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:
#6,146
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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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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- About an inch of dense white head. Excellent lacing and retention. Nice, clear amber body with no visible carbonation.

S- Earth, spicy, and malty. Some floral/resinous hops.

T- Heavy on earthy, spicy hops. Bready sweetness finishes with slight resin/pine hop character.

M- Low-medium carbonation. A little watery in the middle but holds up to my expectations of the style.

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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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