Hop Box - Joseph James Brewing Inc.
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3.35/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
06-17-2014 05:13:36 | More by KFBR392
3/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
05-22-2014 23:32:35 | More by Arithmeticus
4.41/5 rDev +30.1%
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
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.
05-21-2014 04:31:48 | More by BierStein711
Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.