Hopstitution #2: XPL
Jack's Abby Brewing

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From:
Jack's Abby Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Lager - American
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.28%
Ratings:
284
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 14, 2016
Added:
Dec 07, 2013
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  23
SCORE
87
Very Good
Hopstitution #2: XPLHopstitution #2: XPL
Notes: Our first release of Hopstitution XPL will be released Thursday, December 5th. It will feature three new experimental hops, HBC-344, HBC-291 and HBC-462.
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3.57 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 14, 2016
 
3.84 by JTomczak from Connecticut on Jun 27, 2015
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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by benjaminkhlaw from Hong Kong

Pours golden amber with a finger of white head, good amount of lacing.

Not as big on the nose as the other Jack's Abbys that I have had, got a bit of nice grassy, hoppy aroma.

Tastes just what you want from a lager, crispy and clean with nice citrusy from the hops, finishes with good amount of bitterness. Medium to light bodied with nice amount of carbonation.

Overall a very good summer lager! Crisp, hoppy and bitter, refreshing beer!

Jun 21, 2015
 
3.75 by TonyY from New York on Apr 24, 2015
 
4.06 by amalburg from Michigan on Apr 04, 2015
 
3.77 by BColton1 from Rhode Island on Mar 23, 2015
 
3.27 by Fantalek from New York on Mar 13, 2015
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4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mabermud from Washington

I love the look of this beer. To me, this is a quieter version of Kiwi Rising. Well done.

Jan 10, 2015
 
3.43 by diamondlie from Connecticut on Dec 26, 2014
 
3.53 by SimonPuggle from Connecticut on Dec 21, 2014
 
4.75 by forgedinmetal666 from Vermont on Dec 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
by cjoc83 from Pennsylvania

Bottled on 10-4-14. Poured into a Tired Hands pint glass.
This reminds me very much of a lager version of a "session IPA". Crisp, grainy pilsner malts prop up a substantial hop bill that veers between piney/resinous and tropical/citrus notes. Pine, grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and fresh cut grass intermingle wonderfully before finishing dry, clean, and slightly bitter, with a lingering stone fruit flavor. Super smooth and super crushable, yet still packed with bright, vibrant hops. Amazing stuff... This would be a regular in my rotation if I had access to it. Recommended for sure.

Nov 23, 2014
 
3.8 by tappangordo from New York on Nov 21, 2014
 
3.95 by Shy5 from Oregon on Nov 18, 2014
 
3.5 by Kreit215 from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2014
 
3.5 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont on Nov 13, 2014
 
3.75 by HookemHoos from Virginia on Oct 31, 2014
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Oct 26, 2014
 
3.5 by jeff1973 from California on Oct 23, 2014
 
4.75 by milkbone_underwear from Massachusetts on Oct 21, 2014
 
3.75 by pjs234 from Connecticut on Oct 19, 2014
 
3.75 by handpullme from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2014
 
3.75 by MattXT from Virginia on Oct 15, 2014
 
4 by h4ger from Connecticut on Oct 12, 2014
 
3.75 by BillRoth from Maryland on Oct 11, 2014
 
3.25 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Oct 07, 2014
 
3.25 by Srkolodn from New York on Oct 04, 2014
 
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Sep 29, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

Bottle poured into a tulip. It pours a straw color with a big 2 finger white head. Very clear and highly carbonated. The smell is grassy, a little spicy, and a tiny hint to lemon on the back end. The taste is quite spicy through and through. I get spice up front and on the finish. Some grass in the middle with a citrus note mixed in there. I think it's a subtle lemon flavor. The finish is clean with a low bitterness. Very active carb and light bodied.

Nice but not Jack's Abby's best. Very drinkable.

Sep 28, 2014
 
4 by chalkda01 from New York on Sep 27, 2014
 
3.95 by Schmuckles from Rhode Island on Sep 21, 2014
 
3.84 by TheAnk from Massachusetts on Sep 21, 2014
 
1 by jwarner518 from New York on Sep 20, 2014
 
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on Sep 19, 2014
 
4 by halo913 from Connecticut on Sep 16, 2014
 
4.12 by AMCimpi from New York on Sep 16, 2014
 
4 by cherche from Washington on Sep 14, 2014
 
4.25 by sdaly3 from New Hampshire on Sep 08, 2014
 
3.75 by Kramerwtmf from California on Sep 07, 2014
 
3.65 by ttylicki from Ohio on Sep 07, 2014
Hopstitution #2: XPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 284 ratings