HUB Lager - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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Reviews by biboergosum:
3.86/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
An American shaker pint @yegbeerrevolution.
This beer appears a hazy pale golden yellow hue, with one finger of lazily puffy, tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves some various island atoll lace around the glass as it genially abates.
It smells of crisp pale grainy malt, mild indistinct citrus, a soft leafy, grassy hoppiness, with a subtle earthy mustiness kind of skulking about. The taste is a nice uptick from the aroma - edgily bitter grassy hops, lemon wedges, gritty biscuity malt, and a further earthy, leafy essence, the mustiness kind of wafting away.
The carbonation is fairly peppy, and well sustainable, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and as smooth as the sassy Bohemian hop agents will allow. It finishes barely off-dry, the zingy hops standing a few leagues taller than the heretofore equitable malt.
A fairly enjoyable rendition of a style near and dear to my beer-guzzling heart. The organic thing, I can take or leave, sure, but beyond that, what we have here is one drinkable ode to true Pils aficionados everywhere.
Serving type: on-tap
05-17-2013 21:50:51 | More by biboergosum
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3.44/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
16oz : mason jar
Clear, pale golden yellow with a foamy white head.
Clean, grassy hop with a light crackery, pilsner malt backbone.
Medium body, fizzy, foamy carbonation with a lightly crisp finish.
A tasty, easy drinking lager. Definitely a beer well suited for 16oz cans.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 05:38:23 | More by vkv822
3.59/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head which has decent retention. The head is a fluffy, pure cotton-white while the body is a clear mix of light golden and straw that shows hints of lemon when held up to the light. Lacing tends toward sheeting for the most part.
Nose- Fairly subdued and lacks the hop aromatics you get from most Czech pilsners. Some grain, a light bit of cornflakes. A nice warm touch of honey. Light spice and floral notes but nothing that has enough presence to be fully representative of the style. Swirling reveals nothing. It is quite clean smelling as the BJCP style guide suggests.
Taste- Slight fruitiness that echoes the vinosity of white grapes and apple followed by a good presence of hops that range from spicy to rather earthy to slightly herbal and floral. Maybe even a little bit of woodiness but mostly earth. A tingle of spice on the finish. Some grain, cornflakes, and honey in the middle. Fruitiness starts to mellow and is replaced by the honey, the floral notes, and a slight chalkiness or mineral quality. Fairly clean tasting but could probably use a bit more presence (especially from the hops) to be truly representative of the style. Between above average to good- pretty much in the middle for me. Some grassiness.
Mouthfeel- Just above light bodied with lively carbonation that still manages to be smooth. Light honey notes make it seem a little syrupy on the finish. Nice dry finish matched with spice.
Drinkability- Pretty easygoing and would make a nice session or lawnmower beer. The problem for me is that it retails for a least 9 bucks for a four pack of pounders. If you drink these all afternoon and all evening, you will drop some money. Still would make a nice pairing with most Asian cuisines- something to keep in mind when I'm out for dinner.
Overall- Above average to really good beer. No real flaws but could be a better representation of the style. Still worth a try.
Serving type: can
03-24-2014 01:22:00 | More by artoolemomo
HUB Lager from Hopworks Urban Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.