Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #1,518
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4.03 | pDev: 9.43%
Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: A New England take on a classic beer style, Angelica offers the refreshing drinkability of a wheat beer combined with fruit juice characteristics and elegant haze.
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Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 189
Reviews by Imakoniver:
Photo of Imakoniver
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold color, two-finger foamy head, ample lacing, citrusy and earthy smell, layered taste- earthy to citrusy, moderately carbonated. This is a very good beer!

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

Handsome hazy slosh in the tulip. Sensationally aromatic with tangerine and fermenting pineapple. Tangy and rather acidic. There's something like rye flavor, spicy and grainy. Modest bitter lime peel aftertaste.

Orange flavor with a sweet malty undertone. Whatever this is, it's perfectly delicious. Overall it's light yet flavorful, like a a Pale Ale but with a welcome grainy tang. From the 12 oz can purchased at Barons Market in San Diego.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barrel Republic and Angelica was labelled as a "staff favorite." I can see why... even though I only had a 3 ounce sampling. Angelica was refreshing and paired well with my lunch salad. I thought the hops were not extreme (like some reviewers.) Because she was food-friendly, Angelica could also be classified as a saison... except that the softness in the mouth is more like a wit. Whatever. Worth a try.

My first from Lord Hobo, I went on their website. They focus on perhaps ten beers (smart) and seem to be having fun (also smart) and succeeding at both (really smart.) I will look for more.

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Photo of mlatvakokko
2.73/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Absolutely not an IPA, hazy like a new england IPA, malty like something else. Certainly not a wheat or white ale. I have no idea of how to classify this. Mouthfeel is all watery. The beer is bitter and neither wheat ale nor IPA.

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Photo of b33r-guru
2.15/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you like IPA's, you will love this beer. If you prefer wheat beers (as this one is advertised as), find something else.

It looks like a wheat beer, but it is an IPA in disguise.

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Photo of TheNerd
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really satisfied by this. admittedly I've steered clear of most anything with the word wheat in the name but I got this in a sample pack and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. The look is so hazy its chalky. The mouthfeel has the velvety texture I would have expected from a hef somehow mixed with the brightness of an IPA. The spritziness on the tongue is extremely satisfying and i enjoyed every sip. Cheers to this!

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Photo of LarryV
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was part of a mixed 12 pack of LH beers. Pours a hazy, light yellow with a quickly fading head. Aroma is subtle, grainy citrus. Mouthfeel is soft, low carbonation. Flavor is pillow soft citrus with a pleasant hoppiness, makes you want to drink some more. Much better than I expected it would be, very enjoyable and satisfying beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lord Hobo Brewing Co "Angelica"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED 07/20/18 19795"
$1.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what makes a New England Wheat? I guess we'll find out... it's poured a murky yellow gold which I guess makes sense, and it's got a nice bright white head. The aroma is hoppy and citrusy, but not really that strong. I'm going to say it's wheaty as well. Nice, clean aroma. On to the flavor... it's clean and wheaty and citrusy as well. I'm getting lemon and grapefruit and citrus pith as well as a bit of grassiness. It's not that bitter, there's some, and it's sweetish which I guess is like a NE IPA as well. Ahh, and then there's the body as well. It's smooth and silky, which also mimics the NE IPA style. It's medium-light in body and gently crisp. I guess I see why they're going with the New England Wheat moniker; and I like the beer as well. It's definitely worth trying.
Review# 6,485

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Admiraldinty
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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 hoponit
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gavage
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy golden yellow with a 1/2" head.

Smell: citrus tones are easy to detect.

Taste: nice wheat and grass flavors, some lemon zest, along with some softer orange and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish.

Overall: an interesting wheat beer that is satisfying.

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Photo of smcolw
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy to the point of white hued gold. Moderate head but extensive streaks on the glass.

Plenty of hop to the nose followed by malted wheat and, oddly, distracting plastic.

The flavor profile is heavy on the bittering hop with a substantial yeast bite thrown in. The body is relatively thin enhanced by a higher carbonation level. The swallow is both bitter and earthy resulting in a very long aftertaste.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives cloudy and goldenstraw colored with a nice head that leaves shards of lacing

Smell: Bready, with pineapple, apricot and lemon tones

Taste: Bready flavors forward, like a head fake, with the pineapple and apricot flavors building; lemon pith tones add moderate bitterness to the middle, though the finish is rather juicy

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A hybrid, for sure, that is refreshing and juicy, with moderate hop tones, while maintaining some integrity as a wheat beer

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Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kendo
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a Palm tulip. Body is pale straw yellow with a 1.5-finger foamy white head.

S: Wheat and a bit of citrus - mainly grapefruit and a lot of lemon.

T: Follows the nose, with a touch of wheat tang and lots of fruity, hoppy goodness: grapefruit, grapefruit rind, white grape skins, orange peel and a nice lemony finish. Very tasty for such a "light" beer.

M: Light in heft, good carbonation.

O: Well done. A nice changeup on a hot day.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a solid beer. Or I guess it is really still an ale, but sort of beer like.

It pours light pale yellow, with fine fizz. The aroma is subdued but nuanced - all nice. The taste is mostly dry but with a sugary undertone that works nicely. I would definitely go for a couple of these.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of wafers
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of lemongrass and hints of spices.
T: The taste is nearly a mirror image to the smell but stronger and starts with initial flavors of lemongrass and finishes with notes of spices, with underlying notes of wheat throughout the taste.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very refreshing and has some thirst-quenching properties. It's almost like a hybrid between a saison and a witbier.

Serving type: can

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Angelica from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 189 ratings