RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7539) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1523) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Pours a cloudy orange Amber. Aroma of melon and citrus. Taste is light on sweetness. Fairly bitter from start to finish. Grapefruit comes through but the melon is absent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Voodoo (584) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a fair white head which lingers.......aroma of pine, citrus.....now Im not sure why this style exists at all and this one has that lack of backbone all others do....taste is watery, citrus, orange rind kind of bitterness tailing off into wood pulp. I did not realize this was in the variety case, it would have been a deal breaker. I should read the fine print next time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 4.0 A: Lightly hazed deep yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a healthy ring of lacing is left. 3.25 S: Earthy hop aroma and a light neutral maltiness. Some yeastiness as well. Overall, not too complex or potent, but it still smells good. 3.25 T: Moderate bitterness and earthy hop flavor. Mild to moderate yeastiness and a mild neutral maltiness. 3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess and refreshing. 3.25 D: Its okay, but nothing special. ★ 548 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 01, 2013

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours a clear golden with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral, citrus, spicy hops, doughy malt. The taste is citrus hops, a peppery note, pale malt.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5417) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
May I rant? Why do brewers claim different ipa by using a different hop? Come on now, these beers taste the same, the only thing that would make the flavor change is time, so why not list them by their born on date? Eh? They could at least let the drinker know which one it is by returning email or responding on face book, but NO! no? If it is a certain hop IPA call it that, dont use the same label and name. This fad about using different hops on the same label is happy bullshit. Even same addams made it a macro thing, a whole line of ipa with the same label just different hops, egad. This beer? Some mild tartness in there, taste the same as the other two, plain old terribly on style ipa. Tho tartness almost makes it desirable. Chewing on green grapefruit rinds all over my mouth. Yez, there is a little sizzle in there. Long difficult for a lager lover ipa finish, almost interesting. I have to go back now and see if I srote the same thing on the others.
Earlier Rating: 4/30/2012 Total Score: 1.9
On tap at the bocktown monaca. They did not know if it was tettnand or columbus so Ill put it here, I cannot really tell the diffrence between the two hop varieties and I thing its superfolous to have the same beer with just two different kind of hops. I see this is a fad by brewers to attempt to increase sales. Darker iced tea brown with a smooth creamy head. Quite bitter initially and much more bitter than expected considering it was sposed to be a pale ale; this stuff is IPA fer sure. More hoppy bitter than many IPA. Has nice lacing. Coats my glass like your favorite mates see thru teddy. Odd roasty or woody background in there, makes it intriquing but it still is very bitter fer sure. Finish is long and fully bitter. Barely any co2. If you like IPA give this a try, you will not be dissapoinbted.
Earlier Rating: 6/27/2012 Total Score: 2
May I rant? Why do brewers claim different ipa by using a different hop? Come on now, these beers taste the same, the only thing that would make the flavor change is time, so why not list them by their born on date? Eh? They could at least let the drinker know which one it is by returning email or responding on face book, but NO! no? If it is a certain hop IPA call it that, dont use the same label and name. This fad about using different hops on the same label is happy bullshit. Even same addams made it a macro thing, a whole line of ipa with the same label just different hops, egad. This beer? Some mild tartness in there, taste the same as the other two, plain old terribly on style ipa. Tho tartness almost makes it desirable. Chewing on green grapefruit rinds all over my mouth. Yez, there is a little sizzle in there. Long difficult for a lager lover ipa finish, almost interesting. I have to go back now and see if I srote the same thing on the others.
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2012 Total Score: 1.9
On tap at the bocktown monaca for PGH craft week.They did not know if it was tettnand or columbus so Ill put it here xythos, I cannot really tell the diffrence between the three hop varieties and I thing its superfolous to have the same beer with just two different kind of hops. I see this is a fad by brewers to attempt to increase sales. Darker iced tea brown with a smooth creamy head. Quite bitter initially and much more bitter than expected considering it was sposed to be a pale ale; this stuff is IPA fer sure. More hoppy bitter than many IPA. Has nice lacing. Coats my glass like your favorite mates see thru teddy. Odd roasty or woody background in there, makes it intriquing but it still is very bitter fer sure. Finish is long and fully bitter. Barely any co2. If you like IPA give this a try, you will not be dissapoinbted.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2371) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2014
I dont think folks know what they are rating here. This is a very low gravity session beer. And an IPA at that. It is very impressive that this beer has the aroma (natural grain/dirt/cardboard/hop) and flavor (grain/cardboard/hop) But still lots of flavor... I say cardboard... but earthy is a better description to not downgrade this imperssive session IPA. Decent mouthfeel. Overall an impressive brew. Nice head retention also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8550) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity lemon nose. The flavor is good: a light sweet ipa with mild resin, lemons, zesty, a biscuit base.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (6431) - 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.
Earlier Rating: 8/15/2012 Total Score: 3.3
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was nice mellow hops, but enough there to notice, mild sweeter malt character and some crackery notes. Flavor was mild, but fairly fruity, malt did not get too much in the way of this one. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, 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 couldnt 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 cant say that Im 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 (2291) - - 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.


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