Calyptra (Hopstitution #3) - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.01/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
07-28-2014 16:44:34 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a translucent dark yellow with an inch of head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is a big whiff of tropical and citrus fruits. Some light malt notes too, but mainly its the fruity hops. The taste is bitter citrus and tropical fruits upfront. Toasted malts with a bitter citrus peel finish.Some floral and grassy notes as well. Lots of carbonation with a bit of an oily mouthfeel. Overall, solid hoppy Lager I'll grab again.
06-25-2014 19:05:05 | More by PicoPapa
4/5 rDev -1%
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.
Nose is a lot more like I expected, fresh hops, mild grassy earthy little terroir like, but with that is a nice fruity aroma, a little tropical fruit with mild citrus, mango, papaya like, very faint hint of grapefruit, and general tropical fruit notes, and even a hint of banana. Very slight touch of lager malt under that.
Taste brings more hops out front, again the mix of a mild grassy floral note and some fruity flavors. Touch of earthy grassy hops, mild floral and almost kiwi like terroir notes, into the tropical fruit, not really a specific one more generic, maybe hint mango and papaya, into a juicy grapefruit, and little citrus note. A mild lager base, with hint of fluffy malt, and crisp lager flavors. As it moves towards the finish the bitterness ramps, and a zesty orange peel bitterness and grapefruit pith really come through, little spicy hop as well, and gets very spicy and chewy hop profile on the finish, fairly crisp and quite dry.
Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, nice fluffy carb, nice crisp lager feel.
Overall pretty nice, about what I expected the last Hopstitution to be, but either that was not very fresh, or just a bad batch perhaps as this seemed more like what they and everyone else described. Quite nice, enjoyable, good hop profile, nice light lager base with dry crisp finish that lets the hops stand out, and they don't got overboard. Although, the finish gets a bit too bitter and spicy.
06-19-2014 22:46:01 | More by jlindros
Calyptra (Hopstitution #3) from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.