Hobbit Juice | Beer'd Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
92
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238 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
Ratings:
238
Reviews:
39
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of brentk56
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GQonDraft
4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | 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 +1.9%
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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Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldsailor
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An exceptional DIPA from a great local Connecticut brewery! Was lucky enough to have it on tap at Millwrights in Simsbury and it paired extremely well with my brunch burger.

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Photo of Urs
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PHBoiler
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Beer'd Brewing Co. offering.
Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over a slightly hazy golden body with some lacing. Nose of tropical, fruit, slight pine, floral hops. Taste follows nose with moderate bitterness. Feel is adequate and overall, a good one from Beer'd.

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Photo of colby600
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spoild
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NelCet
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ty_M
3.42/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakeyk12
4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JakerLou
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, shiny copper color. Moderate head which leaves an initial ring of lace -- streaks thereafter.

Light "Juicy Fruit" aroma with a smell similar to cotton candy. As sweet as this may sound, it doesn't smell sugary.

Starts sweet and thick, and then the bubbles and strong straight up bitterness kicks in. Long, long bitter aftertaste. Overall, this is complex, lasting me to keep sipping looking for new, previously hidden flavors. Yet, I don't find any worth noting.

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnyJuicebox
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep rich honey. No particulate, nice clarity. Reminiscent of a west coast style IPA like an Alpine beer.

S: Sweet, sticky alcohol. Floral. The smell doesn't blast out of the glass like most new england ipa's these days, it's more delicate.

T: Hop candy. Sweetness without an overwhelming amount of malt. Notes of wine, apricot and orange rind. Dank and sticky, but the Nelson hop helps keep everything dry.

F: Big and chewy. If I drank this from the can i'd assume it was packed full of particulate like a Bissell Bros can.

O: Awesome, awesome stuff. It very very much reminds me of Sip of Sunshine but less malt and more dry. Truly a knockout beer.

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Photo of anteatr23
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours filtered and golden amber with a two finger head. Smells strongly of nelson, candied berry fruit and cereal grains and earthy. Taste is a hoppy blast of Nelson, but with a nice balance from the malt and hops. ABV is well hidden for a 9.0%+ DIPA. Bitter and earthy, but it's drink-ability may be its best feature.

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Photo of Todd
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Drops out of the can beautifully; bright, clear pale golden color and thick foamy head.

Nose is quote floral with ripe fruit, layers of floral hops and a soft vinous suggestion.

Mouthfeel is quite impressive. Super creamy, a bit syrupy and the slight chew is broken up bit a lively carbonation as the beer rolls around and coats the palate.

Candy-like sweetness with a deep malty breadiness that's complemented by tons of fruitiness, like ripe fleshy melon, stone fruits and citrus pith. Damn hoppy, pretty damn bitter and there's a nice bite. Very distinct flavors of white wine must with an herbal spiciness. Hop oils are a bit sticky and there's some pine and resin, too, but mostly in the dry, crackery finish. Gets a bit boozy and peppery as the beer warms. Hop flavors stick around for ages.

Stands out flavor-wise amongst a sea of canned DIPAs. I really dig the focus on Nelson Sauvin hops. Truly unique.

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Hobbit Juice from Beer'd Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 238 ratings.
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