Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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2.85/5 rDev -16.4%
A - Amber body with a veritable metric shitton of floaties. Decent white head.
S - some sweet malts...anything else? No, not really.
T - Sweet and vegetal malts. Hint of roasted malt. Some hops, but I can't tell how. jeez.
M - Mediumish body, kinda dry.
O - man, this beer is disappointing. It doesn't live up to its name, and it has a bunch of stuff wrong with it. come on, Rivertown, you're making Cincinnati look bad.
08-31-2011 02:05:29 | More by ColdPoncho
2.88/5 rDev -15.5%
Pours a clear deep amber with barely any head or lacing.
Sweet malts and just a hint of citrus/earthy hops.
A bit of a citrus hit at first, followed by sweet bready/caramel malt finishing with a buttered popcorn flavor and slightly bitter. Kind of odd.
Thin and watery. Not the highlight of the beer.
Not terribly great. Outside of the butter flavor it isn't too bad, but very mediocre aroma and mouthfeel.
01-31-2012 23:56:41 | More by jmarsh123
2.88/5 rDev -15.5%
Served from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Dark golden bronze in color with two fingers of creamy yellow white head that sticks around. Rather murky but nicely carbonated. Nice lacing.
Smell- A slight hint of mouth watering floral citrus scent derived from the hops. Not much else here.
Taste- The first thing that hits me is the rye followed by a medium biting hop flavor. I expected more hop bite, but this pale ale has a rather malty flavor start to finish. Unexpected but intriguing spicy rye flavor.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium body with some creaminess, but still crisp.
Overall- I like the rye kick at the beginning, but it is tough for me to compare this to other top pale ales. The finish lacks character and a notable hop character that I was expecting. Nonetheless, a very drinkable ale, but not one that I would look for one the shelf.
06-13-2012 01:29:43 | More by ajanesz
2.93/5 rDev -14.1%
I was able to try RiverTown's Hop Bomber during a recent visit to Cleveland. The beer poured a clear, copper/gold in color, with a nice head of frothy, off-white foam which laced. The scent included grain, toasted malt. The taste was mostly toasted malt with earthy hop note and hop-leaf flavor add balance. The mouthfeel was light to medium body with decent carbonation. Overall it was ok but I was expecting more.
01-22-2012 16:22:27 | More by WoodBrew
2.95/5 rDev -13.5%
Another BIF bottle, and another brewery that's totally new to me.
Pours a medium coppery amber, quite clear, and on the dark side for a "pale ale". One finger of light yellowish tan light, decent retention, and some nice gobs of lacing left on the glass.
Smells nice and balanced. Sweet malts come through most clearly, with some dark fruit and nut. The hops aren't super aromatic, adding mainly a crispness and light airy feel to the aroma. Interesting.
Taste is a little flat. Half-way through, when I want it to pick up and bring me something new, it just fades off. There isn't much to hang onto here - I find it bland, with a very light touch of hops in the back end. The bitterness actually builds after most of the other flavors are gone, but that doesn't salvage it for me. Just not very flavorful, in any way.
Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-bodied, enough carbonation. No complaints here.
I find this beer... uninteresting. There's just not much that I can point to that I like about it. Maybe I'm getting too accustomed to aggressively dry-hopped pale ales, but this beer, while fine and drinkable, doesn't present much.
06-01-2012 03:21:33 | More by zeledonia
3/5 rDev -12%
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on it and a little bit of floaties in there. Nose has a little bit of hoppy bitterness to it, but not a lot of substance. Taste is balanced in that it’s not bitter nor sweet, but there isn’t a lot of flavor to it.
06-08-2013 03:27:45 | More by maxwelldeux
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.