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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: 174
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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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Ratings: 174 | Reviews: 24
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
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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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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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!

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
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