Boomsauce | Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
lordhobobrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A New England style IPA using 6 hop varietals lending to a citrus and tropical fruit finish.

Added by Jason on 04-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,083
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
1,236
pDev:
9.41%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Handsome amber color with white foam in the Crooked Line tulip. Nearly clear. Lovely aroma of peach and mango. Sudsy mouthfeel. Moderately sweet and quite malty substance. Bitter, though.

Fruity flavors with apricot and hint of pine. Rather bitter finish but a clean aftertaste with a touch of peach skin astringency. Quite drinkable with an unmistakable IPA character. From the 16 oz can which showed up at Baron Market in San Diego. Had to try it

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Photo of Louiet618
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cgwami
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 3speedchuck
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very enjoyable. Slightly cloudy refreshing with slight citrus after taste.

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Photo of RDW
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neliam24
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Categart
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lettice123
2.93/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I tried Boom Sauce in a trip to Mass. This particular IPA lacked the citrus trace I like with many IPAs. The beer seemed excessively malty and seemed to have an dull after taste as opposed to the citrus.

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Photo of argock
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Arsenal Pub (Albany, NY).

A: Elegant slightly hazy straw yellow with 1/2-finger off-white frothy head with good retention and lacing.

S: Complex hop nose with pineapple, lemon, grassy/herbal/dank, pine resin, and tropical fruit punch all combining very harmoniously

T: Flavor is excellent with the complexity of the nose reflected in the flavor profile. Delicious crackery pale malt backbone provides a bit of sweet counterpoint to the pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, passionfruit, and piney hops. The resiny character of the nose doesn't come through as much in the flavor, but there is a lemongrass dankness in the mid-palate that is delicious. Hop-forward but balanced for the DIPA style. Moderate-high bitterness -- I would put this in the West Coast IPA style with just a bit more tropical fruit character than most but right on par with Enjoy By and other new generation DIPAs.

M: Light-medium-bodied and by no means overwhelming with moderate carbonation and finishes very dry not blocky like NEIPAs.

O: This drinks to me like a West Coast IPA, and a really good one at that.

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Photo of Nathan419
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jprudhomme7
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TooGood
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amendm
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured moderately from a 12-oz. can dated 06/26/18 into a 16-oz. mug creates a two finger sized rocky white head and lacing that lasted about half the drink.
Hazy pale orange color, a little murky with rising bubbles.
Smell features pine and citrus with sweet malt, yeast and pineapple in the background. A slight wiff of alcohol too.
Taste has added dank fruit, lemon and grass.
Medium bodied, the carbonation and malt round out the middle and finally an average bitterness plus a twinge of booze to the finish.
This a revisit of a better than average NEIPA example.

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Photo of Altrurian
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Honey-colored, with a fine, thick, white head that lingers and leaves nice lacing. A bit of a lemony smell. Sharply citrus on the palate, with a refined hoppy aftertaste. Foamy, prickly texture. Strong lemony effect overall, giving the beer a distinct character.

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Photo of juicebox
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of degueulasse
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This hazy orange double IPA from Massachusetts has a dank, hoppy taste while remaining juicy and sweet: there are notes of citrus and cantaloupe in this one. It also has the perfect head: light, white, and fluffy.

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Photo of KingLee
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bustersuess
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grill20
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Beer Nerd 12-oz. tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $3.00
Purchased: June 22, 2018
Consumed: June 22, 2018
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Canned on May 7, 2018

Had seen some friends on Untappd drinking Lord Hobo and almost went to the Hamilton’s Tavern welcome party for them, but decided to past. The next day I saw that Trader Joe’s already had Boom Sauce in stores. Not the way I wanted to buy it (warm), but had to buy a couple. Online description read, “Our flagship IPA features six hop varietals and a blend of spelt, oat and wheat. A late hop addition of Mosaic, Falconer’s Flight and Amarillo delivers a notable citrus and tropical fruit finish.” Also saw Ella mentioned. Should be able to nail down Mosaic and Amarillo, but not sure about the others. Was looking forward to it, even if it was six weeks old.

Poured a pale clear color with three fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass at a pretty good pace. Almost perfect layered foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled lemongrass, pine, lime, hay, white grapefruit, orange peel, sugary pineapple, kiwi, herbal, spruce and mint. If I had to guess hops, I’d only guess sugary Citra. Got a little Mosaic from the can and maybe even Motueka, adding a caramel/toffee-like malt. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. Good, not great. Got lemongrass, hay, white grapefruit, bitter orange peel, pineapple, herbal, woody spruce, Amarillo and caramel malt. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Just didn’t think this anything too special. Admittedly getting it six weeks after its canned on date is kind of ridiculous. Would like to try it fresh. (Overall - 3.75)

3.80 | 86 | B+

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Hazy light gold, with a one-finger white head with very good retention. Lots of visible carbonation at first, but it settles down quickly.

S: Tropical fruits, melon, and a bit dank. Light cracker malts - I'm guessing only two-row here. Tangerine, passion fruit, and a mild lychee fruitiness. Nice enough, but it's not crazy juicy or anything.

T: Melon, tropical fruit, and bitter grapefruit. Dank and mild spice hops. Pale cracker two-row malt sweetness. Some dank and melon hoppiness in the hang, and stays only modestly bitter.

M: An average heft to the body for an American IPA. Alcohol noticeable but not overdone. Good carbonation sensation.

O: It doesn't much seem like a NE IPA. I think it comes across more as a West Coast style IPA that doesn’t happen to have my favorite hop profile. It suffers from the comparison to (and the expectations that it will taste like) its New England brethren. While it’s a pretty decent IPA, it's nothing that I’d be looking for again even were it regularly around here. The hop combination just isn’t for me.

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Boomsauce from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,236 ratings