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Hopstitution XPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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RichD

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-14-2014 19:19:02 | More by RichD
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-19-2014 23:59:37 | More by Doomcifer
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-25-2014 01:58:02 | More by JakerLou
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-03-2014 00:34:27 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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sgn4779

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-15-2014 21:39:32 | More by sgn4779
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-02-2014 01:43:25 | More by ccurrid
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dogfishandi

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

16oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip. No freshness info.

Pours out a hazy deep golden color with a big, fluffy 3 fingers worth of nice white head. Great retention as well as leaving behind lots of great looking sticky lace.

Big aroma. Really nice juicy, tropical fruit hop aroma. Fresh peach, fresh cut grass. Hints of nectarine and pineapple.

Maybe a bit more hop complexity in the aroma, but still a damn good hoppy taste. Fresh juicy, tropical fruity hops, fresh cut grass. Some resins and hop oils in the finish. Hardly any malt detectable.

Fucking drinkable. Lingering hop bitterness, but just shy of that of an IPA. Light in body.

Definatly one of the better hoppy jacks Abby lagers I've had the opportunity to try and once again, like most of their beers, I wouldn't have guessed this is a lager. Definatly worth a buy if you come across it.

05-27-2014 22:19:44 | More by dogfishandi
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-24-2014 16:21:14 | More by HoppySeb
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-26-2014 01:04:26 | More by timontheroad
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-27-2014 23:27:21 | More by acurtis
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CloudStrife

New York

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

02-15-2014 21:55:26 | More by CloudStrife
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-24-2014 17:59:50 | More by Varkias41
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-21-2014 13:47:09 | More by ManMoosePig
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-01-2014 13:39:16 | More by Griffith
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twizzard

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-06-2014 23:55:40 | More by twizzard
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-28-2014 20:50:26 | More by seakayak
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-27-2014 03:02:32 | More by mjstacker
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-02-2014 19:44:44 | More by beergorrilla
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-22-2014 17:08:06 | More by ChrisL24481
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tkelley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Growler pour into a SA Perfect Pint. Bought today at the brewery.

A - Clear pale yellow body with. Nice white foamy head. Good lacing.

N - citrusy hops with a little pine. Light bready malts on the background.

T - Very hoppy upfront. Not overly bitter or boozy. Kind of grassy or hay like.

M - good carbonation and smoothness. Very drinkable. Not a sipped.

O - a very good offering. I like it better than Jabby but not as much as hoponius union.

Cheers.

01-19-2014 01:58:21 | More by tkelley
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-21-2014 21:54:45 | More by Kevincredible
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bouncepass

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2014 14:24:03 | More by bouncepass
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-22-2014 23:13:27 | More by Denzo
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broadway848

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-22-2014 01:05:38 | More by broadway848
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-19-2013 22:13:55 | More by Bjlps
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Hopstitution XPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.