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New Belgium Hop Kitchen #1 - Hoppy Bock Lager

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Meet the first in our new Hop Kitchen series: A German-style springtime lager brewed with rye then loaded with Hallertauer, Perle and Fuggle hops for a spicy, earthy aroma. This Hoppy Bock Lager offers a medium body and slightly sweet malt character perfect for your spring hop-fling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5822) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
22 oz. bottle. It pours a nice clear light gold with a creamy white head and lots of streaming bubbles. The aroma is strong with Hallertauer floral and lemon zest, a little minty and earthy. The flavor is full bodied and extremely hop forward. Great blend of hops with mostly floral bitterness combined with some earthy and herbal notes backed by very minor citrus peel. Very creamy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this lager. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
15th November 2013
Hazy gold beer with a good white head. Palate starts smooth but turns minerally crisp. Light airy creamy malt with a whisper of caramel. Balanced by hops that taste more NZ than Noble! Light pine and mellow lime. Finishes light. Nicely done, super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
russianmunkee (15) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
For me: yes-ish. Light-medium bodied. Earthy, spicy hoppy...could use a tad more kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. From notes. Pours a lightly hazy dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma fo citrus and pine with a little caramel. Taste is light bitter. Citrus and tropical fruits with a decent bit of caramel in there too. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Not bad. Not my favorite from New Belgium but not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerandhockey8 (358) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
From 22oz bottle to dimpled mug. Pour is a nice good, thick foamy head. Nose is hoppy slight malt. Finishes average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pmcint01 (27) - Pitman, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine. Sweet hop aroma and decent taste for a hoppy lager. Very interesting and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 22, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 22 oz. Bomber. The beer pours to a clear slightly dark golden color. The aroma is very floral with a little citrus & grass to it. The taste is light bodied with slight hop bitter finish. Overall a very good beer to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Thick foamy white head. Lacing. Lots of hops from aroma all the way through after taste. Smooth and drinkable for how hoppy it is. Lighter body than an ipa. Pretty good. Delicious. Thanks Seymour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Shared a big brown bottle into snifters. It poured an orange amber colour with thick, sudsy, persistent white foam and lots of sticky lace. Nice, crisp, grainy maltbill, loved the subtle sharp edge from the rye. Perfectly suited to the strong but well-balanced hoppy flavours and aromas: earthy, peppery, citrusy, flowery, perfumey, resiny, refined. Light-medium body, spritzy carbonation, elevated alcohol but smooth, smooth, smooth. Lingering hoppy aftertaste too. Cleverly crafted, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3904) - Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
22 oz bottle courtesy of my friend Brent. The pour is a clear golden yellow with a one inch white head that falls quick. The aroma is sweet malt grain, with a touch of floral spice earthiness. The taste is more of the hop upfront and then the sweet malt, yield to earthiness. As it warms gets really heavy on the earth and mineral spice. The palate is medium to light bodied, with a dry finish. Nice enough, thanks Brent.

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