Hijack - Infamous Brewing Company
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Reviews by Premo88:
3.71/5 rDev +7.5%
12 oz. can poured into nonic
(no born-on date)
L: yellow, slight cloudiness but can see through it ... perhaps a hint of gold (orange) in it; weak 1/4-inch head of foam that dissipates quickly; keeps a decent collar of foam but there's almost no carbonation running up the column
S: lemon, grain, sour grain ... just a hint of sweet light malt but the lemon and grain overpowers it all; sour grain showing more and more ... hints of creamed corn
T: sweet biscuit/bread malt with a hint of pepper spice ... tons of sweetness; grain; taste is much sweeter than the smell ... there's no sour here
F: quite solid for a brew that looks half flat ... tons of carbonation, and a solid weight ... not watery; super drinkable
O: as i've worked through a six-pack, this one is growing on me. some of the new cream ales are almost sickly sweet and taste only like creamed corn -- they aren't undrinkable, but this seems to have just a pinch of some german/noble hops that is giving just a teeny spicy/black-pepper hop bite to help it balance. not a bad brew at all.
06-10-2014 23:42:23 | More by Premo88
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3.43/5 rDev -0.6%
Had on tap at Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek. This was the first time I've seen Infamous on a menu in Austin. Hijack was listed in their printed menu, though, so it looks to be a standard offering. Served in a pint glass: fairly clear, lawnmower-yellow color with a small amount of head.
The nose is a little subdued. I smell a little lemony citrus coming through, but mostly the kind of grainy aroma I associate with pilsners. The latter observation soon became a theme for Hijack--it reminds me of a pilsner as much of a cream ale. I just drank Genny Cream Ale yesterday, so I'm looking for the same sweetness in Hijack but not finding it. Instead, bready/grainy flavors combined with a lemony hop presence. I also get some fruity notes that reminded me of Sam Adams Summer Ale (grains of paradise?). On the whole, maybe not that different from Sixpoint's Sweet Action.
Well-carbonated and light-bodied with a drying finish. This beer was pretty refreshing and paired well with pork tacos. Although I'd hesitate to classify it as a cream ale, I did enjoy drinking Hijack, and I'd order it again over other summer-friendly Texas options like Saint Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower or Real Ale Fireman's 4.
06-23-2013 04:15:33 | More by Riccymon
3.8/5 rDev +10.1%
Appearance: Pours out with a clear golden color capped by an impressive head; looks like a pilsener and delivers nice lacing action
Smell: Bready with a hint of lemon and vanilla
Taste: Opens bready, with a touch of lemon building alongside the vanilla cream; the finish is slightly sweet
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Refreshingly quaffable; a nice summer beer
Thanks, duff247, for the opportunity
06-05-2014 00:24:22 | More by brentk56
Hijack from Infamous Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.