Hobo Life is a Session IPA brewed by Lord Hobo Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from can.
Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with a tall stack of soapy white foam that recedes slowly. A smattering of residue dots the top the glass while gobs of sticky lace coat its collar.
Aroma is bright and hoppy with a lovely scent of orange, pine, and mint.
Palate maintains remarkable balance considering it’s a smaller brew. Sure, its Citra hops are the hero, but a nice malt base keeps that bitterness from being overpowering. Taste begins with tropical and quickly shifts towards a dry finish of hoppy grapefruit, lemon, and pine.
A crisp feel has a medium-light body and lively carbonation. Both characteristics serve the style well.
My expectations are always tempered when I approach session beers, and perhaps that’s why Hobo Life blew me away. Appearance and feel are superb. Aroma is delightful. But at only 4.5% ABV, this beer brings so much flavor. And that’s what will win you over. I think I’ll have another.
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