Mom & Pop's Wet Hop Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Mom & Pop's Wet Hop LagerMom & Pop's Wet Hop Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Using 100% locally-sourced ingredients, this lager features hops grown by our Mom and Pop on the family farm in VT, and MA-born hops too. Malted barley and unmalted spelt and wheat provide the finishing touches for this all-local brew. A mild, earthly hop aroma mixes well with malty cereal notes. Not to be confused as an extra hoppy beer, this is a nicely balanced and pleasantly hopped lager.

13 IBU

Added by PeterIngemi on 09-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
178
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mom & Pop’s Wet Hop Lager opens to a nose that is surprisingly balanced for a beer whose name focuses more on hops than malts. Breads and grains are perhaps the most noticeable aroma, bringing biscuit, Grape Nuts cereal, floury baguette, rising wheat dough, and wet wheat stalks. The hops are a secondary aroma, but still add a pleasant and noticeable lemon, pine resin, and grapefruit rim to the breads and grains. There’s also a bit of brown sugar, and a smidgen of apricot and berry fruit esters. As a whole, the nose is very nice, speaking to a simple, but very well-made lager that has been meticulously balanced to feature the best of its ingredients.

On the tongue, the beer is more sugary than expected, with immediate brown sugar notes, as well as berry, orange, apricot, pear, and apple fruit esters. The sugars are delicious and sweet, and blend well with the (here, much lighter) breads and grains, which add floury baguette, biscuit, cereal, and light toast crust earthiness. The hops add touches of pine, lemon, grapefruit, and sweet rosewater, very nicely complementing the sugars and breads. The aftertaste is a lingering continuation of the main mouthful, but with slightly larger pine and grapefruit hop notes, and a plant-stem bitterness that is slightly reminiscent of dandelion stems. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is an excellent lager, being finely balanced and featuring an excellent and surprising array of sweet sugars and fruit esters, as well as fresh hop notes. This would make for excellent summer fare, being on the lighter, but very flavorful side, and would also make for an excellent introductory beer to someone unfamiliar with craft brews, as it shows the range of flavors that a good lager should have.

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4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium golden color with a bone white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of sweet and bready pilsner malt with a bit of a freshly cut grain aroma and a hint of floral hops to round everything out. The flavor is bready and pilsner like with a bit of cracker and sweetness that lets you know there's something just a touch different here. Spicy earthy hops provide a balance in the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Another great lager from Jack's!

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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big ups to celticfutblclub for this!

A- Pours a dark golden with a good amount of head and lacing, lets go with a half inch

S- Immidiately declares that it is a lager, which is not a bad thing by any means. Lots of malts and just a touch of hops. Looking forward to tasting this one

T- Very interesting I'll give it that. Lager yeast and pale malts are the big hitters here. Tiny pick of hops in the end. I like maltier beers so this is going well with me

M- Super smooth, best part of the beer

O- Really glad I got to try this one. Nothing amazing but its a unique style

Thanks Alan!

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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

September 2012

Read the description and the style here, people. Just because Hoponius Union and RIPL Effect are big hop-bombs and this is labeled as a "Wet Hop Lager" doesn't mean they're supposed to be the same beers. This is an American Pale Lager, after all. Although I was surprised by the first sip because I hadn't read the text on the side of the label, this is still a very fine brew.

A: Golden-yellow in color with a bubbly, tall, white head leaving behind no lace or retention.

S: Straw, hay, earth, barn, cereal grains, lightly roasted malt, and a hint of hops.

T: Similar to the nose. Cereal grains stand out but it doesn't detract from the beer. It's part of the style. Faint hop finish that leaves a pleasant lingering aftertaste.

M: Properly carbonated, full of flavor, and a easy to drink. That's how Jack's Abby does it. Sure this beer doesn't stand up to a hoppy IPA or wet-hopped Pale Ale, but it's fine for what it is.

O: As far as the style goes, this is top notch. Recommended.

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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mom & Pop's Wet Hop Lager pours an extremely clear golden color with a moderate, white fizzy head on top. The foam fades quickly leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma reminds me of a pilsner. Slightly skunky with grassy hops and hints of light fruit (apple).

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy and smooth with mild carbonation. The flavor begins with sweet pale malt and some bread. Grassy hop bitterness and a touch of skunk at the end. It finishes dry and once gone the grassy hops linger on the palate.

This is a very easy to drink beer with lots of pilsner character. Very well balanced.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: poured from a typical JA 500ml bottle into a rock art pint. golden in color with a bit of haze. white head that slowly settles into a thin lacing

s: skunky hop aroma, but i dont mean that in a bad way. you can also get some notes of grain in the nose

t: earthy hop flavor but not too strong (not supposed to be like it says on the label). still getting that skunky hop flavor but i enjoy it. its definitely not due to age or mishandling. it was bottled on september 2012. great complex malt profile. cereal like grain flavor. enjoyable and balanced all around.

m: well carbonated.

reminds me of a good euro pale lager but earned some extra points for all those local ingrediants. thoroughly enjoyed this one but could see how some may not. recommended if your a big lager fan like me.

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Mom & Pop's Wet Hop Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.7 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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