Hobnobber - Full Pint Brewing Company
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3.51/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a pint-sized mason jar with a handle.
Color is appealing enough; sort of a deep gold/light amber. Carbonation is active and fizzy, the head bubbles down to a coating within a minute or two. Thin lacing, kind of spotty.
I wasn't too fond of the sediment at the bottom...it was visible in the unopened bottle and also at the bottom of my glass. Subtract a "visual appeal" point for that.
I thought the smell was quite nice, although muted. Fresh and hoppy citrus, with light caramel malts. Just a hint of pine, and some earthy grass. Great aroma overall, just not very potent.
The taste of Hobnobber is right on par with the aroma, although a bit more pronounced. Tangy, citrusy hop flavor; reminded me immediately of grapefruit juice. Malt flavor is there, but it's kind of secondary. Also got some flavor of damp hay/grass, and a (very) little bit of yeast.
Smooth mouthfeel, combined with the fairly active carbonation, give Hobnobber a nice crispness.
Overall, a pretty good session/adjunct IPA. I'd buy it again...but not if I could get my hands on Founders All-Day instead.
07-01-2014 06:42:39 | More by JVStabile64
3.78/5 rDev +8.9%
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy goldenstraw with an impressive head that leaves a web of lace
Smell: Pilsner malts with a hint of grapefruit
Taste: A very clean, bready malt bill opens the flavor parade with the hops developing in the middle; while there is some grapefruit from the citra, it is not overly pronounced and fades a bit in the finish, which is rather dry
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Decent enough for a session IPA but I have had others whose hop profile I prefer to this
02-21-2014 23:20:31 | More by brentk56
Hobnobber from Full Pint Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.