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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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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-24-2013 21:25:58 | More by kew
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-21-2013 17:12:46 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-21-2013 07:02:32 | More by zestar
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-21-2013 02:17:17 | More by Cramerican
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-19-2013 03:16:50 | More by vermilcj
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-19-2013 00:13:50 | More by KimenTshom
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burnerfinger

Texas

3.06/5  rDev -15.5%

bought the 22 oz bomber at Market street today:
poured into my goblet:

A - bright yellow - extra clear! nice show on the 2+ finger head. settles to super sticky, all time great lacing

S - very understated on the hops, almost "dry" to the nose - honestly a disappointment here
a bit of a cardboard note

T: yes a bit more hops here but far from impressive - I would have hoped for much more from new Belgium (the hops does make a bit of a return on the aftertaste

M - very nice to the mouth - good body and very gentle ABV bite

D - ultra drinkable due to the watery flavor. guzzling time

08-18-2013 04:51:57 | More by burnerfinger
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Gerred

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-17-2013 14:13:28 | More by Gerred
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +2.5%

22oz bottle
A - golden with a frothy off-white head, excellent head retention, crazy-thick lacing down the glass
S - spicy, yeast, biscuit, fruit, grassy hop
T - spicy again, Hallatau hop, grass, biscuit, fruit, faint honey, nice clean finish with some nutty yeast; sweet but the hops help to balance it out more than the usual bock, which I like.
M - creamy, smooth, pleasant carbonation
O - I really liked this one, but the Hallertau hops are at threshold. Any more, and the beer goes downhill from there. I thought this was well crafted, and for $2.99 I might get it again.

08-17-2013 05:13:35 | More by barnzy78
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jesus808

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-08-2013 03:36:32 | More by jesus808
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-07-2013 06:18:51 | More by twelveinches
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-06-2013 04:22:55 | More by pheelingIt
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coz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-03-2013 03:23:45 | More by coz
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-26-2013 11:56:33 | More by sgttibbs
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archero

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-21-2013 19:30:38 | More by archero
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-20-2013 22:00:53 | More by andrenaline
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Tonmeister

Georgia

3.11/5  rDev -14.1%

Bottle poured into tulip shaped glass

Appearance: pale golden light amber with a thin solid head. Leaves a good circular lacing around the glass.

Smell: rye, hops, wheat

Taste: sweet malty, not bitter but I can get a sense of hops in the beverage. I can also get a sense of some sweet fruits. Not bad for a lager.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a great lager. This is probably my favorite lager I've had since I can get a since of hops, but this is not my style of beer. I just got it because it was pretty cheap, well worth the money.

07-18-2013 23:34:59 | More by Tonmeister
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-18-2013 05:38:39 | More by duff247
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DSkilling

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-18-2013 03:53:05 | More by DSkilling
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JimTeal

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

The good folks at New Belgium have a winner with Hoppy Bock lager. It cannot be dissected without reducing this overall wonderful, limited production beer. It pours a fine 1 inch head in a tulip glass, stays with it for a while, looks like a lager, nice cool summer lightness. When I saw bock I assumed a bit darker, but no, this is a near blond, but with a fine taste, good mouth feel and a really smooth finish. I'm not sure how Total Wine here in Vegas offered this pint+ for $1.50 but I guarantee it is an excellent value for a fine beer. Very good stand alone beer, and excellent for the value. We cannot always buy beer for the price, generally not a winner strategy, but New Belgium has offered a premium gift with Hoppy Bock lager.

07-16-2013 22:32:22 | More by JimTeal
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kguyty

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-12-2013 21:13:25 | More by kguyty
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-10-2013 16:13:32 | More by Chucker17
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jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-08-2013 02:38:25 | More by jzlyo
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TXBulldog

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-05-2013 01:26:13 | More by TXBulldog
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dwtyler

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-03-2013 02:26:37 | More by dwtyler
Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.