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Lashes Hopbock Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigCheese on 12-06-2012)
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

03-26-2014 01:01:20 | More by outoffocus
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-26-2014 18:59:24 | More by ShemRahBoo
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Crystal clear toasted amber. Head is thick and creamy. It settles down to a thin off-white snowdrift. Head leaves all sorts of interesting lacing patterns. Body glows.

S-Definitely can get a sense of the Bock aroma. Warm baked orange muffins. Perched atop the moist baked bread medley is a potent hop dosage. Very grassy. Juicy oranges and moderate pine. Strong in both malt and hop but definitely well balanced.

T-Fruity and sweet hops slowly roll into a decently bitter sting of grass and pine. As if someone covered a fistful of hops in dough and baked it. A bit of mulch. Again, very balanced. Bitterness lingers. Sweet toasted malt.

M-Fuller bodied. Carbonation is initially lively but it ends with softly. Medium bitterness. A bit resinous. ABV hidden pretty well.

O/D-Balanced and pretty fun. Not my favorite Jack's offering. Two of their beers are probably somewhere in my top 10-15 all-time beers. This one is not in the same stratosphere but it is well worth the $2.75 half liter price. I will always give their beers a shot. Probably won't go back to this one but it is still better than 50-60% of the beers I will try this month.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 04:49:09 | More by VelvetExtract
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cosmicevan

New York

3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a jack's abby snifter.

brew pours a transparent, rich ruby chestnut. thin fizzy head.

nose is toasted crystalized malts...hints of caramel with an alcohol tingle.

taste matches the nose. amber toasted malts. little nuttiness with some piny bitterness on the finish.

mouth is a bit fizzy...malty with a bite

as the amber take on a lager, for what it is, this is nice...but not a combo that appeals to me. i am blown away by jack's abby and the variations on a lager theme that they do...an amber just doesn't appeal to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 02:59:34 | More by cosmicevan
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

01-26-2014 03:43:35 | More by Hanzo
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated November 2012. Close to 5 months old. Meh.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a large fluffy tan head. Head fades slowly, leaving pretty decent splotchy lacing behind. Nice head retention too.

S: Herbal, almost medicinal hops and some caramel. Almost spicy.

T: Nice herbal and piney hops up front. Transitions to a nice sweet caramel malt to balance it out. More herbal and piney flavors in the finish with a decent boost of bitterness now.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: A really nice red lager. Reminds me a lot of their red tape lager but with a caramel malt instead of a bready malt. In either case, it's very smooth, balanced and easy drinking. Hops add just enough kick to make it stand out. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:39:53 | More by Dope
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

06-13-2014 21:15:25 | More by bigred89
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

02-24-2013 02:46:24 | More by WDJersey
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful amber color with a slightly faded paper yellowed head. Looks like a very, very sexy Octoberfest. Thick crust of retention never lets any malt peek through. Leaves a large brushstroke of lace like the Tuckerman's snow arch. I'm very mindful of the 5s I dole out but I honestly don't think this beer could look better. I guess the bottle art could be better but it comes in a .5 liter bottle which I think is a really cool homage to Germany from a brewery that only does lagers.

A quick sniff of the bottle boasts unmistakable sharp, grassy centennial. When poured the centennial is still there but it's accompanied by some orange colored hop aromas: kumquat, tangerine and the like.

Citrus and some soft pine hops with sweet, bread crusty malt. Great use of Munich to balance out the hops. Tongue coating, prickly hop resin with each swallow. Odd to have that much hops with a smooth lager mouthfeel. Not bad, just something I'm not used to.

My lovefest for Jack's Abbey continues. Unashamedly. This is good for an IPA but if I review it as a red lager, and I am, I've never had anything like it.

The name leaves me curious.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 01:44:58 | More by donkeyrunner
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-05-2014 21:45:46 | More by LoveStout
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-23-2012 00:36:52 | More by kaelingirl
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-07-2013 12:17:00 | More by jbaker67
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

07-09-2013 23:26:23 | More by DonFrap
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

10-27-2013 11:52:18 | More by GrindFatherBob
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-26-2013 06:38:42 | More by GreesyFizeek
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-10-2013 00:10:29 | More by sholland119
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1%

01-20-2013 21:24:55 | More by MinorThreat
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

03-16-2014 11:23:42 | More by Fettpopps
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

01-04-2013 18:52:37 | More by Davepoolesque
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

11-25-2013 23:10:33 | More by Dicers
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dar482

New York

4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a beautiful clear dark rich ruby color with a thick whtie head.

The aroma has pine and grapefruit. Some caramel malt sweetness.

The beer has a wonderful caramel malt that is sweet, but clean and not sticky. A piney and spicy bitterness throughout. Almost reminds me of the hop character of Celebration. A medium mouthfeel.

A delicious hoppy beer with great balance and clean flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2014 02:15:46 | More by dar482
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

03-31-2013 03:02:13 | More by ElGallo
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-clear copper color with a big off-white head and great lacing

S-caramel malt, citrus, pine, light floral

T-citrus, nice caramel malt, pine, slight earthiness, moderate bitter hoppy finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-a tasty amber lager with nice balance, easy drinking

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 18:55:27 | More by MDDMD
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-29-2013 00:04:17 | More by jzeilinger
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

10-03-2013 17:17:18 | More by Kmlund
Lashes Hopbock Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.