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Hub City Loco Lager

Hub City Loco Lager
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Formerly brewed at Hub City Brewing
Style: Pale Lager
Stanley, Iowa USA


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28/5   ABV: -
Is our answer to the American Standard light beer. It pours a nice golden color with a light body. With a hint of lemon it is a clean and refreshing beer that tastes great after a hard dayís work on those host summer days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle. Light malt and grapefruit/orange hops aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Lightly sweet malt and moderately bitter grapefruit/pine hops flavor. Nicely hoppy lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Patrickctenchi (5870) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Huge white head....over hazy yellow-gold body. Scent is grain...lemon-lime. Taste is herbal sweet, malty. Almost like a tart cream ale. Grassy, herbal bitter...thin and weak. Below average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wlajwl (5552) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2011
The aroma is very faintly lemon-based while the appearance is weird, with the head being as gigantic as a Belgian beer and has sediment in it unlike most pale lagers. I assume the sediment is supposed to help with the flavor of this but the actual flavor isnít much, with a little bit of lemons and pale malt being there although in the background.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Straw yellow with a chicken soup look to it and a mammoth mound of shaving cream on top and foamy lacing. Aroma of mega grains, sour and sweet malt, not the most inviting start. Malted and sweet it has a very weird consistency and not much else going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3619) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle. Light malt and citrus aroma. Yellow with a small white head. Malt flavor with a faint pine hops bitterness. Light bodied. Pleasant light brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Draft. Poured a clear light orange color with a thin white head. Not much in the way of aroma other than a whiff of corn. Light bodied, watery, uninspiring. Dry with pale malt and an odd flavor akin to vanilla. Not at all appealing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brigadier (3510) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
12 ounce bottle
If this is indicative of the quality of most Hub City beers then I donít think I will be picking up any more unless it is to fill out a mix six pack. Boring and predictable this is a subpar pale ale that wasnít even worth the $1.89 price tag.

Aroma / Appearance - The gushing white head was the first sign this was slightly off. Finally a bronze transparent base formed that was generic and somewhat uninteresting after an initial glance. The nose was grainy with hints of lime tossed into an average lawnmower beer.

Flavor / Palate - Corn chips marinated in a stew accented by dry handfuls of half dead grass arenít that appealing after a couple of sips. Mercifully it fades very quickly. This is the sort of beer that feels phoned in.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Variety 6 pack from Sullivanís, Princeton, IL. Pours a little more golden or brassy than the average plain beer. Short, fizzy head supported by a steady stream of bubbles. But kind of hazy for a beer that shouldnít be. Smell is a trifle oxidized. Taste starts with a bit of all malt, but winds up with some phenol. Despite having been picked up in the storeís cooler, I wonder if it might be old. Iím all for supporting beers in my home state, but these folks need to work out their QC.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a very pale yellow with a HUGE white soapy head, almost took up the entire pint glass, yikes, aroma is plain awful, metal mixed with corn and the odd stench of dirty feet, flavor is very sweet with grain and has a metallic finish, wow, I have not had one good experience with this brewery at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours yellow-gold with a 1 finger, quickly receding white head. Aroma and flavor are both of stale grain, a touch of toast and... something, unpleasant, hard to put my finger on. Kind of chemical-y, maybe fusel alcohols or something. Firmly in the meh category.

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