Lobstah Killah | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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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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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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Photo of craftychick06
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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A - wow, solid murkey brown amber body. Nice tan head with some serious retention. I mean the head is going nowhere! Nice lacing as well.

S - Just like a red ale should. Spicy and sweet

T - Sweet molasses and caramel and chocolate. Smokey, spicy and maybe a little bit of coffee. All of it cut by slight citrus but mostly pine and floral hops. Cherry and earthy hops in the aftertaste.

M - Medium/full body with moderate carbonation. Not too sticky, leaves the mouth clean.

O - Seriously great beer. Will definitely be picking up some Lobstahs again soon.

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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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Photo of Jacobob10
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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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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Photo of BobbyLu14
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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