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Hobo Pop - BrewDog

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flyingpig on 02-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2013 Prototype Challenge

This is no worn-out, park-bench, special-brew-swigging vagrant; this is an amped-up, ranting, street corner hobo. A lord among hobos if you will. Brewed with mountains of wheat, rye, cara and crystal malts, fermented with an American ale yeast and bittered with Amarillo & Centennial, this 4.2% beer is what happens if something classy like a European wheat beer goes to live in Vegas.

Malts – Extra pale, Cara, Crystal, Wheat & Rye
Hops – Amarillo & Centennial
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 7
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3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2014, so it's rather out of date. Acquired ages ago from the Brewdog webshop - I managed to lose track of it. Hope it's still alright.

A: Poured into a cervoise. A deep, hazy marmalade-amber hue with plenty of floating sediment and low carbonation. Looks like coagulated protein. Yields a large head of frothy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of citrus, vague white fruits, subtle pine, caramel malt, mild brown sugar, ale yeast, faint stewed hops and a touch of cardboard. More than a whiff of oxidation lurking in the background. OK but past its best.

T: Tastes of vague fruity hops and caramel malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of citrus, white fruits, faint pine, caramel malt, a hint of wheat, ale yeast, stewed hops, cardboard and a medicinal twinge. Somewhat oxidised. Slightly sweet, followed by a subdued bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and decent body. Faint hop action on the palate. Could certainly be livelier. Mildly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of subtle fruity hops, light bitterness, faint caramel malt and cardboard.

O: So-so, but it's fair to say that this bottle is too old. Lacklustre looks, while the aroma and flavour are a mix of mild fruity hops, caramel malt and oxidation. Subpar body. Shame the hops have faded - I should have drunk this bottle a bit sooner....

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml Bottle as part of the 2013 Brewdog Prototype Challenge (£2, Good Spirits Co, Glasgow):
Bright, clear amber with a finger-sized, foamy white head that fades to a foamy looking lacing on the surface with further built up on the edges of the glass and some lacing too.

Hoppy with some nice bitter notes coming through as well. There is a background tropical fruit aroma and citrus, although I was struggling to detect anything in the way of any wheat coming through. I did get some mango and a little caramel though.

Light tropical fruits and some bitterness, but now with some wheat that was missing from the nose.There is a good mix of fruits with mango, citrus and some all featuring and some pine hops in there too, as well as some caramel but this is minimal.

Smooth and slightly bitter with a juicy feel to it but that comes across as a little watery in areas but this luckily isn't throughout. Both the carbonation and the body of this one are about medium and the beer is quite easy to drink with a semi bitter, pine like finish that lingers a little.

Not too bad an effort from Brewdog although I wouldn't be rushing out to buy it if it were a year round offering due to the fact they have so many better, similar style beers already.

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Hobo Pop from BrewDog
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