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Hopstitution #2: XPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our first release of Hopstitution XPL will be released Thursday, December 5th. It will feature three new experimental hops, HBC-344, HBC-291 and HBC-462.

(Beer added by: Resuin on 12-07-2013)
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Photo of CloudStrife
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz grumbler poured into a snifter. First batch with the 3 experimental hops.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a decent white head. Not a lot of visible carbonation but it is from a growler. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Mild aroma, a light blend of hop and pale malts. Resinous pine and a touch of tropical fruit with a backbone of toasty lagery malts.

T: Balanced flavor with an ample dose of hops. The toastiness in the backend gives it a solid lager flavor. Fruitiness from the hops is real pleasant, nice mango and other tropical fruits. Blends with a bit of a coconut like toasiness in the finish.

M: Light to medium body with ample carbonation. Crisp finish with a great sessionability.

Overall this is a very easy drinking lager with loads of flavor. Saw that the second batch of this brew is available and will have to give it a shot.

CloudStrife, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

pjs234, Sunday at 09:58 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

handpullme, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

MattXT, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

h4ger, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BillRoth, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Rhettroactive, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Srkolodn, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of PSU_Mike
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip. It pours a straw color with a big 2 finger white head. Very clear and highly carbonated. The smell is grassy, a little spicy, and a tiny hint to lemon on the back end. The taste is quite spicy through and through. I get spice up front and on the finish. Some grass in the middle with a citrus note mixed in there. I think it's a subtle lemon flavor. The finish is clean with a low bitterness. Very active carb and light bodied.

Nice but not Jack's Abby's best. Very drinkable.

PSU_Mike, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

chalkda01, Sep 27, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Schmuckles, Sep 21, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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Hopstitution #2: XPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.