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Sadler’s Hop Bomb

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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2016
Many thanks to Finn for this beer gift. 500ml bottle. Bright, warm golden body, pearl white head leaving clingy lacing behind. Leafy hops on the nose joined by a touch of citrus. Malt-fruity flavours including lemon, leafy hops and moments of honeyed malts. Good drying bitter support. Medium bodied. A nice one, just a little too dry in the long run. Satisfying cheese pairing (Tromsø 16.09.2016).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (3640) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2016
Aroma; hops, peel, plastic malts, pale malts, honey note. Look; off white head, clear golden body. Taste; hops, bitter peel, honey note, pale malts, grains - leading to a hoppy toffee finish. Feel; alright. Overall; hoppt ale with a golden toffee. [50cl.btl 5% BB.May.17 B@Kilpisjärvi Alko]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2016
Flaske 500ml fra Alko Kilpisjärvi. Drukket på Lillehøgda 2 Sep 16. Lys gyldenbrun. Middels høyt tett skum. Spotlacing. Aroma av malt & frukt. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Søt fruktsmak. Mest plommer. Blir tørr etterthvert. Bra!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (697) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (884) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nurmis (387) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerUnited (47) - - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muzzleloader (34) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Golden body, white head. Aroma is malty and pungent. Quite nice and mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humpah (131) - 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.

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