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Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: pwoods on 02-25-2010

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of KYGunner
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The body was clean copper while the head was a quickly fleeting rush of tiny bubbles that built a tall foam but disappeared even quicker.

The aroma is a touch of pine, a touch of tea leaf, a bit of caramel and some rye.

The flavor mimics the scent with a light array of pine, malt, rye, caramel, tea leaf and a nutty sweetness in the end.

The feel is a bit bitter and astringent but slides down easy. Nothing remarkable but not detracting.

This is easily the definition of okay but it has enough diversity and complexity that it earns extra points.

Photo of BSuter
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Chris77McGrath
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Josbor11
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Hanselpb
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Buckeye_Bill
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of dkeav
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Miles228
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of drdiesel9483
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of NCalement
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of heizerbjj
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of MLH90
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of confer
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of baylz
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of IpaRay
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of DeFaz
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Chipster1337
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.