Mom & Pop's Wet Hop Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Ratings: 154 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Stevedore:
3.96/5 rDev +9.4%
500ml bottle labeled September 2013, extra'd to me by Respirologist. My first Jack's Abby beer. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 10/24/2013 as a way to relax.
Pours a clear straw body, very much like a typical lager with bubbles filing their way to the head. Which is a substantial 1cm white head, very thick and leaves some lacing. Nothing super special, but a nice looking body nonetheless.
Smells very bready, with some floral and earthy hop aromas permeating through. But this is predominantly bready with a little bit of toffee and nuts.
The profile on this beer is pretty much an earthy bitterness throughout dominated by a bready maltiness and floral flavours. Very very balanced lager that tastes like a typical lager yet brings a little bit more to the table. Not über impressive, but flavourful and crisp.
Thinner bodied, still a bit resinous. Very good carbonation, with a mildly dry finish that is refreshingly so. As far as beer goes, I have had better bodied lagers.
Solid lager, nothing super impressive. It isn't that hoppy but its not intended to be. An easy, relatively sessionable lager that is refreshing and not difficult to drink.
10-24-2013 18:59:15 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
3.09/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
03-25-2013 01:09:12 | More by codysjb
4.23/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
12-14-2012 20:05:42 | More by jondeelee
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
11-16-2012 15:36:07 | More by Kegatron
3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
04-21-2014 05:35:13 | More by HalfFull
3.83/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
09-26-2012 22:39:33 | More by Kinsman
4/5 rDev +10.5%
Consumed 10/23/13, purchased at the brewery on 10/12/13
Appearance: Pours clear, medium gold with some touches of light orange - pours with a average-sized, creamy, white head, fades to a semi-solid cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing
Smell: Nice hop aromas without any actual hop aggressiveness - remarkable because it's simultaneously aromatic and mild - nicely floral, lightly herbal and earthy - hop cones - malts are decidedly cereal-like, with some malty sweetness, wheat flakes, and something corn-like (but it's not corn) - lightly cooked biscuits and lightly toasted crackers
Taste: Floral, leafy hops, and a bowl of cereal mixed with crackers - light touches of tangerine and lemon - wheat is pretty prominent, which works - some damp, earthy flavors oddly reminiscent of a saison - no bitterness to speak of - lightly toasted white bread, crackers, and more wheat - finishes clean and dry
Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, crisp, finishes very clean, lightly dry - stupidly, absurdly, insanely easy to drink (even when compared to other beers from Jack's Abby)
Overall: How I Wet-Hopped Your Mother (and Pop)
This is an interesting take on wet-hopping. It's not intense. Instead, it's fresh, crisp, and clean. It has some nice aromas and nice flavors that combine with a stellar mouthfeel to make a beer that I could drink all day. I kind of regret not buying a growler of this (although it would probably be gone within like 12 hours).
10-23-2013 04:36:14 | More by angrybabboon
Mom & Pop's Wet Hop Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.