Lashes Hopbock Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

268 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 19
Gots: 15 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BigCheese on 12-06-2012)
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Photo of DefenCorps
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Julio's. Bottled 24 Oct.

Pouring a dark amber with a dense off white head that leaves sheets of lacing, this looks great. The nose is loaded with hop bitterness and flavor with pine, candied orange peel, mint, pine sap. Quite spicy. Bread like Munich malt character is present with toffee and burnt sugar. The palate opens mildly bitter with burnt sugar, toasted malt and spicy and fruity hops. Pine, pine sap, mint, green grass, candied oranges, a mild chalky bitterness, mildly gritty. The mid palate has flavors of toast and burnt sugar. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this beer has a long finish with a blend of the Munich malt base and the hop melange. Not wholly harmonious, but still quite enjoyable.

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of rudzud
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up at Julio's and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice dark amber/copper hue with a good two finger off white head that faded to leave light lacing and a creamy halo with light clouds. Quite nice.

S - Light sweet malts, faint lager yeast and pleasant piney hops. Not nearly as potent as their other lagers though.

T - Taste is nice. Nice pines, good lager yeast notes. Hops are nicely spicy pine with some good malt sweetness and faint caramel to balance things out.

M - Mouthfeel is nice with brighter carbonation, however, the alcohol is not hidden nearly as nicely as other offerings. It (the alcohol) actually lingers, which, I find rather unpleasant.

O - Overall, a solid offering from Jack's Abby. Not their best, but, not their worst either.

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Jwale73
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle served in pilsner glass. Pours an amber hue with a translucent clarity and a creamy, two-inch, tan-colored head. Head eventually settles into a half-inch, rocky cap, leaving delicate strands of textured lacing as the brew recedes. Nose expresses cereal notes - sweet and biscuity, as well as a suggestion of citrus. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a slight caramel character and a light bitterness towards the back. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a touch of oiliness and citrus astringency. Overall, not my favorite from this brewer, but a decent offering for the style, nonetheless.

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of woosterbill
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Big thanks to vonschplieffen for sharing. Always excited to try another Jack's Abby brew.

A: Bright, crystal clear copper body under three fingers of fine tan head that settles slowly and leaves lovely layers of lace. Gorgeous.

S: Spicy, piney, and resinous hops dominate, with some restrainedly sweet caramel malt underneath. Quite nice.

T: More balanced here, with rich malt sweetness played off against spicy, piney hops. Pretty clean, bittersweet finish. Tasty, but I was hoping for more dominant hop flavors.

M: Smooth light-to-medium body with generous, creamy carbonation. Lovely.

O: Excellent amber lager. I guess Hoponius spoiled me, as I was hoping for this to be a lager version of Nugget Nectar and was therefore a bit disappointed that the hops were merely solid rather than insane.

Cheers!

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dar482
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Lashes Hopbock Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.