Hobnobber - Full Pint Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -4%
- 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.
09-26-2013 22:57:08 | More by beerthulhu
3.29/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
09-02-2013 02:51:08 | More by DavoleBomb
3.41/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a mostly clear honey gold, white lacing for a head.
Smells of citrus orange/lemon and fresh, floral hops. Some light bready malts in there too.
Tastes of light citrus tartness, piney hop bitterness, and slightly woody undertones.
Medium body with a tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
Overall a pretty great ale, but the taste is kind of dull. Otherwise, great presentation, definitely worth trying, but there are better offerings both in the style and from this brewery.
07-07-2013 21:13:32 | More by Cylinsier
3.49/5 rDev +0.6%
This brew pours a cloudy copper brown color with a one finger head, some of which stays on the top of the brew until the end. Minimal lacing.
The smell is caramel malts and floral hops. There is a pine note buried in there somewhere; no citrus that I can detect. There is also a bready, biscuit smell.
The taste follows the nose with a bready, biscuit caramel taste then a surprisingly good amount of bitterness, from a session IPA, then an oily pine like taste. Some oil left on the tongue after swallowing. A dry taste is left in the rest of the mouth.
The mouthfeel is thick, bready and chewy.
Overall this is a good session IPA. I usually don't like session IPA's since they attempt to be drinkable for a session and therefore tend to go light on the hops. This brew keeps the bitterness fairly high for a session IPA, (50 IBU's) and therefore is the first session IPA I have had that I would actually drink for a session.
06-23-2013 18:39:49 | More by microbrewlover
3.89/5 rDev +12.1%
I had this beer at the blue dog. I was looking for some lower ABV to try, so I tried this one.
It wsa pretty good and tasty.
The color was a deeper golden amber with a fairly tall white head. As the head faded it left some lacing. Medium carbonation. Looks desent to drink.
Aroma has a good hop presence. I can pick out floral and earthy notes along with some pale biscuit malts.
Taste is light and refreshing. I can taste some floral hops but there not very assertive. Malts have a biscuit taste and perhaps some caramel malts.
Drinks a bit couse with a dry and bitter finish.
A pretty good. Is it case worthy? Not yet
06-22-2013 11:23:05 | More by micromaniac129
3.39/5 rDev -2.3%
A: Slightly hazy pale gold in color. Forms a moderate sized, tight-bubbled, white head good retention and some moderate lacing.
S: Aroma is pleasant. Pale malts and biscuit, along with some grapefruit and pithy citrus hops.
T: Taste is fairly light. Light pale malts, biscuit, some light Pilsner malt notes. But the hops are fairly subdued as well. There is some grapefruit, grapefruit pith, and maybe a little woody pine, but everything is very light. The only thing that is not light is the bitterness.
M: On the lighter side of medium. Dry. Appropriate carbonation. Moderate bitterness comes off quite aggressively and borders on astringency.
O: A decent APA, one brewed to be sessionable. And at 4% ABV, that is understandable. However, while the brewers gave this beer a good dose of astringent bitterness, they did not balance it out with any malty sweetness or hoppy flavors. As such, this beer comes off as dry, almost flavorless and rather bitter.
06-15-2013 02:59:30 | More by Florida9
3.35/5 rDev -3.5%
Hazy gold in colour with a thin white head and cool dragon tooth lacing this beer smells faintly of grapefruit, earthy hops and pale malt. Of course, I poured it a bit too cold and I am sure more aromas will come out but for now it smells like an APA. What I first noticed about it when I took the first sip was it was very light in body (thin) and fairly hoppy. The earthy flavoured hops are pretty forward in the sip with mild pale malt sweetness underneath. The beer finishes fairly dry with some peppery notes and leaves a thin coat on the tongue. I would say that this beer is excellent for parties or outdoor events with food to those who enjoy a little hop bitterness and don't want to get wicked drunk. At 3% ABV you could enjoy more than just one or two. This being a bit hoppy would also pair well with food and in that respect I highly recommend it! In comparing with most APA's it falls a little short in the body department and I am going to have to score it a bit lower than my enjoyment level. 3.5 out of 5.
06-15-2013 02:53:02 | More by WissBrauSean
Hobnobber from Full Pint Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.