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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Hoppy Red Ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle at the Laid Back Brussels Tasting (Feb 9, 2008)
Clear, amber body with an off-white head. Nice lace. Aroma of hops, malts (caramel), mint ... great aroma! Heavily bitter, lightly sweet flaovur. Well balanced, smooth flavour. Ok complexity. Not too hoppy, but nice balance (in the same way as De Ranke PŤre NoŽl combines caramel and hops).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1454) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2007
A freshly bitter and bright ale that sticks out in the right places. Bottle from the brewpub pours a bright orange-amber. Nose has plenty of citrussy and floral hops, really nice. Tastes quite bitter but fresh and balanced with a lightly sweet center. This breweryís seasonals and experiments are impressing me more every year. Happy to have this as my rating #400...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
This beer has huge hop aroma. This hop monster is bitter to the point of astringency, but it is at least paired with a strong malt flavor. It is not balanced at all, but I believe thatís the point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Yes, itís called "Hop Lobster". Apparently, they wanted to play with the recipe for "Hop Monster" until they realized it was not the same beer at all, thus, the Lobster. Pours big and orange, great lacing. Aroma is big fruity hops, with a sweet caramel, woody undertone. Flavor is giant bitter hops, and slight sweetness from the malts, though not nearly enough of a malty profile to undercut the slightly over-exagerated hops. The palate may be the best aspect of this beer, best defined as "chewy" (think think, creamy, and filling). Great name, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Draft at Springfield Brewing Co. Dark copper color with a good light brown head that lasted. Very intense hop aroma underlaid by toast and malt. Good flavor of tast and malt dominated by the hops but, not completely. Nice thick mouthfeel but, not overly so. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2008
This poured a dark copper color with a generous white head that lasted throughout. Very nice hop aroma with a subtle maltiness. Taste is dominated up front by the hoppiness, but is balanced on the finish by the malty richness. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability was pretty high. I enjoyed it very much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours clear amber with a thin off white head with good legs. Nose is intense floral and grapefruit hops. There are pine hops notes, cream, a little charcoal. Quite bitter with a malt backbone. Reminds me of very good homebrew. Seems dry hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (403) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Pours a amber, and dare I say it, red color. It is quite pretty. About one finger ivory color head. Doesnít last long, but excellent lacing.

Aroma is very hoppy. Some breadiness. Not a lot to say about the aroma. Itís hoppy....

Taste is hoppy, but man, itís good. Itís very hoppy, but not real bitter. Hop flavors are crazy in there; citrus, floral, piney. But itís not really bitter, itís not really sweet. Itís somewhat similar to an APA. Hard to desribe the taste. Bready, maybe some toffee.

Mouthfeel is good. Itís drinkable. Smooth and dry. Medium body. Finishes slightly bitter.

Overall, Iím not super fond of red ales but I could totally drink this anytime. This is well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Tap - good size thick head, medium amber color, dry citrus hop aroma and flavor, mild grapefuiit flavor, fair malt balance - seems like more of an IPA than and Am Strong Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Sampled at Joplin Macadoodles Springfield Brewery tasting event, 1/9. Nicely balanced, hoppy red. Dryness brings out the hops nicely. Packs some flavor without being too heavy. Not quite a wower, but pretty well done.

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