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Ambrewsia - Brewmaster Jack

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86
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewmaster Jack visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 08-25-2012)
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Rideguy64

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

07-12-2014 00:08:59 | More by Rideguy64
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Dulcea

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-28-2013 16:59:33 | More by Dulcea
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 01:03:14 | More by VelvetExtract
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-27-2013 23:53:36 | More by GABrew
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-16-2013 02:09:45 | More by DonFrap
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far333

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 15:35:43 | More by far333
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-15-2013 04:21:31 | More by discharmingly
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-18-2014 02:07:08 | More by MattXT
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 22:13:06 | More by CJRubes
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-10-2013 02:20:20 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-07-2013 22:22:01 | More by HattedClassic
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-03-2014 14:50:42 | More by pisano
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-11-2012 13:05:18 | More by nmann08
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MA08

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-27-2014 16:09:37 | More by MA08
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-18-2013 14:37:56 | More by harsley
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whatsgoody

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-22-2014 22:25:15 | More by whatsgoody
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-18-2014 19:49:54 | More by Rekrule
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Greenlabel

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-06-2013 22:02:38 | More by Greenlabel
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dome formed head after settling. Leaves good ring lace after each sip. The liquid is golden amber and cloudy.

Strong floral hop (like evergreens) aroma. Good pale malt background with a touch of sweetness.

The flavor is borderline extreme--the hop is nearly overwhelming. Creamy pale malt start but the hop takes over quickly and completely. The swallow and aftertaste is like white pepper, but hop flavor while in the mouth is like grapefruit. Full bodied with good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 20:53:06 | More by smcolw
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle dated April 7, 2014. Sampled on May 26, 2014.

The pour is a slight hazy copper orange amber with a long lasting white foamy head that lingers on.

The aroma has a decent dose of floral and piney hops that emit a grapefruit-like character. The toasted malts figure into the aroma a little bit too.

The body is around medium and fairly smooth.

The taste has plenty of resiny hops on my tongue but not to the point of exploding in my face. Malt character can also be tasted. This is a well-balanced Imperial IPA that still emphasizes the hops with a dry bitter finale.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 18:38:10 | More by puboflyons
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Re-reviewed since my last review was most likely old or slightly infected. Since that review the other ones I've had from them were much better, so time for a re-review. Botted on 4/07/14 so pretty fresh.

Pours a nice fluffy fizzy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent soapy lacing, hazy reddish orange color, already much different, although appearance is lower I have a feeling the rest will be much higher.

Nose nice citrus hops, some orange zest, tangerine, little candied orange peel, clementine, a light nectarine and stone fruit notes, touch of a papaya like tropical note, and some toasty reddish malts, a little candy brownish malts too, touch of caramel, bit of grapefruit later.

Taste starts with more citrus and fresh fruit, a little fresh grapefruit flesh, orange flesh, little juicy tangerine and nectarine, more fleshy than juicy, like fresh blended fruit. Into candied orange rind and a touch of pith, with some semi sweet malts, a little toasty reddish malt and caramel, but just enough to balance it. and an abrasive fluffy feel, little fluffy malt as well. Bitterness is fair to start, a little rindy, and increases on the back end. Finish gets a bit spicy, hops ramp up as it attempts to dry but the big malt sweetness keeps it from that. A hint of booze comes through with that, spicy earthy rind like bitterness dominates for a while after, and quite bitter at that point, almost like chewing on hop pellets dry.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, feels a bit thick and abrasive too, with plenty of carbonation, note quite too much yet but almost there.

overall better than the first one i had, but not by a lot. I suppose the old bottle was just old and fermented a bit too much in the bottle, lost some of the hop bite, etc. Still the same beer which is why it's not worlds better, a decent IIPA, nothing out of this world, but enjoyable.

(Now the old review)
Pours a nice fluffy almost 2 finger head that fades fairly slowly, nice lacing, hazy tangerine orange color lots of bubbles rising up. 4.5

Nose has a big candy malt base, caramel, toffee, sweet amber reddish malts, light bready yeasty, sweet syrupy, light citrus hops, little spicy earthy hops, quite fruity and a big spicy hop bitterness waiting for me. 4

Taste starts with more malts, sweet candy malts, caramel, toffee, bready malts and bready yeast that gets a little off flavor tasting and unhappy yeast that I can't label, maybe too hot in fermentation, or possibly the early onset of infection. Then hops, quite bitter as it ramps, light citrus, quite spicy and earthy, some pine, chewy hops even, light candy hops too. Finish is still fairly sweet but drier, a lingering long bitterness and earthy spicy hops, and an anesthetized hot booze lingering, and just a touch of that unhappy yeast or possible infection offset. 3.5

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, some warming semi hot booze late, good carb. 4

Overall interesting, but not great, decent hops that don't really excite. Malts are nice balance to the heat and big bitter earthy spicy hops, but also either bad yeast or possible infection. 3

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 01:05:24 | More by jlindros
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PerHops

California

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- This one is a nice looking golden orange with good head rentention and moderately visible carbonation.

S- Fairly hoppy with a clean, herbal, earthy smell. A little spicy, a little citrusy.

T- Very dry for an imperial ipa. It is slight citrusy, a little bit sweet, a little pine, grass and pepper.

M- Slightly more carbonated than ideal. This does intensify the flavors, however.

O= I was impressed by this beer and would like to try it again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:32:45 | More by PerHops
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a nice sized fluffy white head with moderate retention and lace. Smells of hops and caramel, no shit huh! citrus, pine, resin, bread and caramel are all represented in the nose. The flavor has a malty start with lots of bread and caramel with a hint of anise. The hops are definitely present and provide a smooth bitterness and nice hop flavor. Citrusy grapefruit provide most of the flavor with a nice resin batting cleanup. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. I'd never heard of this brewery before I spotted it in a store far from home. I'm glad I took a chance at this one, its a really nice old school feeling IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 20:43:07 | More by johnnnniee
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-12-2014 03:49:53 | More by ccurrid
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-12-2014 00:53:31 | More by BKotch
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Ambrewsia from Brewmaster Jack
86 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.