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Hop Box - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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amalburg

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-02-2013 14:12:12 | More by Fargrow
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-27-2011 01:01:20 | More by Exiled
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emwilke

Nevada

4/5  rDev +17.6%

10-12-2013 23:12:59 | More by emwilke
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snohojimbo

Washington

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-04-2013 00:06:25 | More by snohojimbo
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17.6%

03-10-2012 23:32:49 | More by Beefytits4
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.6%

09-27-2012 09:48:02 | More by Resuin
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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2011 03:54:40 | More by UncleJimbo
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-24-2013 03:21:44 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-07-2013 20:10:05 | More by Jeremy6566
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beernerd1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-31-2014 19:42:59 | More by MickeyMonk
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Drumnart

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-09-2014 21:03:10 | More by Drumnart
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DM1293

California

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-27-2013 00:36:48 | More by hopley
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-13-2013 03:18:11 | More by ChopsMeister
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3Hops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +17.6%

10-22-2012 00:43:58 | More by 3Hops
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-20-2012 00:03:05 | More by pirmannt1
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a rich golden color with a slight haze. Soapy white froth covers the top with good retention and ample lace.
SMELL: Intensely piney, with a touch of grapefruit and herb. Really strong spruce aroma that is very expressive. A bit of pineapple and booze.
TASTE: In the flavor, lots of pine, citrus rind, alpha acids, and all things hoppy. Grapefruit juice and lemon also dial in. Bread and toffee like maltyness, which is cut short by the bitter hops. Quite hop forward, in a good way. There is little hint of the strength of this beer
FEEL: Medium bodied, light spritsy carbonation. The flavor of citrus rind and sappy pine are in the finish.
OVERALL: A solid double IPA with a unique hop profile. Easy to drink and has a good piney citrus character. Thanks to K Scarci for the hookup here. This is quite good indeed.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 21:20:39 | More by Stinkypuss
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured this at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, thick, cream-colored head that settled very slowly and plenty of lace. Color is a clear amber with many bubble trails. Aroma is mainly fresh hop composed of citrus and then resin. Can't hardly smell much else. Flavor's like nose, fairly dry, mostly bitter with complimentary carbonic tang. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is decent. Finish is like flavor with bitterness being very long; not much sign of the alcohol. Too bitter without the balance for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 20:29:15 | More by drpimento
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jsh420

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours slightly hazy copper amber with a 1+ finger head that left some spotted lacing

smells of candy malt and candy fruit hops some pine

taste - this reminds me a lot of dbl crooked tree - bubble gum candy malt with pine and tropical hop flavors

mouthfeel is a medium body with low carbonation - very smooth

overall - with just a little more work this beer could be world class - it has convinced me to try more JJB offerings

Serving type: can

02-19-2012 05:32:59 | More by jsh420
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Albertson's (Las Vegas, NV). 6.99. No apparent bottling date. Served in a small wine glass.

Pours a murky orange with a finger and a half of frothy head. Nice retention but not much in the way of lacing.

Nice nose of citrus and piney hops. Orange, mango, pine, lemon zest and biscuit.

Taste follows the aromas well. Mandarin, orange peel, mango, pine sap, bread, biscuit, floral, pepper and a touch of alcohol. A tasty blend that masks the near-10% abv well.

Oily, slick, medium body with moderate carbonation. Bitter pine and citrus finish.

A well made imperial IPA. Deliciously balanced with the scales tipped towards those piney and citrus hops though there is a nice pronounced sweet bready malt backing. Perhaps not a favorite if mine but it is the best local brew I've had so far while visiting Vegas. Worth a try and I'll most likely grab more before heading home.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 00:49:15 | More by ThickNStout
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mactrail

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich, murky, sweet hop bomb. Pours an medium amber in the Stella Artois tall glass. Bubbly and nicely foamed. Huge aroma of flowery hops.

For some reason, this is totally likeable to me, even though I don't seek the whip of the Hop Mistress. Rich and mellow along with the insane amount of hops flavors. It's powerful and boozy, it's rich and crazy, it tastes like something pulled from the garden, it's sweet and nasty, it's like a big wet dog jumping all over you. Hops! more hops!

From the 12 oz can bought as a random oddity at Total Wine. Nice thing about IPAs in cans-- you get that big poof of hops up your nose when you pop the top.

Serving type: can

08-31-2012 05:47:57 | More by mactrail
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arizcards

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Total Wine back in late April for $1.99. Received at TW on 4-11-13...no canning date.

Beer poured golden orange with a solid white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is nice, citrus hops are pretty good.

Taste is big on the grapefruit hops, some pine. The malt backing is there and is definitely not sweet like some DIPA's can be. This is definitely a hop forward beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonation is pretty good.

Overall this is a pleasant find at a reasonable price. I am pretty much around average when rating a beer so i was surprised to find it rated so low. Definitely would recommend if you can get it fresh.

Serving type: can

06-06-2013 00:47:09 | More by arizcards
Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.