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Up Top IPA - JDub's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
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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Reviews by russpowell:
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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a chill-hazed & effervescent caramel with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Stays hazy, nice lacing & head retention

S: Bready, tropical fruit notes, not much else

T: Breadyness, caramel, pineapple & woody hop notes. More bready sweetness as this warms, some pineapple, orange peel & woody hops. Finishes with pineapple, a little grapefruit, breadyness, & a little dryness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, a little grainy, skews a little sweet, but bitterness swings back in as it warms

Drinks easy, tasty take on the style, wish it was little more hop forward in the nose...

More User Reviews:
Photo of macrosmatic
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Hazy copper color, just under two-fingers of fluffy white head, and relatively low visible carbonation.

S: A little diminished overall – citrus rind, resinous pine, and bready malt.

T: Big grapefruit rind hops, bready malt backbone with just a hint of caramel sweetness, some resin in the middle, and some flowery hops in the back end. Moderate amount of bitterness in the hang.

M: Medium body, average alcohol presence for style. Carbonation sensation does seem a touch on the low side.

O: A solid beer from a new brewery to me. But in the end, it's nothing that I would go out of my way for. Again, it's a crowded canned-IPA market these days, and this doesn't do much to stand out.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy copper body. Clear body until the sediment flows in. Clouds it up. Small white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Citrus. Grapefruit. Light sweetness. Toasted malt.

Taste - Grapefruit hops. Toasty malt. Bready and grainy. Slightly sweet. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Drinkable and well carbonated.

Overall - Not very exciting, but drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can shared by Curran tonight.

Pours a light shade of orange, with a half inch head, and not a whole lot of lacing.

Smells sweet, some citrus, some pine, kind of just like every other IPA out there, unfortunately.

This tastes weirdly off, I can't really describe it. There's an orange-ish fruity hop flavor, with some lingering bitterness, but literally nothing else. Very one-dimensional. No malt flavor, no change in flavor as you drink it. It's perplexing.

It's medium bodied, and slightly syrupy in the mouthfeel, with a good amount of lingering bitterness. Not all that drinkable.

Not the best IPA I've ever had, by any stretch of the imagination.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Up Top IPA from JDub's Brewing Company
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