Hop Box | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

Hop BoxHop Box
BA SCORE
3.44/5
383 Ratings
Hop BoxHop Box
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Nevada, United States
jjbrewco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Box is our tribute to hops! Bury your nose in a glass and inhale. Pungent aromas immediately enrich your senses. Hop Box has both pine and citrus notes that arise from the bucketfuls of hops we add to the kettle and again into the fermentation tanks. We attempt to pack as much hop flavor and aroma into your glass as possible. Drink in the rich resinous flavors that elevate the heady aromatics. The hop box sips crisp and finishes dry with a lingering bitterness that begs you to take another sip.

85 IBUs

Added by glid02 on 03-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,342
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
383
pDev:
15.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a rich golden color with a slight haze. Soapy white froth covers the top with good retention and ample lace.
SMELL: Intensely piney, with a touch of grapefruit and herb. Really strong spruce aroma that is very expressive. A bit of pineapple and booze.
TASTE: In the flavor, lots of pine, citrus rind, alpha acids, and all things hoppy. Grapefruit juice and lemon also dial in. Bread and toffee like maltyness, which is cut short by the bitter hops. Quite hop forward, in a good way. There is little hint of the strength of this beer
FEEL: Medium bodied, light spritsy carbonation. The flavor of citrus rind and sappy pine are in the finish.
OVERALL: A solid double IPA with a unique hop profile. Easy to drink and has a good piney citrus character. Thanks to K Scarci for the hookup here. This is quite good indeed.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured this at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, thick, cream-colored head that settled very slowly and plenty of lace. Color is a clear amber with many bubble trails. Aroma is mainly fresh hop composed of citrus and then resin. Can't hardly smell much else. Flavor's like nose, fairly dry, mostly bitter with complimentary carbonic tang. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is decent. Finish is like flavor with bitterness being very long; not much sign of the alcohol. Too bitter without the balance for me.

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pours slightly hazy copper amber with a 1+ finger head that left some spotted lacing

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Nice nose of citrus and piney hops. Orange, mango, pine, lemon zest and biscuit.

Taste follows the aromas well. Mandarin, orange peel, mango, pine sap, bread, biscuit, floral, pepper and a touch of alcohol. A tasty blend that masks the near-10% abv well.

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Hop Box from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 383 ratings
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