Hobbit Juice | Beer'd Brewing Co.

Hobbit JuiceHobbit Juice
BA SCORE
4.27/5
258 Ratings
Hobbit JuiceHobbit Juice
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beer'd Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
beerdbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single hopped with Nelson Sauvin. This floral beer offers flavors of white wine and stone fruit.

Added by PicoPapa on 03-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,066
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
258
pDev:
8.2%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Mjmoney23
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Slightly hazy golden yellow with 1-2 finger white head. Decent retention and moderate lacing.

S: Pineapple, mango, peach, and apricot. Very pleasant fruit aromas.

T: Ripe peaches, pineapple. mango, white grapes, and apricots. A touch of piney bitterness.

M: Medium body with soft carbonation that leaves a silky mouthfeel. Finishes a little dry.

O: Excellent DIPA that brings the Nelson hops up front and center. Very well done!

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours murky deep golden color with soapy white head that looks like it will never go away. Sticky lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Smells of honeydew melon, grapes, light hop/pine, a little bit of sweet peach and mango.

Taste - The Nelson hops really stands out, mango and peach shine through as well. Great balance of sweet fruit and a hint of bitterness.

Feel - Medium bodied soft carbonation with just a hint of dryness at the end. A touch of heat from the alcohol at the very end.

Overall - great aroma wonderful fruit/hop flavors the alcohol is very well hidden.

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Photo of neil2me
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a partially hazy dark orange, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells like a stanky Nelson bomb- Nelson hops always give me that beautiful white grape thing, but also an overripe funky fruit thing. This beer is no different. I also get peach and grapefruit on the nose.

This is my first beer from these guys, and it's a fun one. It's all Nelson, so it's got a pretty wild hop character- white grapes, dirty earthy flavors, grassiness, peach, grapefruit, and melon. There's basically no malt character. You'd have no idea that it's a DIPA- it's not boozy in the slightest. It's hidden so well.

This is medium bodied, fairly crisp for the style, with a soft level of carbonation.

Beer'd seems to be yet another brewery jumping into the 16 oz canned hop game. Fortunately, unlike a lot of breweries, they seem to have nailed it.

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Photo of Grady61
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sulldaddy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a freshly filled growler poured into my snifter at cellar temp. I picked up the growler at the brewery yesterday.
The beer pours into my glass a bright clear golden color with a fluffy bleached white head of 3 cm foaming up. The foam fades gradually to a sturdy surface layer and leaves tight lattice on my glass after each sip.
The aroma is a mix of white grapes and some floral notes showcasing the hops. I also do get a bit of caramel and some honey too. A nice mix on the nose.
First sip of the beer reveals a very fine tingly carbonation with an average body and fairly slick texture. Very drinkable physical traits.
Flavor is kind of sweet with white grape and honeydew notes up front and then a bit of caramel that very quickly gives way to a bit of pithy rind that gives a lingering bite on the finish. I also have a dry palate after the swallow.
I dont get any booziness which is impressive for a 9.2% brew.
This beer drinks dangerously easy for its size and is very interesting and complex without being over the top intense.
glad to have tried this great beer from Stonington. Definitely worth a purchase if you visit Beer'd.

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Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not usually a fan of DIPAs, but this one isn't over-powering like some.

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Photo of Uconnbrewskies
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a teku

CLEAR amber with active streams of carbonation. Two finger billowy white foam cap settles to a solid white layer. Few lacings

Fragrant on the pour. Aroma of melon, citrus rind, white grapes and a. Whiff of pine

Taste of tangerine, citrus rind, melon hops over a nice malt backbone

Smooth, dry has a gentle hop nibble that lingers. Alcohol is well hidden

Good beer

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Photo of Jerb94
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft. The memorable takeaway is one of candied citrus flavor. This is a robust IIPA that packs a wallop. You know that you've imbibed something significant. No session brew this. A multi-layered flavor profile that is not uncommon with other heavy IIPAs, so it's not unique in that aspect. Worthy of a pour when its available.

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Photo of Jason
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Review from BA Mag Issue #119 ( Dec 2016 )

Juicy, Nutty, Warm, Citrus
I’m not sure if I’ve run into a Double IPA with more balance than Hobbit Juice, it’s loaded with juicy hop flavor that drops suggestions of melon rind, apricots, soft pine, blonde tobacco, and citrus pith. A solid malt backbone goes bready and a little nutty as I continue to drink. It’s warming, but the 9.2 percent ABV is not hot at all. This beer even pours clear, yeah ... clear. Hobbit Juice is definitely different than most DIPAs, which only makes me want to try more of what this brewery has to offer. [Jason]

Look 4.25 | Smell 4.25 | Taste 4.00 | Feel 4.25 | Overall 4.00

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Photo of Csot203
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPBickman
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Like it - deceptively light on the tongue. Great beer-refreshing, yet bold.

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Photo of Brushkanna
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brentk56
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours hazy and amber colored with a golden hue; the head lifts to an inch and leaves shards of lacing; decent stickage

Smell: Ah, the smell of Nelson in the morning; melon and vinous tones with a hint of pith

Taste: Fruity and somewhat sweet on the front end, with honeydew and white wine grape tones; through the middle, the pithy bitterness builds and crescendos, after the swallow; the finish has a nice blend of the bitterness and the sweeter fruit aspect

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This beer shows off the Nelson Sauvin hops magnificently; a real pleasure to drink

Thanks, colby600, for the opportunity

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Photo of EatonHops
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GQonDraft
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down one of the best DIPAs out there. The Nelson Sauvin hops breathe beautifully through every sip. At 9.2% this is scary smooth. A unique and perfectly crafted beer. This brewery consistently creates world class brews and Hobbit Juice sits at the top In all its stone fruit mineral goodness. There is nothing else like it in CT or anywhere else. Bravo Beer'd! Bravo!

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from Roguer. 16 ounce can into signature teku glass, no can dating. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, papaya, guava, pineapple, mango, melon, berries, white grape, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/tropical/citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, papaya, guava, pineapple, mango, melon, berries, white grape, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, papaya, guava, pineapple, mango, melon, berries, white grape, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/tropical/citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Light lingering hop astringency near the end of the glass, but not overwhelming. Moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, bready/grainy, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly warming alcohol for 9.2%. Overall this is an incredible DIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/tropical/citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV; despite the increasingly bitter/drying finish. Extremely dank and fairly juicy on hops; with just enough malt for balance. Never sweet or heavy feeling for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Hobbit Juice from Beer'd Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 258 ratings
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