Rivertown Hop Bomber Pale Ale

 
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Formerly brewed at Rivertown Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Monroe, Ohio USA

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RATINGS: 131   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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starkastic (18) - - FEB 18, 2012
Ehh, alright I guess, drinkable easy smooth. Probably wouldn’t get again but thats my opinion.

3.4
Drjohnrock (831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Twelve ounce bottle from Rivertown sampler 12 pack purchased at Remke/biggs in Delhi Township, tasted on August 22, 2011. Slightly cloudy copper/amber hue, small off white head, moderate bittersweet aroma with citrus elements, nice bittesweet flavor with pleasing tangy finish. Decent.

2.3
jakekoch (4) - toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
I liked this beer. It was crisp and would be good on a hot summer day. A little lighter on the flavor than i usually go for but all in all a decent easy drinking beer.

2.5
Onslow (1521) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear copper brew with huge thick head. Aroma of brown sugar and cider. Taste starts with sweet malts and quickly turns crisp, cidery, and then grassy and astringent in the finish. Some bitter spicey maybe rye. A little farmhouse overtone now and then - maybe spoiling? Thin palate. This is interesting and distinctive but not very pleasant, though I would not say there is anything vegetal or overtly spoiled here. Just rough and unrefined, not enough sweetness to balance the hops and hops that are too grassy without other characteristics to balance them.

3
AcctError131151 (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Poured a brilliant, crystal clear amber with a large head that left good lacing. Just about perfect for a pale. Aroma was piney and floral hops. I found the aroma to be a bit lacking. Taste is moderately malty at the fore, but ends up kind of thin. This is definitely not a bad pale. I have no problem drinking it. It’s just kind of "meh".

3.3
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Should not have poured aggressively...huge fluffy, clumpy off-white head on this bad boy. Golden-copper-amber in color. Some earthy, refreshing herbal, grassy and slightly piney hop notes with almost some candy sweetness behind them. Catching some of the rye spice, but it’s not too powerful. Tastes moderately sweet, with a sharp, crisp bitterness. Palate is thinner, light-to-medium bodied, not a whole lot of effervescence, with a lingering tea like bitter finish. This is a good, sessionable pale ale with decent variety on the hops and nice character from the rye malt. It’s kind of a jack of all trades...it doesn’t knock anything out of the park, but it’s pretty good mostly. For a seasoned hophead, however, the name could seem a little misleading...

2.9
Chudwick (3315) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Copper with white head and thin lacing. Nose is hoppy as in pine or spruce. Taste is bitter but not so much. For something called a hop bomber this is more is a pea shooter. Inoffensive.

2.9
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Not crisp and bitter enough for a pale ale but an ok drinker. Amber color and off white head. Nothing special.

2
LinusStick (3497) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Blah. Terrible pale ale. Drinkable at the very best. Aroma was thick but off. Ginger ale, burnt rubber and a hint of lemon. Pour was a nice clear dark amber with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste wasn’t nasty but was close. Malty with burnt bread and not much else. Could sense the rye spiciness which was the only saving grace of this mess. The hops appear sour in the aftertaste. Light carbonation.

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12oz bottle-shared by decaturstevo-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is pine, secondary sweet light/medium malt. Taste is pine/herbal hops with some bite, secondary sweet light/medium malt.


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