Virtuoso | Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A style-defining New England-Style Double IPA that delivers big on juice and haze.

Added by Minion94 on 05-19-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,507
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
91
pDev:
7.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Jhfinn
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BB1313
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/17/18. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing golden with a fluffy and chunky white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus and tropical fruits. Hints of bread. Some malts. The flavors follow the nose. More citrus leading the way. Some orange along with some grapefruit. Some pineapple. Solid fruit juice vibe, but it drinks like a beer. Nice hop flavors. Solid hop bitterness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's sharp, slightly fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a pretty nice DIPA. Nice hop aromas and flavors. The craftsmanship is on point. Lord Hobo is really good with hops. Well done. There's something about this one that I really like.

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dakin
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ddoyle23
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrancisM12
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pour leads to a 1 finger head that quickly reduces to a small cap of film. Passion fruit, stone fruit, grapefruit and melon on the nose. Taste mimics the nose but middle through the end of the swallow turns to pretty heavy sweetness. It becomes pretty distracting and ruins an otherwise nicely made beer. I will get through the 4 pack but won't revisit based on the almost cloying sweetness.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap

S: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit up front along with a touch of herbal hoppiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and tropical fruit notes and then deviates slightly to the herbal and grassy notes. Very light bitterness. Finishes with lingering citrus and some yeasty notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very soft

O: A solid DIPA that has very low bitterness and lots of hops. Easy to drink. Check it out if you're into NE IPAs

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Photo of Nunya
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Salemjeff
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found this today out here on the West Coast. Can was dated 7-5-18. Very nice representation of the style. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smutty33
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paradox1000
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty DIPA! This is the best from Lord Hobo that I have tasted to date!

I was in the mood for a New England style and was not disappointed. I look forward to drinking the others!

canned 7/11/18

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cannot read the canned on date, except for "7" (July)
Pint can

A yellow and irange hued golden color, classic NE style with an opaque effect from the haze. Rather lively, with a thin, white foam settles down quick to a solid white ring and a bit of lace.

The nose is very intense, huge amounts of hot citrus, pine tree sap, wild honey pie, pineapple and mango puree from the fatty hops. Sweet honey and golden malty nectar drips from the edges. Very bold, fresh scented hops with a bit of alcohol heat and Sweet toned malt. Major fruity complexity.

A rather lively bite at first that quickly becomes medium to full bodied, thick, malty texture, big alcohol heat and bitter-dry feeling hop finish makes the mouthfeel intense. Complex, but not very easy on the palate. Bitter pine and woody tones pop out later in the texture and flavor.

The citrus sweetness and bitter earthy tones of the hops hit the tadtebuds first...and hard! Layers of hop flavor like, pine, orange, grapefruit and pineapple are thich and heady. Vodka style alcohol heat, bitter and medicinal herbals, dry earth, woody, acorn bitterness, dried leaves and a blast of golden wheat make up the majority of the flavor complexity. Grapefruit again with splashes of sweet fruit tones, mostly citrus style. This is a very potent, yet playful NEDIPA.

The malty effect is pretty heavy, ladting and slightly cloying compared to my favorite NE style dipa's. Malty sweet with a bigger body, which adds depth but limits drinkability within the style. The hops are deep but a bit narrowly focused and intense. Settle back and prepare your palate for a full-on attack.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am elated to see the steady stream of Lord Hobo CANs coming into Lancaster & especially The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) for inCANsion to The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "New England-Style Beer crafted in New England"; "A juicy hop sensation brought to you by Lord Hobo Brewing Co"; "Hazy Double IPA".

Once again, the Crack! went acCANding to plan, so I beCAN a steady Glug into the awaiting glass, but it was immediately clear that clarity was not in this beer's repertoire. I thusly opened up a steady stream that resulted in a finger of foamy, fizzy, bone-white head with limited retention, quickly becoming wisps. Color was a murky, cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose had a pleasant pineapple-orange quality, underlain with a pine mintiness. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, a little light for this style. The taste was really interesting as it seemed to blossom on my tongue like a morning flower, beginning with a juicy pineapple-oranginess, then washing with a cool pine mintiness & finally bursting forth with a grapefruit flavor. Wow! Finish was dry, but not bitter enough to really be satiating. I really dug the taste, but at the same time, I expect more bitterness from a DIPA. YMMV.

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Virtuoso from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 91 ratings