Bomber Brewing Co. – East Van Smash Fresh Hop Session IPA

Bomber Brewing Co. – East Van Smash Fresh Hop Session IPA

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Aroma
4 out of 5
Appearance
4.2 out of 5
Taste
3.8 out of 5
Palate

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Fresh Hop, India Pale Ale
  • Brand: Bomber Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Big flavour in a nice, sessionable IPA

  • Cons:

    Fresh hop flavour isn't as prominent as some may hope

  • Conclusion:

    A light IPA that has a light fresh hop infusion for extra depth

Bomber Brewing East Van Smash Resh Hop Pale Ale Review Bomber Brewing Co. – East Van Smash Fresh Hop Session IPA Review

Bomber Brewing has brewed a session IPA with fresh from the vine Simcoe Hops. As a session IPA this beer is light and easy drinking but has the addition of fresh hops to add a light, grassy and piney hop flavour to the beer. From the 650ml bottle the East Van Smash pours into the glass as a golden-amber colour that is topped with one finger of fairly quick to settle, lightly lacing head. As the head disperses an aroma of light malt, grass, citrus and pine with a hint of tropical fruit hits the nose in a fresh and fairly light way. The beer is clearly fresh hopped and packs a bit of a punch but the sessionability factor plays an even keel and makes this a beer that is both light and at the same time hoppy. Tasting the East Van Smash it has a fairly light body to it and right off the bat a malty tone hits the palate in conjunction with a citrus, grassy and fruity flavour. The starting notes build into a piney mid section and a fairly bitter but somehow neutral finish. The East Van Smash is sessionable, flavourful and a nice balance of malt, hop and an easy drinking afternoon beer.

Alcohol – 4.9%
Size – 650ml bottles
Hops – Simcoe
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Tags: bomber, fresh hop, ipa

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