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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
Braudog (6669) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Reddish-orange with an initially rocky but relatively quickly quitting top of foam. The beer drinks with a decidedly milky texture, and sticks to the sides of the mouth. The hops are moderately aromatic, with an orange-malt overtone. Nice. (#4079, 2/18/2011)

2.8
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Draft from Amato’s Pizza, Columbus, Ohio. Pours a clear amber gold with a white head. Nose is malt, caramel, floral hops, slight biscuit, and a mild sweetness. Flavor is malt, caramel, and mild citrus hops. Interesting, but not a hop bomb by any means.

3.9
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.

4
garrison (812) - 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!

2.8
jsquire (4420) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Murky amber color with a small off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Nose of orange rind and cardboard. Orange, rye bread, an almost pepper spice, and a hint of that cardboard. Long bitter finish.

3.4
matthewjk (1094) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Picked up a single 12oz bottle for dubious tasting. Very strange! This is not even close to a "hop bomb" at all, but it is really smooth and enjoyable. How much of a hop bomb could a pale ale be anyway? This beer has session written all over it, but not going to pay premium price for a sixer of it. I have to say, it is good, but for all the "wrong" reasons--certainly not for the advertised reasons. I don’t want to give up on you Rivertown!, but your beers are not up to micro beer standards yet. And please, at least give us the damn ABV! No reason this info can’t be printed on the label. Probably around 5 - 5.5 % ABV

3.1
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with a small white head. Despite the advertisement of 60+ IBUs, there is a precipitous lack of any kind of hop character appropriate for the style in the nose. A small bit of malt comes through. The palate is overly subtle, lacking the more aggressive flavor profile notable in better examples of the style. The finish carries a slight note of herbal hop flavor, and perhaps a bit of alcohol. Overall, disappointing. A pathetic effort.

3.2
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2010
,Aroma is hops and sweet malts. Notes of spices, rye, and pine. Palate is a bit watered down. Flavor makes the spice notes stand out.

3.2
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours amber with a mostly receding tan head. Notes of pine and citrus resins with woody hops and caramel. Medium to full bodied with light resins and lively carbonation.

3.6
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12oz bottle from Bigg’s. Pours a clear amber with big off-white head. Aromas of hops and citrus with some caramel malts. Flavors of earthy hops, good base of caramel malts, and some citrus. Pretty well balanced pale ale. Did not know what to expect from this brewery, but this is a fairly solid pale.


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