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Hobnobber - Full Pint Brewing Company

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrDemento456 on 02-26-2012)
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

09-27-2012 02:38:00 | More by hockeyfighter19
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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

09-25-2012 03:00:34 | More by rwshelton2
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JRod1969

New York

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-14-2012 03:53:09 | More by JRod1969
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-09-2012 04:38:09 | More by heddar33
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a very nice looking hazy amber color. The head was cream colored and maintained a great retention and outstanding lacing. The smell of the beer is lightly hopped with some herbal notes. The taste is semi-sweet with a caramel flavor up front, some hoppy herbal notes in the finish. It's also floral tasting too. The mouthfeel is light and very smooth. Very drinkable as well. Overall this beer is delicate and quite nice. Could drink a few of these in a sitting I'm sure.

Serving type: cask

09-07-2012 23:16:18 | More by Knapp85
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-19-2012 19:48:49 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28%

08-06-2012 02:43:26 | More by ejimhof
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy dark amber with a thick off white head. The head is long lasting and leaves a lot of lace on the glass. A careful pour is required, it is quite carbonated.

S- Earthy aromas dominate, hints of citrus peak through a musty aroma. My nose might have been off last night but I didn't care much for the aroma of this.

T- Thankfully it does not follow the nose, Nice notes of malt balanced out with a hint of bitter hops. Nothing overpowering, it is well balanced and that fact that it is a single hop session beer makes this an impressive feat. Nice bitter final note for the finish, not citrus in character more like a good ESB finish.

M- Light in body and ample in carbonation,easy on the palate.

O- Nice beer, could use a few tweaks, defiantly the aroma, a little less carbonation, and a hint more body, but overall one I'll go back to. The 4.0% ABV makes it a nice session beer to boot. Check this out but be sure to read the notes below as it is going to change from brewing to brewing.

Notes- Label lists that they brew it with different a different single hop each time so I'll be interested to see what other incarnations this shows up in. Also it says to see their website for the hop that was used to brew this one, but no such luck when I visited it today. My guess would be East Kent Golding or some other ESB style hop. Not sure if I agree with the APA label it was flavored more like an ESB, but again that could just be the single hop that was used.

Update 8/12/12: Talked to one of the staff at the State College micro-brewers festival the hops used were fuggles. Current version uses Simcoe hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 17:24:57 | More by ToddT
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

07-31-2012 03:36:35 | More by HollyHops
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28%

07-30-2012 02:18:15 | More by JayKay412
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Bold aroma considering the low 4.0% ABV. Bold citrus hops (single-hopped). Pils malt and caramel from the crystal malt. Some darker malt notes.

Appearance: Dark orange, amber. Crystal clear. Head is off-white. Great retention and intense lacing. Lots of bubbles rising for the duration. Some sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

Taste: Bold hops and mild to moderate malt presence. Citrus and pine from the hops. Quite resinous. Malt is mostly pilsner, little caramel from the crystal malt. Bready, wheat. Hops dominate.

Mouthfeel: Light body. Mild and smooth carbonation. Slick. Finishes mildly dry.

Overall: Quality session pale ale. Bold yet never-harsh hops. Light on the malt, but that's the only way to keep things at 4.0% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 23:14:58 | More by soulfly1492
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a thick white head. The head has wonderful retention and fades very slowly over time to give a great amount of lacing and a very persistent film on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of sweet malt and fruit as well as hop. A caramel and tangerine aroma create the sweet aromas while the hop aromas are a mix of earthy and light floral aromas.

Taste – The taste starts out of a lightly roasted/bready malt flavor mixed with bitter earthy and pine hop flavors. All these flavors create a base for the brew. Toward the middle, the pine retains its strength, but the earthy flavors increase with the beer getting less bready and a little more roasty. A dry and bitter earthy flavor are left at the end and leaves a somewhat unpleasant dirty aftertaste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Not too surprisingly, at only 4 % abv the body of the beer is quite thin. The thinness really does not suit the hop or the malt flavors. The carbonation level is rather average, and while it does some to complement the thin body, overall the mouthfeel could use some work.

Overall – From the initial experiences (appearance and smell) I had high hopes. Unfortunately the taste and mouthfeel were rather poor, creating a not too tasty beer. One I will not go to again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 00:59:33 | More by Darkmagus82
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-23-2012 22:52:34 | More by Garlicjosh
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-03-2012 13:14:22 | More by JohneHoodlum
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-28-2012 04:36:00 | More by mdillon86
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Jimbrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-22-2012 16:43:02 | More by Jimbrew
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-20-2012 23:09:30 | More by weaselchew
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TheMadStork


3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-19-2012 00:56:47 | More by TheMadStork
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

05-13-2012 04:04:55 | More by TheBigBoy
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single from Abe's.

An interesting idea, a session single hop pale ale, with the single hop changing with each batch. Which means these reviews will have limited use. I went to their website, as the bottle suggests, to learn what hop was used in this batch, but found no info.

Dark amber body, deep haze, topped by a hefty four fingers of off-white rocky foam. Good lacing.

Earthy aroma with a bit of citrus.

Very earthy, almost musty tasty. Big bitterness. Long lingering bitterness. Very static taste throughout.

Light-plus mouthfeel. Session like but with some chew.

Not a beer I'll be looking to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 03:58:18 | More by RonfromJersey
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

05-06-2012 21:02:54 | More by brwnchrstpher
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Tanish brown with a killer 3+ inch creamy head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Light wet hops, a little malt, not much of a aroma at all.

Taste - Piney bitty hops mixed with a toffe/caramel malt backbone. Really nice hop bite for such a low alcohol amount. Its a different kind of flavor, almost a coffee like porter flavor with the malts. Finish has a hoppy pale ale feel.

MOuthfeel - Light and full of flavor. Tounge gets the hops and malts, were the palette gets more toffee and caramel malts. Aftertaste is slighty bitter and malty.

Overall - Really tasty and flavorful for a session beer. Loved the malt flavors mixed with the hops. Easy to drink and enjoy, i hope the next hop release is as good as this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 02:01:21 | More by wvsabbath
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docrates

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-23-2012 01:47:08 | More by docrates
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Full Pint : Hobnobber

LOOK: Pours a light amber, good clarity. Soapy white head forms and leaves behind a web of lace.

SMELL: Malty almost wort-like aroma with some citrus and herbal hops.

TASTE: Citrus, herb and pine, mellow toffee like malt. Pretty straight forward, light malt bill and lets the hop stand out.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated.

OVERALL: The bottle states the hop used will change in every batch. As it is, not bad, but I would love to see what Citra would be like.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 20:37:14 | More by Stinkypuss
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small citrus hop. In the taste, starts citrus to a mellow, dry pine hop. A small hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops yet very mellow, not to shabby.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 17:37:45 | More by OWSLEY069
Hobnobber from Full Pint Brewing Company
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