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Lobstah Killah - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
It wasn’t always his temperament, but they were the ones ... the ones that went looking for him after all. Today is a new day. Lobstah Killah Imperial Red Ale is a special blend of Maris Otter and other malts balance a resiny mix of Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe hops. Our hoppy imperial red ale is the beer of choice for imperial decisions.

(Beer added by: beerman999999 on 05-02-2013)
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Cath
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Cath, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Small head but it leaves an excellent blanket of lace. The color is dark amber with lots of haze.

Upfront I get evergreen smelling hop. There's a bit of toasted malt in the background.

Toasty and very dry malt. Thick dark brown toast just shy of being burnt. Strong bitter hop kick--straight out bitterness without other "notes". Full bodied and lowly carbonated. Nearly astringent.

smcolw, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Boston_Steve
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Boston_Steve, May 31, 2014
Photo of DAS30
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

DAS30, May 25, 2014
Photo of jwps214
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jwps214, May 23, 2014
Photo of amontalvo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

amontalvo, May 19, 2014
Photo of Mikeynas
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mikeynas, May 02, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -10%

JMS1512, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

CSeavey64, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three-finger cream/beige head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pine/resin nose and flavor is pine hops and caramel, light bitter aftertaste, higher ABV is hidden. $7.20 for a 220z bottle from a Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

jdhilt, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +2.8%

WDJersey, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

LoveStout, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

acurtis, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of masonacoats
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

masonacoats, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of MattAnderson99
4/5  rDev +2.8%

MattAnderson99, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazed lobstah red.

The smell is hoppy with citric/tropical fruits and pine. Plenty of "red" caramel-ish malt backs it up.

The taste is of sweet toffee/caramel with mild toasted bread. Musty/citric/piney hops weave in and out. It has a strong malty backbone with balancing hops in the finish. Alcohol is nicely incorporated with just a hint of pepper. Some residual sweetness lingers on the lips.

It hits full-bodied, without being thick. It has medium carbonation.

This is a wicked good beeah! Hoppy, malty, tasty - great smell! Too bad it doesn't come in a six pack. Very enjoyable and dangerously drinkable!

jwc215, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

TastyIsBeer, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi hazed dull orange color with about 2 fingers of off white head with an orange tinge. Nice hoppy nose of citrus fruits, tangerines covered in sticky caramel drizzle.

Thick body with initial sweetness but the beer avoids being sticky. Carbonation is brisk but doesn't break the body up too much. Sweet candied tropical fruits up front. Malty sweetness hits the mid palate. Faint bitterness to balance everything, lingering cereal grain flavors along win a touch of tobacco make de a unique, tasty and refreshing beer that brings you to thoughts of a Hawaiian luau at sunset. Different in a good way with some other hidden complexities, burnt sugars, tangerines, faintly flowery. A complex beer with lots of different flavors that all work together, it's also just nice to sip and enjoy it.

jtierney89, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

bccrosley, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

kaelingirl, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

slowonder1, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

djrn2, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Bandi
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Bandi, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is a little sweet and has aromas of toasted malts along with hints of pine resin hops.
T: Following the smell, the taste has flavors of toasted malts along with notes of tea leaves and hints of herbal hops. There's slight bits of sweetness but also hints of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is a very good representation of the style. I would definitely try this again.

metter98, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

pveilleux, Aug 02, 2013
Lobstah Killah from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.