Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Chupaca Brau | Jack's Abby Brewing

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Very Good
10 Ratings

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jabby Brau aged with Tequila, Thai Chili Peppers, Galangal Root, Lemongrass and Agave Nectar.

Added by Resuin on 04-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by acehart1:
Photo of acehart1
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This is Jabby Brau, aged in a freshly emptied bourbon barrel that's been rinsed with tequila, and barrel aged with agave nectar, Thai chili peppers, lemon grass, and galangal root. This is going to be beer, right?

It pours a hazy yellow/orange, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells strange, but intriguing, like sweet grains, tequila, and heady grass clippings.

The taste is similar. There are a lot of adjuncts in this that are unfamiliar to me, but they seem to come together well. A little bit sweet, with a veeery tiny bit of pepper heat, and a lot of herbal grassiness, some citrus flavors, and a little tiny bit of pale malt.

Light bodied, sweet, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, but crisp in the end. Medium carbonation.

This was really interesting, really weird, and ultimately, really good. It helps that it's got a cool name too, but whoever came up with the adjunct bill to this had it right.

 970 characters

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Jmbbabson
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of RichD
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Chupaca Brau from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 10 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.