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Old 01-24-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default Hobgoblin... really?!

Every time I drink this beer I think, "Really?!" I'm always underwhelmed, bored, and a little regretful. Anyways, I have about 16oz left to go... wish me luck.

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Old 04-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Ha! Ok, I'll play...

REALLY!!! Next to Boston Lager this was my gateway brew. I like it so much, it's my first Homebrew. Enjoying some as I type this in fact!

To your point, it is no longer my favorite but it will always have a special place on my pallet.

I haven't done a side-by-side yet but maybe my version is better :/

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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I'm a big fan of hobgoblin. Classic english style, lots of flavor and easy drinking. What's not to love? I suppose if your tastes run to huge flavor explosion beers this might seem abit tame and its easy to get a pretty oxidized example. Otherwise I think its a fine example of the style.

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To me, Hobgolin is *the* classic English brown ale. It holds a special place in my heart as the first "real" beer I ever enjoyed, but I make it a point to pick up a bottle of this any time that I can find it in stock (which, incidentally, it seems to be tough to keep on the shelf).

It's not a flavor explosion, sure, but that's not the style. Hobgoblin doesn't wow me like it once did, but I find it to be a very solid, enjoyable beer.

But hey, if you hate it, feel free to send any extra bottles my way for disposal.

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As a matter of fact, I might just brew up a clone. I have a copy of what is supposed to be the actual recipe from one of the Wychwood brewmasters (given in an interview). I could "suffer" through two cases of this.

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Different strokes for different folks. I love hobgoblin. Hmmm maybe Orfy's clone should be what I brew on Natl homebrew day.

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Yep. I don't like more extreme beers, myself... really bitter IPAs, really dark roasted stouts, etc just don't do it for me. Others view my statements there as sacriledge.

Hobgoblin gets an 85 by the BeerAdvocate community, a 91 by their critics. considering that BeerAdvocate tends to hate brown ales, bitters, etc due to a massive love affair with the more extreme beers... I'd say this beer stacks up pretty well.

But OP, seriously just drink what you like. If you don't like Hobgoblin, why buy it?

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As a matter of fact, I might just brew up a clone. I have a copy of what is supposed to be the actual recipe from one of the Wychwood brewmasters (given in an interview). I could "suffer" through two cases of this.
Mind sharing? I'd love to have the real deal!
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Mind sharing? I'd love to have the real deal!
Absolutely. Let me get it formatted up. I have everything in grams. I'm sticking it in Beersmith now and converting down from the odd batch size. I'll post it after I get that done.


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*sigh* ... I miss CAMRA. Hobgoblin is a very good beer.

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