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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Hopstitution #3: CalyptraHopstitution #3: Calyptra

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | 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)

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Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-17-2014

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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.

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%

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
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