Lashes Hopbock Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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338 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BigCheese on 12-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
338
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of wtighe03
4.66/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of harsley
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Theheroguy
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light bodied with a gentle carbonation. Piney as the description says. This is much less red than I would expect for a “red IPL”. Nice and Piney but it begs for resinous hop notes to elevate it to excellent.

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Photo of Blksab99
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beric
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into snifter
Served: 8 Nov 2015

The last beer that probably fell through the cracks.

Appearance: Pours a distinctive amber color crowned with an off-white, 1.5 finger head.

Smell: Floral and pine hoppiness with a pinch of herbal spiciness to round it out, overlaid on a sweet caramel malt note.

Taste: Much the same as the nose, except that the hops are distinctively 'juicy', which is fantastic, since they don't get washed out by the bigger malt base. The beer finishes semi-sweet, I feel, since I didn't notice any strong bitterness or anything with the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. I thought the mouthfeel was okay, but I would have liked to see the carbonation tuned down just a pinch.

Overall: A good beer, and one that is certainly one of the better 'red IPLs' I've had. This is likely a good beer for introducing amber lovers to stronger, hop-forward beers.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger light tan head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: floral, spicy, pine, a little burnt note as well which detracted from the overall;

T: floral with a little spice and caramel; mild bitterness and a little earthy on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; crisp; dry finish;

O: complex flavors; easy to drink;

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Photo of A-Sox
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irrevjim
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look; medium amber with moderate carbonation, nice thick white 3/4" head, shrinks to a thin covering that stays,moderate lacing
smell; bold piney spicy hops, black pepper, hint of burnt rubber, calms down a little after initial few sips
taste; pine, bitter but juicy, nice smooth malt
feel; medium heavy but with a lot of carbonation feel, a tiny bit harsh at first but then carbonation calms down and feels balanced and more malty
overall; i really like this, reminds me of a rye ipa with a nice bitter hop kick, but smoother

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Photo of jbarletto
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gabepesce
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sulty
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really interesting beer. I was not find of the first sip, quite bitter, then it mellowed. The finish is sweet and juicy. Ruination 2.0 meets Hoponious Union?

L - dark amber, full head and lacing
S - pine, fresh hops
T - very bitter at first, pine and malt, then sweetness comes through.
F - tingly, light body
O - interesting beer, very different feel/taste from first sip to last

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Photo of tmacaluso
4.77/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great lager. I don't usually like hoppy beers.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.32/5  rDev -16.4%
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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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LagersAndAles
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mickyge
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lashes Hopbock Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 338 ratings.
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