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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

248 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Ratings: 248 | Reviews: 82 | Display Reviews Only:
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-09-2014 03:27:58 | More by Buckeye_Bill
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dkeav

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

02-28-2014 19:14:04 | More by dkeav
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Miles228

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-26-2014 12:50:00 | More by Miles228
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

02-25-2014 01:25:14 | More by drdiesel9483
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NCalement

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +1.2%

A- Copper color with a thick white head that holds well. Looks sticky.

S- Rye, spice, bitter hops, honey, biscuit, and hay.

T- Bitter soap, rye, citrus, sweet malt and pine resin.

M- Medium body with a crisp finish. No sign of ABV and has a lingering flavor.

O- Not a bad rye IPA at all. Nothing to heavy on the hops but well done for sure.

02-21-2014 05:15:31 | More by NCalement
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-19-2014 00:48:06 | More by heizerbjj
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MLH90

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

02-13-2014 21:43:21 | More by MLH90
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -2.1%

The color is amber and it is perfectly clear. The head that comes with it was unexpected. Big and fluffy, looked like whipped cream on top.
The smell is what you would expect from an apa, faint piney hops.
The bitterness doesn't come through until the aftertaste. A little to watery.
Overall a decent pale ale.

02-09-2014 22:37:16 | More by confer
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baylz

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-29-2014 13:38:21 | More by baylz
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IpaRay

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-28-2014 14:53:59 | More by IpaRay
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DeFaz

Ohio

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
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Chipster1337

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-12-2014 03:53:55 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-12-2014 03:02:29 | More by Drknight
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-06-2014 03:50:22 | More by smithj4
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rwilde

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-30-2013 15:14:15 | More by rwilde
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-30-2013 13:58:58 | More by BuckTuckian
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metter98

New York

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
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-28-2013 19:49:41 | More by BeerMeColorado
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

12-16-2013 16:23:43 | More by mrfrancis
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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +19.1%

Poured Hop Bomber Rye Pale Ale into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a clear amber with a half of finger of white head.

S - The aroma comes through as soon as it's poured. Getting smooth grapefruit, rich malt.

T - Its has some light toasted malts on first taste with medium hops mid palate. On second sip it has some grapefruit, and light carmel notes. On the finish getting more hops with some bitterness.

M - About perfect for a good pale ale. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O - This a very good pale ale. I believe this is Rivertown's flagship beer and it shows. Delish ! Cheers!

12-13-2013 22:31:23 | More by fitrock2112
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AC-Mivsek

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-09-2013 21:21:09 | More by AC-Mivsek
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-08-2013 03:45:51 | More by Rod_J
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jgreenward

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-27-2013 14:02:14 | More by jgreenward
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rapayn01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10%

10-20-2013 23:59:25 | More by rapayn01
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.