North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale | North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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87
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56 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Texas, United States
nxnwbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Pegasus on 05-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 22
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of garyford
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of obrike
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My lovely wife surprised me with a growler of this last night after going out with her best friend.

Funny thing is, the wife does not drink, but her friend got a sampler from the Brewery. After trying each one, she (the best friend) picked the one she hated, knowing I'd like it...she was correct.

Poured a hazy light orange in my Sam Adams pint glass. Decent sticky lace that coated the glass. A thin white ring stayed for the duration.

Yum, that's a fresh smelling APA. Getting equal amounts pine, citrus, and spices. Quite aromatic.

Taste follows smell completely. A very resiny pine and citrus(orange, lemon) combo on this one. Even a bit of ginger maybe? Super fresh, nice malt backbone, but the hops take center stage here. Earthy and dank, a very nice APA surprise. Moderate carbonation, goes down super easy...wish I knew what the ABV was...my guess is around 6.

I'd say this one is a hit folks. Try some if you hit NxNW. Thanks again for the growler sweetie!

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Photo of Lawl3ss
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled fresh growler into a nonic pint.

Look- Hazy deep gold with two fingers of off-white head. Plenty of webblike lace left behind as it settles slowly, suds persist until the glass has emptied.

Smell- Strong caramel malt with a hint of floral hops and lemon rind. Very sweet.

Taste- Not particularly complex or bold, but spot-on for the execution. Starts with a wash of bitterness before moving to graham-cracker malt and finishing with citrus and pine. Aftertaste is bready and fades quickly. It's not flashy, but it's pretty darn good.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, light carbonation. Refreshing feel. Exceptionally drinkable.

Overall- It's not going to wow anyone, but it's not trying to. Refreshing, drinkable, and fits the style and the food at NXNW. I'll definitely be having it again.

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Photo of jamescain
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler after the Jester King first anniversary party and opened it up the next day. Poured into a wine glass.

It pours a very clear orange amber with yellow hues and a fluffy white head that slowly fades into a thin lacing and clings to the side of the glass. The nose is full of pine and a hint of citrus with a nice malty bready sweetness peeking through. Medium carbonation with medium body and a dry slightly lingering finish. The taste is slightly bitter, mostly piney with a nice malt backbone that I would consider bready. I definitely enjoyed this beer and am glad I picked up a growler.

Glad I finally made it out to NXNW and I was not disappointed.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of wampahoofus
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden in color with lots of white frothy head. Fades quickly but plenty of lacing left behind.

Smell - Grapefruit and a bit of sweetness in the aroma.

Taste - Plenty of bitter hops and grapefruit. A bit of the malt distant in the background. Just a bit of carbonation.

Mouthfeel - Smooth with just a touch of carbonation. The hops are very enjoyable without any harshness.

Drinkability - This is a really nice pale ale. It represents the style very well. I love pale ales and IPAs that turn on the citrus/grapefruit quality of the hops. Not all of them do this. This one does it very well. This one will go down very nicely!

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. The beer pours an orange yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a nice grapefruit hop note along with some biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grapefruit and some other notes from the Cascade hops, with some biscuit malt to balance things out. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of redraider2323
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at NXNW:

A - pale gold, nice foam and lacing

S - beautiful American citrus hop aroma. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit

T - nice showcase of hop flavor, not a ton of malt character, but I'm really enjoying the hops

M/D - medium thin mouthfeel, very dry and drinkable. This is one of my favortite APAs.

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Photo of beersheppard
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: amber color, white head, minimal lacing

Smell: citrus mostly grapefruit

Taste: sweet malt up front gives way to generous hop flavor, grapefruit and herb

Mouthfeel: a little thin, medium

Drinkability: a nice example of the pale ale. Refreshing. I would definitely get again.

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Photo of jwillcourt
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the restaurant into a pint glass.

A - Very cloudy, golden copper color. There is a finger of white head that disappears quickly into spotty foam. The head leaves slight lacing, but the beer leaves pretty good lacing down the glass with each sip.

