Lashes Hopbock Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Ratings: 215 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
3.66/5 rDev -7.6%
Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint. The brew appears a deep copper color with a yellowish stained finger of khaki head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.
The smell is piney with hops, slightly vegetative, herbal and catty. It is somewhat spicy with grass and a touch of solvent alcohol to round things out.
The taste is pine forward, quite resinous, herbal, grassy and carty. A light amount of fruity alcohol before getting somewhat solvent with alcohol.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is interestingly bitter and solvent for a lager but worth trying if you get the chance. Thanks again Heath.
11-19-2013 19:31:10 | More by stakem
3.96/5 rDev 0%
Growler poured into my new Jack's Abby shaker pint.
A -- Beautiful amber color. Alternatively brown, orange, or red with different lights. Small head but decent lacing.
N -- Piney/resiny hops mostly. Hint of caramel or toasted malts.
T -- Boom. Hoppy AND malty AND pure deliciousness. It's a little bit spicy with hops, but they are mostly of the pine note style. LIttle bit of citrus i thought sometimes, but I couldnt quite place it. Malt sweetness on the backbone.
M -- Nice mouthfeel on this one. Good carbonation, especially out of the growler. Good bubblage.
O -- I really enjoy this for the late fall/winter months. Warms you up with a good alcohol content. Cheers!
11-19-2013 00:40:08 | More by tkelley
4.09/5 rDev +3.3%
A: Pours an amber color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap
S: Good mix of malt and hops. Hops are earthy/spicy and piney with a hint of fruitiness. Malts are lightly bready and grainy
T: Starts off with a quick hit of the malts, and then the hops provide a nice spicy kick. Breadiness comes in mid-palate, along with some earthy notes. Finishes with a bit of graininess and a touch of sweetness
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: A very nicely done brew with some nice minute complexities. Easy to drink, plus it now comes in 6-packs! Definitely recommended
11-15-2013 08:41:25 | More by BEERMILER12
4.01/5 rDev +1.3%
Pours a perfect amber orange with a brilliant clarity and a stream of bubbles rising ot the top. A thick pillowy head of foam adorns the prettiest color beer I have seen in a long time. Leaves sheets of wet lace. Nose is bright with fruity and floral hops. A bit of subtle citrus and stone fruit quality. There si a rich deep malt in this that sports both grainy bread and a light brown sugar. Taste is handsome. Restrained and subtle hops lend a citrus twang to a very earthy grain that has a bit of baked sweetness on it. Tiny bit of resin to coat the throat and leave a rich aftertaste. Brown sugar, hop floral and a light hop spice that goes so well with the earthy and lightly sweet grain. The carbonation is a bit tingly and the hops give a seductive little sideways glance to this beer and they finish with the smallest bitter.
Just fabulous. Hearty, rich, textured and full of flavor. The stone fruit in this is the surprise and the sensation. it softens the hop character to the point of luxury. It enhances the grain sweetness but doesn't overshadow it. It takes to the bit of hop spice and makes this beer dapper and a little bit sweet.
11-13-2013 15:56:09 | More by utopiajane
4.18/5 rDev +5.6%
Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a teku glass; bottling date of October 17, 2013 printed in black ink on the far right side of the label, perpendicular to the text (“MFG 10.17.2013”), making this beer just under two weeks old at the time of consumption.
Appearance (4.25): Just about two fingers of custard-colored head comes off of the pour, capping a rich, deep orange-amber colored body that’s perfectly clear—the pour is gorgeous, actually. As the head dies down (moderately slowly), it leaves a collar or two of lace, loose, wide legs here and there, and then huge, fat splotches covering a decent amount of the far side of the glass. Pretty solid lacing, actually.
Smell (4.0): A nice, fruity, floral combination of subtly citrusy and moderately spicy hop notes (some pineapple, some mango, mixing with spicy herbs, like light pepper and dried basil) mixing with some moderately rich malt character (rich multigrain bread, a little brown sugar icing, and a little fruitcake/baked apples). This is really nice.
Taste (4.25): Mostly following the nose, the flavor shows a great combination of moderately rich but restrained malt character (toasted, dark multigrain bread, a tiny bit of brown sugar icing and some very light fruit cake, some toffee) playing off some piney, resinous hops and a quietly spicy hop character—Old World, kinda sorta, plus that old school American, piney stuff. And yet, as “rich” as I say the malt body is, it just comes off as being so clean. There’s a toasted nuttiness that blends in with the spicy, piney hops on the finish, too, which in allowing some deeper subtlety in the malt character shine betrays the well-crafted heart of this lager. As it warms, the malt and hops blend together a bit better, with a mild toffee character that mixes surprisingly well with the spiciness of the hops—followed by a modestly resinous, piney-bitter finish. Man, this is really well-done.
Mouthfeel (4.0): Subtle, tingly carbonation washes all over, chasing an easy-going, lighter-than-medium-weight body with a nice, clean finish that treads just on the dry side. Clean. Crisp. Easy to drink. Well done, for sure.
Overall (4.25): This one doesn’t bowl you over in any one regard, but rather it shows a lot of subtlety that comes out here and there when you probe a little deeper. It’s easy to drink and really pleasing if you’re looking to just kick back and drink something immediately tasty and not too crazy, but it’s also great if you’re willing to sit down and look into its depth and complexity. This is really damn good. I’ve always expected good things from Jack’s Abby, but this is very pleasantly well-crafted—awesome beer. Great job, you guys.
10-31-2013 00:21:43 | More by fmccormi
Lashes Hopbock Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
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