Friday, November 23, 2018

Lord Hobo Brewing Boom Sauce NE-Style IPA

Beer Name: Boom Sauce
Brewery: Lord Hobo Brewing Co. (Woburn, MA)
ABV: 7.8%
How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $3.99 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: June 1, 2018
Date Purchased: July 1, 2018
Date Received: July 5, 2018
Date Drank: July 29, 2018
When brewed? Year-round beer. Lord Hobo's Flagship IPA.
IBUs: 78

What's on the Website: "Our flagship IPA features six hop varietals and a blend of spelt, oat and wheat. A late hop addition of Mosaic, Falconer’s Flight and Amarillo delivers a notable citrus and tropical fruit finish." Read more here!

Hops: Ella, Mosaic, Falconer's Flight

Where distributed: Lord Hobo usually just distributes their beers in Massachusetts and/or the surrounding New England area. Click here for more info!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy golden-orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head; some lacing on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Predominantly sweet tropical citrus lemon-tangerine. 5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Complementing citrus hop bitterness. Aftertaste remains potent citrus tangerine. Very easy drinking. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Extremely juicy with no dry tongue, probably one of the best ones I've had. 5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Notable backstory here: I took a New England trip in Summer 2017 and I saw Lord Hobo's Boom Sauce on a shelf at a liquor store in Billerica, MA. I was torn between this one and Revival Brewing's You Thirsty? IPA. I opted for the latter and was pleased with my choice, but didn't think I'd see any of Lord Hobo's options again. You could imagine my surprise when I saw another opportunity to grab this beer. So perhaps it was meant to be. And a heck of a buy it was. Everlasting citrus and very drinkable for 7.8%. Some New England-style IPA fans (but West Coast IPA haters) could consider this too bitter, but for me it's just about ideal. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.663/5

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