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Lord Hobo Brewing Co. | Hobo Life

Lord Hobo
Dan Bortz

It was New Year’s Eve and I was battling a slew of last-minute beer shoppers. The aisles were packed and I was beginning to have some mild anxiety. I sure love beer, but I hate nothing more than big crowds of people. After battling through the coolers to build a mixed six-pack, I was ready to be gone. I grabbed a 6er of the first session IPA that I saw and got into the long, serpentine line to check out. It turned out that the session IPA in my basket was Lord Hobo‘s Hobo Life.

ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 74

While some may think that session IPAs are one of those trends that is beginning to fade, I still enjoy one from time to time. If I’m grabbing a full six pack to enjoy during a football game, the odds are pretty good that it will either be a session IPA or a pilsner. These are both styles that are flavorful enough to keep me interested but also go down smooth.

After I finished my “bigger” beers on New Year’s Eve, I started cracking open my sixer of Lord Hobo Hobo Life. This beer pours orange, but I’m not going to lie to you. I drank most of them straight from the can. This beer has a slight haziness, which I’m assuming comes from the flaked oats that make up 20 percent of the grain bill. A nice aroma of zesty citrus is soon followed by flavors of grapefruit and other citrus, which are imparted by the liberal use of Citra hops. A little bit of hop bitterness on the finish invites you back in, sip after sip.

Hobo Life accompanied all of our hors d’oeuvres pretty well, whether it was crab puffs, pigs in a blanket or stuffed mushrooms. This beer is also perfect for a pizza and beer night at home!

Blindly grabbing beer off the shelves has been working out well for me recently, and Lord Hobo’s Hobo Life extended that streak a little longer. It is flavorful and refreshing, but still keeps the alcohol low enough to avoid embarrassing dance moves or other poor decisions. Nice work, Lord Hobo! Keep it up!

Featured Image Credit: Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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