Hobbit Juice - The Beer'd Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.36%
Wants: 21
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Beer'd Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: PicoPapa on 03-16-2014

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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | 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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of CayseyW
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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: Similar to NEBCO's Coriolis, but slightly sweeter with a different mouthfeel. I'd love to try them side-by-side because I honestly can't decide which I prefer.
F: Silky, somewhat dry and a nice amount of carbonation; really easy to drink an almost-perfect amount of stickiness in the finish.
O: This is a top 5 CT DIPA (and not even Beer'd's best!). Worth a long drive to hunt it down when it's on.

Photo of ExtraStout
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Photo of weiserr
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of frenchysdf
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Had this beer in many occasion but the Cask version (Mango or Grapefruit) is to die for!

Photo of mirish72
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Picked up a growler the last time I was by the brewery this summer. Amazing Nelson hops, this DIPA was bursting with flavors. My one regret was picking up a 64 oz growler as opposed to a few 32 oz ones, it lost a little when I went back the next day. This is a big beer at 9.2% ABV. Get some.

Photo of PicoPapa
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

64oz growler from Beer'd. Pours a translucent yellowish gold with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is fruity with some cherry, white grapes, green apple and floral notes. The taste is a mix of sweet cherry and peach along with some white grapes and green apple. Sour cherry towards the finish with some bitter floral hops. Some toasted malts. Mouthfeel is oily with a good amount of carbonation. Pretty noticeable alcohol presence, as expected by the ABV. Very drinkable. Overall, another hit.

Photo of ale2thechief
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this on draft at j timothy's in plainville. Perfect beer to go with perfect dirt style buffalo wings.

Photo of BoardwalkBock
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler purchased at Beer'd this afternoon. First experience with this brewery. Very nice people and a nice little operation. Hope to see their beers in more places soon. All the beers I sampled were delicious.

A: Yellow and slight orange. Straw looking. Lots of lacing but not much visible carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Looks almost like a darker welshs white grape juice.

S: White grapes, peaches, apples and a bit of alcohol.

T: Definitely a single hopped Nelson beer all the way. I would be able to tell immediately even if the brewery did not mention it on the description. Lots of peach and white grapes. Alcohol isn't as present as in the nose. Nice bready malts in the back. Very nice.

M: Medium bodied. Good balance of carbonation to limit the alcohol presence.

O: This is a solid DIPA, and one that has definitely made me a fan of this brewery. Hope to check it out again soon and pick up some of their most-heralded Dogs and Boats DIPA.

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very citrus forward. Clean, biscuit, dry malt backbone plays off the Nelson hops nicely. Very solid dipa.

Photo of Kristinagates
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

yummm yumm!! very easy to drink, has a subtle sweetness to it but still a bold hoppy taste.

Photo of BeerEsquire
3.59/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Peach, resiny forward palate with a very dry hopped finish no lingering bite. Solid DIPA but ultimately too piney with too much fruit essence to be a fantastically balanced brew.

Photo of Jwale73
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dull burnt-orange hue with a semi-hazy clarity and a tight, 1.5 inch bright white head. Nose is great - tropical fruit, bitter rind, earthiness and a hint of armpit. Taste follows nose (minus the armpit). Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly oily texture and a prickly, somewhat harsh carbonation that leaves a residual burn at the back of the throat between quaffs. Overall, another excellent DIPA from Beer'd.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cask. Pours a hazy, dark copper. All Nelson (favorite hop). I initially smell some of the hop's intricacies. Fruity hops with a deep maltiness. Hops are peachy. Maltier than I was expecting but it's also a cask offering. The flavor depicts Nelson firstly. Earthy but tropical Hops. Also a very strong caramel malt sweetness. Cask feel. Fuller bodied. Love me some Nelson. Need this is it's more natural form. Still pretty tasty.

Photo of ElmCityBeer
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

13 oz. pour from growler dated 3/22.

Pours a slightly murky but still translucent off orange with a thick, creamy white head and lots of lacing.

The smell is all Nelson Sauvin: a delightfully pungent white wine nose with bits of earthy stone fruit.

A slightly oily, resinous mouth feel gives way to pure grapy, fruity goodness. This is an absolute juice bomb. Nelson Sauvin is my favorite hop and although this beer is slightly unbalanced I don't think anybody squeezes as much of the fruit flavors from it as Aaren. The beer finishes deceptively dry considering the up front oily feel.

The 9+ % alcohol is well hidden in the bright juicy flavor, so be careful!

Photo of Broonze
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great taste, nice golden color, common with the DIPA. Very smooth and drinkable, slight stone fruit, very crisp.
Probably one of the easier 9% you will ever find. Very unknown but incredible New England beer.

Photo of JGLittle
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler bottled 2.21.15. Boozy nose but very nice flavor. Well done.

Hobbit Juice from The Beer'd Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.