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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Hopstitution #3: CalyptraHopstitution #3: Calyptra

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

100 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-17-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%

A-Pours a cloudy straw color. Well poured; about a half inch of creamy, white fluff. Long ribbons of lace.

S-Relatively subtle. The hops deliver in their complexity. Fruity hop aromas that remind me of apricots and unripened citrus. Grains and a crackery aroma.

T-More distinct. I get a bunch of graininess but the hops don't let up either. Crisp, dried grain along with slightly sweet wafer. Signature Jack's Abby yeast (the fulcrum of their consistency). And, of course, the hops. Citra and Calypso offer a unique tandem of flavor. Dried apricots, grass, non-grapefruit citrus flavor (more like tangerine). A little bit of earthy hops.

M-Ligt, crisp, refreshing, mild bitterness. No booze. Complemented my meal very well.,this,would complement any meal, I bet.

O-While not one of their standouts, this is another tasty treat from the Le Abby de Framingham.

VelvetExtract, Jun 20, 2014
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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.

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