Hop Box - Joseph James Brewing Inc.
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Reviews by PintOHops:
2.85/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Glass - Tulip
A - An amber colored brew with a slight haze to it, and lots of tiny bubbles rapidly rising to the top, similarly to champagne. It produced a 1-2 finger head that looked somewhat creamy, and the beer left some very nice lacing on my Tulip.
S - Big grapefruit and papaya upfront. Lemon and orange juices as well. Caramel and some pepper like qualities. It smells like it's gonna be pretty darn sweet, which I don't like. I picked up some pie crust or cookie dough as it warmed.
T - The first thing I get is alcohol followed by dark fruit like flavors consisting of plum and cherry. Sweet caramel and cookie dough flavors come through in the middle. It finishes with lots of bitterness, and alcohol that lingers on the tongue long after you finish swallowing the beer. It's pretty drying as well.
M - Moderate crispness with a smooth/creamy feel and a full body.
O - Well, I was hoping that this wouldn't be too sweet but it is. I thought the malt flavors were too pronounced, and compete, if not dominate the flavor profile. It almost makes the flavor profile muddy as well. I'd probably only drink 12oz of this in one sitting, it just gets too sweet and cloying too me.
Serving type: can
06-01-2012 23:30:18 | More by PintOHops
More User Reviews:
3.35/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Pours with a head of about two and a half fingers. Golden, glowing orange color. On the lower side of active carbonation. Sticky lacing left behind at each level.
Smell: Grainy caramel hits first. Straw with some heavier saturated citrus fruits shows up on the body. The back end sweetens up a bit with some spiciness.
Taste: Caramel malts greet the palate. Pine and heavy citrus hop profile jumps the drinker. Grainy finish with some lighter, spiced notes which are pretty interesting.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is low. Dry finish with some malt sweetness.
Overall: A pretty middle of the road DIPA. Nothing really stands out, too malt forward. Just feels like they didn't take any risks making this beer.
Serving type: can
06-17-2014 05:13:36 | More by KFBR392
3/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Poured slightly chilled in hotel glass at the North American Patristics Society conference, 2014, Hyatt Chicago.
A: semiclear amber, good carbonation, very robust, creamy head
S: luscious hop aroma; grass, a bit of pine; lingers nicely; v. inviting
T: grainy, dry, very bitter flavor; booze comes through nicely; needs to be sweeter for the style
M: a bit rough in the mouth
I don't plan to return to this beer; there are much better IIPAs out there.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2014 23:32:35 | More by Arithmeticus
Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.