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Hop Box - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: glid02 on 03-06-2010

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.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can into a tulip
no caned on dates

A: Pours a very hazy, nearly opaque golden copper with one fingers width of white head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Grapefruit and citrus rind, some smokey malt notes. Not a bad aroma but certainly nothing impressive.

T: Flavors are pretty dull, some piney bitterness and sweet malts. A bit of citrus rind. Booze. It does grow on me a bit as I drink it though.

M/D: Full bodied, fairly smooth, carbonation on the lower end but appropriate, drinkability is average.

O: Meh, not horrible but not something Id purchase again.

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Pours a cloudy copper color with a finger of white head that dissipated quickly but left some lace behind. The nose is citrusy and hoppy. The malt flavor is upfront, but it is accompanied by a perfumey sweetness that is less than pleasant. The hop profile is strong, but it does not blend well with the malt.

For those who think that really hoppy beers automatically get high scores, I give you this offering - really hoppy, but NOT terribly good.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a very bright, slightly hazed, goldenrod coloring with a tall, big bubbled, fluffy, off-white head with good retention and standing a solid inch. Aromas of tangy tropical fruits forward, with a subtle spice and bitter blend. Tangerine, mango, and melon seem to make up the forefront of the nose. Flavors are a bit more subdued, with the tropical fruit presence supported on a sweet and slightly buttery backbone. Very malt heavy palate, with a subtle bitterness being overpowered across the palate. Resin notes are there if you dig a bit, as well as some peppery and grassy characteristics, but the prominence of the rich, sweet notes dominates. The body is light and smooth, leading to a slick, slightly bitter finish. The aftertaste carries the most hops characteristics, with bitter and roasted notes throughout. A little off-balance for my tastes personally, but not a bad beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Took a chance & bought a 4-pack. No freshness dating

Pours an effervescent bronze with a thumb of ivory colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Pineapple, breadyness & grapefruit

T: Pineyness, herbal hops, & a touch of grapefruit, then a little bit of pears & leafy hops. Leafy & woody hops as this warms & a bit of dryness & caramel, a bit more pear & grapefruit. Finishes dry, piney with leafy hops & a kiss of breadyness & a little bit of aspirin

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice balance

A pleasant surprise, not great, but this would do in a pinch

Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.