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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Hopstitution #3: CalyptraHopstitution #3: Calyptra

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 200
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottling date, hops listed (there's a spot on the label but it's empty), ABV listed, nada. Man, Jack's Abby is really slacking lately. Regardless, this was just released last week so it's pretty fresh.

A: Pours a clear pale straw. Very tall, very effervescent offwhite head. Great head retention and loads of lacing everywhere.

S: Nice sharp tropical fruit aroma. Sweet fruits really. I've never smelled calypso hops but this has sort of a dry pear aroma which I think must be it? The citra shines mostly, I feel. Some light crackery malt too.

T: Tropical fruits initially and then loads of spicy, spicy pine. I get that pear again, poking through in some places. Pear is a bit stronger towards the finish when the citra has faded. Again with the crackery malt in the finish too, light and crisp when combined with the pear. Lingering spicy and dank pine with more hints of pear. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste. Well attentuated, I think.

M: Light, dry, crisp and refreshing. I'm not sure the ABV on this one but I'm guessing 5-6%.

O: Interesting hop combo. It's basically a citra IPL but with some pear poking its neck out here and there. It adds a nice layer of complexity and helps keep this from being a little one-note, even if it's somewhat subdued compared to the spiciness and tropical fruitiness of the citra. Tasty and refreshing. My only real knock is that the citra dominates a little too completely.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
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

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Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of woodchipper
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of bbudnik
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of twizzard
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of MPPHISH
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GmAn613
2.91/5  rDev -29.2%
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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Photo of CrazyLarry
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of dcisco44
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler bought at Nathaniel Square Corner Store. The 3rd batch of this, I believe- Calyptra, hopped with Calpso and Citra hops.

Pours a vigorous golden yellow, with beautiful visible carbonation, and a 2 inch head. Lots of lacing.

Smelled this out of the growler and proclaimed "holy shit." This really is one of the best smelling hoppy beers I've ever had- smells like candied pineapple, orange, and some grass.

The taste is pretty good, but doesn't quite match up. Slighty catty and grassy, with some orange and pineapple. Medium bitterness lingers on the palate.

Light bodied, lots of carbonation, very drinkable and crushable.

A great hoppy lager, this one smells amazing and tastes pretty good. I poured 3 glasses from the growler, it did get better the more I drank it.

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.