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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

239 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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khargro2

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

05-24-2013 02:46:17 | More by khargro2
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RobertMathison

Indiana

1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

05-09-2012 06:44:29 | More by RobertMathison
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aasher

Indiana

1.35/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer pours a nice vibrant copper in color with a one finger cream colored head. It smells of rancid butter mixed with three day old sweaty gym socks. I haven't smelled something like this since the White Birch Wild. It smells like a drainpour. The flavor is bitter and again of rancid butter. It's pretty awful. A couple sips of this and I'm done. It drinks sticky and dry and leaves that godforsaken after taste behind. This one is pretty bad. I assume they didn't intend on it tasting like a combination of buttery syrup and BO.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 21:14:15 | More by aasher
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Stubby 12 oz bottle. Fun extra from a brewery I've never heard of.

Pours a perfectly clear cola amber with a bubbly, clear light tan head that fades to a ring of bubbles with no lace. Sweet bready and caramel malt aroma; no hop presence. Watery medium body with extremely low carbonation and a cloying finish. Slightly medicinal flavor, overly sweet and bready, slightly more of a hop presence in an earthy finish, but bitterness is still trace. I'll have to sample some other beers from this brewery, but will pass on "Hop" Bomber in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:34:08 | More by yourefragile
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Gabbyaboutipa

Ohio

2/5  rDev -41.5%

10-25-2012 03:01:15 | More by Gabbyaboutipa
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trim200xc

Ohio

2/5  rDev -41.5%

01-13-2012 03:39:18 | More by trim200xc
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Caterwaul

Ohio

2/5  rDev -41.5%

08-06-2012 03:07:40 | More by Caterwaul
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JagerBombAFJ

Ohio

2/5  rDev -41.5%

02-27-2013 20:17:03 | More by JagerBombAFJ
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brucer1

Ohio

2.15/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

i wonder if this old? cant really tell if its skunky or not. very carbonated... pour carefully or you'll get nothing but head. smells and tastes more like a belgian, albeit a darker version. not so good...adequate though because it is beer. the computer says i need more characters this should do...don't get this the name and bottle appearence don't jive!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 02:59:23 | More by brucer1
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baconman91

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

07-13-2012 17:52:33 | More by baconman91
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hop bomber, eh? Sweet...
Hmmm... So where are the hops? I smell some hop activity... And there is a larger bitterness present... So they used the whole hop bill on bittering and aromatic, eh? Ok. That's gonna hurt the score a hair:

Looks ambery orange in color with an off-white head of 3 fingers. Decent retention, but no lace.
Smells of bitter hops, perhaps a citrus and floral profile.
Taste is pretty bland except for the bitterness, and that is no exaggeration. I wish I were able to pick up more here, but I get virtually no malts and only pungent and abrasive bitterness from the hops.
The body is very carbonated and that leads to it feeling thinner than it is (and should be).

Overall-- meh. This isn't bad, but I love too many other Pale Ales to ever drink this one again. It isn't terrible, by life's too short for mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 02:04:44 | More by AleWatcher
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MidwestBA

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

11-10-2012 21:40:11 | More by MidwestBA
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schwaeh

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

01-10-2012 00:22:48 | More by schwaeh
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Chipster1337

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

01-12-2014 23:49:21 | More by Chipster1337
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neckbracesub

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-09-2012 11:14:50 | More by neckbracesub
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kruthy

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

01-14-2012 01:13:03 | More by kruthy
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dkeav

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

02-28-2014 19:14:04 | More by dkeav
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

12-16-2013 16:23:43 | More by mrfrancis
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-09-2013 02:06:43 | More by tommyguz
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SDG1070

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

12-08-2012 14:34:59 | More by SDG1070
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Rivertown Hop Bomber

Pours a clear copper with a very nice foam cap and some lace. Aroma is faint, floral hops and a sugary sweet malt. In the flavor, green apple, caramel, near cloying sweetness and a flash of citrus hops in the background. Mouthfeel is decent, semi dry light to medium bodied feel and almost crisp. Overall, I hope my bottle was an older sample, because there was little to no hop presence for a beer touting the name "hop bomber".

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 03:52:09 | More by Stinkypuss
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I purchased a single at a Kroger store in Dublin, $1.50. It pours a dark copper color, very clear, with about one finger of nearly white foam. It smells bitter, nothing flavorful in the aroma from the hops, just bitterness and toasted malts. And same in the taste, I'm sorta disappointed with the flavor as it's billed as "Hop Bomber". No hops flavors except a somewhat unpleasant bitterness.

Not recommended, too many good choices out there to ever drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 22:34:37 | More by TurdFurgison
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a bright pale copper hue with a light white head forming thick with fine bubbles speckled on the sides of my glass. Aroma has a nice cereal malted barley smell with some citrus and earthy hop notes coming through to complement the malts. The rye comes through with a bit of spiciness in the flavor and the English malts brings a twist on your standard APA I still wouldn't call this an English pale ale but as it warms a hint of diacetyl comes about. Not sure if it is intended or not but it has a weird wet cardboard butterscotch tone going on. Mouthfeel is medium to lighter bodied with moderate carbonation, the diacetyl sticks around with each sip really detracting from the overall enjoyment factor for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 15:10:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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soblack

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

09-05-2013 03:02:52 | More by soblack
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

02-25-2014 01:25:14 | More by drdiesel9483
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Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.