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Sadler’s Hop Bomb

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Brewed by Sadler’s
Style: American Pale Ale
Lye, England

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A powerful India pale ale, brewed with American Amarillo and Citra hops. A balanced malt sweetness supports the epic hop aroma and flavour explosion.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (636) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
[GBBF 2016, Olympia] - Sadler’s Ales Hop Bomb, 5%. Strohgelb, leicht trüb. Mildes, leicht süssliches Aroma nach Zitrusfrüchten mit einer schmalen Fichtennote im Hintergrund. Mittlerer Körper, kaum wässrig. Im Antrunk fruchtig und bitter: Grapefruit, Nadelholz, Kräuter. Mitte Floral mit Zitronnenote, weiter Nadelholz, im Abgang dann sehr bitter hopig, Ein wenig Harz dazu. Nachhall milde nach Fichtenharz mit Zitrone. Ausgewogenes, vielschichtiges IPA. Gelungen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (839) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma has tropical fruits, honey, grass and lemon. Taste is malty with quite long sweet and bitter aftertaste. Flavors of honey, malt, pine and grapefruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nurmis (343) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours amber. Mainly citrus with floral notes too. The hops is real, but otherwise the aroma feels "thin". On the sweeter side for APA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2016 Awesome label. Pours pale yellow with perfect white head. Smell is potently citric. Hits of grape, green apple and grapefruit. Taste is tangy and bitter. Hops dominate over the caramel malt. Nice astringent pine and stingy lemon into the finish and long after. Wet finish. It’s not the tropical hop bomb of say Punk IPA or Torpedo but it’s not far behind. Excellent.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muzzleloader (27) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
500ml bottle from Alko. Clear golden color with white head going down quickly. Low carbonation. Despite the label this isn’t really hoppy. Medium bitterness, light body. Smells bad, cab’t even describe what it is.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2831) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Golden body, white head. Aroma is malty and pungent. Quite nice and mediocre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humpah (110) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2016
0,5l bottle from Alko. Aroma of lemon, citrus, fruits, malts, caramel, cloudberry. Taste is a bit bitter, quite light body, not too watery though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1842) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
500ml : Hop Bomb ? Hop fart is more like it . I was fooled by the cleverness in a simplistic name and superb images of hop power on the God damn bottle . This suffers from being too malt nuanced , toffee covered in skunky notes ... Sure hops are floral but the dry accent I crave in APA is acute on my palate Its not a bad beer , but annoying that I bought several bottles. Might make an ok black IPA mix with stout as a redemption !

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, toast, pine and caramel. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, pine, caramel and grass. Very nice pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4021) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2016
0,5l bottle from Alko, Joensuu. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some hops. Flavor is malts, fruits and a hoppy finish. Crisp. Good.


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