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Lobotomy Bock | Indian Wells Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a classic German Dopple Bock. Like all of our beers it is made in strict accordance to the German Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of Brewing, which is water, malt, hops and yeast only! Lobotomy Bock is made from five types of specialty malted barley including Munich, black patent and other premium malts. And finished with two types of hops, Sterling and Perle added at the boil and again at the finish for the perfect flavor balance. Lobotomy Bock is brewed with pure artesian spring water from the historic Indian Wells Spring. Lobotomy Bock is lagered for several weeks then finished to exacting standards.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,675
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
206
pDev:
22.8%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 106
Reviews by whoneeds8:
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2.39/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass black with little to no head. Smell has some rasted malt and bread notes. Taste??? What taste??? Whoever catagoried this as a doppelbock was wrong. I would barely call this a bock. The mouthfeel is a joke, way too watered down. And 10.5%? I forced down the entire glass and I don't feel any kind of buzz what so ever like I should from 10.5%.

This beer really is like a bad joke, because it is nothing like it is advertised.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beermasterjarrett
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of amvrana
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of RyanK252
2.94/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into Indian Wells Brewing pint glass

A: Pours a very dark ruby brown with a moderate amount of mocha colored head that fades

S: A little coffee, some dark malt sweetness, a little dried fruit, plum maybe

T: Very light coffee, a little toffee/caramel roasted malt sweetness, some kinda mineral water like bite, a little booze as it warms

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation

O: Nothing super special to write home about, but not totally undrinkable. I'd be shocked if it was really 10%.

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Photo of mjwellman
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
3.16/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LastMalkieri
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dclange
4.44/5  rDev +44.6%

Photo of nneighb33
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of jaredkc889
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of achilles2k
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Qabil
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of JRPBoulevard
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of cajunhawk
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of logan_0842
3.64/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuckerster
2.68/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of sdeese21
3.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaskeller
4.85/5  rDev +58%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite bock that I have come across thus far. Really hard to find up in the Northeast, but I had it in Texas and couldn't get enough. It is a little darker and more viscous than most bocks but balances that with a slightly smokey smoothness that just makes it epic.

I prefer darker beers and sweeter beers, so perhaps my pallette gives this brew a little more creedence than others, but if you come across it worth a try for sure, and if you don't like it (comes in a six pack) send me the other five!

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Photo of jheimiller
4.25/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good flavor for a lager. Nice crisp feel going down. High alcohol content. Overall great dark lager.

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Photo of A_Hajduk
2.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Malacant
3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinkable Bock, but nothing complex about this. Very generic.

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Photo of Magister_Beav
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Lobotomy Bock from Indian Wells Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 206 ratings