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XHP (Extra Hopped Pale) | Jupiter

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5
Ratings:
17
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
19.07%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jupiter
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bcm119 on 10-28-2009

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out nice and light, almost yellow, lots of clarity, pure white head to it. Dry hopping, and a massive pungent amount for a pale ale is going on here.

Taste is a fairly light beer, even for a pale, kind of makes me think like xtra pale, xtra hopped should have some use as a slogan/device for this beer. Hops, fresh feeling to the beer (no doubt enhanced by their patio on a decent spring day).

Pairs excellent w/ their IO pizza as well. I can't get over how absent almost anything else is on this beer, keeps the bitterness down while allowing the vegetableish hop deal, dry hopped so much that it seems like a harvest ale on day 1 or somethin'. Drinkability as they say, is epicly high here.

Really dig all these sessionable but massively hopped beers lately in the 4-5% range. I think this one was 5.6 actually (like SNPA the standard, although a massively different beer/hop thing going on w/ that beer, but this beer isn't about them, but I'm talking about them in the review, so that's how legitimately competitive I guess the XHP is, but I digress).

Anyways, a lovely beer.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of bcm119
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a fairly new offering by Jupiter, and it seems to be quite popular, and apparently will be a year round brew. It is a dry-hopped Pale Ale.

Clear copper color, thin but sticky white lace.

Citrusy (orange rind), flowery nose.

Bright, fresh citrus-like hops up front, with a distinct orange note. I suspect Summit hops. Lean, pale malt base offers only a fleeting floral sweetness. A hefty white grapefruit rind bitterness underlies the light floral/fruity flavors. Light to medium body with prickly carbonation.

A very nice APA. Clean hop flavors with a tight malt profile and plenty of drying bitterness in the finish. A good choice for a few pints at Jupiter, although I think its served a little too cold; consistently fresh, unlike many of their guest taps.

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Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color with immense clarity and a 1/2" white head. Some Drake's Alpha Session level of dry hopping here, so much niceness, simcoe and amarillo if I were guessing.

Super light malt bill here, one of the lightest ever. And it works because the hops just massively pop on this one. They come off green because of it. Low bitterness too.

Awesome stuff, my fave Jupiter beer.

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Photo of chugamugofsud
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of codynevels
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of ghettobooty88
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking beer. I'd like a bit more off the nose, to be frank. Or a lot more. Flavor is nice and bitter. This truly is a pale ale, not obnoxiously hopped up and putting it out of style range. If I had to go out on a limb, I'd say this was an English style pale ale with a good bit of American pale ale influence. I guess I'm trying to say that it's mellow and not overdone and very well executed. A pleasing pale ale.

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Photo of BillT916
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and quaffable, with a crisp citrusy hop character.
Decent enough.

I guess I don’t have much more to add to this review right now. This sure ain’t poetry.
Beer reviews can be like that sometimes.

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Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of pixieskid
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of oysbot
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rwhitmore
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

XHP (Extra Hopped Pale) from Jupiter
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