Jackknife
Backpocket Brewing

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,968
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #34,038
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 9.54%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
27
From:
Backpocket Brewing
 
Iowa, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: A pale ale that's as smooth and versatile as it is flavorful. Just the right combination of American hops to produce an aroma, bitterness and taste that you will find yourself coming back to again and again, for all kinds of purposes. Just like that trusty Jackknife you've carried for as long as you can remember.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 27
Reviews by Stevedore:
Photo of Stevedore
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%

12oz bottle with no bottling date. Poured into an unlabeled snifter 8/29/2014 at 39F.

A- Medium dark amber body, two finger white head with good retention; drops into a thick frothy film that sticks around for quite a while. Bits and pieces of lacing. [3.5]

S- Clean Centennial-like hops- some citrus and pine mostly- mixed in with a bit of bread, caramel malt sweetness. For the most part, it delivers what is expected and not an ounce more. [3.25]

F- Reminds me a lot of a local beer of ours in Madison, Ale Asylum Hopalicious. Grainy bready malt with a fine amount of hops following the grains; but otherwise just another decent APA. Finish is a slick mix of citrus and sweet grain. [3]

M- Medium bodied, certainly not a wilting flower in terms of body which is quite nice and dry but with good carbonation and resinous properties. Not difficult to drink in particular. [3.25]

O- Very solid local APA, not sure what the pricing is behind this but if its a $7.99/6-pack, this is a decent daily drinker type of deal. [3.25]

Final score: 3.15

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Jackknife from Backpocket Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 27 ratings