Hop Bomb | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

BA SCORE
3.82/5
67 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
rockbottom.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by benito on 03-28-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,799
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
67
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Dry.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of HardyA
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoosier222002
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ON draft in Bethesda Rock Bottom. Poured a nearly clear dark orange with off white head that was not very impressive. The aroma was rather strong, a nice balance of citrus and pine with even a little bit of floral hop in the background. Surprised me that I could pick up all 3. There also seemed to be just a bit of bread in the background. The flavor was similar to nose but a good bit more muted, you definitely get more of the malt but no sweet. The piney bitter comes in late but only lingers a touch. Light mouthfeel. Overall this was an okay IPA.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap in Milwaukee:

Pours dark amber with a thin lasting head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of citrus and a touch of pine with mild caramelized bread.

The taste is of citrus and some pine. Hops stand out but supported by a solid malt backbone. Long, dry finish.

Seemed more of an IPA rather than a DIPA - on the border I suppose. (That didn't affect the score, and doesn't really matter - close enough to fit the style anyway.

An enjoyable, hop-forward brew.

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Photo of rjd722
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the RB in Bethesda. Deep amber color with minimal head and no lacing. Somewhat piney, slight citrus, and malt aroma. Not really what I would consider a "hop bomb", but it's got some nice citrus taste coupled with woody hints. Somewhat sweet, malty, bitter mouthfeel but not whet I expected given the name.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.4/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There was no hop profile in this hop bomb. I don't know what was wrong, but this was barely a pale ale, let alone an IPA. It tasted more like a blonde ale. Must have been a bad batch.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaid75
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nbdreher
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmryan21
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dshansen1184
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnc1977
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Hop Bomb from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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