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North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale - North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Pegasus on 05-27-2003)
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Photo of jheezee
5/5  rDev +22.9%

jheezee, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of DerekSmigelski
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

DerekSmigelski, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of ballewblake
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into my Fullers steamed glass.

Nice golden pale color, stark white one finger head. Head falls slowly, chaotic lacing on the glass that sticks and stays. Awesome hoppy floral aroma, very floral. Earthy flavor, pepper, piney, fresh hops. Perfect mouthfeel, I'll have no problems finishing off this growler. Tastes as fresh as it did at the bar. Tasty.

ballewblake, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of redraider2323
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at NXNW:

A - pale gold, nice foam and lacing

S - beautiful American citrus hop aroma. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit

T - nice showcase of hop flavor, not a ton of malt character, but I'm really enjoying the hops

M/D - medium thin mouthfeel, very dry and drinkable. This is one of my favortite APAs.

redraider2323, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

barbellsNbeers, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of AustinBeerLvr
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap tonight at the brewery.

It pours a very nice deep amber red color. The smell is a nice blend of earthy fruit hops that are very well balanced. Balance is the key with this brew, as nothing is overwpowering in the scent, ditto for the taste. The hops are pleasant and plenty strong, but they are not too strong as there is some malt present to keep everything balanced as well as a pleasant citrus in the back and finish as well.

From all pale ales I have tried (and yes, I've tried many), this is by far one of the best. Of course, it was very fresh, which is always awesome, but this pale ale impressed me because of its awesome balance and complexity. Too many brewers try to be "king of the hops" with brewing pale ales these days. This pale ale just tastes like a damn good pale ale.

AustinBeerLvr, Oct 23, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

utfiero, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

JohnBender, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

fatbatcat, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Flabbyjandro, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ATXboozer, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Texasfan549, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

rdooley, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

gfg0020, May 26, 2014
Photo of Gagnonsux
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Py Pingo's color is a nice shade of copper which is enhanced by a nice-sized head. The aroma is very zesty and full of citrissy hop smell. The taste is very similar to something like SNPA, many brewpubs seem to have something like this, but this is one of the better ones in recent memory. The hop flavors seem very fresh and resinous, with great citris twang. A great underlying malt body pulls everything together and solidifies Py Jingo as being a great APA. The hop bitterness seems close to an IPA in strength, so hopheads should dig this. Next time I go to NXNW I'll be ordering this beer.

Gagnonsux, Aug 29, 2005
Photo of wampahoofus
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden in color with lots of white frothy head. Fades quickly but plenty of lacing left behind.

Smell - Grapefruit and a bit of sweetness in the aroma.

Taste - Plenty of bitter hops and grapefruit. A bit of the malt distant in the background. Just a bit of carbonation.

Mouthfeel - Smooth with just a touch of carbonation. The hops are very enjoyable without any harshness.

Drinkability - This is a really nice pale ale. It represents the style very well. I love pale ales and IPAs that turn on the citrus/grapefruit quality of the hops. Not all of them do this. This one does it very well. This one will go down very nicely!

wampahoofus, Feb 10, 2011
Photo of jujubeast6000
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 10/19/2007 (Sampler @ NxNw Brewery, Austin, TX):

Pours a cloudy orange colored body, with a small head,whitish colored. Has a very hoppy aroma, with grapefruit. A grapefruity mild hoppy taste, with a good piney taste. Tasty, IPA like. Balanced, good.

jujubeast6000, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of wagenvolks
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at NXNW into a pint glass.

Pours with a gorgeous copper-orange body; slight haze apparent. Thick lacing draped along the inside of the pint as the towering cap of creamy tan head slowly recedes. Quite a hoppy aroma for a Pale, almost smells "wet-hopped" due to the robust freshness. Similar candy-like sweetness in the background, as noted in NXNW's Kodiak IPA.

Biscuity, caramel malts show up first, balancing a solid hop profile of floral notes and citrus. Nice bitter finish lingers on the end with a taste of graininess. The medium body is crisp, slightly sweet, and well-carbonated, and although the bitterness level is approaching IPA-status, Py Jingo still holds up well as an American Pale. Very drinkable, especially on a hot summer evening.

wagenvolks, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of goatgoat
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear light honeyed gold. A moderately thick off-white head forms with a beautiful reverse cascade. Leaves lots of lovely sticky lace.
Aroma is moderately floral, citrus, earthy. A light sweet honey background.
Flavor continues the aroma. Moderate malt sweetness serves as a vector for a gentle but serious hop presentation. A long and gently bitter finish.
Generally medium bodied with good carbonation. While excellent at the start, as the pint goes on it seems a bit watery. Finish may be slightly sweet.

This is definitely a hop-forward aroma showcase. Wonderful! Aroma approximates Troeg's Nugget Nectar to my nose, which is highly appreciated.

goatgoat, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of jamescain
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler after the Jester King first anniversary party and opened it up the next day. Poured into a wine glass.

It pours a very clear orange amber with yellow hues and a fluffy white head that slowly fades into a thin lacing and clings to the side of the glass. The nose is full of pine and a hint of citrus with a nice malty bready sweetness peeking through. Medium carbonation with medium body and a dry slightly lingering finish. The taste is slightly bitter, mostly piney with a nice malt backbone that I would consider bready. I definitely enjoyed this beer and am glad I picked up a growler.

Glad I finally made it out to NXNW and I was not disappointed.

jamescain, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of PCaravan
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer as part of the sampler and while I thought it was very good and I do like a good pale ale, I found others in the sampler more interesting so I didn't get around to ordering a full pint of the pale ale. From the sample I can say it is a very clean citrusy American pale ale though I can't agree with the other posters here that say it's a Sierra Nevada knock off. Other that being another citrusy American pale ale I found little in comon in both the aroma and the flavor. I actually liked this one better. It has a very balance to it allowing good hop flavor yet you do notice the malt as well. There is a very likeable aspect to the hops in this beer that reminds me of the way some shampoos smell. I know, that probably didn't make you want to grab one but it's the best way I can describe it and it's something I've had come up once in one of my homebrews though I haven't been able to duplicate it. I'll probably actually order a pint of this next time I'm in.

PCaravan, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. The beer pours an orange yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a nice grapefruit hop note along with some biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grapefruit and some other notes from the Cascade hops, with some biscuit malt to balance things out. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Balanced and easy to drink.

Mora2000, Jan 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

wisegreensoul, Jun 28, 2014
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North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
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