Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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3.03/5 rDev -11.1%
A - Pours a deep amber to light copper. Thick head with good retention appears an off-white color. Did have some sediment in it.
S - Aroma consists of hoppy resin with some slight fruit candy and caramel tones.
T - Light sweetness and tiny bit of roast on the front with a lack of a mid palate presence. Finish with expected hop bitterness for style, but without any nuances.
M - Slightly lighter than expected, with appropriate carbonation.
O - Overall this beer is a pretty average APA. There is some slight complexities which makes it just interesting enough to keep you attention. But in a market full of Pales, this one doesn't really stand out in a good or bad way. Worth a try, if you like to try things from all around.
06-03-2012 05:15:25 | More by DrinkinBoy
3.05/5 rDev -10.6%
This beer looks nice, but it smells like hairspray. The taste of it is, okay. It's just an odd mesh of thick malts that don't really show this as a pale ale. Where are the hops? Where's the attitude? Not here. A pretty forgettable beer, and more waste of my time and money. (This whole driving south thing hasn't panned out on the beer front so well on much of these brews.)
12-09-2012 05:13:05 | More by RblWthACoz
3.08/5 rDev -9.7%
Their first mistake might have been putting the word "hop" in the title, and the second was the use of the word "bomber".
This is a pretty tame beer, even for an APA, and there isn't too much flavor from hops at all. What does spice it up, literally, is the rye, but most of this is about the malt, which would normally be OK, but perhaps the advertising is wrong here. It smells and tastes more like bread than pine/citrus hops.
The pour is pretty standard (nothing special with the color or head). Mouthfeel is fair, and this one is on the thinner side.
I always like to try Ohio beers, but this is one that I won't be having again even though it's not necessarily bad.
01-16-2014 04:01:05 | More by DeFaz
3.1/5 rDev -9.1%
Pour is almost a brown ale color. Dark copper with a large fluffy tan head.
Smell of caramel and malt. Taste of mainly roasted malts , Caramel and brown malt flavors. Pretty dry and malty, almost an English Pale in terms of hop flavor and aromas. A change of pace for a Pale Ale. Its not quite pale and its not quite as hoppy as I imagined with a name of Hop Bomber.
Medium carbonation and a relatively thick mouthfeel for a pale ale.
05-18-2010 00:06:45 | More by alpinebryant
3.13/5 rDev -8.2%
A - Clear reddish color that has a nice white head that sticks around a little while.
S - Definitely could be better here. Can't really pick much up other than malt and some faint hops.
T - Some rye and some bitterness that isn't strong enough in my opinion.
M: Decent but nothing special
D: Can't say I'd try this one again. However, being a Cincinnati brew, I had to try it.
04-27-2010 16:25:40 | More by beerman207
3.15/5 rDev -7.6%
Local brewery time... I had to give it a review.
Poured 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. This pours a very clear copper/amber color with a two finger white foamy head. The head seems to hang around a bit too but not much in the line of lacing.
This doesnt smell or taste like an ale. It actually reminds me of Sam Adams lager more than a hop front ale. It smells slightly musty and not any clear hop character, despite its name. Tastes of spice, malts, and some bitterness with very little hoppiness otherwise.
Feels pretty clean and nicely carbonated.
I want this to be good, being from Cincinnati but I am not a fan. Maybe I got a bad batch... something tastes off. I will update this review if I try it again and notice a difference.
07-15-2011 22:33:24 | More by phiberoptik
3.23/5 rDev -5.3%
Picked this one up about an hour ago. First beer I have had from Rivertown Brewing. Poured a dark orange color with an over foamy head. Even with a careful pour it still almost overflowed. When it did back off after about 5 mins it left some great lacing down the sides. A notch at almost every sip. My problem with this beer is just that there is no outstanding characteristics. I prefer a beer that has something that jumps out and grabs me and this beer just doesn't have that. It you are looking for a mild pale ale with some decent malt character this might be up your alley but not something I would buy again.
10-11-2011 16:59:39 | More by Rhynes2
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.