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New Belgium Hop Kitchen #1 - Hoppy Bock Lager

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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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours bright lemonade yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is light honey, citrus, and an earthy hop. The taste is light and crisp with a great hop flavor and decent sweetness. Finish is ever so slightly bitter. This is a lager??? Itís light a really good light IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (988) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
on draft at OíNiellís. Yellow in color with small frothy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is heavily lemon and citrus. Medium bodied with slick texture and soft carbonation. Light sweet and moderately bitter, mostly bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5077) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear gold with creamy, white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, light toast, rye, grassy and citrus hops, and light floral notes. Flavor is smooth malt flavor with good supporting grassy hop notes and light citrus fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Tap - @ Jojoís. Pours crystal clear yellow-amber with decent size white head, diminishing. Aromas of soap, yeasty, and orangey hops. Bit of bananas. Nice tastes of lively orange malts, bready hops, and citrus at the finish. Good long finish of bitter hops. Nice and drinkable. Very cool if the weather would turn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a honey color with a stiff ivory head. Sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, and bananas. Taste is a bit of spice, sweet malts, tad of citrus, and leaves. Nice bitter finish. Has a slight metallic taste. Very fresh and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helibrewer (22) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Very nice hop aroma, this beer uses Hallertau, Perle, and Fuggles hops. A noticeable citrus flavor, bitter orange maybe. A bit of sweetness on the back end. Crystal clear golden color, white head with lacing. All in all a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2013
(tap) gold with white head. Malt aroma with some grassy hops. Flavor is sweet bock malt with some rye spiciness and grassy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pleasant and tasty bock. Light bodied, but it has an underlying richness. Malt flavors are crackery, toasty, spicy and nutty, with a honey-like sweetness at the core. Hops are herbal, earthy and meadowy. Moderate, balanced bitterness. Tastes like spring in a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Aroma is pale malts, up front German hops and very slightly perfumed. The flavor is pale malts, citrus, tropical fruit and a mostly smooth/slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bomber: Wonderful grassy, hellertau hop aroma off the top, Itís almost candy like. Appearance is a clear golden with a huge white head that lingers for quite a while. Taste has got the really nice resin like hop texture, a slight light bit of malts on the backend. Some citrus and an overall nice texture. Not too heavy in the mouth with an aftertaste of the hellertau and some light dryness. Overall, Really good stuff. Cheers!

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