Hop Box - Joseph James Brewing Inc.
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Reviews by TheBeerCarl:
4.18/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: The beer pours with a cream colored head with tiny bubbles and okay retention. The body of the beer itself is a nice golden yellow orange and slightly opaque. The reason it received a four and not higher is due to the fact that imperial IPAs should have more of a deeper amber coloring with a thick head and great retention.
Smell: the first note is a combo string piny hop and caramel character with a decent presence of heat right after and then some lingering floral notes.
Taste: an almost perfect balance of citrus hops, piny hops and caramel flavor. Not too sweet but It could use more bittering hops.
Mouthfeel: medium body beer with light, sharp carbonation. Could use a little more body in my opinion.
Overall I was very impressed with this beer. For the price, it was an extremely well done imperial IPA. I would definitely recommend this beer to any imperial IPA fans.
Serving type: can
10-25-2012 23:28:03 | More by TheBeerCarl
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 238 ratings.