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Hopstitution #2: XPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: Resuin on 12-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Photo of mabermud
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the look of this beer. To me, this is a quieter version of Kiwi Rising. Well done.

Photo of diamondlie
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimonPuggle
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of forgedinmetal666
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of cjoc83
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Bottled on 10-4-14. Poured into a Tired Hands pint glass.
This reminds me very much of a lager version of a "session IPA". Crisp, grainy pilsner malts prop up a substantial hop bill that veers between piney/resinous and tropical/citrus notes. Pine, grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and fresh cut grass intermingle wonderfully before finishing dry, clean, and slightly bitter, with a lingering stone fruit flavor. Super smooth and super crushable, yet still packed with bright, vibrant hops. Amazing stuff... This would be a regular in my rotation if I had access to it. Recommended for sure.

Photo of tappangordo
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Shy5
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Kreit215
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of HookemHoos
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of pjs234
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of handpullme
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Srkolodn
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of chalkda01
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of TheAnk
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%

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Hopstitution #2: XPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.