Hoponius On Holiday Tropical IPL | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.06/5
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67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Iski100 on 08-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,068
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
67
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Long Ridge Wine and Spirits for about twelve dollars. Canned-on date of 6/8/18. Have had a few brews from these guys before, all solid. Nice flavor on this one, would buy again.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrovelli
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 6/18/18

Pours a deep, clear gold; a good-sized off-white head forms and leaves lasting strands of lacing.

Aroma brings a soft malt-hop balance alongside candied orange peel, mango, and guava.

Taste brings further candied orange, clean hops, and unripened pineapple; as it softens, notes of oaky malts and banana esters reveal themselves.

Mouthfeel is mostly dry with a comfortably dank and juicy edge. There's more heft to the body than expected, but it balances nicely to leave with a finish on the crisper side.

A refreshing IPL that stays citrusy and tropical without ever becoming overly cloying or imbalanced. Easy-drinking, but has a presence. Good stuff from Jack's Abby.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of soze47
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely rendition of their flagship. Signature body, color, and mouth feel - pleasant bitterness of the classic with added flavors of pineapple and candied orange zest. Well done. Drank at brewery.

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Photo of Sulty
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned back in December. Bought on sale.

Poured from the 16 oz. van into a Tree House tulip pint.

a: Clear dark gold with an inch thick white head which receded to patchy surface foam and lacing.

s; Light fruit, mainly white grape juice and floral.

t: Tropical fruit over a medium biscuity malt base and mild hop bite. Dry to slightly sweet finish. Floral notes increase as it warms, as does the bitterness.

m: Smooth medium, good body and come carbonation tingle.

o; A tasty and satisfying higher end session brew, apparently intended for wintertime "holiday" consumption but ironically good for warm weather despite being perhaps a bit on the heavy side for an IPA. At over four months age this held up very well, or is one of those rare IPA species which actually improved with age!

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Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours clear and honey colored with a one finger head; decent stickage and a few strands linger

Smell: Tropical and fruity, with pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit and a sweet tropical punch aspect

Taste: Tropical fruit forward, with the tropical fruit punch, pineapple and grapefruit flavors; through the middle, a passion fruit bitterness builds; the finish is sweet and tropical

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A let down, compared to the other beers I have tasted from this brewery; seemed to lack balance

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pete9094
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great session beer. Easy drinker.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with 2 fingers of soapy white head. The head clings to the glass leaving some cobwebs of lace before settling into a soft blanket.

The aroma brings notes of honeydew melon, peaches and orange juice. The sweet, bready malt is present on the back end.

The taste starts off with oranges, melons, and a touch of peach. The middle brings some doughy malt and some bitter pine before finishing with a wave of garlic and onions.

The feel is medium-light bodied with a ton of carbonation. Crisp and very dry. Bitterness lingers a bit too long on the tongue.

Overall, a pretty good IPL that is definitely full of hop flavor yet still has plenty of balance. Unfortunately this isn't nearly as "tropical" as the can indicates. It's got some tropical fruit aromas but it's mostly citrusy and earthy. Not bad at all, just not what was expected.

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maudrey
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden straw color. The nose had bountiful notes of tropical fruits. The flavor was a bit muted and the body was very light even for this style.

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Photo of holzman57
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hoponius On Holiday Tropical IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 67 ratings