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Up Top IPA - JDub's Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
JDub's Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerBeast on 03-14-2014

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Photo of suckaj
1.59/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

lacking in hops, tastes like wood

Photo of Mikemcc99
2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Clean very light bodied simplistic IPA. Nicely hopped with citrusy notes. Finish is a bit too bitter for my taste.

Photo of anteater
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoveStout
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kaos
4.37/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matthewwarner
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brpendergast85
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A little overly bitter with a weak finish.

Photo of N_Schleret
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chicowdy
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very solid IPA from local Florida brewery.

Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frlrv1020
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Saltydogfitz
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cgskippy
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BallsDeep
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of helios7
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twizzard
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Travitten
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wingnutter
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jdub's Up Top IPA
12 oz. can, no apparent freshness dating
$1.84 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

Appearance: Hazy orange-amber body beneath a frothy head of off-white. Head retention is quite good, lacing is average.

Aroma: Resinous, piney, and floral hops. Caramelish malt.

Flavor: Gently citrusy, piney, and grassy hops are well meshed into a biscuity and caramelish malt base. Solidly bitter. The can reads "A sessionable India Pale Ale that doesn't slap you in the face with bitterness", but it does build on the palate: the alcohol combines with the hop bitterness and it has a very dry finish. Still, it remains balanced overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning toward medium-light in body; moderately crisp carbonation.

Overall: If there's a flaw to this beer it lies in the choice of ingredients, not in the brewing technique. The malt flavor is good but it doesn't particularly stand out, and the hops follow suit. Is it citrusy? Is it piney? Maybe a little bit of both, but muddled. I'm not even sure what varieties are in use. Perhaps there are too many types at work, confusing it a bit. Or not. Regardless, it generally seems to lack a bit of 'polish" as far as what it's intended to project.

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Up Top IPA from JDub's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.