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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.

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


PorterPounder's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5371) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4234) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1811) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkmagus82 (558) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3081) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2552) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
12oz bottle from one of the Andersons (Sylvania I think). Orange pour with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of floral, citrus, caramel. Tastes are little sweet, grass and pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle: Orange-amber..cloudy with a small, off-white head. Strong grapefruit-peel scent. Taste is bitter grapefruit-peel, orange malt, pine.. Really nice bittering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7387) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Tangerine malt and orange peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet light orange malt and moderately bitter pine/orange peel flavor. Light body. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4635) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate caramel, light grass, floral hops, and a hint of pepper. It pours a hazy golden-orange with lots of very fine sediment, It has a two finger white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is a good dose of thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and a touch of caramel. The finish has light-moderate grass, light grapefruit, some herbal/earthy hops, and a hint of lemon. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.


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