Hop Bomber Pale Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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3.33/5 rDev -2.3%
Served in a standard pint glass at Bodega on 6/8/11. Appears copper with a thin white head and some slight lacing left after each sip.
The aroma is subdued, with a tiny amount of sweet malts and citrus notes. The taste is more powerful with earthy and floral notes as well as some nice spicy rye malts, but still nothing that flows really well or that makes you think about each sip.
Medium bodied and carbonation, something that goes down fairly easily even without it being great tasting. Overall, this is a decent APA, but not overly impressed. The aroma was so faint and the appearance was just a little off as well. The taste was definitely the best part, but overall there are much better options for local APA's.
06-10-2011 20:36:13 | More by zimm421
3.33/5 rDev -2.3%
A: Pours a nice amber color, it was definitely one of the darkest pale ales I have had. The head was nonexistent after a minute of pouring and there was no lacing to speak of
S: Hops are relatively mute the rye stands out the most.
T: Not too bad. The hops are more affirmative in the taste but the rye makes a serious contribution. It doesn't taste similar to most pale ales infact in a blind taste test I would probably assert that it was a rye ale. It is definitely interesting though and worth a try.
M: softer carbonation than I was expecting. It was also dryer than I was expecting, it suited the beer nicely though.
O: Not bad definitely worth a try. A most non-traditional pale ale.
Edit: From my notes after finishing the 6 pack: taste needed reevaluated wasn't at the 4 level after some consideration.
04-25-2011 04:59:47 | More by brown2cu
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
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.