Angelica | Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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4.04/5
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90 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by wroywel on 04-16-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,512
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
90
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of smithj4
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. can dated 05/18/18. Sampled on September 15, 2018.

The appearance is a milky, cloudy looking pale yellow wity a modest white head that diminishes quickly. No lacing.

This is labeled a New England Wheat but it has the aromatic sensation of a hazy NEIPA with tropical, fruity, and pineapple sensations. The toasted wheat seems almost invisible. But there is a slight white bread character too.

Light to medium mouthfeel.

A slightly sweet but mostly fruity taste with a short-lasting fruity bitter ending. I think I might have wanted more wheat than I got but it still had some positive vibes to it.

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Photo of edthehead
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 5/8/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, red apple, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, red apple, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, red apple, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is an excellent hoppy wheat ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the moderately bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Great mosaic hop showcase. Very vibrant, dank, and earthy hop complexity, some fruity yeast; solid pale/wheat malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was a little underwhelming for me, perhaps been on tap awhile, even sitting in the line awhile, it doesnt have the hoppy freshness i am used to these guys, and because of that, its all bitterness, and seems almost over hopped to me as i drink on it, full and sturdy even though its dry, really not my cup of tea this time around, but ill try it from the can here too. hazy but not thick looking, sort of matte straw colored, lazy white head, if it had a human personality, i would say it looked bored or even annoyed in the glass. aroma is sharp vegetal matter and hoppy bitterness, almost astringent in front of some lemon and grapefruit essence, but its intense. i dont smell much from the wheat, but i feel it when i have a drink, a little tannic even, but again, could be a product of freshness. very bitter to finish, a little one dimensional, and not at all as good as i hoped it would be, but probably more the bar than the beer. i will look to try this again, as i know these guys have higher standards than this...

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Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy lemonade yellow with a thick, fuzzy white blanket.

Smell is lightly dank, catty peach and B.O. with shortbread.

Taste exhibits semi-sweet lemon and grape with semi-bitter grass and allium, as well as some faint biscuit.

An airy froth lifts a light body to a cotton dry finish.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught pour at City Tap into a shaker pint. Too dark for visual. Nose is GREAT! Very citrusy, lots of lemon with floral undertones. Taste is nice, but doesn't match the nose, but still drinks very big for a 5.5% wheat APA. I definitely want to try this again, if I had access this would definitely be in the pool/lake/beach rotation in cans!

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Photo of BAsbill
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Craig-er
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted this as a present. This style of hybrid does not suit my pallet. A little too hoppy for a wheat beer.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy head. Lemony, wheaty aroma. For taste, you get the citrusy fruit taste of a NEIPA with the wheaty maltiness of a wheat beer. Pleasant, soft mouthfeel.

I was skeptical about this brew, since it came as part of a summer mix pack, and brewers often try to sneak some losers in those. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Nunya
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DonnieHops
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

most quaffable beer downed in awhile! Clouds of floral fruit without being sweet...........zero bitterness..... great!

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Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BustaBeerGut
4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Amendm
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12-oz can dated 5/18/18 poured aggresively into a 16-oz. mug reveals a two finger sized foamy bone white head that recedes fast leaving minimal lacing.
Hazy pale straw color, opaque from the haze with some sediment.
Smells of lemon and piney hops with wheat and grass.
Taste starts with bitter grapefruit with more of a pineapple juice flavor and semi-sweet malt in the middle followed by mild yet bitter/piney hops.
Medium body, heavy carbonation fills in the middle with a dry, short lived finish,
Somewhat NEIPA like exept for the wheat malt and mild hop character.

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Photo of DBosco
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 5/3/18. Seems like the canned 5/8/18 reviews are better, maybe there is a real difference. Very hazy, very little head. Aroma is subdued. Taste is mostly bitter grapefruit, pretty much like an IPA. Feel is a little too foamy. Overall it didn't meet my expectations for a pale wheat ale, and was lacking regardless of style consideration.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Angelica from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 90 ratings