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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra - Jack's Abby Brewing

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-17-2014

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Ratings: 176 | Reviews: 24
Photo of Andrew041180
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LehighAce06
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wafers
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattymystique
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbutova
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Should be rather fresh as I got this in a mixed 12 pack that just came out last weekend. Thought the price point was nice for one of the best breweries in MA.

A- Tall 12oz bottle poured into a snifter with a pretty much clear pale golden body. The cap is white and has a frothy consistency rising to about one finger. Belt around the top drops drizzle and spots of lace.

S- Dank hops flow out of my glass with pungency, really reminds me of that herb some people want to legalize. Mixed in with that are notes of melon, mango, apricot, lemon and floral hops.

T- Calypso and Citra lead the way and it pretty much mimics the nose with hop tones of juicy fruits like mango, orange and melon leading to herbal mint, kiwi, lime, lemon and floral notes. Cereal grains come to mind but the yeast stays out of it being rather clean.

MF- Light to medium bodied overall with a smooth creaminess. Carbonation level is moderately high and the bitterness falls on the palate at the end.

No surprise for me here with Jacks Abby delivering another solid brew to the MA market. Calypso and Citra seem to compliment each other well bringing plenty of fruit but also nice floral and herbal notes.

Photo of Ivtds1game
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of msscott1973
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gabepesce
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alpinebryant
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale straw yellow with a thick foamy sticky head that clings to the sides of the glass. The bubbles are almost soapy looking with their foaminess factor.

S: Aroma of a jacked up lager with bitter citrus and mango hints. Tropical fruit medly with the strongest of the fruit aromas being mango. The nose in itself is faint but is clearly outmatched with the flavor that is packed inside.

T: Flavors of lots of melon and pear meeting up with mango and some citrus. While the citrus is not as pronounced with "Calyptra" being the hops added in this beer, I can tell that I would gladly purchase this hop strain or a combination therein if I could to make a beer nearly as smooth and flavorful as this. The beer is not overly hopped or bittered but rather left with later hop additions to fill in the holes where there is not a large malt presence by design.

M: Light and highly carbonated. Well balanced

O: Overall this is a fantastic American Pale Lager. This is the way lager should be done. Its light and flavorful with a very drinkable bitterness level. Easily my favorite Pale lager to date, which I am following up a few days after having Kiwi Rising also by Jacks Abby. I will continue to support this brewery for sure.

Photo of SomethingClever
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into Spiegelau glass

A: Straw colored with a slight haze billowy white head laces on the glass like crazy

S: light lemon with some herbal smell and light cracker

T: hoppy with a very light crisp taste a little bit of bitterness on the end with some crackery taste

M: Nice full feel to the mouth

O: This is very nice essay drinking beer I think it lacks a little in the flavor department but it's crisp refreshing and has a very rich full mouthfeel which was very surprising

Photo of 773-F-I-B
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BerkshireGuerrilla
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bitterness to it but smooth.

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap..Tropical and dank...very nice.

Photo of dtm426
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csustar001
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GmAn613
2.91/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle might have been old, but wasnt impressed with the flavor. Everything we had on tap from Jacks Abby was great. This was lacking any flavor or aroma at all.

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.