Ambrewsia | Brewmaster Jack

AmbrewsiaAmbrewsia
BA SCORE
84.9%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 166 ratings
AmbrewsiaAmbrewsia
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewmaster Jack
Massachusetts, United States
brewmasterjack.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PeterIngemi on 08-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,684
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
166
Liked:
141
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
8.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Rideguy64
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of jcoleMA66
2.9/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dulcea
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.02/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours orange with a thin head. ACBF sample pour does allow me to rightly judge the head or lacing.

S-Balanced. The malt may outweigh the hops. Lots of sweet caramel and other basic malty notes. The hops are rather dull. Piney and oddly herbal.

T-Yeah, more of the same. Relatively odd in its hoppiness. Just as sweet. Balanced but with no really defining flavor. Just very forgettable.

M-Rather thin. Not too bitter.

O/D-Was not a big fan of this one.

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Photo of tb4475
3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of NJM
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A very mediocre base beer, dry hopped.

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Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of DonFrap
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Shy5
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of far333
3.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazed, orangey apricot with a light beige head that slowly recedes. Low aroma of floral hops, a little perfumey.

Flavor of toffee malt upfront, followed by grapefruit citrus hops, tastes like centennial. Morphs quickly to pine, and bitter orange rind. Fairly bitter, but this tastes like a single IPA, not a double IPA. Not overly complex, thin mouthfeel, this is just above average overall.

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Photo of adjunctlager
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of MattXT
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of billab914
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJRubes
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up from a local wine and cheese store (oddly enough) while out with the wife today.

I poured the 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams point glass.

A - Poured a hazy golden color with a moderate head. Honestly, it looks a bit light for a DIPA. The head dissipated fairly quickly leaving good lacing on the glass.

S - Getting a lot of hops right off the bat. Getting more pine and evergreen as opposed to citrus fruits in some other DIPAs I've had. I'm only getting a little malt in the smell... Overall seems a bit thin on the nose.

T - Taste follows the smell. Getting bitter, spicy hops and pine right away. Certainly not an unpleasant flavor but I expected more complexity from a DIPA. Very dry...reminds of a dry white wine. Not a strong malt backbone on this one which probably leads to the dryness. My mouth is really craving some malt but it's just not there. I think the taste would be excellent with a stronger malt presence, but it's still an enjoyable beer.

M - Good carbonation but not so much that I have an issue with. Feel is on the thin side, I was hoping for it to be a bit more creamy. But, then again, it's probably due to a weaker malt backbone compared to some other DIPAs. Certainly not unpleasant but I expected something a bit more rich.

O - Solid DIPA. Is it among the greats? No, but it's still a solid offering, worth picking up if you can find it. I think some more malt presence would go a long way and could make this beer truly excellent.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NinjaJesus
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

What a great beer. It cant compete with the Hop Essence Series but it is fantastic. IPAs are all over the place these days but this one has a nice orange hop profile to it, not too syrupy and a solid malt presence. Pick it up and support BMJ!

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Photo of Larueminati
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Very hazy orange, thick white head fades to a thick layer and leaves little lacing. A good bit of sediment from the bottle.
S - Floral, earthy, grassy hops. Some malt faint malts, caramel, biscuit.
T - Citrus from the hops, like orange rind. Some hop spiciness. Well balanced by the malt.
M - Medium/heavy body, medium carb. Dry finish. Leaves a little bitterness on the palate.
O - A good DIPA. Although the ABV on the 12 oz I got read 7.0. Happy to have tried it, but I wouldn't rush back out to get it.

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Photo of abagofit
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jcorn
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beers smells amazing. Taste isn't quite as good as it smells but still very good. Would be a higher rating but it just kept foaming out of the bottle. I didn't drop it or anything so weird. Could only take 2-3 sips, all I was getting was foam. Decent tasting foam though.

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Photo of portia99
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip (1/2015 on the label)

A - Pours clear with a medium amber color and a finger of soapy white head that falls fairly quickly and lots of foamy lacing on the glass.

S - Earthy hops underneath a top layer of citrusy grapefruit and some resiny pine. A touch of caramel malt in an otherwise light, biscuity malt base.

T - Pine, mild citrus, earthy hops. Medium bitterness that is earthy and a bit dull. Subdued in flavor overall.

F - Medium body with medium carbonation. Pretty much as expected for style.

O - Overall...not bad, but nothing special. Perhaps on the fringe of its freshness window, but quite drinkable if not memorable.

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Photo of Mini4x
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of paresis
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ambrewsia from Brewmaster Jack
Beer rating: 84.9% out of 100 with 166 ratings
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