Hop Gobbler - Odd Side Ales

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sammy on 12-04-2013

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Photo of Emnmarko
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- A pale golden color with plenty of carbonation feeding an ample and billowy white two finger head.

S- Tangerines, grapefruit and lemon zest immediately fill my senses. Smells delicious.

T- The citrus of the hops in the nose become sweeter and are met with a pale biscuit malt flavor. The two merge together gracefully. The finish is dry and mildly spicy.

M- Very easy to drink and goes down nicely. No problems.

O- This is personally a favorite of mine. Great citrus flavor from the hops that I love is backed properly and proportionately with a mild but flavorful malt bill. I have only had a few of these and I will be looking for them in the future.

Photo of buschbeer
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is golden with yellow highlights. It has very little off-white head.

S - It has a light, fresh floral and citrus aroma.

T - It has a crisp citrus element. Some bitterness builds as I consume it. The more I drink. The more I like it.

M - Moderate

O - At first I wasn't impressed. The more I drank. The more impressed I became. This would be a great all day beer, especially in the warmer months.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Odd Side Ales Hop Gobbler last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I'm always down to try a new beer from Odd Sides and they have never let me down when it comes to hoppy beers, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I think it's fairly fresh since it just showed up. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, I like it and I think it's a little unique, but it isn't the most eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy golden yellow color that took on more of a golden orange color when held to the light with a finger and a half of bubbly white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by loads of hops being the first to show up and they impart a really dank and fruity hop aroma with some nice citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas coming through with some nice pineapple aromas seeming to stick out the most and there's some good citrus zest aromas in the background. Up next comes the malts which are on the light side and impart a grainy, pale malt, bready, and biscuit like malt aromas with a slight bit of sweet malts showing up in the background. This beer had a very nice aroma that was very similar to an IPA and I think it would be just a little better if it had a little more balance to it.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and more balanced, it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by loads of hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice, dank, resinous, and fruity hop flavors with the citrus and tropical fruit hops showing up nicely with the citrus hops showing up the most imparting a nice citrus zest flavor. Up next comes the malts which show up just enough and they impart all those malty aspects that I got in the aroma with the bready and pale malts seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's a higher amount of medium sweetness that lingers just a little and there's a pale malt and citrus hop aftertaste This was a pretty good tasting beer that had some nice balance to it.

M- Fairly smooth, clean, crisp, a little refreshing, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty good mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a pretty good beer and a pretty good example of a Pale Ale especially an Extra Pale Ale which is what Oddsides labels it as, it had a bright and fruity hop profile that not a lot of Pale Ales have and I thought it had just enough malts to provide some balance to this beer. This beer had good drinkability, it was fairly smooth, crisp, clean, a little refreshing, not filling, and the taste did a good job job at holding my attention, I don't think I would have a problem drinking a few of these and I think this would be a great beer to enjoy during the summer. What I liked the most about this beer was the hop profile and balance, I thought they were both pretty good and they were both the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, it wasn't bad, but a little more head and lacing wouldn't hurt. I would buy this beer again and I wouldn't rule out picking up a six pack when I'm in the mood for a very hoppy Pale Ale. I would recommend this to most Pale Ale, IPA, and hoppy beer lovers, it's for sure worth trying. All in all I was pretty happy with this beer, it had a great citrus and fruity hop profile that reminded me a little of their Citra Pale ale but it still remained different enough not to confuse the two. Good job guys, this was another great hoppy beer from Odd Sides and I can't wait for the next new release to hit the shelfs, keep up the good work guys.

Photo of lochef81
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This ale pours a handsome yellow copper color with a generous but short lasting frothy white head. The aroma is off...and not in a good way. It is bitter but dirty smelling. The flavor of this ale follows suit. It is an attempt at hoppy bitter goodness but it falls very short. Instead it tastes of an ale attempting to be hopslam or huma lupa licious but falling o. Those glorious citrusy hop notes and just tasting stale, old, and tired. I can see what Oddsides is going for here but unfortunately they just don't hit the mark.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a straw gold with a very thin white head.

S - Smell is light citrus with some bready malts. Fain hop aroma.

T - Sweet upfront with some citrus flavors. There is a good amount of a bready malt taste. Floral hops show themselves in the finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O - This is a decent beer. Would make a good session beer.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of dank citrus hops with a light-moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops with a moderate malt balance; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.75%. Overall this is a damn nice pale ale. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/piney hops with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of gjl75
4.74/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best extra pales I've ever tasted. Odd Side Ales is impressing me a lot these days. Just the right amount of malt and hop balance. Tastes a little bit heavier than 4.75% abv, but refreshing nonetheless.

Photo of andrewjraab
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - copper brown with decent clarity. Nice oily white head with nice stick.

S - Citrus notes - pineapple, citrus zest, resinous and dank.

T - as the label states - "like thousands of little hop fairies dancing off the back of your tongue" - this is a hop bomb through and through. Citrus zest, hop resin, oily hops - so much going on that it confuses and challenges the palate. Finish is oily and dank.

O - Really solid hoppy IPA. I would have this again and this brewery continues to impress with each beer.

Photo of SerialTicker
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

Appearance: Golden yellow. Slight haze. Two finger head floats on top. Fantastic initial lacing, but stops forming near the bottom.

Smell: I have to agree with StoutHunter's review below, as he's described it well -- quite sweet. A bready/doughy quality. Citrus. A pleasant, but not overwhelming, hop aroma.

Taste/feel: More of the same, with maybe a little bit more of the hops/citrus and a slight tropical fruit flavor as well. Surprisingly, but pleasantly, sweet -- not overly so, though. A bit of bitterness on the end, but minor. Very nice balancing done here. I really enjoy the mouthfeel on it, as it's about moderately carbonated, and quite smooth as well. This would be a fantastic beer to session, at a measly 4.75%. Another winner from Odd Side.

Photo of Mitchster
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$1.89 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. No ingredients per the website or bottle. 4.5% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly hazy pale copper, forming a modest white head with good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. Thin layer of sediment in the bottle. The nose is ripe with juicy hops...I get cat pee, citrus, and a little skunky MJ. Definitely some Simcoe going on in here. Cleanly fermented, no off aromas. Slight touch of Crystal 20, possibly Munich malt. Mouthfeel is moderately acidic with a light watery body and a dry finish. The taste is peculiar...there is an interesting bready/toasty note that I didn't pick up in the nose. Biscuit malt? Bitterness is moderately firm. Cleanly fermented in flavor as well. More citrus and cat pee in the aftertaste.

A nice hoppy pale ale. Basically a session IPA. Plenty of hop flavor and aroma. A nice beer. Would buy again.

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I think I'd rather drink a Bud heavy

Hop Gobbler from Odd Side Ales
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