Steal This Can
Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #4,244
Ranked #22,037
3.83 | pDev: 9.92%
Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
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Notes: This West-Coast inspired IPA features 4 notable hop varieties to produce poignant citrus notes with pine and hop bitterness. A malt bill that includes Pilsner malts and American Red Wheat gives this IPA a healthy mouth feel.
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Didn't steal this can. Didn't see a date on it. Didn't see the West Coast inspiration behind this beer either as it just came across as an enjoyable, American IPA that reminded me of the Lone Pint beer from Texas that I had not terribly long ago. Once in a while, it's welcome to have something just a bit different on the palate and this certainly fit that bill...

This had a decent, translucent amber hue to it with plenty of fine sediment floating in it with a full head topping it off. The foam quickly settled as there was enough sections of soapy lacing left behind down the side of my pint glass. Pine, wheat, tropical fruit, and booze filled the mild nose as the taste contained all of those. Full from the Pilsner Malt and American Red Wheat, it was counterbalanced by white grape, lychee, grass, and an underlying sweetness that tied everything in together. Didn't seem like a typical New England IPA nor like something from the West Coast, which was perfectly fine by me!

The citrus, like the amount of alcohol in this, was light as a moderate slickness remained on my teeth once I fully finished this off. Not the freshest beer I've had as of late but this had enough going for it, including the intrigue factor. Please, don't steal this can but if you do, drink it ASAP while finding it's contradictions pleasing...

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Photo of LarryV
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hmm, after reading some of the reviews I have to wonder if I'm reviewing the same beer. Pours a hazy, golden yellow with a decent head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is light, citrusy. Taste starts citrusy, and then rolls back along the tongue to a pleasant hop bitterness. I also perceived a bit of celery in the initial flavor. Has a nice smooth, creamy mouthfeel. It's an enjoyable beer, refreshing on a hot summer evening.

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Photo of degueulasse
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lord Hobo's Steal This Can is the rare juicy beer that really excites me. Its pineapple and papaya flavors overlay a dry, hoppy, almost piny taste that don't leave the mouth feeling too sweet or too sour. Its a refreshing beer that can also pair well with more savory flavors. They're onto something with this one.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned on 12/20/17, obtained cold at the brewery and refrigerated until consumed.
A: Pours a very hazy, bright, orange tinged golden color with a half inch, foamy chiffon colored head, decent, if spotty retention, but rings and rings of fine Belgian lacing. Methode champenoise quality bubbles evident.
S: Aromas of white grapefruit, peach, melon, and orange with a very spicy note.
T: Flavor leans more to apricot and peach, pineapple, with less citrus. Light roast malt backbone evident, but remains dry. Cracked grain flavor waxes as it warms. Bitterness solid and imparts crispness.
M: Light to medium bodied with strongly persistent, if light, effervescence. Crisp and refreshing.
O: A very light bodied, refreshing, drinkable American IPA. Think of it as an entry level NEIPA for your friend who are challenged by the style. Probably wise not the actual try stealing it.

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Photo of haines710
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow from pint can that I picked up at local bottle shop. Smell is resin and piney. Taste is a little better but nothing spectacular. Easy to drink if you like IPAs. Lacking a little in flavor. Very bitter don't think I will seek this out.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.03/5  rDev -47%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Canned 5/15/17. Nice hazy apricot color with a creamy head of 1/2 finger.

Strong aromas of cat piss, more cat piss, slight fruitiness behind that.

Flavor is of durian fruit, persimmon, onion, sweat, pine, garbage, and diesel.

Feel is semi-creamy, semi-resiny. Moderately carbonated.

Overall, probably due to the age, but this beer was one of the worst IPA's I've ever laid lips to. Reminds me of "Sorta IPA" from Minhas. It's probably titled "Steal this Can" because it's too awful to pay for it. Sorry I'm so critical.

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Photo of markjknowles
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A perfect " I just got home from work and need a beer" IPA. Nothing that will take you by surprise or anything, you may finish drinking it without noticing you just downed a pint ( or is that just me). But I'm glad I have more. Super refreshing.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

A: Crystal clear gold, until some haze gets poured into the glass from the bottom of the can. A good amount of visible carbonation, and a couple fingers of white head with good retention.

S: Tropical fruity and dank hops. Cracker malts. Some citrus and resin hops as well. Decent, not exciting.

T: Resin, tropical fruit, and melon hops. Citrus and a pithy bitterness. Cracker malts. Mild dank and spice hops as well. Pith and resin bitterness in the hang.

M: Medium body. Good carbonation sensation with a frothy mouthfeel. Average alcohol presence for style.

O: This was serviceable, but completely forgettable for an IPA. I don't think there's much wrong with this, other than a little more melon and spice hop profile than I'd prefer. But it was just a serviceable hoppy canned beer among so many others on the shelves. And there's several of the aforementioned "others" which I would pick every time over this.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, fogged-up orange with a finger of white head on top. Fair head retention with no lacing left behind. Aroma is lovely notes of citrus, orange, tangerine, and lemon zest. Flavor profile is much the same, driving home notes of orange, tangerine, mango, lemon zest, and melon. Nice progression of flavors, instead of being a muddled mess of citrus all at once. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a lovely smooth texture that has just a hint of velvety, creaminess to it. Overall, a sublime IPA with a good dose of citrus.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of keith40
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16Oz can stamped 7/6/17. Looked good with a malty/citrusy nose. Flavors were a mixture of citrus and malt with some grapefruit bitterness coming through in a well balanced manner. A relatively easy drinking and refreshing IPA. Purchased at Windmill Liquors in Orleans.

