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Hobnobber - Full Pint Brewing Company

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28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 123
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 5.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DrDemento456 on 02-26-2012

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Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
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3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 FL OZ bottle into a pint glass. BEST BY MAY2013. LOT 270 (or 278).

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, unfiltered yellow-brown body with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Lots of sediment, little carbonation visible.

Smell: Aroma of citrusy hops. Very nice!

Taste: Very hoppy with an almost water-tasting body. It tastes like second runnings or weak tea. Extremely unbalanced.

Mouthfeel: Too watery for my taste. Needs a little body to it.

Overall: One can appreciate when a brewer tries to make a highly hopped, low ABV session ale, but this beer again proves why that is such a difficult proposition. This beer desperately needs a little malt body to back up its hoppiness. (698 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hobnobber is a very pale gold, something in the transition phase from yellow, and with plenty of haze to it. It's extremely bubbly at first, with lots of bigger bubbles clinging to the sides of the. The pure white head that forms is small but extremely compact. It's also got some good stick, though most of the lacing is left in a ring at the top, while some spotting and light patching follow below.
The smell is a bit too light to pull much out of, but I do get grapefruit. A bit of something herbal and a barely discernible note of bread from malts follows.
The flavor is as grapefruit-forward as the nose, followed by a lighter touch of the herbal note and a balancing malt. There's enough bitterness for a pale ale, but taming the flavor isn't what makes a "session IPA." This beer needs more strength and depth all-around to improve, but it's easy drinking. Pith blows suddenly into the finish for a lingering chalkiness on the palate.
It seems a bit too heavily carbonated in this light-bodied beer at first, but that calms down. The crispness doesn't fade but I'm not getting anything smooth here. It thins off at the end of the sip. (1,142 characters)

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The Hobnobber has an awesome scent....pine mixed with orange peel....I didn't cut the beer off in time to avoid the floaties.....so the color is a cloudy light amber with thin white head with no lace. The taste is very bitter and no well balanced....so session would be tough for those that are not hop heads. The feel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its ok....not as smooth as Founder's all day. (417 characters)

Photo of glass_house
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Ryften
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

- session ipa. best by 12/31/13. Consumed 09/18/13. Lot #359. 4% abv.

A: Pumpkin orange, good strong carbonation factor, some overcast clarity wise. The head is short lived, dirty ivory in color with a thin frothy covering.

S: Fresh grapefruit pulp, wet, juicy, hint of fresh lemon-orange mixture, with a sweet hint of caramel pine. Pretty good level of awareness.

T: Flavor was dry, pilsner grains, hint of straw, hopping is lightly dry, not as fresh or wet as on the nose. Pine, woodsy feel with some grapefruit straw, small toastedness and sweetness arrives in flashes along with some semi-dry orange peel.

M: Decent crispness, light body, grainy pilsner like mouthful, lightly rough, powdery pilsner coating on the tongue.

O: Overall for 4% has a good deal of hoppiness. The maltiness falls a bit victim here of low abv. Wish the citra hops were a bit more pronounced flavor wise, nose was good though. At end of day do you rate per style or as a session interpretation. Label says its a ipa, BA is calling it a pale ale? again dilemias. (1,051 characters)

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3/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Lightly hazed deep yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a healthy ring of lacing is left.

3.25 S: Earthy hop aroma and a light neutral maltiness. Some yeastiness as well. Overall, not too complex or potent, but it still smells good.

3.25 T: Moderate bitterness and earthy hop flavor. Mild to moderate yeastiness and a mild neutral maltiness.

3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess and refreshing.

3.25 D: It's okay, but nothing special. (548 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ziggyzoggy
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like Founder All Day IPA it's Full Pints take on a session ale

A: Dark amber brown, good carbonation and a 1/2 inch opaque colored head
S: Mild Chinnok hops and bready malts.
T: Mild hop assult with minnimal bitterness and balance. Not bad
M: Light but good body for a session ale
Overall it's good but I can think of better IPA's even session ones. (356 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Hobnobber from Full Pint Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.