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Lobstah Killah | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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3.89/5
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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States
slumbrew.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
It wasn’t always his temperament, but they were the ones ... the ones that went looking for him after all. Today is a new day. Lobstah Killah Imperial Red Ale is a special blend of Maris Otter and other malts balance a resiny mix of Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe hops. Our hoppy imperial red ale is the beer of choice for imperial decisions.

Added by beerman999999 on 05-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,034
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
92
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Severymusic
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this after a long day of tasting at other breweries in and around Boston, so my rating might not be entirely accurate.

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3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ichorNet
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Been a while since I had this, but finding out that it's available in four-packs of tallboy cans for the insanely fair price of $11.99 (and that's at a store that usually runs pretty expensive) definitely sold me on trying it again. Always been a Slumbrew fan, and LK has been a consistently well-built double red ale with a focus on and penchant for balance.

Pours an attractive copper/ruby beer with some nice brighter orange-ish highlights if held to direct light. Head is a slightly tan color with great retention and absolutely fantastic, sticky lacing. A very attractive pour here; this has clearly translated very well to a new format.

Nose is heavy on chocolate and biscuity notes with a dash of roasted nuts and spicy, earthy hops. I get some orange peel, pine, roasted barley and ruby-red grapefruit as well. As mentioned before, this is a very balanced beer. Though the brewery describes it as a "hoppy imperial red", it's nothing like, say, Founders ReDANKulous or Oskar Blues G'Knight. This is definitely its own breed of "American strong ale" with a great balance between hoppy and malty notes, delivering each in equal kind.

On the tongue, there is an initial wave of pine-forward hops with some juicy citrus fruit, but it's quickly tempered by a smooth, even maltiness reminding of oats, with a soft, palate-coating quality. Chocolate biscuit and toffee come forward big time in the transition to more citrusy fruitiness towards the finish.

Feel is rather hefty and boisterous, but this definitely doesn't feel like a rather large beer. The full-leaning body lends a very round maltiness and excellent balance to the proceedings, with medium carbonation and just the right amount of hoppy slickness to keep this drinkable, consistent and high quality. An excellent deal by an underrated brewery!

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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.12/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains rich caramelized malts, floral hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and a little citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence for the style comes in. The malt character is hearty and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice flavorful beer to drink for a long time.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.44/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

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Lobstah Killah from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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