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Broke Ass Hobbie - Blue Lobster Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blue Lobster Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lobster Genome Project .1 brewed with Tennessee grits and aged 10 months in Arrington Vineyards Port barrels with a mixed culture. Collaboration with Paul Vaughn.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 03-13-2014)
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The pour is amber brown with little to no head. The head that is there is tan and fizzes out nearly immediately.

The aroma is of sour grapes and caramel malt. Brettanomyces yeast brings out a sense of wood.

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Pours a ruby red with very little carbonation, head dissipated very quickly

Smell is a little musty, with sour cherries dominant.

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Broke Ass Hobbie from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.