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Hopstitution XPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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S: Aroma is there. Hops are there. But there is something there distracting from the hops. Juicy citrus, tropical fruits, and stewed greens.

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M: Lighter bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Mild bitterness.

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Hopstitution XPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.