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Ambrewsia - Brewmaster Jack

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88
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 08-25-2012

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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 16
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours orange with a thin head. ACBF sample pour does allow me to rightly judge the head or lacing.

S-Balanced. The malt may outweigh the hops. Lots of sweet caramel and other basic malty notes. The hops are rather dull. Piney and oddly herbal.

T-Yeah, more of the same. Relatively odd in its hoppiness. Just as sweet. Balanced but with no really defining flavor. Just very forgettable.

M-Rather thin. Not too bitter.

O/D-Was not a big fan of this one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazed, orangey apricot with a light beige head that slowly recedes. Low aroma of floral hops, a little perfumey.

Flavor of toffee malt upfront, followed by grapefruit citrus hops, tastes like centennial. Morphs quickly to pine, and bitter orange rind. Fairly bitter, but this tastes like a single IPA, not a double IPA. Not overly complex, thin mouthfeel, this is just above average overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up from a local wine and cheese store (oddly enough) while out with the wife today.

I poured the 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams point glass.

A - Poured a hazy golden color with a moderate head. Honestly, it looks a bit light for a DIPA. The head dissipated fairly quickly leaving good lacing on the glass.

S - Getting a lot of hops right off the bat. Getting more pine and evergreen as opposed to citrus fruits in some other DIPAs I've had. I'm only getting a little malt in the smell... Overall seems a bit thin on the nose.

T - Taste follows the smell. Getting bitter, spicy hops and pine right away. Certainly not an unpleasant flavor but I expected more complexity from a DIPA. Very dry...reminds of a dry white wine. Not a strong malt backbone on this one which probably leads to the dryness. My mouth is really craving some malt but it's just not there. I think the taste would be excellent with a stronger malt presence, but it's still an enjoyable beer.

M - Good carbonation but not so much that I have an issue with. Feel is on the thin side, I was hoping for it to be a bit more creamy. But, then again, it's probably due to a weaker malt backbone compared to some other DIPAs. Certainly not unpleasant but I expected something a bit more rich.

O - Solid DIPA. Is it among the greats? No, but it's still a solid offering, worth picking up if you can find it. I think some more malt presence would go a long way and could make this beer truly excellent.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Very hazy orange, thick white head fades to a thick layer and leaves little lacing. A good bit of sediment from the bottle.
S - Floral, earthy, grassy hops. Some malt faint malts, caramel, biscuit.
T - Citrus from the hops, like orange rind. Some hop spiciness. Well balanced by the malt.
M - Medium/heavy body, medium carb. Dry finish. Leaves a little bitterness on the palate.
O - A good DIPA. Although the ABV on the 12 oz I got read 7.0. Happy to have tried it, but I wouldn't rush back out to get it.

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A: hazy; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a think cap; moderate lacing;

S: mostly floral hops; a little pine hops and caramel malt in the back ground;

T: earthy with a little pine in the background; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O; a nice beer; I'd buy it again; having said that, it's kind of all over the place - like it doesn't know what it wants to be;

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Ambrewsia from Brewmaster Jack
88 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.