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Mom & Pop's Wet Hop Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Using 100% locally-sourced ingredients, this lager features hops grown by our Mom and Pop on the family farm in VT, and MA-born hops too. Malted barley and unmalted spelt and wheat provide the finishing touches for this all-local brew. A mild, earthly hop aroma mixes well with malty cereal notes. Not to be confused as an extra hoppy beer, this is a nicely balanced and pleasantly hopped lager.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 09-20-2012)
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Reviews by Dools9:
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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A: Pours with a finger of soapy, sudsy white head. Color is a slightly hazy, dark gold. Nice lace, retains with a half inch.

S: Lots of earth, barley malt, cereal, and an overall clean graininess. Mild citrus lingers in the back. A very clean lagery profile, but not in a bad way by any means.

T: Bready, doughy malt upfront. Lots of toasty, cereal grain and a nice earthy, grassy, and mildly citrusy hop. Very clean and fresh flavor profile.

M: Medium, smooth body. Carbonation is good but not overly zingy. Its a very refreshing beer.

O: Another lager done right by Jack's Abby. Don't expect it to be anything like Hoponious Union however, this one stays a bit more true to the APL style. That being said, its a solid, clean, refreshing beer and one that might be a good intro to craft.

Dools9, Oct 05, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +11.4%

JakerLou, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of codysjb
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden Pale, small head that dissipates instantaneously
S: Wheat, summer, minor must scents
T: Watery, some mild wheat notes.
M: Little more flavor, wheat, some minor malt notes.
O: Easy drinking session beer but really nothing special. After having the cheaper IPL, I don’t think I’d ever buy this again as their other main beers are less expensive and much better.

codysjb, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of jondeelee
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mom & Pop’s Wet Hop Lager opens to a nose that is surprisingly balanced for a beer whose name focuses more on hops than malts. Breads and grains are perhaps the most noticeable aroma, bringing biscuit, Grape Nuts cereal, floury baguette, rising wheat dough, and wet wheat stalks. The hops are a secondary aroma, but still add a pleasant and noticeable lemon, pine resin, and grapefruit rim to the breads and grains. There’s also a bit of brown sugar, and a smidgen of apricot and berry fruit esters. As a whole, the nose is very nice, speaking to a simple, but very well-made lager that has been meticulously balanced to feature the best of its ingredients.

On the tongue, the beer is more sugary than expected, with immediate brown sugar notes, as well as berry, orange, apricot, pear, and apple fruit esters. The sugars are delicious and sweet, and blend well with the (here, much lighter) breads and grains, which add floury baguette, biscuit, cereal, and light toast crust earthiness. The hops add touches of pine, lemon, grapefruit, and sweet rosewater, very nicely complementing the sugars and breads. The aftertaste is a lingering continuation of the main mouthful, but with slightly larger pine and grapefruit hop notes, and a plant-stem bitterness that is slightly reminiscent of dandelion stems. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is an excellent lager, being finely balanced and featuring an excellent and surprising array of sweet sugars and fruit esters, as well as fresh hop notes. This would make for excellent summer fare, being on the lighter, but very flavorful side, and would also make for an excellent introductory beer to someone unfamiliar with craft brews, as it shows the range of flavors that a good lager should have.

jondeelee, Dec 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Cynic-ale, Wednesday at 11:55 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jtladner, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

LiquorsInc, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Griffith, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Gonzoillini, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, topped with a couple fingers of thick and foamy bright-white head. This maintains a ½ finger or so of sudsy froth, leaving back sticky lace that clings to the sides of the glass. The aroma smells fresh, leafy and earthy with a fresh citrus component to it. Doughy grains give the nose a tight twang across the back.

The taste is tart lemon, earthy bitterness and ripe green citrus flavor. A tight bready backbone really gives those hops something to bounce off of. The finish is dry and earthy with some light lingering must. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a tight, crisp and clean feel throughout that are equal parts sharp and creamy in the mouth. The hops also add a touch of underlying slickness as well which helps with the overall smoothness of this.

I enjoyed this more than I initially thought I was going to. The fresh hop character was well done here for the most part but I really think it was the clean and crisp Lager aspects of this that really drove it home. Well done.

Kegatron, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml. bottle poured into a wine glass. Notes 5.2% from Mom & Pops Harvest Series. Pours clear and deep straw/golden with a thin off whit cap. Light retention. Aroma is hoppy but a bit indeterminate in nature. A fresh pour yields a somewhat spicy Saaz/Noble hop aroma through the foam. Slight haze on final pour, perhaps bottle conditioned.

Taste is full with some citric sweetness on the finish. Feel and finish match the delivery and add a slightly peppery and lemon spice to the close.

Nice moderately hopped lager with Noble hops apparently predominant, yet more complex than a pilsner by design. Offers a relatively full body for a 5.2% lager given spicy hop characteristics.

Brewed Sept. 2013 and reviewed from notes Jan. 2014.

HalfFull, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Kinsman
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color with a beautiful bright white head on top. Aroma gives off a nice malty and slightly sweet grain note underlying a nice floral and slightly spicy hop note.

Light and crisp on the palate with a tasty cereal malt character thats balanced well by the fresh earthy and herbal hop flavors. Not quite as much punch from the hops as I would have liked but still a pleasant and very drinkable lager.

Kinsman, Sep 26, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%

GmAn613, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Bjlps, Dec 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

DanE, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

trevorpost, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

liquorpig, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

WhitmansNiece, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

enelson, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

GreesyFizeek, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Dhamma73, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Mom & Pop's Wet Hop Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.