The Jabberwocky
The Lone Pint Brewery

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,024
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,860
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 12.44%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
152
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The Lone Pint Brewery
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  28
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The 16 ounce bottle dated 08/16/2021 pours an orange and malty color with a 1 finger head. It smells a malt and citrus, mostly orange with some hints of pine. Tastes of bitter fruit and citrus. It's thick and smooth almost creamy but the bitterness is the deciding factor for an Imperial IPA. Overall it tastes more like a true IPA with it's West Coast bitterness but doesn't finish dry. Some will enjoy the bitterness more than others. It may be more surprising if it were fresher. Would buy again.

Oct 23, 2021
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well this one was surprisingly drinkable given its 114 IBUs on the label.

But while this very high bitterness is detectable in the pallet, especially the finish, it's very well balanced. The body is thick and the finish is sweet.

Very nice.

Oct 21, 2021
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vickersspitfire from Texas

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look:
Comes out a nice clear amber color, blitzing with carbonation and topped off with a nice thick foamy head, off white and long lasting.

Smell:
Strong grapefruit, orange zest mixed in with other citrus fruits, mild wheat and earthy grainy aromas come through as well. The body of this beer does get mildly hazy after pouring in the rest of the bottle.

Taste:
Surprisingly sweet, not fruit beer sweet, but the sweetness is definitely there. The hops are strong and the malts follow suite soon after, the esters are mild and come out in the corners of your mouth and then the phenols really hit you, dragging the grapefruit and orange zest flavors along. There are some spices and even a peppery taste that follow afterward.

Feel:
Medium bodied leaning more towards a full bodied beer, semi dry and the alcohol is well represented, leaving your mouth with a nice warm feeling after every sip.

Overall:
Pleasant to drink, lovely to smell and very tasty

Apr 20, 2021
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed amber with a pinky of cream colored head. Great lacing and above average head retention

S: Breadyness not much else

T: Cakey, dry, and piney, plus a little grapefruit up front. Piney and leafy hops, sweet dry cakeyness as this warms. Finishes piney and dry

MF: Medium body,low carbonation and good balance

Solid take on the style, wish it hada better nose

Mar 23, 2021
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking Jabberwocky an Imperial IPA from Lone Pint, Texas, ABV 8.50%, IBU 114. It is significantly bitter but the bitterness goes well with the fruitiness and makes it delicious.

Look: hazy amber a half inch thick white head

Aroma: white bread, grapefruit, pine

Taste: The flavor is bread and honey, grapefruit and then the bitterness which is like grapefruit rind and pine resin.

Body/Overall: It has a light to medium body, and despite the bitterness it is thirst quenching.

Nov 01, 2020
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Premo88 from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle poured into nonic
(no dates on package or bottle)

L: murky muted gold, plenty of brown in it but there's enough amber/orange to make it more red than light bronze; topped by almost an inch-tall head of white/offwhite foam; some nice sticking off the head and a bit of lacing on the way down; keeps a collar mixed with big soapy-looking bubbles and a thin line of teeny tiny bubbles; a bit of a show in the glass

S: pungent punch of grapefruit wafts up as you pour; once in the glass, the beer smells like all things hoppy ... grapefruit peel, orange peel, lemon peel, grapefruit juice, lemongrass, something green and herbal (cilantro, basil even?) and a hint of grass; there's also a strong malt backbone behind the hops giving it more and more sweetness as it kind of settles in the glass and starts to warm

T: sweet grapefruit juice first sip, then the hops dig in and start biting away ... all of those same citrus peel notes start showing up, very bitter at times with a healthy chunk of earthy flavor to go with the citrus; and again, like with all Lone Pint pale ales, they don't forget the malt ... it's biscuity, at times bready, and it's helping offset the huge hop load very nicely; as it warms, the earthy citrus peel flavors start sweetening into more of a candy citrus flavor

F: borderline heavyweight ... it's not quite there, but call it a middleweight that's in danger of getting disqualified for being a few pounds over the cut; the heft gives it a silky, slippery feel, though there's plenty of carbonation to keep it perky

O: what a brew! Lone Pint has never let me down, and this one continues the perfect streak; it's disappointing there's no bottling/best-by dates on the packaging/label, but (1.) I bought my four-pack at Smith Street Spec's near downtown Houston, and (2.) it's a Lone Pint — both of those add up to a safe purchase, and indeed it is; I'm shocked this beer is scored so low in a category known for BA rating inflation ... to each their own, but I don't see what's not to love; I'll buy this one again and again

Nov 04, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it at the brewery from tap into a snifter type glass. Brownish yellow color with a nice citrus smell and taste. Piney, nutty and earthy - a comforting beer!

Jun 09, 2019
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JoshuaShort13 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks orange with some copper. Smells of sweet grapefruit. Tastes like grapefruit and mild malt with a little bitterness in the back. A good imperial ipa overall, not too bitter but not too sweet. I would recommend it to a beginner for imperial ipa's.

Oct 02, 2018
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber-gold with moderate haze. Not bright at all. 2 finger cream colored head is dense and sticky dissipates slowish down to a small foam lily-pad. Moderate amount of lacing but it is quite sticky.

