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Calyptra (Hopstitution #3) - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Calyptra (Hopstitution #3)Calyptra (Hopstitution #3)

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-17-2014)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +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.

04-26-2014 05:02:33 | More by Dope
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Bottled on 6/02/14, so very fresh. Hope I like this more than the other one I had, although it was good, I just had higher expectations.

Pours a nice creamy fluffy 1 finger head that fades slowly as it's reinforced by many streaming bubbles from the etch at the center, quite clear slight chill haze golden pilsner like almost honey color. Lots of sticky lacing.

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Calyptra (Hopstitution #3) from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.