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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

237 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 237
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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Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
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V3XX069

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-16-2013 05:41:18 | More by V3XX069
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wtkphoto

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

11-13-2013 02:26:50 | More by wtkphoto
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-08-2013 19:02:41 | More by Shawner
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2013 21:56:00 | More by bscalt
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MikeMilanoDesign

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-02-2013 04:47:26 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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bzach

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-25-2013 22:44:56 | More by bzach
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Plastikdust

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-22-2013 21:11:41 | More by Plastikdust
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-20-2013 03:11:52 | More by jordanmckell
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-10-2013 00:23:02 | More by Dave_Treat
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-07-2013 20:06:26 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-29-2013 23:30:47 | More by famous_mortimur
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-29-2013 22:21:47 | More by dragomni
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-23-2013 02:45:07 | More by Irrationalist
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-22-2013 04:59:37 | More by Zuidman
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-16-2013 13:02:51 | More by mychalg9
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold, big frothy head with nice curtains of trailing lace.

Smells of lemon zest, earthy hops, and black pepper.

Cracker, bread crust, black pepper, fresh grass, green pepper.

Fresh and crisp mouthfeel.

Not entirely maibockey, but inventive and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 01:43:49 | More by Strix
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-15-2013 08:51:18 | More by bernat1971
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pale golden hued with fantastic clarity. A fingernail of white foam perches on the top of this beer. Aroma is a bit faint, but I get some spicey aromatic hops and a bit of caramel malt. The flavor is pretty hop forward and are a bit spicey,earthy, and bitter. The mouthfeel is pretty brisk and refreshing, but the hop flavor and the malts seem a bit off balance. I guess I should have known "hoppy" and "bock" don't tend to be mentioned together.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 03:27:20 | More by Franziskaner
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olliegaff

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -44.8%

09-13-2013 21:37:17 | More by olliegaff
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Thelonious_Mahler_Crate

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Honestly, not much special to look at, like most lagers. Clear, straw-colored sameness. With a quickly dissipating head. However, there is lacing... Lacing? On a lager?

Smell: Kind of an astringent smell not unlike a lot of lesser adjunct beers.

Taste: Thankfully, a lot more full than the smell. It has a hop bite I've never gotten from any "lager" before. It's like Budweiser, but without rice, smoother, and with hops included.

Mouthfeel: Very good, medium-light viscosity.

Overall: This is a step above most lagers I've tried. I've been put off of the genre by so many clones of clones of mediocre brews, yet I do realize that this style isn't exactly cut and dry "lager." Maybe all is not lost with regards to this style. (Yes, I'm biased.)

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 01:25:48 | More by Thelonious_Mahler_Crate
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IPAdams

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a dark gold with a good size head that recedes to a foam on top. Lots of lacing.

Smell- Fresh baked bread and sweet malts. Just a slight floral hop presence.

Taste- Good balance of sweet and bitterness. Hints of pine and grapefruit with a pale malt backbone.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin with moderate carbonation.

Overall- Very sessionable, light. Good balanced taste. Not overly complex, but still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 03:35:52 | More by IPAdams
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-03-2013 00:24:48 | More by JohnBender
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My beer got a little messed up. It was frozen and thawed fast under warm water. This might have something to do with the low clarity - I'm going to give it a pass on that count. It's golden with a white head. Looks like beer, and beer looks good.

I get a bit of grapefruit in the aroma, but where I really get grapefruit is when the beer is in the mouth. None of the hops used, listed on the NB website, are particularly known for grapefruit aroma,to my knowledge, but I get it in flavor, and the sweetness of the bock malts make it seem like grapefruit juice cocktail. I hate the way lagers don't get good reviews on BA - this is a REALLY interesting lager. I like the taste a lot. Sweetness on the front of the mouth, dry in the finish, making me want another sip

The beer is soft and slightly oily in the mouth - pretty interesting. on that count, too.

Overall, I'd say the malt profile comes off like a maibock and the hop profile comes across like an American pale ale. Whatever you want to call it, I am happy to drink it.

PS: The chill haze cleared up fine.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 01:45:10 | More by pweis909
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-25-2013 13:16:29 | More by cdwil
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-24-2013 21:25:58 | More by kew
Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager from New Belgium Brewing
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