Very pungent aroma. Floral and tropical hops. Mango, lily, and pineapple. Caramel and toasted malt. Grapefruit asserts itself towards the end.

Flavor is much more citrus than the aroma. Grapefruit and lemon zest. Big caramel malt notes for balance. A bit chalky.

Medium+ body with medium carbonation. Very oily and fairly bitter. Strong lingering grapefruit.

Very bold, in your face hops. Bitter, oily, and dank. A touch of sweetness for counterweight would be nice.

Feb 21, 2016
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy light amber with small foamy head. Retention is mild. Lacing is good. Aroma hard to discern. Light grapefruit and resin. Malty backbone with grapefruit and resin. Nice burst of hoppy bitterness at end. Nicely balanced. Medium bodied and carbonation. Definite astringency at end.

Aug 31, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at the LA Beer Talk bottle share.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and pine needle aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, grapefruit juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of different hop aspects that work together slightly better in the smell.

Serving type: bottle.

Aug 24, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very surprised at earlier reviews. Maybe the bottle I had is "brand new" or maybe I just have no idea what I'm doing. I thought that this was one of the best and most complex, interesting and drinkable Imperial IPAs I've had in a very long time.

Big hop nose; great balance and wonderful complex bitter, hoppy, citrusy, sweet, malty yet invitingly acidic flavor profile. Really worth the try in my opinion.

Aug 24, 2015
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HipCzech from Texas

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 1 pt 9.4 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Hazy copper gold with a dense white head. Lush lace and cap of white froth persist.

Smell: Caramel malt, pine resin, mint, slight lemon rind.

Taste: Malt forward, honey sweet, caramel. Herbal bitterness closes a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly oily, light to medium carbonation.

Overall: Big malt and hop notes, but without enough complexity from either.

Aug 01, 2015
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goochpunch from Texas

2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a murky, rusty orange with barely any head. Aroma is mostly citrus hops, but it's pretty muted, overall. I also get a little bit of toasty malts in the nose. Flavor is VERY malty with a lot of citrus from the hops. I can't get over the candy sweetness on this one. Malt is pretty one dimensional, and doesn't offer up much. Bitterness could be stronger. Aspirin in the finish. Mouthfeel needs more carbonation to combat the stickiness in the mouth. This beer has some good things going on, but it has far too many flaws going against it. This is no Yellow Rose. Drainpouring a good bit of this half growler.

Mar 31, 2014
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StArnoldFan from Texas

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boondoggles in Seabrook, TX. I haven't had a bad beer by Lone Pint yet so I'm excited to try the Jabberwocky with my lunch.

Cloudy faded copper in color with no head and no lacing. Smell is very faint but mostly malty with a hint of mango or pineapple fruit. I prefer a more piney IIPA so the malty smell is usually a dead giveaway that I'm not going to enjoy. Taste follows the nose and is overly malty for my liking. Usually I coincide this with age for this style, but being that Lone Pint is so small and draft only I have to assume this is what they were shooting for. Overall I'm not impressed in the least. So far my least favorite offering from Lone Pint, if given the option go with Yellow Rose, Zenos, or even 667 rather than this.

Edit 5/4/18
Lone Pint decided to bottle this offering in the same 4 pack of 500ml bottles. Picked it up today at HEB bottles dated 4/23/18. I bumped my rating up a bit, I feel I was a bit harsh when originally having it or they have tweaked it and made it better. Still amazes me that yellow rose can be so good and their double IPA can be so average.

Jan 31, 2014
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StevesBitter from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Filled a growler at Whole Foods in Houston Friday night (extremely reasonable at $9 for 64 oz) and took it home for the weekend. Only lasted through Saturday lunch because this beer is spectacular! Full bodied IPA, perfectly balanced malt/hops (nice hop aroma but not terribly bitter). Wonderful caramel notes. Nice head and cling. I have had several of Lone Pint's beers and liked all of them but this is by far my favorite. I will go back this afternoon and hope they have more. This is one of the best American double IPA's I have had the pleasure of drinking so far. I am very puzzled by the previous review; maybe I am drinking a much better batch...

Nov 23, 2013
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champ103 from Texas

2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Cottonwood in Houston, TX

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow/orange color. A minimal white head tries to rise, but fizzles out in less than a finger. Light lace is left behind.
S: Pine resin, a light citrus aroma. Then buttery, diacetyl aroma takes over in the middle. Finishes with a medicinal, chemical like aroma. Maybe nail polish remover? Then a lingering grapefruit bitterness.
T: Follows the nose with a light, and week hop presents up front. Some pine notes, lightly resinous and citrus flavors. Though plenty of off flavors as well. Buttery diacetyl, medicinal, powdery, and astringent like. Some fusel like alcohol as well. Then a lingering grapefruit bitterness lasts forever.
M/D: A medium body with moderate carbonation. Lightly resinous, soapy, and powdery. To much diacetyl, alcohol, and general off flavors here for me to want to come back for more. Not to mention the lingering bitterness I am not fond of.

Not something I really enjoyed. I can't say I will come back to this anytime soon, and nothing I would recommend.

Apr 23, 2013
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