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Hop Box - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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78
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262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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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5/5  rDev +47.5%

jewellrunner, Feb 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

ptarmigan98, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

bigd03, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

swaltn, May 31, 2014
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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.

BierStein711, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

porkdumpling, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

SeanPowell22, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

parrotsnest, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

themanilow, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

madmaxmedia, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Jordan444, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

OMsweetOM, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

pdmoore714, May 20, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +25.1%

enelson, Yesterday at 11:50 PM
Photo of TheBeerCarl
4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hop Box

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.

TheBeerCarl, Oct 25, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Typical IPA copper color, clear and bright with a decent head.

S: Clean smell. Slightly citrus with a hint of peaches or some kind of sweet fruit. Hard to put your finger on it...

T: Slightly citrus, refreshing. Like others said, it has the "tangy-ness" of a fruit juice.

M: Smooth, but I was really expecting more bitterness and hops. Especially because of its name; "Hop Box".

D: Very drinkable. Not overly bitter so this could be a perfect "hoppy" beer for the non-hopheads. Myself, as a hophead, could use more bitterness and hop aroma/mouthfeel but it is good nonetheless.

From such a small brewery in the Midwest i'm pretty impressed. Will get a 6 pack again. I wish my local store had more of their brews though, as i'd like to try them!

leeswagerty, Jun 28, 2010
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4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New recipe, more hop and citrus flavor. Now in cans. Joseph James is stepping up their game as of late, and just added 6 new 60BBL fermenters and a new production facility. Expect better things in the future. Hopefully more people start reviewing this beer again and taste the difference.

BrewTasting, Jul 15, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another of Pinocchio's latest CANtributions to the ongoing madness known far and wide as The CANQuest (TM). My hat's off to you guys!

I recently hopped in a fox's box and we not only enjoyed it immensely, but we had lox and cream cheese for breakfast before watching the Red Sox at the White Sox. We then headed down to the dox to watch a ship on the rox while resetting the clox. Neither of us had chicken pox but she showed real moxie. Nox it off, I am told. Dr. Seuss lives!

The Crack reveled yet another beer anxious to greet me like an excited puppy, bubbling out through the opening. It was another brimful CAN and then the Glug was underway! I prefer to employ the dreaded invert-a-flow pour in which the CAN is held upside-down above the serving vessel and gravity does the rest. I was getting a massive amount of head, initially, and backed off. Once everything settled out, I had a finger of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber. Nose had an evergreen hoppiness underlain by a pleasant maltiness and my mouth began to water. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and the mintiness of the hops was immediately evident, followed by the the sweetness of the malt. Finish was literally breathtaking as the hops seemed to suck the air out of my mouth. Yeah, let me take some of this to the beach!

woodychandler, Jul 05, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Piney, resiny, and citrus hops with some caramel and bready malts in there too.

Taste: Same as above with the hops a little faded than what I smelled. Nice mild hop bitterness that is balanced out by the caramel malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a bit dry, medium bodied, tingly hop bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice DIPA here folks. Weird to see anything from NV here in New England. Especially since I found it outside of Portland, ME. Might have to grab me more of this brew.

Flounder57, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

rhino54, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

KikeIPA, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

Chilly_E, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

BeerZombies1, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

vma, Jul 23, 2014
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Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.