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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.


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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. Citrus and floral aromas are most noteable with some caramel and a touch of grain. It’s a slight hazy orange with an off-white, soapy and foamy, thick ring of head with a decent surface retention and a waxy looking lace. The taste starts with a medium sweet and finishes witb a medium bitter. The waxy texture is thin with a soft fuzzy carbonation and a medium body full of primarily caramel and grains flavors. Spice notes, a light pine, and rye finish it off and leaves a mellow, lingering rye and caramel aftertaste. It strikes me as a solid, sessionable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2014
It poured a clear amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of light esters, herbal hops and light malts. The taste was of hops and malts with a finish that was fairly clean. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Draft: nice solid pale ale. It doesn’t stand out in the crowd, but it’s a very nice drinking beer... Lots of floral, fruity and citrus flavors on top a big malty backbone. Very good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steverus0 (199) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUL 19, 2014
A solid entry to the gamut of pale ales and IPAs entering the market these days. Pour is a bit coppery with a small but fluffy and enduring head. Transluscence is normal. Nose is typical floral hops with just a hint of the rye hanging in the wings. The spice does show up clearly on the palate with mild bitterness and limited malts making this a hop forward but not overwhelming brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Deep orange amber with thin fast fading white head. Nose is more subtle. Spicy rye, light grapefruit, pine, grass, crackery malts. Flavor is similar. A little on the malty side, but not sweet thankfully. Fairly well balanced. Could use a little more hop flavor for my tastes. I liked this more than I expected. I’d say this a little underrated overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle in Hotel room in Athens. Rating 7,500. Pours amber with white head. Nose/taste of rye, white sugar, some grapefruit, malt and light citrus peel. Lighter body - touch watery.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (688) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Rye malts give this pale ale a good dry finish. I enjoyed it from a can and found it quite pleasing to the taste buds. Aroma is malty and not my face but still very good looking and an enjoyable pale ale in a can. Pack n, pack out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
Rated on 11-22-2011 (Bottle) The appearance is a large foamy fizzy ivory head with a long retention, hazy orange body, fast rising, fizzy carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is malt, light rye and pine hops. The flavor is lightly bitter, caramel malt, pine hops, and has a short semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is semi-lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is not overly hoppy tasting and what hops there are fade rather quickly. This is a so-so APA as it does not have a lot of character and there are better APA’s.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a nice cloudy copper with white head. Aroma is a little citrus and grass hops with some sweet caramel notes. Taste is sweet caramel malt up from with moderate bitter finish. Not an overly bitter pale ale. Herbal and pine flavors on finish. A little thin overall. Average pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Very light sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear deep copper with a moderate off-white head. Light toasty caramel malt, and grassy/herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation, lightly astringent.


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