North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale - North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
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!
02-10-2011 23:41:41 | More by wampahoofus
4/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
01-30-2011 23:39:32 | More by Mora2000
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
12-21-2010 20:45:29 | More by redraider2323
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
Appearance: amber color, white head, minimal lacing
Smell: citrus mostly grapefruit
Taste: sweet malt up front gives way to generous hop flavor, grapefruit and herb
Mouthfeel: a little thin, medium
Drinkability: a nice example of the pale ale. Refreshing. I would definitely get again.
05-11-2010 02:26:56 | More by beersheppard
3.95/5 rDev -2.7%
Served on tap at the restaurant into a pint glass.
A - Very cloudy, golden copper color. There is a finger of white head that disappears quickly into spotty foam. The head leaves slight lacing, but the beer leaves pretty good lacing down the glass with each sip.
S - Predominantly juicy citrus hops, both grapefruit and lemon, as well as sweet malt.
T - Initial flavor is sweet and toasted malt. This is followed with citrus hops and an overall lemony aftertaste which I find refreshing.
M - Medium body and carbonation. It feels a little sticky on the lips.
D - Overall drinkability is very good. It is refreshing, with low alcohol and a nice dry, citrus aftertaste. This pint was slightly filling, but last year I had no problem finishing a growler of it at home.
03-04-2010 06:30:54 | More by jwillcourt
4.18/5 rDev +3%
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.
06-14-2009 21:40:35 | More by wagenvolks
4.55/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
04-09-2009 03:10:23 | More by ballewblake
4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
03-31-2009 00:49:39 | More by goatgoat
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
02-19-2009 03:55:54 | More by jujubeast6000
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
06-26-2008 20:51:15 | More by brewdlyhooked13
4/5 rDev -1.5%
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...)
02-06-2008 22:45:20 | More by JDV
4/5 rDev -1.5%
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!
02-17-2007 18:18:10 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
First brew I have had from NXNW in a while.
Poured a darker golden hue. Showed up to the table with thin lacing around the top.
Aroma was that almost of an IPA but not as much in your face. Hops first than a slight citrus aroma. (note- our food showed up about this time). Quite enjoyable! Inital hops then a nice hidden bitterness finished this off. This is close to some IPA's I have had before. Finished very clean with little carbonation. Being fresh off tap, to be expected. This is one of my top 3 brew from NXNW and I am looking forward to enjoying more.
01-29-2007 06:31:10 | More by lonestar4lunch
3.98/5 rDev -2%
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!
11-08-2006 03:58:20 | More by HardTarget
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
10-23-2006 03:15:49 | More by AustinBeerLvr
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
01-22-2006 06:10:03 | More by PCaravan
4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
08-29-2005 22:33:33 | More by Gagnonsux
3.55/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
05-27-2003 19:52:59 | More by Pegasus
North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
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