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Hop Bomb IPA - Boatrocker Brewing Company

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Hop Bomb IPA
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boatrocker Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-05-2013)
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PhilDaBrewer:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

PhilDaBrewer, Feb 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber/copper with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows fruit confectionery, big melon, paw-paw and lychee notes. Also some sweet clean malt underneath.
Some of the fruit transfers through as flavours but its more about the masses of sweet malt. An assertive bittterness follows but not enough to fight the malt.
Carbonation is a bit full-on.

CrazyDavros, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Hyperionecta, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of bluehende
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

bluehende, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a gold colour, slight cloud, snow-white head, foamy and sticks around with average lace. Alright.

Smell is gorgeous. Caramel malt with lemon, passionfruit and a big sticky mango aroma. Lovely.

Taste is bready-malty, with a touch of honey. Some light lemon and passionfruity hop on the back, but a little lacking. Balanced enough, but the hop flavour that was potentially promised by the nose was amazing, and it's not quite there.

Full body, a little flat, but decent enough.

Not a bad pale ale, but not really IPA-level at all. Needs more.

laituegonflable, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tried on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne. Boatrocker have recently set up their own brewery, after contracting for a while, but I'm not sure yet if this beer came from that brewery.

Pours a pale orange colour without a lot of hazing. Body is light, with a full, lovely crest of yellow-white. Lacing is patchy, but decent enough. Overall it looks pretty good.

Nose smells like nothing other than Simcoe to me: big bright orange characters laced with a sweetness a little like butterscotch. It gives it that quality of being sharp from the citrus, but blunt from the sweetness. Backed up with a slight caramel character that adds some richness. Nice.

Taste is quite light on the entry, in fact even slightly watery, not aided by a very weak feel. Some clean orange flavours come through mid palate, as does the taste of caramel which moves to a fragrant toffee note later. Some aromatic hops stick around on the back. Aftertaste is clean, but with that blunted character again.

Overall, it's decent enough. It has some nice characters and drinks reasonably well. More than anything though, it's just generic: I feel as though there must be better ways of selling yourself.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 05, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

Bradman01, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of dansmcd
3/5  rDev -19.4%

dansmcd, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of heygeebee
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

heygeebee, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of dgilks
4/5  rDev +7.5%

dgilks, Jul 05, 2013
Hop Bomb IPA from Boatrocker Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.