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Hopstitution #2: XPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 25
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Resuin on 12-07-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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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.

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Hopstitution #2: XPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.