Hopstitution #3: Calyptra | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Hopstitution #3: CalyptraHopstitution #3: Calyptra
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
202
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottling date, hops listed (there's a spot on the label but it's empty), ABV listed, nada. Man, Jack's Abby is really slacking lately. Regardless, this was just released last week so it's pretty fresh.

A: Pours a clear pale straw. Very tall, very effervescent offwhite head. Great head retention and loads of lacing everywhere.

S: Nice sharp tropical fruit aroma. Sweet fruits really. I've never smelled calypso hops but this has sort of a dry pear aroma which I think must be it? The citra shines mostly, I feel. Some light crackery malt too.

T: Tropical fruits initially and then loads of spicy, spicy pine. I get that pear again, poking through in some places. Pear is a bit stronger towards the finish when the citra has faded. Again with the crackery malt in the finish too, light and crisp when combined with the pear. Lingering spicy and dank pine with more hints of pear. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste. Well attentuated, I think.

M: Light, dry, crisp and refreshing. I'm not sure the ABV on this one but I'm guessing 5-6%.

O: Interesting hop combo. It's basically a citra IPL but with some pear poking its neck out here and there. It adds a nice layer of complexity and helps keep this from being a little one-note, even if it's somewhat subdued compared to the spiciness and tropical fruitiness of the citra. Tasty and refreshing. My only real knock is that the citra dominates a little too completely.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into Spiegelau glass

A: Straw colored with a slight haze billowy white head laces on the glass like crazy

S: light lemon with some herbal smell and light cracker

T: hoppy with a very light crisp taste a little bit of bitterness on the end with some crackery taste

M: Nice full feel to the mouth

O: This is very nice essay drinking beer I think it lacks a little in the flavor department but it's crisp refreshing and has a very rich full mouthfeel which was very surprising

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Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of woodchipper
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of bbudnik
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.33/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twizzard
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of MPPHISH
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GmAn613
2.91/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle might have been old, but wasnt impressed with the flavor. Everything we had on tap from Jacks Abby was great. This was lacking any flavor or aroma at all.

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Photo of CrazyLarry
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phished880
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of dcisco44
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Hopstitution #3: Calyptra from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.11 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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