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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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89
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Pegasus on 05-27-2003)
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-01-2012 13:43:05 | More by t0rin0
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-24-2014 02:27:34 | More by Texasfan549
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 23:39:32 | More by Mora2000
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-04-2013 02:53:37 | More by LXIXME
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-29-2014 06:21:59 | More by harpus
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - fairly standard golden color, a decent head has some nice fluff to it but drops a little fast, holding at a thin cover and solid collar.

Aroma - light grapefruit and pine. Could use more but I like what I'm getting.

Taste - grassy grain followed up with piny, grapefruit rind styled hop flavors. Though the hop levels are moderate, they do dominate the palate on the swallow, providing a drying grapefruit flavor into the finish.

Mouthfeel - a little on the thin side. Good crispness.

Drinkability - a very tasty session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2008 20:51:15 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2005 22:33:33 | More by Gagnonsux
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.1%

11-29-2011 04:13:51 | More by jenray
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2009 21:40:35 | More by wagenvolks
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jheezee

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-10-2011 06:22:41 | More by jheezee
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Pegasus

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Medium golden color with some haziness, slight carbonation, and a small white head, fair lacing.

Aroma: Pleasant aroma of malt, lightly hopped.

Taste: Begins with smooth light malts; at the midpoint of the taste refreshing citrus hops appear, these linger paste the end of the taste. The finish is astringently dry, although the lingering hops provide a balance.

Mouth feel: Very smooth and rich mouth feel, quite pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: Mildly hopped for the style, in my opinion, so hop heads may be put off. Nonetheless, a quite nice pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2003 19:52:59 | More by Pegasus
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-24-2014 02:24:41 | More by 2dogbrew
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JDV

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light golden, with very little head. Aroma is a nice piney hop flavor with maybe some cedar too. I really liked the fresh, woodsy smell of this one. Taste was of some mild hop bitterness, and a good balanced malt behind it. Overall a slightly sweet pale ale that is very drinkable. I liked it a lot and ordered a pint after having it in the sampler. My favorite of the NXNW beers so far. (Besides the Kodiak, now that I've had that as well...)

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2008 22:45:20 | More by JDV
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HardTarget

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled about 4 weeks ago.

Aroma: Grassy grapefruitiness with a sprig of pine. All hops baby!

Appearance: Slight hazy in a yellow gold glass that sports a big frothy two finger head that clings to the side and holds all the way down leaving clumpy lace.

Flavor: A thin amber malt ribbon runs through a hop filled glass. Hops all seem to be on the flavor side of the boil, very little bittering but loads of juicy grapefruit that approaches an XPA level. Some mild tea and yeast flavors and just a hint of oxidation.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation leads to a soft palate, medium body and just a hint of oil.

Overall Impression: Easy drinking hop filled glass of joy. The low carbonation makes it a great session beer. Hops are just where I like them: aroma and flavor, little to no bittering. A great growler fill!

Serving type: growler

11-08-2006 03:58:20 | More by HardTarget
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-05-2013 21:48:04 | More by JohnBender
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jujubeast6000

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2009 03:55:54 | More by jujubeast6000
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-15-2013 04:18:59 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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videofrog

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-23-2013 16:41:17 | More by videofrog
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rdooley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-26-2013 00:54:48 | More by rdooley
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Williaar

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-02-2014 01:26:33 | More by Williaar
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-17-2014 01:48:33 | More by Flabbyjandro
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled fresh growler into a nonic pint.

Look- Hazy deep gold with two fingers of off-white head. Plenty of webblike lace left behind as it settles slowly, suds persist until the glass has emptied.

Smell- Strong caramel malt with a hint of floral hops and lemon rind. Very sweet.

Taste- Not particularly complex or bold, but spot-on for the execution. Starts with a wash of bitterness before moving to graham-cracker malt and finishing with citrus and pine. Aftertaste is bready and fades quickly. It's not flashy, but it's pretty darn good.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, light carbonation. Refreshing feel. Exceptionally drinkable.

Overall- It's not going to wow anyone, but it's not trying to. Refreshing, drinkable, and fits the style and the food at NXNW. I'll definitely be having it again.

Serving type: growler

04-22-2012 03:17:05 | More by Lawl3ss
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obrike

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My lovely wife surprised me with a growler of this last night after going out with her best friend.

Funny thing is, the wife does not drink, but her friend got a sampler from the Brewery. After trying each one, she (the best friend) picked the one she hated, knowing I'd like it...she was correct.

Poured a hazy light orange in my Sam Adams pint glass. Decent sticky lace that coated the glass. A thin white ring stayed for the duration.

Yum, that's a fresh smelling APA. Getting equal amounts pine, citrus, and spices. Quite aromatic.

Taste follows smell completely. A very resiny pine and citrus(orange, lemon) combo on this one. Even a bit of ginger maybe? Super fresh, nice malt backbone, but the hops take center stage here. Earthy and dank, a very nice APA surprise. Moderate carbonation, goes down super easy...wish I knew what the ABV was...my guess is around 6.

I'd say this one is a hit folks. Try some if you hit NxNW. Thanks again for the growler sweetie!

Serving type: growler

05-31-2012 01:15:49 | More by obrike
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 1/2" off-white head. Good retention and full lacing. Hazy golden amber color.

S - Nice candy sweet orange peel. Orange blossom. Good juicy, citrusy aroma.

T - Very well balanced pale ale. Nice malt presence with great hop flavor and a mild bitter finish.

M - Medium body. Light to medium carbonation.

D - Very good drinkability. Would be an excellent session choice. Went very well with the angus burger and huntsman cheese. Good job NXNW!

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2007 18:18:10 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-20-2012 01:05:29 | More by dumptruck81
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North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.