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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

21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 192
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 192
Reviews by rudzud:
Photo of rudzud
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Julio's. Bottled on 06/02/14 so yah, super fresh!

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice crystal clear light golden hue with a good thumb thickness white head that faded to leave sticky side lacing and a nice creamy blanket. Very, very solid.

S - Aromas of very light tropical notes, faint earthiness, faint lager notes. The Calypso hops are really, really nice with a good pear like aroma. Just wish there was more POW as the aromas are all a bit on the faint side.

T - Taste is more of the fleeting tropical notes with light grapefruit, soft grassy notes too and some resinous bitterness. There is more of a melon/pear like flavour poking through at the end that is very pleasant. Alcohol is basically nonexistent. That grassy pear really lingers on the finish that is nice.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, bright, crisp. Alcohol hidden.

O - Overall, a very tasty APL here. Like what the Calypso hops brought to the table with that underlining melon/pear. Well done. (996 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SomethingClever
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
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 (500 characters)

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bbudnik
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of twizzard
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MPPHISH
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of GmAn613
2.91/5  rDev -29.5%
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. (161 characters)

Photo of CrazyLarry
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TWStandley
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phished880
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  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. (780 characters)

Photo of cdobrowo
3.84/5  rDev -7%

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.