Bad Attitude Hobo IPA | Birrificio Ticinese

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Bad Attitude Hobo IPABad Attitude Hobo IPA

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Birrificio Ticinese

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.95%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In brewing Hobo we used a big amount of rye (29 %) and 10 % wheat, plus five different kinds of malted barley. We decided to use hops from America and New Zealand: we used Nelson Sauvin during FWH and in whirlpooling, while in the next two additions we used Amarillo and Cascade.

62.5 IBU

Added by wordemupg on 04-11-2012

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Photo of DoctorZombies
2.31/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Amber brown (18) with minimal off white head and little carbonation. Sugar beets and band aid notes. Semi sweet malt, but mostly water. Watery body and very lite.

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Photo of ONUMello
3/5  rDev -8%

11.2oz botle poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy mahogany with a thin head
S: The best part of the beer. Noticeable pine/hop notes with a nice malty/caramel background
T: More disjointed than the nose. The malts come through but a bit seeet; the hops take the back burner and aren't showcased at all
M: Medium-bodied and slightly sweet
O: If the taste matched the nose this would be quite good, unfortunately everything is muddled

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3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Shaker glass @ Freiburg (Barcelona). Amber color, chill haze appearance. Headed by yellowish, creamy & lasting crown. Lacing rings & spots are left. Candy, caramel & mild toasted malt aromas, hints of ripe apple. Sharp resinous bitterness at first sip based on sticky toasted malt backbone. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Unctuous & Oily texture. Spicy & driedpalate. Citrics & resins in the middle linger into a heavy & long bitter finish. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

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Photo of jpro
3.57/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle from Northbridge Piggly Wiggly on deep discount... Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Dark; maybe a little too dark for an IPA; thick, creamy head of ecru foam... nice retention and lace.

S: Toasted malt; faint citrus.

T: Toasted malt (again); bread crust; a touch wheaty; not a lot of hop bitterness - citrus pith, perhaps.

M: Medium-full feel; lower carbonation; almost feels murky (like its appearance).

O: OK.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber color forming a small creamy tan head that dissipates quickly leaving only few lacings in the glass

S: Strong notes of caramel malts. Roasted malts and flowery, grassy and a bit earthy hops

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Caramel, caramel malts. Good hops bitterness. Hops are citrus and earthy. In overall, a dry and smooth taste. Balanced

M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Caramel malts and flowery hops aftertaste

O: Decent and drinkable but difficult to call it an IPA. It's more for over hopped British bitter

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Photo of jsprain1
3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark Amber, maybe a bit orange. Head thin and white. It lasts well and leaves some lacing.
S- The aroma is quite mild for an IPA. Earthy, herbal, and a bit of citrus. But all around muted.
T- Balanced, in fact a bit too balanced since I thought it would be a bit bigger of an IPA than it was. There is a bit of sweet, pale malt. Hops bring an earthy, herbal, green flavor.
M- Decent body to it. Carbonation is a bit too high.
O- It's an ok beer, but a mediocre IPA. It is essentially a balanced English pale or a slightly hoppy amber.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.78/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This just happen to catch my eye at the local beer store I go to. Figured that I would give it a try. The beer poured out as a copper color with a light tan or cream colored head on top. the smell of the beer has some hops on the nose but they're on the softer side. The taste of the beer was moderately hoppy, there was a bit more of a malt base to it than I expected. Caramel flavors in the finish as well as the subtle hop bitterness. The mouthfeel was creamy, not overly carbonated... I'm assuming it's the water source they use at the brewery. Overall it's not the best IPA in my opinion but I did enjoy trying it.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 330 ml brown stubby bottle. Pours out a--whoa, take cover Arizona!--this one's a gusher. Foam gushing forth from the lip, and the head rising rapidly as it's poured into the glass, overflowing over the lip. Be forewarned.... Okay, once things have settled down it exhibits a cloudy dark amber hue, an almond garnet when held to the light. Aforementioned wild head is a tight frothy beige colour that eventually settles to a very thick cap, obstinate retention.

Toffee, citrus, and leafy hops on the nose, malt is more dominant.

Malt takes a step back in the flavour, which is dominated by herbal hops, and a character of dry, astringent grapefruit pith. Not much depth, all things considered--more bittering hops than flavour.

High end of light-bodied (or low end of medium-bodied) on the mouthfeel, creamy yet slick texture, with moderate carbonation.

Astringency strikes me more as an English Pale Ale, except for the grapefruit pith character and, well, lack of malt balance. This one's more for those who enjoy the sheer bitter sensation of hops (akin to those who like hot, spicy food for the sensation, not the taste), rather than flavour in the picture as well. Aroma shows promise however the flavour does not deliver. More of a hop molotov cocktail than a hop bomb per se. Love those little stubby bottles though.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.34/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml stubby bottle. Ah, the internationalization of beer - made in Switzerland, with an English name, and a description in Italian.

This beer pours a glassy, dark reddish amber colour, with a teeming amount of tight, and thinly foamy ecru head, which, after threatening glass perimeter breach, very lazily settles, leaving some heavily chunky lace around the glass in its sloth.

It smells of grapefruit, orange, herbal and faint piney hops, over a decent crusty, grainy malt sweetness. The taste reveals a surprising flattening of the zippy hop notes - I'm left with a mostly herbal, much-lessened citrus pith bitterness, a softly tart fruitiness, with subtle nods to acrid vinous notes, and a spicy, bready malt backbone.

The carbonation is outwardly a frothy nightmare, but inside it's a spent cartridge, providing no threat beyond its simple structural tasks. The body is medium weight, and a bit too clammy and tacky to exult as smooth. It finishes with a nice resurgence of the citrus hops, to mix with the persistent herbal ones, enough to render everything nice and dry.

A bit too muddled, with a slightly unappealing herbal character, to recommend from my vantage point. Sure, I can glean from the simple Italian ingredient list that Nelson Sauvin and Amarillo hops were employed here, but the result shouldn't be Linked-In by either of these otherwise fine varietals.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.93/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330ml stubby bottle poured into tulip 10/4/12

A hazy dark amber leaning towards a reddish brown, quite dark for an IPA, took two pours to get this one in the glass ending up with a massive half glass of head that has great retention ending up as an island leaving lots of soapy lace

S tropical nose with some tangerine, pineapple and guava, with some slight floral pine

T lots of rind compared to the smell with just a little toffee, a little spiciness adds a kick, there's some balance and a spicy finish

M over-carbonated it turns to foam in your mouth but after a few swirls the bubbles let up and it takes on a creamy feel, long aftertaste lingers strong

O pretty solid stuff with only excess bubbles too complain about

I can't read much on the bottle but I can read Amarillo and Nelson Sauvin and can't see either hop giving me this spicy hop kick, oh well I'll just go with it

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Bad Attitude Hobo IPA from Birrificio Ticinese
3.26 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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