Hopstitution #2: XPL | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.89/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
284
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of zekeman17
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTomczak
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amalburg
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BColton1
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fantalek
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mabermud
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of diamondlie
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimonPuggle
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of forgedinmetal666
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of cjoc83
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Shy5
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Kreit215
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of HookemHoos
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of pjs234
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of handpullme
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Hopstitution #2: XPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 284 ratings