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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
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156 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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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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

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.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/31/14

A: Lightly hazy, honey colored with some tangerine highlights - pours with a medium to large size fluffy head, fades to a nearly solid cap and leaves lots of lacing

S: Citra and calypso apparently play nice together - fruity, tropical, and dank - citrus, but that's only part of the equation - grapefruit, mango, pineapple, apple, pear, melon, and kiwi - herbal, leafy, and lightly grassy with some dank qualities - mild yeasty notes and some pale malts

T: Clean and consistently interesting - like a hoppy fruit punch (minus the absurdity of that phrase) - orange and grapefruit flesh, pear, apple, kiwi, pineapple, mango, melon, and other light fruits - lightly herbal, with some nice pine and some nice mint - very clean - low to medium level of bitterness - some Jack's Abby lager yeast flavor - pale malts, grains, and some bread at the base

M: On the lighter side of medium, nicely carbonated, extremely smooth and easy drinking with a clean finish

O: I would have called it "Citralypso"

This is a weird combination of hops that creates an interesting spectrum of fruit flavors. I definitely like it, and I would try it again!

Photo of Flounder57
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy golden yellow color with some vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemon, grassy, citrus, toasted, grainy, pale malts, lager yeast.

Taste: A nice blend of above aromas and malts with tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, some bitterness, and a little chewy.

Overall: I like how this series is going. Keep it up boys.

Photo of MikeAndrews
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freshcarl
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfcaa193
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bpk59
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 03 Oct 2014, picked up at Julio's.

A clear yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great. The nose is great. Very fruity, a blend of citrus and melons, I get a blend of milder citrus (sweet limes, satsumas) and ripe honeydew and maybe Crenshaw melon? A slight spicy, peppery kick is present as well. Malt character is absent, this is dry as a bone with a very simple profile, allowing the hops to shine. A mild pine character is present as well, along with a bitterness reminiscent of green grape skins.

The palate opens bright, clean and fruity with the Citra hops dominating, lending their tropical and pine characteristics, along with the more delicate melony notes. Pine, orange, lemongrass, melon, mango and papaya are all present. Light in body with a crisp, cracker-like malt backbone, this beer has moderate carbonation which allows the hop flavor to shine. Supple with a pleasant oiliness, this feels great on the palate. An excellent beer

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ian_B
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Kalenm
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of smcolw
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lasting head that leaves a blanket of lace. Very hazy--almost white to the dirty gold color.

Lots of citrusy, hop nose. Dry.

Raw bitterness up front through the long aftertaste. Quite spicy, almost like red pepper flakes. Full bodied.

Photo of BigPapaMolar
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of LoudRed
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bch1988
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of AirBob
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of pottergator
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Prost76
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of danwis16
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.