17 June 2017
Sadler’s Hop Bomb Beer (Waitrose) By @SpectreUK
It's certainly been a hot day here in the Midlands. I caked myself in Factor 50, with Cinabar covering my back, before I had a long cool swim outside at the gym. So I thought I should pick a summery sounding beer to write about to reflect the glorious sunny day. This Sadler's Hop Bomb was brewed with Maris Otter Pale Ale malt, as well as Caramel malt and wheat malt. Hops used in the brewing were; Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Chinook, and Nelson Sauvin. Quite a concoction of hops there, so no wonder this beer is called what it is.
I could tell why they called this ale Hop Bomb as on opening there was a heavy citrus and floral hop aroma. This pale ale filled my beer glass with a cheerful fizz and all the golden glow of summer. Instead of a bustle of bitter hops fighting over each other for first taste, this beer delivers them all in unison in one bitter blast of citrus fruity and floral flavour. Boom! As the hop explosion dissipated on my tastebuds there followed the pale and sweet malts driving into a slightly floral hoppy aftertaste. This is a very refreshing beer, perfect for a hot sunny day and a spicy smoky barbecue outside with some friends and family.
Happy summer! ;-)