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Hop Box - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Imperial IPA has a large Hop Aroma and sweetness from dark caramel malts. This brew uses Simcoe and Cascade hops and is hopped at 5lbs per barrel. The brew is 9.3% ABV, 90 IBU's, and best enjoyed at 55F.

(Beer added by: glid02 on 03-06-2010)
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Reviews by snaotheus:
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snaotheus

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a large snifter

Pours with a giant white head, fades slowly, seems to leave thick lacing. Cloudy, orange in color. Smell is pine and orange.

Taste is creamy with a weird twist, lots of hops but a more than equally large quantity of malt sweetness. It narrowly avoids cloyingness.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full. Overall, it's pretty good, but not amazing.

Serving type: can

12-23-2012 03:50:57 | More by snaotheus
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landoncomer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-09-2014 21:51:13 | More by landoncomer
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Drumnart

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4/5  rDev +18%

07-09-2014 21:03:10 | More by Drumnart
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-28-2014 01:27:41 | More by Jeysun23
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

06-24-2014 05:04:34 | More by parrotsnest
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-22-2014 02:51:59 | More by mrcraft
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david18

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-21-2014 14:03:14 | More by david18
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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Dirty25

Germany

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-10-2014 19:08:56 | More by Dirty25
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +18%

05-31-2014 19:42:59 | More by MickeyMonk
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swaltn

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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New Jersey

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Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.5%
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

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.41/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into dimpled pint, burnt orange in color, two finger head does not retain well after the one minute mark.

Smells: Pine, apricot, malt

Taste: Pinepple, apricot, malt, and a crisp hop finish that doesn't linger too long

Mouthfeel: moderate

Overall, this was a good buy for a four pack. I'll get this again, but not year round. This is too much of a summer beer.

Serving type: can

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Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.