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Photo of Frudel
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was wondering if I could really steal this can!
A hazy orange liquid pours from the can, with a white head leaving lacing.

Nose is grains, caramel malt, grapefruit, citrus.

Taste is grapefruit, pine resin, heavy malted. A decent IPA!

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Photo of mafrick17
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 04/27/2017. Poured into a pint glass
Look - Orange with a fingers thickness of head, slight haze, and bubbles emanating from the bottom of the glass.
Smell - Mango, grapefruit, pine, and super dank hops
Taste - Lots of fruity hops
Feel - Leaves a bitter hop feel on your tongue
Overall - A nice West Coast style IPA, but a bit overhopped which lends to a bit too much bitterness to put it into the same league as Trillium and Tree House.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Moderately hazy orange-gold, with quickly-dissipating off-white head, leaving light lacing.

Smells of tangerine,grass,grapefruit, and (oniony) booze.

Favor is grass,pine,tangerine,grapefruit juice, grapefruit pith, and (very slight) onion powder, with a pleasant touch of pine/grapefruit bitterness on the finish .

Moderately fine carbonation , with a touch prickle on the finish.

Overall , pretty good, and would have it again.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher glass. The appearance was a fairly hazy to glossy transparent burnt orange color with some light carbonation rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated evenly at a nice pace. Semi-foamy lacing stuck around the glass. The smell started off with some sharp grapefruit rind over top of some light tropical fruits and then a little bit of grassy spicy hops. The taste was moderately bitter with the spice sharpening a bit further underneath and then the light spicy hops strolls in for the balance. There’s a light semi-sweet to dry grassy to grapefruit rind aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to hit appropriately. Overall, very good IPA that I would have again.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 fl. oz can that was canned on 04/06/17. Sampled on April 28, 2017.

The color of the pour is straw yellow with a modest white, foamy head that fades but leaves little lacing. There is a slight unfiltered appearance here.

The aroma emits a sweeter than expected malt character with maybe some orange or apple fruitiness under that.

The body was medium and I found it to be nice with its soft yet also sticky character.

The taste starts out quite sweet and malty and then the mildly dry bitter hops jump forward an evolve at the end. A little lingering finish.

I think a lot of people automatically believe an IPA brewed in New England will be juicy, cloudy, and fruity but this is more traditional than that.

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Photo of Stephenmheadley
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good IPA but not necessarily the best, has a great golden color to it with a floral aroma. Like many of the Lord Hobo beers, its very hoppy with a bitter after taste.

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Photo of Gavage
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1" head that slowly fades.

Smell: light citrus and pine aroma.

Taste: caramel, pine, grapefruit, and some earthy tones arrive late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout.

Overall: an easy to drink IPA with a nice flavor profile.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a thin white head.

Smell: Light hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter pine notes and sweeter citrus well blended, bitter aftertaste.

Overall: Good IPA. I would have this one again.

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Photo of Crentist
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- golden, hazy, quickly dissipating head
S- citrus, floral hops. Very fresh aroma, moderately aromatic
T- Piney, woody bitterness combined with grapefruit. well balanced. surprisingly light body for a 6%

O- This is a great middle of the pack American IPA. Certainly not world class, but good enough to be a regular drinker for me. It's well crafted, nothing weird, and a textbook example of the style.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated can. Poured into IPA glass. It pours a hazy golden honey color with a two fingers of fluffy milk-white head and extensive lacing with excellent retention. It smells of bready malt, grapefruit, pineapple, pine needles, and floral hops. The taste has a nice balance of sweet fruit at the start and bitter hops at the finish. Throughout, you can taste the malt. The aftertaste is decidedly bitter. This ale is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and with a manageable ABV of 6.4% it is easy to drink. I have no criticism of Steal This Can but there are lots of American IPA's that I prefer.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a tulip glass.

Hazy dark lemon body, slightly shiny as well. Two finger soapy white head, with a bit of a bubbly collar and minimal lacing.

Small sensing citrus hop and pine aroma on the nose but pleasant. Gets a little into pineapple a bit as well. Quite nice if straight forward.

Very nice light but chewy texture in the mouthfeel. Creamy orange palate flavor, hits of soft herbs as well. Has basic pale ale malt backbone but works well. Good pine bitterness with a good lingering lime like astringency.

Not that amazing but certainly delivers.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep, hazy, orange colored brew with a fluffy white head that leaves a few gobs of lacing behind. The aroma is floral hops, tangerine and pine with some detectable sweetness. The taste is fruity and tangy with mild sweetness and a decent amount of bitterness. The fruit reminds me of both peach and tangerine. Nice medium to light body with moderate carbonation. Quite a nice beer.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy peach color with white head. Aroma has nice floral hop notes. Taste has also floral hops but also a nutty malt note like green walnut or hazelnut with medium bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's not really your standard IPA but I like it with it's nutty malt profile.

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Photo of Dukies222001
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good solid IPA, poured from 16 oz can into pint glass. Decent appearance really light for an IPA. Head a good head but not as frothy as I like from an IPA. Had good smell but didn't blow away the senses. Strong IPA hop taste. Not something I would seek out but would try again and will try the other 3 I have.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit lacklustre. Lot's of juice and pine but didn't pack nearly as much punch as this slick branding would suggest. Superbly drinkable, just something special was missing. Wouldn't turn another can down, just wanted a bit more in the intense hop character that NE IPAs are tending to deliver these days. All in all, a fairly decent and drinkable one with a juicy character that lended itself to drinkability above all else.

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