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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Hopstitution #3: CalyptraHopstitution #3: Calyptra

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 7
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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Reviews by Dope:
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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
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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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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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
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!

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.