Hop Box - Joseph James Brewing Inc.
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Ratings: 250 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
3.38/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
03-20-2014 01:43:22 | More by zac16125
3.3/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
01-22-2014 05:10:55 | More by 57md
3.4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-16-2014 00:40:23 | More by GarthDanielson
3.81/5 rDev +12.4%
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
12-20-2013 04:26:48 | More by russpowell
Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.