Hobo Life
Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,845
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,536
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.41%
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
454
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Lord Hobo Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 95 | Ratings: 454
Reviews by Imakoniver:
Photo of Imakoniver
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold color with a one-finger head, little lacing, smells and tastes citrusy, hoppy finish, surprisingly rich mouthfeel for a session brew, a very good and refreshing summer beer.

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

Hazy yellow color with off-white head. Aroma is quite floral and citrusy with nice fruity hops. Taste follows with the nice citrusy hops, also really floral and fresh. Medium bitterness on the finish. Light body and carbonation. Overall it's a really good, tasty session IPA.

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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

For a session, it's solid. East Coast in style. Doesn't look the best, if you drink it in a glass, but the smell makes up for it. Tastes like a non session, which I intend as a compliment. If you have the chance, give it a go.

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

16oz can, purchased at local store.

Good three fingers of head and drops down to a pretty sticky lace, semi-clear pale yellow hue. Grapefruit rind, spearmint, orange zest, & grass in the nose. Smooth and crisp with a lighter body. Good malt base for a smaller brew, the hops are the showcase though. Perfect level of bitterness and lots of hop flavor of citrus peel, wild herbs, and white tea. Grassy drying finish cleans up pretty good. I'll have no problem going back to this one.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can from a four pack that cost me $8.99. For session IPA. Hazy yellow, good head and lace. Aroma is citra, lemony, bit of cracker. Flavor has a bit of cracker, very light malt overall, and hops, flavors of lemon. Decent bitterness. This stacks up pretty well against other session IPA's but for the price I will never purchase it again.

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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 Sabtos
3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold, yellow, with thick lace rising off of a finger of strong, soft, fluffy, creamy white head.

Very light, dank pine on the nose.

Taste is corn and cracker malt with light, piney hops.

Hobo Life is a little bitter--I would say just under the threshold of anyone that might be turned off by the West Coast style.

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

Photo of bankboy66
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | 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 prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frudel
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Canned. Yellow hazy liquid with a white head.

Nose is citrus, pine, grapefruit.

Taste some caramel malt with a fruity hops side.

A very good session for sure!

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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 Jam23
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - such elegant cans. A bit ironic, yeh? Pours a murky swamp yellow. Yes please. Fizzy bubbly head.

S - immediate burst of surface hops. What are those, you say? Fringe hops. But not fringe as in on the border of being something else, but rather on the event horizon of the aroma. I tend to notice this on dry-hopped light beers. There is an initial aroma blast, but it's thin and frail and quickly collapses. Not a bad thing, but indicative of a light beer packed with flavor. Mild pineapple and citrus. Piney.

T - much more pine in the taste! Maybe some light sweet candied citrus, then waves of crisp, yet luscious pine. Lots of bitterness for a session. I can feel the tingles in the back of my mouth around the edges of my tongue. Sure packs a punch in such a small package.

F - low on carb, high on cream. Impressive for its ABV. Had a little trouble sucking it through my teeth, but after the swallow, you're like, "Huh, that wasn't so bad."

O - hardly feels like a session. Has the body and flavor of a full-blown IPA, but cut a hair short in all aspects, making you crave the next sip. I guess that's why they call it a session IPA?

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Phantom2665
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nlb802
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent, nice and light body, delicate hop flavor reminiscent of quality New England IPAs

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Photo of digboy
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can in pint glass

Pours a very hazy bright yellow orange with an off white frothy head. Nice retention

Aroma is distinctly stone fruit - I get nectarine the most. Very fresh and enjoyable but not super strong.

Taste is very fruit-juicy and fresh, maybe a little seltzerish too. Bitterness is low to moderate

Feel is crisply fresh.

I gotta say that this flavor really surprised me in a good way. I am definitely going to find some more of this... I think I found my new fave summer beer, especially at 4.5%. Wish I knew about this before

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

another good hoppy beer from these guys, sort of looks like thats about all they do in their brew house. this is a hazy citra pale to ipa type, really fresh and easy drinking. perfect for this time of year. its got the east coast haze, but its not thick and impenetrable to light or anything, just a little fuzzy looking, bright golden in color and sporting nearly two inches of airy white foam. the nose is awesome, really fresh green leafy citra hops, lemony and vegetal, tea-like a little bit here. is there just pale barley malt in here? it feels almost like there has to be some wheat too, its got that fluff to it. surprised how bitter this is in the taste, for being citra dominated, it really does carry a pretty sturdy hop bite on the back end, not a property i usually associate with this strain, but i like it. nothing about this beer says its so light on the booze either, its easy drinking sure, but its well hoppy, snappy in the finish, but at least medium bodied and full of flavor. carbonation is surprisingly lacking in it though, shocking given the pour, but its a little lazy feeling to me. overall though a really nice expression of citra, and quite clean as they go. very enjoyable can of beer, thanks to my man back east for the hookup, although i have started to see a little bit of their stuff tricking in to colorado now too which is cool.

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

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

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Hobo Life from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 454 ratings