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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Pale Ale uses copius amounts of Canadian Malts and West Coast Hops in the Kettle then is Hopbacked through whole leaf Simcoe and finished with our "Hop Bomb" process which recirculates the finished brew through whole leaf hops for 3 days giving it an amazingly fresh flavor and aroma.

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3.4
JFGrind (2047) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Sweet malty stick to your teeth with moderate bitterness that Simcoe hops dominate. Yes, hoppy, but a ’hop bomb’ of a beer may be a stretch.

4
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On tap at HOTB. Sweet sticky hop aroma. Pineapple and candied orange. Medium golden amber clear with thin white lacing head. Starts and stays sweet with tons of juicy and fruity hop flavors - pineapple, orange, and apricot. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Delicious flavor, sweet with good hop flavor but not any harsh bitterness. Mild bitter after with sweet fruity lingering notes.

3.5
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Sweet Malts, Oranges, Light Piney T: Malty, Sweet Oranges, Sweet Bread M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sweet, Lightly Dry, Clean Overall, a very sweet pale ale but does not resemble the name at all, you get a lot more sweet malty flavor than hoppiness.

3
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours almost clear golden amber. Very little white head. Minimal aroma. Initial taste is a bit medicinal but that mellows out.

3.5
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
Clear amber colour with nice foamy head. Sweet malts and citrusy hop bitter. Nice aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.1
Sammy (12201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
A sipper, and yes a hop bomb. No aroma. Not super drinkable.ken’s growler.Reddish tinge.OK as a pale.

3.2
Johnsense (1669) - - MAY 22, 2012
gold pour, about a finger of white head. Good carbonation, medium body, resiny. Aroma is ostly lighter citrus fruit. Lemon peel andgrapefruit up front, dry pine needles, bitter. A bit one-dimensional but a pretty good offering for those who like their IPA’s bitter.

3.2
Ron (3957) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Draft at the Brew Pub. It’s called Hop Bomb and it’s not a IPA? The 8.8% ABV helped us to lose touch with reality. Good hop aroma, flavor.

3.6
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
Draught at the Brewpub, Fredonia, NY.
Clear golden colour with tiny white head. Quite mild fruity hoppy aroma with caramel malts. Dark and fruity hops and resin bitterness in flavour. it’s like Black IPA. Balanced.

3.7
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Medium, somewhat shimmering copper pour. Pretty substantial piney hop aroma, big flavor with light chemical taste in finish. A tad boozy but overall a real nice hopped up offering from EBC


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