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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2010
I got a feeling this is going to be Rivertown’s best selling beer for awhile. Slightly cloudy gold color, aroma of cascades or possible columbus hops(mix of pine & citrus). Moderate ale body. Plenty of hop bitterness. Finish is a pleasant mix of pine and malty sweetness. This beer kind of reminded me of Great Lakes Burning River.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (145) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Received in a trade. Poured into a Prairie tulip glass -- First off I love the bottle art! Very, very, cool stuff there. The aroma is standard for an American Pale, looked nice, the taste, however I was I loved about this beer. I could taste the rye spiciness and a decent helping of bready flavors. Was there a decent amount of Biscuit/Victory malt in the grain bill? The hops complimented the malt flavors and I really thought it balanced well. Reminded me of some of the first Home brews I tried, that were really well done. Would gladly have another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (749) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at the Fe3rgueson Avenue Kroger’s in Cincinnati, Ohio - This one poured an orange brew with a tall, lasting white head and hoppy aroma. Overall, the body is a tiny bit lacking, but it’s a good hops-centered beer. And you just have to love the B-24 Liberator bomber photo on the bottle!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Draft @ Mellow Mushroom in Wilder, Kentucky. Very dark brown with minimal head, looks like a brown ale in the pint glass. Floral aroma and a peppery hop bite make this a beer to be proud is made in my town. Keep up the good work Rivertown.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robotopera (15) - USA - MAY 15, 2011
Light amber color. lightly bitter, medium body, short finish that leaves a lasting impression.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12oz bottle. A pretty solid beer, incorporates the rye well. Filtered glowing orange, big frothy off-white head despite the micro-hiss when opening the bottle. Hoppy, earthy, rye aroma. A nice steady bitterness, a nice steady sweetness. Quite well balanced, a very enjoyable beer. Classic, easy drinking. Nice to see the rye malt used judiciously.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pour is a mostly clear gold body with a nice one finger white head. Wow, very grassy. I get some caramel and sugar, but mostly just dry and bitter. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a ruby crimson amber with a large light beige head. Nice big caramel and thick sticky hops. Citrus and a subtle hint of pine. Medium bodied, nice and malty, but not quite to the level of the nose. Light bitterness on the finish, a bit crackery with some nutty malt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buzzbo (6) - USA - JUN 19, 2010 does not count
Crisp and clean American Amber with a nice grapefruit and tea leaf hoppy finish on the back end. Well balanced. Makes for a nice session brew. Nicely done.


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