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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager - New Belgium Brewing

Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock LagerHop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 225
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%


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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Reviews by Bitterbill:
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$4.59 for the 22oz bottle, best before June 16, 2013.

It's a light golden colour, gives me a 1 finger head of foam and some nice lacing.

The smell is mostly of grass and biscuit.

The taste is even grassier than what I got from the smell. That and some strongish biscuit make up the taste profile I get and while not bad, it gets a bit boring after a while.

Nice mouthfeel with the medium body and carbonation.

Overall, like I said, not bad though I doubt I'll revisit it.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 14:28:20 | More by Bitterbill
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 02:22:10 | More by CplSleden
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2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 22:36:44 | More by jjh19
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager from New Belgium Brewing
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