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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2188) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Dark amber with a huge rocky head and much lacing. I expected strong hop flavors, but they arenít here. The taste is of malted wheat and sour lemon bitterness. The hops enter early and are gone before the finish. An odd but interesting pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheap (4171) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
OK, some tart things going on and I like it. Lots of sizzle on the palate. Rocky head. Vewry smooth and very drinkable. Some citrus sour or tart bite keeps poken at me making this quite interesting. Does have a ipa character to it but the co2 and wild yeast effect makes it acceptable. Iím curious if they all have this tartness or was mine a unique batch. It does have a few attributes of my fave beer, orval, but Iím not going there. This beer would be great except that ipa kindah finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8700) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
12 ounce bottle from a sampler, from Belmont Party Supply. Pours a clear reddish amber with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts and floral hops. The taste is brown sugar, citrus hops and a tart finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown-orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel malt, light fruits. Flavor is rather grainy/cereally with some light fruits in there. I wouldnít call this a "hop bomb" by any stretch of the imagination. It is ok, not something I would seek out routinely. 6/4/6/3/12 [3.1/5]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJMunchel (51) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2011
A nice dark Amber color with a lasting white head. Has no real distinct aroma that I can pick up on. It has aa bit of a sweet taste but pretty smooth with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus hops and some caramel malts. Flavor is decently hoppy with the citrus hops. Decent bitter finish as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Thanks to cheapdark, I got to enjoy this fine brew. Good tasting APA, lingers in the IPA territory (no complaint from me). Amber/copper in color, huge head, largest Iíve seen. Aroma of floral hops, well balanced, smooth beer. For APA territory,--good beer. I owe you cheapdark!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber body with a frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Malty aroma of toasted grain and caramel. Note of citrus hops and hint of earthiness and raw grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The beer has just a hint of raw grain, but it doesnít go there. Nice balance. Hop spiciness tempers the caramel and malts. Solid APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrBunn (2478) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a HUGE fizzy head that makes me wonder about infection before I even start. Approach with the nose indicates itís probably OK... caramel malt, apple juice, a little bit of orange peel or some citrusy hops. First sip indicates this is infected. My rating, therefore, is more indicative of QC than the beer itself. I will rerate this when I get a chance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weihenweizen (1823) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear amber with small beige head. Some lacing, low carbonation, and watery texture. Taste rye malt, some pine, and finishes dry herbal bitter hops.

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