Hobbit Juice | Beer'd Brewing Co.

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Hobbit JuiceHobbit Juice

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

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

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Ratings: 252 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by BoardwalkBock:
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4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler purchased at Beer'd this afternoon. First experience with this brewery. Very nice people and a nice little operation. Hope to see their beers in more places soon. All the beers I sampled were delicious.

A: Yellow and slight orange. Straw looking. Lots of lacing but not much visible carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Looks almost like a darker welshs white grape juice.

S: White grapes, peaches, apples and a bit of alcohol.

T: Definitely a single hopped Nelson beer all the way. I would be able to tell immediately even if the brewery did not mention it on the description. Lots of peach and white grapes. Alcohol isn't as present as in the nose. Nice bready malts in the back. Very nice.

M: Medium bodied. Good balance of carbonation to limit the alcohol presence.

O: This is a solid DIPA, and one that has definitely made me a fan of this brewery. Hope to check it out again soon and pick up some of their most-heralded Dogs and Boats DIPA.

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More User Reviews:
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 CayseyW
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy gold, tight white head with nice lacing, really elegant-looking beer.
S: 100% Nelson Sauvin hops, and there's no mistaking that with the smell. Smell's like a big white wine with citrus and peach undertones.
T: White peaches and white grapes dominate the flavor profile.
F: Silky, somewhat dry and a nice amount of carbonation; really easy to drink an almost-perfect amount of stickiness in the finish.
O: really nice but not as good as NEBCO's Coriolis.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had many of the offerings from here. Most of them only differ slightly. I liked it but I liked it even more when mixed 50/50 with the more subdued Grove Stand.

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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 Todd
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.06/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ty_M
3.42/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JakerLou
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, light yellow in colr, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big citrus hops. Lots of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine balanced by crackery malt. Nice first impression from Beer'd. Tasty IPA that has me curious to try more of their beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of BranfordBound
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Walrus + Carpenter in Black Rock for lunch on May 27. Poured unto a tulip glass, Hobbit Juice appears as a hazy goldenrod hue topped with a fluffy head of about 1 to 2 fingers that leaves a spider web of lacing down the sides.

Smell is expressive, there's definitely a New Zealand twang to the hoppiness. I get some grapefruit, mango, other mixed light fruits, as well as some grassiness and sweet malt in the background. Taste wise is pretty carbon copy to the aroma. New World hops dominate the flavor, big juiciness all around with this perfect lightness to make you want another sip.

Mouthfeel wise is very smooth, settles lightly into the stomach. I could probably drink 3-4 of these but other new beers on the tap list are calling my name. This is an awesome beer from Beer'd and I always love what they put out.

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Photo of acurtis
3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshJayne
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Roguer
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an impressive, thick snow-white head with incredible retention. Beer is nearly opaque, pulpy, and active, with a light, lemon-yellow hue with orange tinges. Leaves very nice lacing behind.

Aroma is a blend of citrus, pepper, and dank notes. Not much in the way of malts.

Tons of citrus and tropical fruit in the flavor: starfruit and mango come to mind. Big pepper notes, and a vague citric acid flowing along, with a final, vegetal dankness close behind. Not much in the malt profile, just giving enough of a biscuity background to allow the hops to shine. A little citrus peel on the finish, but with plenty of juicy tropical notes accompanying.

Juicy and refreshing feel; wet and long-lasting finish. Lively and smooth.

This is an excellent single-hop DIPA, and Nelson Sauvin was a great choice. As single-hops go, Nelson provides adequate bitterness, and an incredible depth and complexity to the flavor profile. This is a truly exceptional brew from a tiny nano-brewery, that honestly can stand up to some of the better DIPAs from more well-known breweries.

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

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

Photo of billybrew21
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

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

Photo of GmAn613
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer'd Brewing Co. has a knack for creating delectable IPAs. Two fingers of fluffy egg-shell head on the pour, with significant patches of lace running down the glass. The aroma from the Nelson Sauvin hops is interesting; there are fruity esters running amok on my naval cavity that beget the conception of beer and wine. The taste is a distinct mix of mango, peach and subtle cherry notes. The malt profile is well played, and certainly complimentary to this somewhat virtuoso performance of delectable New Zealand hops. Semi-slick, buttery, and a tinge peppery on the back end. Only in the finish could I really detect the pronounced ABV of this masterfully crafted DIPA. Kudos, Aaren. Another smash hit for Beer'd.

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Photo of ScottieD
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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