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Hop Lobster | Springfield Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Springfield Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

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Added by biggmike on 01-16-2008

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 43
Photo of jmd1978
2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice reddish color with 2 inches of creamy head. Nose very bready, biscuit, hops, and malt. Taste very bready with lingering hops and a bit of dried fruits. Lingering finish stays with you. I have had this twice but i cannot bare it. Seems to be a favorite from SBC but I cannot get on board.

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Photo of beergoot
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber hued, little head but with good sheets of foam along the sides of the glass. Nice balance of malt sweetness with some crisp, spicy hop bitterness. Tasty and very satisfying.

Served on tap at Big R's BBQ in Joplin, MO.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reddish Amber color with slight head. Sweet camel scent and maybe some type of fruit. A lot of Carmel malts and slightly bitter. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Pretty good different beer but not enough hops to put it in the name.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A friend picked this up for me from the brewery. Beautiful clear mahogany pour with a two finger beige head with great retention and lacing. The nose is bold and piney with hints of toffee, caramel, blood orange, and perfumey hops. The taste is bold as well with tons of perfumey, floral hops along with hints of pine, toffee, caramel, blood orange, and subtle grapefruit. The mouthfeel is smooth with a subtle creaminess and a great bitter, hoppy finish. The drinkability is off the charts and the balance is perfect. Overall, one of the best Red Ales I've tasted!

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Photo of Tone
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great retention. Tastes of hops, floral hops, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hint of pale malt, hint of alcohol, hint of biscuit, and slight hops oils. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of pale malt, hint of roasted malt, slight earthy malt, hops, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, body, aroma, and blend.

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Photo of naterock
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a willi with a thick and rocky two finger head with a thick lacing. medium coppper with a brownish hue.

smells of highly hopped with centennials. a strong caramely malt in the backbone and a crackery/bready nose. Oh Man.

Taste is extremely fresh with a robust hop boquet. piney with a slight grapefruit flavor and a incredibly balanced malt flavor. I think this is the best IPA they have next to Goldie Hops.

Mouth is slightly oily but too fresh to be viscous. superior balance and drinkability. I wish this was a constant offering.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Brew Co

Very deep rich copper color with a nice 2 finger head that lingers well about 1 finger high and laces down the glass. Very deep color.

Floral/grassy very fresh hops with a subtle sweetness to go along with a nice citrus notes.

Much the same as the nose very fresh flavor tastes like it was brewed that day. Bitter finish with a nice sweet note right at the end. Excellent offering

Smooth and very flavorful on the palate leaves a nice bitter bite after each drink. Suprisingly complex with the bitter sweetness cmooning together very well

I could drink this all summer long, hell I would drink it all year if they had it in bottles I would have been drinking one right now.

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Photo of biggmike
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured a dark copper color with a generous white head that lasted throughout. Very nice hop aroma with a subtle maltiness. Taste is dominated up front by the hoppiness, but is balanced on the finish by the malty richness. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability was pretty high. I enjoyed it very much.

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Hop Lobster from Springfield Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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