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Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Hop Bomber Pale AleHop Bomber Pale Ale

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pwoods on 02-25-2010)
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Photo of rembrant
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks--Interesting...had my first Hopslam an hour ago and this looks the same,deep orange,a bit hazy,almost no head,just enough tan top to cover.

Aroma Definitely more caramel malt tilt than Hopslam,though there's a lighter but similar fruit salad nose with both grapefruit and pineapple. Kind of interesting I followed Hopslam with this,and get that same hop mix with the pineapple. Maybe Hopslam inspired Hopbomber?

Taste NOT Hopslam but closer to a hop-malt balance without the Big IPA zing...however...this is also half the $. I had some last summer and wasn't getting analytical with it.. The German beer traditions in Cinci slip in as the yeast and grain (including some rye) have a play in the mid sip. The caramel and light toasted malts lead,the hops finish with good flavor if not "Hop Bomb" intensity. Overall I rather like the balance and flavors here.

Mouthfeel A bit of sticky caramel, the rye's boost,some hop oil give a good texture. Good finish and aftertaste

Drinkability Around here,easy to find and a good price. It's no big drama but the flavors are full and balanced and it's a pale that's not as pale or light as most,which I like.

rembrant, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of raznug
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a deep golden with an inch of tight white head that tends to hang around for quite a while.
Smell: Hop Bomber smells of a nice blend of hops and malt smells tasty.
Taste: It tastes as it smells, a nice balance of malt followed by hops in the background
Mouthfeel: I think this beer tends to feel a bit thicker than expected but that isn’t a bad thing for the taste to hang around on a pale ale.

raznug, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of dorianmarley
4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is golden brown with a huge head and nice lacing.

Nose is musty, creamy, with Lemonhead candy.

Taste is nutty, malty, with almond and a slightly sour finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, full-bodied, with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, it is very drinkable with solid flavor.

dorianmarley, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of fitrock2112
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured Hop Bomber Rye Pale Ale into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a clear amber with a half of finger of white head.

S - The aroma comes through as soon as it's poured. Getting smooth grapefruit, rich malt.

T - Its has some light toasted malts on first taste with medium hops mid palate. On second sip it has some grapefruit, and light carmel notes. On the finish getting more hops with some bitterness.

M - About perfect for a good pale ale. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O - This a very good pale ale. I believe this is Rivertown's flagship beer and it shows. Delish ! Cheers!

fitrock2112, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of GoRedlegs
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a pub glass.

A: Dark honey color with an off white thin head. Mild lace.

S: Smooth malt overtones. Simple.

T: Creamy and straight forward ale with a quick finish. Warming aftertaste.

M: Slim and quick to wash away.

O: A nice example of an american ale made in my home town area of lovely Cincinnati. A pleasing offering with great drinkability.

GoRedlegs, May 13, 2011
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +17.6%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of jaxray8
4/5  rDev +17.6%

jaxray8, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of RWMIT
4/5  rDev +17.6%

RWMIT, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev +17.6%

TaylorK, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +17.6%

JoeLacy, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of gschaiper
4/5  rDev +17.6%

gschaiper, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Geno78
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Geno78, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of CincySpectre
4/5  rDev +17.6%

CincySpectre, May 13, 2014
Photo of NumberNone
4/5  rDev +17.6%

NumberNone, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Kahmal
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Kahmal, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of cmichel28
4/5  rDev +17.6%

cmichel28, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of fluidmotion
4/5  rDev +17.6%

fluidmotion, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of cmoses
4/5  rDev +17.6%

cmoses, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of BTFU
4/5  rDev +17.6%

BTFU, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Chris77McGrath, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of mkdeezy
4/5  rDev +17.6%

mkdeezy, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one tap when I was drug down to Mileston 229.

A- Pours a rich clear amber color with a nice foamy off white head. Head has some good retention and leaves some layered lacing.

S- Smell is quite a bit like rye. A strong pine hops as well, along with quite a bit of tropical fruits.

T- A very nice balance between the malts and hops. A bit of a really nice spicy notes to it. Pine and tropical fruits make themselves known for sure.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and good carbonation.

O- Not too bad by any means. I could drink this one again.

nrbw23, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of gutbuster
4/5  rDev +17.6%

gutbuster, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of scottteague
4/5  rDev +17.6%

scottteague, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of rheimbro
4/5  rDev +17.6%

rheimbro, Dec 09, 2012
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.