Lord Hobo Virtuoso

Val was off the week between Christmas and New Year’s. She went to the animal shelter and came home with a seven month old kitten. He’s a big ball of energy, but also super, super loving. Since we had to put our cat down in September, we’ve been missing a loving cat. Our other cats are sweet, but very skittish. So, he’s been a nice addition to the house. As is the theme with new cats, we named him after a hop, so we named him Sorachi Ace. I’m sure he’ll be making appearances in future posts. Anyways, beer time.

ABV: 8.8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A style-defining New England-Style Double IPA that delivers big on juice and haze.”

Random: This beer uses Ella, Mosaic and Citra hops.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, golden-yellow color with some carbonation visible, despite the cloudiness. The nose had some pine and then transitioned into grapefruit and some mango and pineapple. The taste was more of the same. There was grapefruit pith along with mango and pineapple. Apricot and peach came through next. There was some pine present as well. I picked up a nice malt sweetness at the end. The alcohol was present, but not overwhelming. The body was slick and medium thickness with enough carbonation. It had a quick finish with apricot and peach. A can of this was $4.50 and broke down to $.28 per ounce. I thought this was a good beer, but a little pricey.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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