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Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

BTFU, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

mkdeezy, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev +17.3%

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
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

TequilaTom, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

A unique, spicy, floral, slightly thin APA
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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.

dmfrench, Sep 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

fastrodney, May 13, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +16.7%

This attractive pale ale pours a clean amber in my glass, with a thick head of bone-white foam. Decent spoke-style lacing.

Olfactory-pleasing, with touches of pine and orange.

The taste is mild, but distinctive and full of character. I get some citrus hops notes up front, with mostly orange peel, followed up with a malty backbone that smoothes out the hops and suppresses the bitterness. This one's a sturdy, well-balanced, and very enjoyable ale.

secondtooth, Aug 13, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +15.8%

This frosty barley pop is from one of the most historic beer brewing cities...Cincinnati, Ohio. Back in the late 1800s, Cincinnati was home to over 30 different breweries. Building on that proud tradition is the Rivertown Brewing Company. My first selection from this brewery is the Hop Bomber. The bottle says that it is named for the B-24 Liberator. The Hop bomber is a very malty brew, courtesy of "Dark English crystal malt and spicy fresh rye malt" I've had malted beers that are too sweet and overpowering, but this flavor is right on the money. But let's not forget, this is "Hop" Bomber after all, so let's get to the hops. Rivertown dry hops (that means they add the hops to the wort after the boil) the brew to get a great aroma and taste. I don't know the varieties, but they use two different kinds of American hops for the process. Some of the "hoppy" beers can have a bitter aftertaste, you'll find none of that here. Beautiful dark color, nice foam head, great smell..this is one good beer. Nice to see Cincinnati putting out some great homemade craft beers again.

davecavemaster, Jul 17, 2012
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.