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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.62/5
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243 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
243
pDev:
11.33%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of rand
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not the best brew, but I just found this at the back of the fridge and thought it would be a quick drainpour...held up pretty well given its not normally a style you want to age for two years. Surprisingly, there are still some notes of hop residuals. Otherwise tastes like a clear, malty lager.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rborre321
2.4/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes. L: Brilliant straw gold under a 2” clingy and persistent white foam collar. S: Bread and spicy hops. T: Light bread with a spicy bitter finish. F: Creamy, clean, smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation. O: Big malt meets big hops in a very pleasant way.

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of RBCBrams17
3.8/5  rDev +5%

Photo of thufflife
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Patchy
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of xJMFCx
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of utfiero
1.75/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Color- clear bright gold. Full head.

Aroma- hoppy with hint of roasted almond. A stupid combination. S

Taste- Starts mildly hoppy but fights its lager notes badly and ends as if the worst elements of a lager and IPA were combined. One of the least appealing brews ever offered by New Belgium.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 8/3/2013.

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Photo of mikerieder
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of PappyVans
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Westuh
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Punisher
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SkinniePost
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of CplSleden
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Was not expecting a Maibock style with this one. I think it may have been a little old. The date showed 07 JUL 2013. ABV was well masked by the higher hop flavor however the brew lacks a hoppy front. It finishes with a nice piney hop flavor and goes down clean. Not the worst Maibock I have had but not the best either. May be better classified as a Double APL.

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Photo of jjh19
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Yellow, small tight bubbles, a little hazy.

Smell: I got subtle Peach in the smell.

Taste: First reaction to the taste was of sweetness, then some hop character kicked in mid-taste.

Mouthfeel: Light body

Drinkability: I was really looking forward to this. Bocks are a style of beer that can be so delicious. But this one missed the mark for me. Not sure how fresh this was. Overall, it was… muted. Tough to put into words. And I wasn’t digging the hazy pour. Hmmm.

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Photo of mike_dawson
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 243 ratings
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