Lobstah Killah | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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91 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
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 14
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Photo of jdhilt
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three-finger cream/beige head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pine/resin nose and flavor is pine hops and caramel, light bitter aftertaste, higher ABV is hidden. $7.20 for a 220z bottle from a Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jwc215
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazed lobstah red.

The smell is hoppy with citric/tropical fruits and pine. Plenty of "red" caramel-ish malt backs it up.

The taste is of sweet toffee/caramel with mild toasted bread. Musty/citric/piney hops weave in and out. It has a strong malty backbone with balancing hops in the finish. Alcohol is nicely incorporated with just a hint of pepper. Some residual sweetness lingers on the lips.

It hits full-bodied, without being thick. It has medium carbonation.

This is a wicked good beeah! Hoppy, malty, tasty - great smell! Too bad it doesn't come in a six pack. Very enjoyable and dangerously drinkable!

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi hazed dull orange color with about 2 fingers of off white head with an orange tinge. Nice hoppy nose of citrus fruits, tangerines covered in sticky caramel drizzle.

Thick body with initial sweetness but the beer avoids being sticky. Carbonation is brisk but doesn't break the body up too much. Sweet candied tropical fruits up front. Malty sweetness hits the mid palate. Faint bitterness to balance everything, lingering cereal grain flavors along win a touch of tobacco make de a unique, tasty and refreshing beer that brings you to thoughts of a Hawaiian luau at sunset. Different in a good way with some other hidden complexities, burnt sugars, tangerines, faintly flowery. A complex beer with lots of different flavors that all work together, it's also just nice to sip and enjoy it.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is a little sweet and has aromas of toasted malts along with hints of pine resin hops.
T: Following the smell, the taste has flavors of toasted malts along with notes of tea leaves and hints of herbal hops. There's slight bits of sweetness but also hints of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is a very good representation of the style. I would definitely try this again.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ruby colored with a decent sized off-white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with some piney hops to balance it out. Medium bodied with a thick texture and slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable for 8%. I enjoyed this beer and look forward to trying some of their other offerings.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of dahlen22
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Standard for this type of beer which is reddish color with a decent head.

Aroma: Biscuits and caramel malts with some grassy hops.

Taste: Similar to aroma. Malty biscuits and caramel with a grassy hop taste and some buttery oils as well.

Overall: I bought this because I liked the "Lobstah" rowing away angry. That being said, I do not normally buy Irish red ales as they seem average in many ways, however, this Imperial version of the style was good. Light and refreshing for a hot day in June, and the 8% abv is appreciated (not by my wife), and was hidden well. If you want to try something different, this imperial red was a interesting twist on the classic red ale. Cheers!!

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Lobstah Killah from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
3.96 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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