroma is predominantly toffees and caramel with moderately light underlying spruce. Bitter flavor initially, and bitterness grows though the flavor profile - flavors are mostly leather, pine resin, and some very light grapefruit rind. Finish is lightly bitter with some graininess - perhaps rye? For as much malt is evident in the aroma, this is lacking malt balance in the flavor. Still, overall, this was tasty and I would have it again. There were no major flaws or off flavors. Thanks to Narnad yet again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chudwick (2215) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Copper with white head and thin lacing. Nose is hoppy as in pine or spruce. Taste is bitter but not so much. For something called a hop bomber this is more is a pea shooter. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Not crisp and bitter enough for a pale ale but an ok drinker. Amber color and off white head. Nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Blah. Terrible pale ale. Drinkable at the very best. Aroma was thick but off. Ginger ale, burnt rubber and a hint of lemon. Pour was a nice clear dark amber with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste wasnít nasty but was close. Malty with burnt bread and not much else. Could sense the rye spiciness which was the only saving grace of this mess. The hops appear sour in the aftertaste. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12oz bottle-shared by decaturstevo-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is pine, secondary sweet light/medium malt. Taste is pine/herbal hops with some bite, secondary sweet light/medium malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Amber pour, light head. Some malty notes shine in the nose followed by some earthy hop smells. Flavor is refreshing, biscuits, hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Poured out of a 12oz bottle. Pours with a nice rocky 3 finger head. Excellent head retention and great lacing as well. The smell is of caramel and toffee along with some earthy hops. The taste is immediately dominated by an odd butterscotch flavor. Not sure if it is intentional or not but it gradually fades as the beer warms. The rye is detectable along with moderate hop bitterness and flavor. The more I drank this beer the better it got. Still not sure if I would drink it regularly but it might be worth revisiting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2011
A dark, amber tinged orange with a nice, slightly off white head starts this beer and, in truth, this is the high point. A lovely appearance, but generally one dimensional in both aroma and taste. Nice flavor, but nothing remarkable. Dominated by a moderate hoppiness.

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