Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by ryan1788a5:
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
1pt .9oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
A: Crystal clear golden in color. Eggshell white head is fluffy and creamy looking. Head retention is great. Thin and jagged rings of lacing stick to the glass.
S: A burst of vibrant citrus is at the forefront of the nose. Tangerine and zesty lemon, lemon peel and grapefruit rind. Earthy and leafy hop scents accent the citrus. Clean grain and biscuit malt aromas underneath. A pungently hoppy nose with a distinctly clean lager character.
T: Hops assault the taste buds right off the bat. This one is more bitter than the nose suggests. Quick flashes of citrus fruits are brushed aside as a growing rind and pine resin bitterness clamps down on the palate. Leafy hop character comes through mid-palate. Garden herbs and green, oily tastes, along with tobacco and cigar. Malt starts out a touch sweet with hints of caramel, but quickly dries out and morphs into biscuit and cracker flavors. A slight yeasty taste is hard to pick out underneath all the hops. Citrus comes back to the forefront toward the finish with a hit of zesty lemon. The finish is dry, crisp, and clean, but leaves an oily, leafy hop bitterness clutching the tongue.
M: Medium bodied, very creamy and smooth. Well-rounded and filling in the mouth. Carbonation lifts it a little and adds a bit of a refreshing bite. Great.
O: This is the first beer I've had by Jack's Abby, and boy is it a winner. The use of the lager yeast here really puts the raw hop profile front and center, with no distractions. It's American hops as you've never tasted them before. A hop-head's delight, and a very interesting and most welcome change of pace.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2012 02:05:37 | More by ryan1788a5
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