Virtuoso | Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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4.2/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England 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:
-
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
147
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Wants:
3
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37
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of KensWorld
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHammer288
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StrangerTides
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trapp2424
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Found in the cooler of my local package store and kind of expensive at over $16 for a 4 pack of 16 ounces. Got it right home and poured it in a glass to view to color. Very hazy and opaque and cloudy, love that. Taste was exceptional, right up there with my favorite IPA's in Trillium, Battery Steele's Flume and Tree House.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint can dated 7/17/18 (4 months old) poured into a tall Belgian tulip at about 40F.

Pours a hazy burned orange color, with half a finger of white head that recedes to a foamy film and tiny collar. No real lacing or stick.

Nose is sweet and juicy lemon-lime, orange, honey, and some musty stale yeast, which may be a byproduct of this can's age. It smells kind of old and off.

Palate is a big honey sweetness first and foremost, with juicy fruit flavors of lemon, orange, pineapple and mango. Maybe some subtle berry notes as well. Has a firm, but moderate bitterness throughout, however, although it lingers well into the finish, this beer is not dry at all. There is a big and lasting sweetness from start to finish. Quite sweet. It also had that musty, funky, almost Belgian-style yeast flavor, but it had beers past their prime display very similar characteristics. Betting on account of it being old, and not the variety of yeast.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and slightly sticky. Average carbonation through and through. Tiny bit of alcohol presence in both flavor and feel.

Overall, maybe it's because I had a Tree House beer before this one, but it's just not blowing my mind. Maybe is because this is a 4 month old can (it was kept very cold and dark for all 4 months, at my buddy's shop. I don't know. For the price, it's absolutely great. A pint of juicy, fruity, 9% NEDIPA for under $3? Sold. But to stand in line with some of the killer local NE stuff widely available? I'd probably pass. Worth the try, and I will pull the trigger on a fresh can, to try again. Will update accordingly.

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Photo of buzzy
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshefftz
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BostonTheseus
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KingLee
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark orange brew, topped with a tremendous white head with equally impressive retention.

Bright, herbal, and hoppy, with a strong, sweet dank note underlying the juicy tones. Orange, grapefruit, and mango are forefront.

Flavor follows: it's an absolute juice bomb, delivering waves of tropical fruit up front, followed by a dank middle. Very low bitterness overall. Mango, peach, berries, pineapple, and melon; grapefruit and lemon; cracker and honey.

Smooth and lively; a touch syrupy, but overall very drinkable.

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Photo of TLA
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden color, very hazy, almost opaque w/ a nice white head with decent lacing
S: Citrusy aroma. Possibly Grapefruit and/or Mango
T: Taste follows the nose. Very juicy with a creamy mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste with a bit of alcohol linger.
F: Creamy and slightly oily
O: I really enjoyed this beer. Very juicy and tropical with a bit of alcohol bite. Definitely not a session beer.

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Photo of Pinkylives
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raycoll
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbl_delta
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at First Mile in York, PA. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Initial impression is juicy pineapple, mango, and lemon, with a nice touch of caramel malt to smooth things out. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and sticky. Carbonation is light. Finish is juicy and rich, with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Very good, but not what I would consider sessionable.

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Photo of TBallins
3.27/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Pure silk.
Heavy orange.
The boozyness comes through on the aftertaste.
Screwdriver replacement for brunch.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Virtuoso from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 147 ratings