Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dmfrench:
4/5 rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A unique, spicy, floral, slightly thin APA
A: Not your typical APA look... body is clear and deep reddish brown in color... a very Euro appearance. Head is one finger of yellowed white, sticks around a fair while, and regenerates a bit with each sip.
S: Not your typical APA nose either... more like a light barleywine. Sweet, lightly spiced, fruity (cherry), and somehow even a bit of alcohol. There are hops in the nose, of the floral variety, and more typical caramel malt aromas as well.
T: Ah, there it is! For all the uniqueness of the look and nose, There's plenty of resinous and floral hops to go round on the palate. Fruity notes are still there, rye spice makes itself known, and a decent backbone of caramel malt hold up the bottom end. Somewhat reminiscent of Founder's Red's Rye PA, but definitely smaller in every dimension.
M: Just a hair on the thin side, but substantial enough to be a pleasant experience.
O: A unique and fine effort if not a knockout.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2011 23:01:17 | More by dmfrench
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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.