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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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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev +18%

05-21-2013 03:33:35 | More by Pecan
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-17-2013 15:53:19 | More by hilgart1
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harrymel

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-13-2013 06:56:25 | More by harrymel
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2013 21:08:27 | More by twenty5
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-11-2013 23:25:18 | More by GRG1313
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

4/5  rDev +18%

05-07-2013 20:10:05 | More by Jeremy6566
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snohojimbo

Washington

4/5  rDev +18%

05-04-2013 00:06:25 | More by snohojimbo
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durlta

Iowa

2/5  rDev -41%

05-01-2013 02:59:57 | More by durlta
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: can

04-28-2013 23:29:16 | More by Flounder57
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

04-24-2013 02:02:01 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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beernerd1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +18%

04-18-2013 16:04:12 | More by beernerd1
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a golden yellow with two full fingers of fluffy, creamy white head. Impressive in the glass. Nice lacing.

S – Big hop smell, piney, citrusy with some malt mixed in.

T – Nice smooth but not aggressive hop taste. Evens out with a bit more malt then expected. Citrusy and piney in the taste. Bitter but again now overwhelming. Has a little bite. Touch of caramel and alcohol at the end.

M – Mildly carbonated. Medium bodied. Left a nice light sweet flavor on the palate.

O – I liked this one. Hop Box is a nice brew. It is certainly not a hop bomb but it is a real pleasant drinker with some good taste. Winner for me.

Serving type: can

04-16-2013 23:52:29 | More by GallowsThief
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +18%

04-13-2013 03:18:11 | More by ChopsMeister
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big soapy off white to light tan head just sort of sits there above a clear copper-golden colored beer.

Citrus to piney hops aroma pretty much drowns out a light caramel grain malt in the nose.

Light dryish citrus and pine taste with just a touch of caramel malts sneaking through.

A dryish aftertaste with a little bitterness sticking around on this medium bodied beer.

A decent enough hops taste, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: can

04-12-2013 21:05:33 | More by LXIXME
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-08-2013 23:49:24 | More by whatname
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LJC3

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-01-2013 21:46:34 | More by LJC3
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SeaOfShells

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-29-2013 05:39:59 | More by SeaOfShells
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Billolick

New York

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can w/o freshness info

Pours lighter amber, hazed golden. Off white fine head leaves ample fine sheeting

Resin infused hop nose with some citrus

More citrus on the tongue,along with hop resins and a slight alcohol burn

Middle of the road IIPA - a wee bit thin and lacks the depth of favors of the all stars of the style.

Serving type: can

03-27-2013 02:00:50 | More by Billolick
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2013 22:53:25 | More by mattparsons
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

03-14-2013 15:22:23 | More by ShanePB
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jgammoniv

Maine

3/5  rDev -11.5%

03-12-2013 23:38:40 | More by jgammoniv
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DM1293

California

4/5  rDev +18%

03-04-2013 01:44:52 | More by DM1293
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear slightly orange golden color with a tight, white head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing.

Smells of citric hop notes along with some floral notes.

Tastes of the citric hops upfront on top of an okay malt backbone. Hops lead off with citrus, herbal, leafy, and floral notes that are not overly bitter. The malts swing in with a bit of toasted bread and toffee to add sweetness. This tends to lean to the sweet side of the spectrum. A bit of heat is noticeable on the end.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is just an okay DIPA which doesn't really warrant a second look.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 02:44:39 | More by ocelot2500
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks merc...
The beer pours a hazy amber with a fluffy off white head that laces. The nose is caramel forward with a slight citrus hoppiness soon after (ugh barleywine?). The taste is surprisingly worse than the nose with potent sugar, a touch of booze, and slight hoppiness. I could imagine this getting better as it warms...but I'm not going to give it the benefit of the doubt. The mouthfeel is relatively sweet, with a very minor bitterness. It's not the worst DIPA I've had, but it's pretty close.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 00:12:06 | More by ThePorterSorter
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azdback

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-26-2013 04:46:00 | More by azdback
Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.