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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

249 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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3/5  rDev -12%

angeepangie, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

Adkins1203, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Haybeerman
3/5  rDev -12%

Haybeerman, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

KYGunner, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BSuter, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Chris77McGrath, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Josbor11, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

elkinbrown, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Hanselpb, Mar 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

buzzy, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Buckeye_Bill, Mar 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

dkeav, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Miles228, Feb 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

drdiesel9483, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of NCalement
3.45/5  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.

NCalement, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

heizerbjj, Feb 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

MLH90, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of confer
3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

confer, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

baylz, Jan 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

IpaRay, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of DeFaz
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

DeFaz, Jan 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Chipster1337, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Drknight, Jan 12, 2014
Hop Bomber Pale Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.