Hop Lobster | Springfield Brewing Company

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85
very good
44 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Springfield Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
springfieldbrewingco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by biggmike on 01-16-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of D1noB
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pine, hoppy, slight citrus punch that fades into an amber sweetness,

Taste Rating in Words: It's like being pinched by a crab or lobster, sharp pinching sensation that dulls but lingers over time.

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Photo of jmd1978
2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
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 shanepaul007
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -0.3%
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 Bosoxfan20
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Walnut
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McAfee85
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ksedgwick
2.32/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

nothing special, just a very average brew in my opinion.

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Photo of LSDIIS
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.09/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of c-rum
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Carl_R
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dbarny76
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of beerdrifter
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
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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Hop Lobster from Springfield Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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