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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

103 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 3
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)
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Reviews by rudzud:
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

rudzud, Jun 12, 2014
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Pours a vigorous golden yellow, with beautiful visible carbonation, and a 2 inch head. Lots of lacing.

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.