Sunday, November 25, 2018

Lord Hobo Brewing Virtuoso Hazy Double IPA

Beer Name: Virtuoso
Brewery: Lord Hobo Brewing Co. (Woburn, MA)
ABV: 8.8%
How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $4.99 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: July 11, 2018
Date Purchased: August 18, 2018
Date Received: August 23, 2018
Date Drank: September 18, 2018
When brewed? Year-round beer.
IBUs: 80

What's on the Website: "A style-defining New England-Style Double IPA that delivers big on juice and haze. " Read more here!

Hops: Ella, Mosaic, Citra.

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 light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head; good lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Soft tropical citrus and stone fruit, with some oaty malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Soft tropical citrus throughout, mixed in with some oaty and pilsner malts. To me, not as big a burst of flavor as the other two Lord Hobo offerings, but still very good. No hint of octane despite 8.8%. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Juicy with some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. It's the "least favorite" of the three Lord Hobo beers I've had, but still kickass when considering how crazy good the other two were. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.325/5

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