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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

238 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-26-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

thufflife, Aug 11, 2014
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MikeDAdams, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

lucasj82, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DrBier, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

xJMFCx, Jun 07, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

Color- clear bright gold. Full head.

Aroma- hoppy with hint of roasted almond. A stupid combination. S

Taste- Starts mildly hoppy but fights its lager notes badly and ends as if the worst elements of a lager and IPA were combined. One of the least appealing brews ever offered by New Belgium.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 8/3/2013.

utfiero, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mikerieder, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

PappyVans, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Westuh, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mpenske, May 28, 2014
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Punisher, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

thatoneguymike, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

afsdan, Apr 09, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -9.4%

Was not expecting a Maibock style with this one. I think it may have been a little old. The date showed 07 JUL 2013. ABV was well masked by the higher hop flavor however the brew lacks a hoppy front. It finishes with a nice piney hop flavor and goes down clean. Not the worst Maibock I have had but not the best either. May be better classified as a Double APL.

CplSleden, Apr 03, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -20.4%

Appearance: Yellow, small tight bubbles, a little hazy.

Smell: I got subtle Peach in the smell.

Taste: First reaction to the taste was of sweetness, then some hop character kicked in mid-taste.

Mouthfeel: Light body

Drinkability: I was really looking forward to this. Bocks are a style of beer that can be so delicious. But this one missed the mark for me. Not sure how fresh this was. Overall, it was… muted. Tough to put into words. And I wasn’t digging the hazy pour. Hmmm.

jjh19, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jaydoc, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

vkv822, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jsprain1, Nov 30, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a pilsner.

A: Golden hue. Pervasive rising effervescence. Pours a 3 finger, foamy, white head. Craters slowly, and unevenly. Never fully settles, but leaves a fluffy peak on the surface. Effervescence rises continually, and throughout. Dry, sticky, beer ring lacing; and lots of it.

S: Light pine, freshly cut grass, clove, and a bit of lemon citrus. Does come across a bit soapy though.

T: Pine, bitter citrus pith, and a bit of savory spice.

M: Light and crisp character. Floral. Bitter finish is accentuated with a light sweetness.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Giant head, lots of carbonation, and thick pervasive lacing. Nose is piney with fresh flora, citrus and spice. Hop character is light and crisp, balanced with some citrus and spice. Overall, this is good quaff.

bmwats, Nov 24, 2013
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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.