S - Predominantly juicy citrus hops, both grapefruit and lemon, as well as sweet malt.

T - Initial flavor is sweet and toasted malt. This is followed with citrus hops and an overall lemony aftertaste which I find refreshing.

M - Medium body and carbonation. It feels a little sticky on the lips.

D - Overall drinkability is very good. It is refreshing, with low alcohol and a nice dry, citrus aftertaste. This pint was slightly filling, but last year I had no problem finishing a growler of it at home.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at NXNW into a pint glass.

Pours with a gorgeous copper-orange body; slight haze apparent. Thick lacing draped along the inside of the pint as the towering cap of creamy tan head slowly recedes. Quite a hoppy aroma for a Pale, almost smells "wet-hopped" due to the robust freshness. Similar candy-like sweetness in the background, as noted in NXNW's Kodiak IPA.

Biscuity, caramel malts show up first, balancing a solid hop profile of floral notes and citrus. Nice bitter finish lingers on the end with a taste of graininess. The medium body is crisp, slightly sweet, and well-carbonated, and although the bitterness level is approaching IPA-status, Py Jingo still holds up well as an American Pale. Very drinkable, especially on a hot summer evening.

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Photo of ballewblake
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into my Fullers steamed glass.

Nice golden pale color, stark white one finger head. Head falls slowly, chaotic lacing on the glass that sticks and stays. Awesome hoppy floral aroma, very floral. Earthy flavor, pepper, piney, fresh hops. Perfect mouthfeel, I'll have no problems finishing off this growler. Tastes as fresh as it did at the bar. Tasty.

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Photo of goatgoat
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear light honeyed gold. A moderately thick off-white head forms with a beautiful reverse cascade. Leaves lots of lovely sticky lace.
Aroma is moderately floral, citrus, earthy. A light sweet honey background.
Flavor continues the aroma. Moderate malt sweetness serves as a vector for a gentle but serious hop presentation. A long and gently bitter finish.
Generally medium bodied with good carbonation. While excellent at the start, as the pint goes on it seems a bit watery. Finish may be slightly sweet.

This is definitely a hop-forward aroma showcase. Wonderful! Aroma approximates Troeg's Nugget Nectar to my nose, which is highly appreciated.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 10/19/2007 (Sampler @ NxNw Brewery, Austin, TX):

Pours a cloudy orange colored body, with a small head,whitish colored. Has a very hoppy aroma, with grapefruit. A grapefruity mild hoppy taste, with a good piney taste. Tasty, IPA like. Balanced, good.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - fairly standard golden color, a decent head has some nice fluff to it but drops a little fast, holding at a thin cover and solid collar.

Aroma - light grapefruit and pine. Could use more but I like what I'm getting.

Taste - grassy grain followed up with piny, grapefruit rind styled hop flavors. Though the hop levels are moderate, they do dominate the palate on the swallow, providing a drying grapefruit flavor into the finish.

Mouthfeel - a little on the thin side. Good crispness.

Drinkability - a very tasty session beer.

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Photo of JDV
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light golden, with very little head. Aroma is a nice piney hop flavor with maybe some cedar too. I really liked the fresh, woodsy smell of this one. Taste was of some mild hop bitterness, and a good balanced malt behind it. Overall a slightly sweet pale ale that is very drinkable. I liked it a lot and ordered a pint after having it in the sampler. My favorite of the NXNW beers so far. (Besides the Kodiak, now that I've had that as well...)

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 1/2" off-white head. Good retention and full lacing. Hazy golden amber color.

S - Nice candy sweet orange peel. Orange blossom. Good juicy, citrusy aroma.

T - Very well balanced pale ale. Nice malt presence with great hop flavor and a mild bitter finish.

M - Medium body. Light to medium carbonation.

D - Very good drinkability. Would be an excellent session choice. Went very well with the angus burger and huntsman cheese. Good job NXNW!

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North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
3.99 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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