Hopstitution #2: XPL
Jack's Abby Brewing

Hopstitution #2: XPLHopstitution #2: XPL
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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
American Lager
3.89 | pDev: 10.28%
Feb 14, 2016
Dec 07, 2013
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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Rated: 3.57 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by JTomczak from Connecticut

Jun 27, 2015
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Reviewed by benjaminkhlaw from Hong Kong

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!
Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by TonyY from New York

Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by amalburg from Michigan

Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by BColton1 from Rhode Island

Mar 23, 2015
Rated: 3.27 by Fantalek from New York

Mar 13, 2015
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Rated by mabermud from Washington

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.
Jan 10, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by diamondlie from Connecticut

Dec 26, 2014
Rated: 3.53 by SimonPuggle from Connecticut

Dec 21, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by forgedinmetal666 from Vermont

Dec 06, 2014
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Reviewed by cjoc83 from Pennsylvania

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.
Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by tappangordo from New York

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 3.95 by Shy5 from Oregon

Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Kreit215 from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by HookemHoos from Virginia

Oct 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jeff1973 from California

Oct 23, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by milkbone_underwear from Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2014
Hopstitution #2: XPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 284 ratings