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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

241 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 241
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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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-17-2013 12:40:16 | More by Kevin72
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screamking

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours a slight dark amber color with a 1 finger khaki head. The head seems to dissipate very quickly. Aroma is a mixed bag notes. There's a little bit of citrus working around but pine comes in the strongest. Lots of bread in the first taste. Some bitter grapefruit peel. Not a whole lot of sweet here, just bitterness. The aftertaste comes thru surprisingly clean and light. Fairly light bodied, easy to drink, small ABV. I've had this beer several times and I think it's growing in me. This pale ale isn't world class, but a solid beer, worth a try and and occasional drinking session.

Update:10/24/13- got this fresh from a 16oz can, much much better fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 02:44:00 | More by screamking
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-14-2013 20:46:31 | More by jmw4437
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +17%

07-14-2013 01:56:27 | More by pathman
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New York

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-14-2013 00:35:49 | More by travishardy929
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (no date) served in a Libby globe stout/porter glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy orange-amber. Looks almost identical to a glass of iced tea held up to the light in regards to color. Very little head upon pouring, thin white skin that died back to just a ring of foam at the edge. With some swirling the foam came back a bit, but then died again. Some small islands of lacing, but not persistent.

Smell: With a swirl, orange citrus. After the foam died back the orange citrus is still there, along with some leafy herbal smells. A few floral notes come out as the beer warms up.

Taste: There is an attempt at some hop flavor and malt at the beginning, and then wham, a massive bitterness settles over everything. A bombing of the palate with bitterness if you will. Not sure I want my palate carpet bombed though. Even Ruination by Stone, which was another beer that really hit my taste buds hard, had more nuances of flavor in every sip. This is unbalanced. The bitterness is a combination of pine, tea-like bitterness, and some strong grapefruit citrus. There is an attempt of the malt to come out as the beer warms up and I can taste some buttery notes under it all, but the bitterness again clouds everything. Certainly more flavorful than some beers I've had, but way out of balance unfortunately.

Mouthfeel: Sticky on the teeth - lots of hop oils attacking the enamel with this one. Thickness above water, but nothing special.

Overall / Drinkability: Neat label and name, and perhaps some truth in advertising with the name but unfortunately unbalanced. I like my hops, but the malt backing is mostly absent in this beer, and so one and done.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 23:03:54 | More by damndirtyape
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Ohio

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maxwelldeux

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

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Ohio

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Ohio

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Ohio

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Kentucky

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Ohio

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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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Ohio

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Ohio

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Ohio

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Ohio

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Ohio

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Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.