Review: Lord Hobo Consolation Prize | Craft Beer & Brewing
Lord Hobo Consolation Prize
92 out of 100

Style: New England-style Imperial IPA

ABV: 9.5 IBU: 70

92/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 3

Lord Hobo Consolation Prize

What the brewers say

“A dangerously drinkable, mellow, full-bodied imperial IPA with hints of pineapple, mango, and melon.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Strawberry, orange, lemon, grapefruit, watermelon, lemongrass, some almost-perfumey floral qualities mixed with slight grassy and mild caramel toast.”

Flavor: “Up front citrus bitter, and then it mellows to other flavors (strawberry, lemon, lemongrass). Some spicy notes and grapefruit peel. Some distinct malty sweetness. Green pepper with some peppercorn spiciness and noticeable pine notes. Finishes slightly sweet and fairly dry. Fairly well-balanced.”

Overall: “Fairly complex, yet tasty, beer that seems to span the style gap between West Coast and East Coast IPAs with a foot in both camps. The mix of the more subtle aromas (such as strawberry) together with their big-hitting cousins in the citrus arena was intriguing. Worth more than one glass.”

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