Up Top IPA - JDub's Brewing Company

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Up Top IPAUp Top IPA

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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 137
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 44 | 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: 17 | Hads: 137
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
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... (591 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (1,204 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (771 characters)

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gebrew
5/5  rDev +43.7%

Photo of Bassbone8vb
4.9/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste, nice mouth feel, and great nose. (45 characters)

Photo of rightcoast7
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of twizzard
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy amber with light crown of off-white head. Little to no lace in generic pint glass at Gerst Haus in Evansville.

Aroma: Pine and grapefruit hops. Not especially notable.

Taste: More pine and citrus hops, with a pretty fair malt profile to back it all up. Bitter nip at finish, with a tangy aftertaste.

Overall not a bad IPA, but pretty average in a sea of similar brews. (391 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%

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. (417 characters)

Photo of wilfonzo
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cgscub
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of kaos
4.37/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaycase
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of cyrushire
3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of wrecknut
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, resin, light pine. Taste is hops, pine, mild bitterness, a bit of malts are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer. (231 characters)

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Up Top IPA from JDub's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.