Hobo Life | 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: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hobo Life Session IPA is heavily dry-hopped with Citra and rests on 20% flaked oats. Refreshing and bright with notes of lime and grapefruit zest to entertain the palate, Hobo Life is a go-to for any session.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,659
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
406
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
8
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Ratings: 406 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of tkarsies
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the Brass Tap in Columbus, Ohio. 3rd different beer of the night so take it for what it's worth.

Nice hazy appearance and lacing that lasts. Citrusy hoppy nose. Taste follows the nose with a nice hoppiness. Creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation; oats no doubt play into the mouthfeel.

I typically am not a fan of session IPAs; they seem out of balance to me. This is not the case here. Nicely balanced, very flavorful, no alcohol presence. Happy to find this brew in Ohio and would definitely seek out again.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall I thought this was good but the can was a bit older. I feel like whenever I find this in NY/NJ in cans it is already 6-8 weeks old and fresher it could be great.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer. Pours a cloudy gold. Big citrus up front. Not very hoppy. Feel is good with medium fizz. Give it a try.

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Photo of Xxambersky89
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevesousbeer
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rpjordan
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Hazy, translucent pale yellow--almost straw--with some floaties and a foamy white head. Good retention. A creamy film remains, leaving sheets of lacing.

S: Very heady and musky pale fruits. Honeydew melon, lemon-lime, green grape, a touch of pineapple; a white bread/cracker malts.

T: Heavy amounts of lime and lemon zest and honeydew melon. It even tastes somewhat tart. Some pithy white/yellow grapefruit, and lots of green grape. Dry, cracker-like malt. A crisp, clean, and lightly dry finish, with just a hint of grapefruit/lemon/lime peel bitterness.

F: Light as expected, but not watery. Well-carbonated. Crisply refreshing.

O: An outstanding NE-style session IPA. Very citrusy and fruity, yet crisp and crushable. Well done!

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Photo of R11415
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Pale hazy straw color, opaque from the haze, does not look different when held up to light.
An easy pour from a 12-oz. can dated 5/3/18 into a 16-oz. mug creates a full finger of sturdy white foam with sticky lacing.
Citrus and bready malt control the smell with bitter hops and yeast added to the taste.
Light body with heavy carbonation, dry bitter finish.
Overall a solid IPA, easy drinker due to session level alcohol so I had two.

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Photo of wtpbod
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torbin
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, canned on 5/3/18, consumed out of can on 6/27/18

Look: Can has a solid look, black with Lord Hobo logo

Smell: Potent smell of grapefruit rind and lemon zest. Smells great, excited to try this beer

Taste: Hop forward, moderate-thin malt backbone. Citra is present, after taste is bitter but not in a bad way

Mouthfeel: Thinner mouthfeel than other session ipas. All day ipa as a comparison has a much maltier and thicker mouthfeel

Overall: Not a bad session ipa, but there are better ones out there

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Photo of Deechybrews
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of egrandfield
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very crushable and citrusy IPA

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Cycle Brewing goblet.

A: Very light gold and quite hazy, especially after the last of the can is poured into the glass. A big two-finger white head with very good retention, and an equally good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Juicy citrus, dank, and some citrus pith. Tropical fruits and cracker malts with just a touch of wheat and husk. A quite enjoyable aroma for "Session IPA" or APA or whatever we're calling this.

T: Tropical fruits and a light Halo orangey citrus pith. Dank again, and mild melon. Light cracker malts, with a bit more husk than on the nose but not obnoxious. A fading pineapple, lychee, and citrus rind bitterness in the hang.

M: A light body but not watery, with lots of fizzy carbonation. Low alcohol flavors.

O: A pretty decent Citra-forward APA or Session IPA. At least this particular can is maybe just a touch over-carbonated for the body’s heft. But nice flavors still, and an appropriate amount of bitterness.

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Photo of Mcliff1971
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. from the can.


Appearance: Took from can.

Aroma: Citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, hops.

Taste: Follows nose, followed by oats and honey. Lemon. Pine-type accent.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable.

Overall: Full-flavored, low-boozed IPA. Perfect sunny day beer. Good stuff.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can into IPA glass. Dated 12/17/17.
Look was cloudy yellow with floaties. Smell was light citrus. Taste was mostly grapefruit/lime and bitter ending. mouthfeel was medium. Overall not impressed. Like every one of their beers but this one fell a little below where i expect it to be. Maybe it was just old beer. Will have to re-try.

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Photo of xungmound98
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is quite hazy pale light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly settled down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with hints of lime citrus.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts off having lots of flavors of grassy hops and then follows with some hints of citrusy hops—with limes standing out in particular. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the grassy aromas and flavors in this IPA since this is something that you're only normally accustomed to seeing in a pilsner. In this respect, I found the beer to be unique. It is also easy to drink and quite sessionable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Wizzman
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CTHomer
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a splotchy cap; little lacing;

S: grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and orange;

T: muted at first, then follows the nose, although it is subdued the whole way; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: nicely done;

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Hobo Life from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 406 ratings