Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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3.73/5 rDev +9.4%
12oz bottle into a pint glass...Pours very dark for a pale ale, a dirty, medium copper with a light tan head, good retention here...Aroma is super light, only light hops come through...The taste is also pretty light, bready backbone, spicey, with some hops coming through, not enough to get me excited. This doesn't taste bad, just doesn't have a ton of flavor. Full bodied, but one bottle is more than enough to drink.
09-27-2010 03:15:17 | More by jrallen34
3.7/5 rDev +8.5%
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
Pours a slight dark amber color with a 1 finger khaki head. The head seems to dissipate very quickly. Aroma is a mixed bag notes. There's a little bit of citrus working around but pine comes in the strongest. Lots of bread in the first taste. Some bitter grapefruit peel. Not a whole lot of sweet here, just bitterness. The aftertaste comes thru surprisingly clean and light. Fairly light bodied, easy to drink, small ABV. I've had this beer several times and I think it's growing in me. This pale ale isn't world class, but a solid beer, worth a try and and occasional drinking session.
Update:10/24/13- got this fresh from a 16oz can, much much better fresh.
07-17-2013 02:44:00 | More by screamking
3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some hues of yellow. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy and floral hops and spicy rye are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the rye is a little stronger and the spices stand out in the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of rye in this beer lends a little complexity and makes this pale ale have a very good balance among the malts, hops and rye.
12-29-2013 17:23:48 | More by metter98
3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
A moderately aggressive pour resulted in a disproportionate gigantic, merangue-like head that filled 3/4 of the glass to overflowing. By the time I got the beer to settle down enough to sample, it was running low on carbonation. Well hopped, but no hop bomb by any means. Hopping was a bit rough around the edges with some raw notes.
07-30-2011 18:26:06 | More by Brent
3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured into a pint glass, this beer was a clear amber with an inch of creamy, foamy head. The smell was of citrusy hops but also a little cheesiness which might mean older hops were used but I'm not sure of this. The taste is a pretty good balance of malt and hops with a slight bitterness. Don't mistake this for an IPA, the hops are not very strong for an American style. The drinkability and mouthfeel were both good and made me wish I had another. There's not a whole lot to make this stand out amongst the many APA's out there but it's a good solid beer from a new brewery that I would buy again.
03-27-2010 16:55:32 | More by ltjska04
3.66/5 rDev +7.3%
The beer poured a nice honey-amber colored body with a thin white head. Strong caramel malt aroma infused with a bit of fruity esters. Gentle caramel malt flavor with a very subtle apple-like fruitiness; a decent sharp bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-light; smooth; crisp and semi-dry.
A good enough APA offering that doesn't break away with any distinctive qualities, but it's definitely drinkable.
01-21-2013 01:09:28 | More by beergoot
3.65/5 rDev +7%
A: Copper red, with a nice tan head.. a good bit of floaties in there as well. Little dark for the style..
S: Sweet carmel, and maple undertones. Slight hop scent from in the finish, but mostly a very sweet scent. The hops that are there are earthy.. Surprised there isn't more hop scent.
T: There are the hops.. Grapefruit, and citrus (tangerine) with a nice burnt carmel flavor in the finish. Fruity hops (tropical) with good balance of malt.
M: Medium body, with decent carbonation.
D: Good, well balanced, not amazing, but nice. A good balance of malt and hops, with a nice clean finish.
03-09-2010 04:46:54 | More by Beejay
3.65/5 rDev +7%
Appearance - orangy amber, lots of tiny particulate in suspension. Two big fingers of foam, had to pause the pour and wait for some settling. An airy, cakey head of light mocha leaves craggy trails of lace around the glass as it recedes.
Aroma - pleasant citrus and caramel grain. Even, not overbearing.
Taste - light caramel toasted edge to the grain, some earthy grassiness as well. Very fruity citrus angle to the hops. More of a bitter edge on the swallow, pushing a little medicinal. Dry, a little prickly on the aftertaste and finish, with a lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel - I like the smoothness, it gives the beer a bit of creaminess. Moderate to lower carbonation, fairly weighty for a pale ale.
Drinkability - I had no problem dispatching this sixer of Rivertown.
11-18-2010 03:40:04 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.