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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Hobnob: v. 1. To associate with on friendly terms 2. To drink socially. This low alcohol session ale will extend the hobnobbing into the wee hours.

Malts: Pils, Caramalt, Amber, Special Aromatic
Hops: Northern Brewer, Palisade, Citra

PorterPounder's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6422) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Tampa. Fl. - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy medium orange with a soft silky snow white head that leaves just a hint of lacing. Aroma is fresh and full of piney hop goodness, some floral accents. Flavor has a nice solid hoppy backbone, some light saffron and coriander spiciness, a touch of apricot fruitiness. Nice, thick sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 4.0 A: Lightly hazed deep yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a healthy ring of lacing is left. 3.25 S: Earthy hop aroma and a light neutral maltiness. Some yeastiness as well. Overall, not too complex or potent, but it still smells good. 3.25 T: Moderate bitterness and earthy hop flavor. Mild to moderate yeastiness and a mild neutral maltiness. 3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess and refreshing. 3.25 D: It’s okay, but nothing special. ★ 548 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 01, 2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10949) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours a clear golden with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral, citrus, spicy hops, doughy malt. The taste is citrus hops, a peppery note, pale malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4682) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
May I rant? Why do brewers claim different ipa by using a different hop? Come on now, these beers taste the same, the only thing that would make the flavor change is time, so why not list them by their born on date? Eh? They could at least let the drinker know which one it is by returning email or responding on face book, but NO! no? If it is a certain hop IPA call it that, don’t use the same label and name. This fad about using different hops on the same label is happy bullshit. Even same addams made it a macro thing, a whole line of ipa with the same label just different hops, egad. This beer? Some mild tartness in there, taste the same as the other two, plain old terribly on style ipa. Tho tartness almost makes it desirable. Chewing on green grapefruit rinds all over my mouth. Yez, there is a little sizzle in there. Long difficult for a lager lover ipa finish, almost interesting. I have to go back now and see if I srote the same thing on the others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1769) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2014
I dont think folks know what they are rating here. This is a very low gravity session beer. And an IPA at that. It is very impressive that this beer has the aroma (natural grain/dirt/cardboard/hop) and flavor (grain/cardboard/hop) But still lots of flavor... I say cardboard... but earthy is a better deScription to not downgrade this imperssive session IPA. Decent mouthfeel. Overall an impressive brew. Nice head retention also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7454) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity lemon nose. The flavor is good: a light sweet ipa with mild resin, lemons, zesty, a biscuit base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (5489) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
This poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of grassy hops, and stale malt. Flavor was bitter, butter and old hops. Bleh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
355 mL bottle from the brewery. This session IPA is dominated by pine/resin aromas and flavours, although there is a little citrus in there as well. There is just enough malt that you couldn’t call this one thin or one dimensional, a tricky little problem to deal with in this style. As pine is probably my least favourite hop flavour, I can’t say that I’m a big fan of this beer. But I do recognize that it is well-thought-out, and serves its purpose well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkmagus82 (2056) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-9-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a thick white head. The head has wonderful retention and fades very slowly over time to give a great amount of lacing and a very persistent film on the top of the brew. Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of sweet malt and fruit as well as hop. A caramel and tangerine aroma create the sweet aromas while the hop aromas are a mix of earthy and light floral aromas. Taste – The taste starts out of a lightly roasted/bready malt flavor mixed with bitter earthy and pine hop flavors. All these flavors create a base for the brew. Toward the middle, the pine retains its strength, but the earthy flavors increase with the beer getting less bready and a little more roasty. A dry and bitter earthy flavor are left at the end and leaves a somewhat unpleasant dirty aftertaste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – Not too surprisingly, at only 4 % abv the body of the beer is quite thin. The thinness really does not suit the hop or the malt flavors. The carbonation level is rather average, and while it does some to complement the thin body, overall the mouthfeel could use some work. Overall – From the initial experiences (appearance and smell) I had high hopes. Unfortunately the taste and mouthfeel were rather poor, creating a not too tasty beer. One I will not go to again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11281) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of pine, orange zest, tropical fruit and soapy grass. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle - Piny hops with a bit of citrus. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Bitter and resinous up front and a long bitter finish.

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