Hobo Life | Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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382 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,220
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
382
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
10
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Ratings: 382 |  Reviews: 76
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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Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of entenduintransit
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Picked-up a mixed fifteen-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twenty dollars. Have had this a few times before. One of my favorite low ABV brews...a go-to when I am DD for Pats games....

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

This is an excellent session IPA. Very Pale, slightly cloudy with fine white foam. Light, smooth mouthfeel. Firm bitterness, but not too much. Favors sipping. Fantastic citra aroma without much of the "cat" flavor that can sometimes come through with citra hopped beers. Hobo Life is a real keeper, amongst the best session IPA's I have tasted.

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

Photo of SpiderSpartan
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L- lots of thick citrus flakes. Good color.
S- light floral citrus smell.
T- a little too bitter for my preference in a session.
F- typical light, heady IPA feel

Overall- closer to a general IPA than a session IMO. Not bad though.

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

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

Photo of tuowl74a
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 32arden
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nhirsch04
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinprintz
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Hazy light golden with near 2-finger white head. Some sediment at bottom. Okay lacing.
S - Citrusy (grapefruit, orange, lemon). Pretty nice.
T -Does not follow nose at all. Weird after taste.
F - Thin mouthfeel with a little carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
O - An okay beer. Sorry, but not much more to say about it.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Striking hazy lemon color, reminiscent of a shake; nice firm fuzzy bubbly white head. A very nice appearance.

Smells a bit like a weight room, lots of sweat and balls going on here. Digging deeper reveals some juicy citrus fruits and light herbal complexity. As the head recedes the juicy fruits light up a bit more. A decent nose.

Flavor is sweaty armpits, extremely strong herbal bitterness, slight ghosts of citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit rinds), and more crushing herbal bitterness. Comes across very west-coast. Perceived bitterness is extremely high for a Session IPA.

Feel is carbonation first, then resins, slight dryness, more resins.

Overall, could use some tweaks and is incredibly resiny and bitter for its styling. This is a west-coast beer all the way through except for the appearance. Extremely herbal and bitter especially for being a dry-hopped Citra IPA. Mine that I churn out are usually delicious juice bombs...I don't know what went wrong here. This tastes more like some dry-ass Azacca hop than anything. I'll keep sipping to see if I change my mind.

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Photo of JessicaLeigh
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Long Live Lord Hobo! Hobo Life is the perfect session beer. the color is so light it looks like a blonde, super clean smelling and crispy citrus (citra!) taste. Completely perfect in every way.

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Photo of dgeebs07
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johnridley84
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was gifted this can from a friend who said I should try it. Pours very turbid (not hazy IMO) with an amazing aroma of passion fruit, melon, citrus. Looks more like juice than beer and the flavor seems to corroborate. Slightly saccharine and sweet without much bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the malt and what I assume to be heavy dry-hopping. Decent beer however certainly not one that I could drink several of. Needs some balance!!

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Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hobo Life from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 382 ratings