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Lashes Hopbock Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Lashes Hopbock LagerLashes Hopbock Lager

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very good

53 Reviews
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Reviews: 53
Hads: 321
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 22.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BigCheese on 12-06-2012

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Reviews: 53 | Hads: 321
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

boy do I love a good German bock or well done German lager, and hops, so when Jack's Abby does it right, it's delicious! I also love that they list all the specs on the label, that they use the skinny but elongated narrow neck style bottles, and focus only on lagers.

Pours a nice fluffy almost 2 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice fluffy almost soapy lacing, over crystal clear amber slight reddish toasty brown colored beer.

Nose is nice, starting with some amber malts, lightly toasty and toffee biscuit like, there is a hint of a perfumey booze like aroma with a a big meaty malt base coming with it from a typical doppelbock like beer, hint of fruity lager aromas. Hops are there but not dominant, light spicy hops, a little grassy and hint floral.

taste comes on smooth and rich like, toffee and nutty malts start the base of the beer, with a touch of caramel and toasty malts. Again that light alcohol that brings slight warmth and a very slight fumey alcohol taste coming from a meaty malt base, again like a typical doppelbock but more like a 9% one. Light lager fruits again, a bit of a light airy crisp lager taste towards the back end. Hops start lighter, with some grassy and slightly spicy hop profiles, and just a bit of a soapy hop flavor. The bitterness also starts on the lighter end but ramps quite a bit on the finish. The finish comes drier but not as dry and crisp as I was expecting, quite a bit of bitterness comes out though, with more light spicy and soapy hops, more toffee and toasty malts, and a touch of that booze.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, airy and slightly crisp, and nice carbonation.

Overall OK but not great. The malt profile is nice, but the hops don't seem to do as well as I expected in this beer. They're nice hops but bring too much of an American spicy soapy profile to mesh well with the lager and amber malt flavors. Could also have been a bit more crisp. Also, the booze comes through a bit hot, and would be very nice if this was supposed to be 9% instead of 7.2%. I do like that perfumey booze on a doppelbock, but this is a regular bock. That being said, it's still a nice beer with great malt profile, tasty and drinkable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pilsener glass. Translucent reddish orange with a huge white head that fades slowly leaving spotty lacing.
Smells of spicy piney hops and lesser nutty malt.
Taste follows nose, but in better balance. Bitingly bitter hops over top of nutty cracker malt.
Mouthfeel is clean and crisp.
Overall this is a tasty hoppy lager.

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Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Tiernan
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of irrevjim
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look; medium amber with moderate carbonation, nice thick white 3/4" head, shrinks to a thin covering that stays,moderate lacing
smell; bold piney spicy hops, black pepper, hint of burnt rubber, calms down a little after initial few sips
taste; pine, bitter but juicy, nice smooth malt
feel; medium heavy but with a lot of carbonation feel, a tiny bit harsh at first but then carbonation calms down and feels balanced and more malty
overall; i really like this, reminds me of a rye ipa with a nice bitter hop kick, but smoother

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Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good, sturdy and reliable lager.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LCS46208
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tredole
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dcbeers
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CloudStrife
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear amber with an off white head on top. Not much visible carbonation. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Very pleasant aroma going on here. Loads of fresh hops dominate the forefront

T: Balanced flavor leaning toward hoppy. Malts are solid providing a base for the hop to flower from. Citrus and piney hops with a bit of a spicy character too. Lager qualities still shine. Bready toasty quality comes out more as it warms.

M: Light to medium body with fairly low carbonation. Bit of a nectar like stickiness from the hop but remains crisp upon finish.

Overall I'm very impressed with this one and will certainly be headed back for more. I've always liked malt forward yet hoppy beers and this combines those with a lager base that is superb.

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Photo of LiquorsInc
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Ace1117
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of grahuba
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsephus
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

1 pint, .9 fl oz of lager poured into shaker pint glass.

A-Pours a hazy walnut brown. 1 finger off-white head. Appealing color.

S- Raisins, cherry, plum, dark currant, fig. The smell is intoxicating, very nice.

T-Raisin again, bisquit malt, bready, sweet but not cloying, moderate to heavy bitterness but not puckering.

M- Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Everything you would want is here.

O- A very tasty brew, 10/10 would buy again. Would like more flavor on the hop side, the malts shine here.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Hazy reddish brown body. Big off-white head. Leaves remarkable sticky rings of lace. Thick collar and layer of foam.

Smell - Grapefruit hops. Musty pine. Nutty caramel and brown malts.

Taste - The malt profile is dynamic. Starts off with a light sweetness and grapefruit citrusy flavor. Turns much deeper and nuttier later. Full dark caramel sweetness in the middle and a bitter finish balances it out.

Mouthfeel - If I think amber lager, it's heavy. If I think bock, it's medium and just right. I was looking for something a little crisper than this, but that was just my mood deciding what to drink.

Overall - Just on the cusp of too heavy and malty. It turned out to be pretty good, despite not being what I expected at all.

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Lashes Hopbock Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
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