Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by iflah45:
4.3/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tasted this at the Mass Brewers fest and finally made it over to Framingham for a growler.
Pours a crystal clear golden reddish color with a seafoam 2 finger head that recedes quickly.
The nose is NUTZ, absoultely sublime. It reminds me of heady topper with tones of fresh bursting citrus and grassy earthy tones in the background. Tangerine, orange, peach etc. I asked at the brewery and they said that they dry hop and use a hop back method. The hops used are citra, centennial, and amarillo. AWESOME!
The taste follows the nose with loads of fresh citrus, peach, melon, pear....but not so much of the bitter piney finish of most ipa's (guess this is the tagline of an India Pale Lager!?!?)
Mouthfeel is very crisp and dry, yet a bit more resinous and oily than a normal pale lager. Quite interesting.
Overall, easily the best, most well rounded beer currently offered by jack's abby. I have a feeling that this one is the favorite of the brewer himself. It seems very well crafted and I can imagine the recipe was tinkered with for many many homebrew batches before we tasted it. Cannot wait for their wet hop lager coming out soon!!!
Serving type: growler
09-17-2011 03:54:48 | More by iflah45
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