Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Brenden:
3.46/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This pale ale is actually a medium orange color. There's lots of clarity all the way through. Though it reaches two fingers, the head looks to be pretty sparsely constructed. Retention is okay, but certainly not especially good. It spreads out to the edges, and what goes out there sticks to the glass in spotting.
Steely, somwhat metallic hops greet the nose. A little bit of tast and a dusky sort of earthiness are also present. Very light caramel notes add some malty balance.
Leaf, lots of floral and rind-like bitterness as well as light resinous notes, and a mix of earth and spiciness almost like rye greet and mingle with some sourdough, citrus zest and a very light note of caramel for good balance. Both the smell and taste could use some depth, but it fits the bill.
While crisp and fairly smooth, the feel goes a little too thin in this light-bodied brew. Crispness, while consistent through most of the session, fades a little toward the end.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2013 23:19:57 | More by Brenden
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The body was clean copper while the head was a quickly fleeting rush of tiny bubbles that built a tall foam but disappeared even quicker.
The aroma is a touch of pine, a touch of tea leaf, a bit of caramel and some rye.
The flavor mimics the scent with a light array of pine, malt, rye, caramel, tea leaf and a nutty sweetness in the end.
The feel is a bit bitter and astringent but slides down easy. Nothing remarkable but not detracting.
This is easily the definition of okay but it has enough diversity and complexity that it earns extra points.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 21:18:45 | More by KYGunner
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.