Lashes Hopbock Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

Lashes Hopbock LagerLashes Hopbock Lager
BA SCORE
81.1%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 338 ratings
Lashes Hopbock LagerLashes Hopbock Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BigCheese on 12-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,136
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
338
Liked:
274
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
9.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 58
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Photo of tobelerone
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, dated 2 weeks from time of review.

An amber colored beer, nearly red, almost entirely clear. Half inch off-white head that settles slowly, attractive sheet-like lace with good cling. Aroma strikes a balance between fruity hop notes and biscuity malt. The sweeter, cookie side of things is a bit more subtle than the juicy tropical fruit.

The flavor threw me a little because while this is generously hopped, and has both classic German flavors (grassy and herbal) as well as American ones (citrus, pine, melon), there is low bitterness and moderate sweetness. Light biscuit malt flavors prop things up in a nice way but there is an old-school pilsener component to the flavor as well. This is not an "ipa lager" like Mass Rising. Imagine a traditional German Pils hopped up quite a bit with American varieties and then compounded with the sweet caramel and cookies taste of a red ale. Good stuff.

Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, resulting in a crisp and clean drinking experience. Little residual bitterness (at least in comparison with other beers that are similarly hopped). Slight alcohol note in the finish along with that lingering cookie flavor. There's almost a spiciness to this beer that's very subtle but adds to the complexity - think cloves, allspice, cinnamon.

I dug this one. Different and full of surprises.

Edit: after drinking an entire sixer of this beer over a week I'm less impressed. Something seems a little incongruous about the flavors. Definitely an original brew but im not sure the disparate elements stylistically hang together for me. I found myself liking each successive bottle less than the last.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a beautiful clear dark rich ruby color with a thick whtie head.

The aroma has pine and grapefruit. Some caramel malt sweetness.

The beer has a wonderful caramel malt that is sweet, but clean and not sticky. A piney and spicy bitterness throughout. Almost reminds me of the hop character of Celebration. A medium mouthfeel.

A delicious hoppy beer with great balance and clean flavors.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle bottled 11/24/14. Sampled on April 26, 2015.

Vaguely cloudy medium amber-orange-reddish pour under a thin head.

The aroma makes me think of perfume or cologne more than beer. Maybe it is the malt ingredient meshing with grassy hops. But I that was the best way to describe it. Maybe a touch of peat moss or a little fruit.

Light to medium body.

Sweetish malt character in the taste but that same perfume character trolls around in the background. Clean, crisp finish however.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up at Julio's and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice dark amber/copper hue with a good two finger off white head that faded to leave light lacing and a creamy halo with light clouds. Quite nice.

S - Light sweet malts, faint lager yeast and pleasant piney hops. Not nearly as potent as their other lagers though.

T - Taste is nice. Nice pines, good lager yeast notes. Hops are nicely spicy pine with some good malt sweetness and faint caramel to balance things out.

M - Mouthfeel is nice with brighter carbonation, however, the alcohol is not hidden nearly as nicely as other offerings. It (the alcohol) actually lingers, which, I find rather unpleasant.

O - Overall, a solid offering from Jack's Abby. Not their best, but, not their worst either.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Crystal clear toasted amber. Head is thick and creamy. It settles down to a thin off-white snowdrift. Head leaves all sorts of interesting lacing patterns. Body glows.

S-Definitely can get a sense of the Bock aroma. Warm baked orange muffins. Perched atop the moist baked bread medley is a potent hop dosage. Very grassy. Juicy oranges and moderate pine. Strong in both malt and hop but definitely well balanced.

T-Fruity and sweet hops slowly roll into a decently bitter sting of grass and pine. As if someone covered a fistful of hops in dough and baked it. A bit of mulch. Again, very balanced. Bitterness lingers. Sweet toasted malt.

M-Fuller bodied. Carbonation is initially lively but it ends with softly. Medium bitterness. A bit resinous. ABV hidden pretty well.

O/D-Balanced and pretty fun. Not my favorite Jack's offering. Two of their beers are probably somewhere in my top 10-15 all-time beers. This one is not in the same stratosphere but it is well worth the $2.75 half liter price. I will always give their beers a shot. Probably won't go back to this one but it is still better than 50-60% of the beers I will try this month.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Julio's. Bottled 24 Oct.

Pouring a dark amber with a dense off white head that leaves sheets of lacing, this looks great. The nose is loaded with hop bitterness and flavor with pine, candied orange peel, mint, pine sap. Quite spicy. Bread like Munich malt character is present with toffee and burnt sugar. The palate opens mildly bitter with burnt sugar, toasted malt and spicy and fruity hops. Pine, pine sap, mint, green grass, candied oranges, a mild chalky bitterness, mildly gritty. The mid palate has flavors of toast and burnt sugar. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this beer has a long finish with a blend of the Munich malt base and the hop melange. Not wholly harmonious, but still quite enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lashes Hopbock Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 81.1% out of 100 with 338 ratings
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