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Hobbit Juice | The Beer'd Brewing Co.

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Reviews:
19
Ratings:
151
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
24.76%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Beer'd Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PicoPapa on 03-16-2014

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 151
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4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an impressive, thick snow-white head with incredible retention. Beer is nearly opaque, pulpy, and active, with a light, lemon-yellow hue with orange tinges. Leaves very nice lacing behind.

Aroma is a blend of citrus, pepper, and dank notes. Not much in the way of malts.

Tons of citrus and tropical fruit in the flavor: starfruit and mango come to mind. Big pepper notes, and a vague citric acid flowing along, with a final, vegetal dankness close behind. Not much in the malt profile, just giving enough of a biscuity background to allow the hops to shine. A little citrus peel on the finish, but with plenty of juicy tropical notes accompanying.

Juicy and refreshing feel; wet and long-lasting finish. Lively and smooth.

This is an excellent single-hop DIPA, and Nelson Sauvin was a great choice. As single-hops go, Nelson provides adequate bitterness, and an incredible depth and complexity to the flavor profile. This is a truly exceptional brew from a tiny nano-brewery, that honestly can stand up to some of the better DIPAs from more well-known breweries.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy gold, tight white head with nice lacing, really elegant-looking beer.
S: 100% Nelson Sauvin hops, and there's no mistaking that with the smell. Smell's like a big white wine with citrus and peach undertones.
T: White peaches and white grapes dominate the flavor profile.
F: Silky, somewhat dry and a nice amount of carbonation; really easy to drink an almost-perfect amount of stickiness in the finish.
O: really nice but not as good as NEBCO's Coriolis.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had many of the offerings from here. Most of them only differ slightly. I liked it but I liked it even more when mixed 50/50 with the more subdued Grove Stand.

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Photo of bubtheowl
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshJayne
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billybrew21
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Kevincredible
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarkLordPsycho
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GmAn613
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer'd Brewing Co. has a knack for creating delectable IPAs. Two fingers of fluffy egg-shell head on the pour, with significant patches of lace running down the glass. The aroma from the Nelson Sauvin hops is interesting; there are fruity esters running amok on my naval cavity that beget the conception of beer and wine. The taste is a distinct mix of mango, peach and subtle cherry notes. The malt profile is well played, and certainly complimentary to this somewhat virtuoso performance of delectable New Zealand hops. Semi-slick, buttery, and a tinge peppery on the back end. Only in the finish could I really detect the pronounced ABV of this masterfully crafted DIPA. Kudos, Aaren. Another smash hit for Beer'd.

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Photo of ScottieD
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DanE
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dogsnboats
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rjp217
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gatorclos
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMoeNay
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd43
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was really good, I guess I'm just not as enamored with it as other people seem to be. Quite bitter in comparison to something like Gandhi-bot, which I had in the same evening. This one is decidedly in the west coast style, both in terms of Hoppiness and a more pronounced vegetal malt character. Definitely had some onion/chive going on.

I did not get nearly the Nelson bite that other people comment on. I guess I will need to hit this one again, I definitely felt there was a vinous quality kind of like a white wine barrel but that was muted for me. Mostly I got a big cascadian hoppy double IPA with the caramel malt sweetness you would expect. Alcohol was present, it felt like an 8-9% beer for me. It wasn't boozy per se, but by the same token nobody was trying to hide the alcohol.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScaryEd
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32 oz growler into a stout glass.

Pours a clear, light copper color with a gorgeous white head that leaves a decent bit of lacing around the glass.

The aroma is extremely pungent. I get strong notes of grapefruit and cherries, as well as peach and pineapple. The sweetness of the citrus and fruit is balanced by the piney hop presence . The white wine is definitely present as well, though not as much as I was expecting given the hop profile used. Still, a delectable aroma.

The sweet, cracker malt is prominent on the first sip, but is followed by the fruit flavors and the piney, hop resin on the back end. The bitterness lingers on the tongue long after each sip.

The feel is medium-bodied with medium carbonation. This is a very dry beer however the alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall, a fantastic DIPA. This is another east-coast IPA with a lot of hype and it absolutely met and even surpassed the hype for me. The aroma is outstanding and the flavor is fairly well-balanced. Not to mention it looks amazing in a glass. Will definitely be grabbing this one again in the future.

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Photo of jalop
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hobbit Juice from The Beer'd Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.