Hijack
Infamous Brewing Company

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From:
Infamous Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Cream Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 15.29%
Ratings:
73
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 16, 2020
Added:
Jun 23, 2013
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  14
SCORE
79
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2 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 16, 2020
 
2.88 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Apr 10, 2020
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3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed yellow-amber color with a massive head of white foam with huge bubbles entrapped within. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a small amount lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is grainy and sweet with the sweet being a mix of caramel and crème . Along with these smells comes a good showing of some grapefruit hop as well as some herb and earth. Overall this one has a rather hoppy aroma for a crème ale.
Taste – The taste begins with a lightly caramel malt and grainy taste that is paired up with a crème and sweeter citrus flavor. As the nose hinted at there is a decent showing of a grapefruit rind like hop taste right from the start along with a little bit of a herbal hop taste. The grapefruit and herb get stronger as the taste advances brining a decent hop hit to the flavor. All the while however, a bit of a cardboard/papery like taste also develops on the tongue bringing a bit of a almost off malt liquor like taste to the brew. This mix of flavors end up taking the taste to the end and leaves one with a odd mix of crème ale, hoppy pale ale, and cheap malt liquor like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thin and light with a super high carbonation. Both are great for the odd mix of flavors and make it a bit easier to take down.
Overall – A strange brew overall. If it wasn’t for the cardboard like taste I think I would have actually liked it quite a bit. Not the best but interesting to say the least

Jan 23, 2020
 
3.65 by Jewjitsu72 from Texas on Sep 28, 2018
 
3.32 by Kips from Texas on May 07, 2017
 
3.75 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island on Apr 15, 2017
 
3.52 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jan 05, 2017
 
3.29 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Dec 16, 2016
 
3.25 by IrishColonial from Texas on Oct 03, 2016
 
3 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Sep 23, 2016
 
3.3 by Lagerquestrian from Texas on Sep 05, 2016
 
3.6 by sd123 from Georgia on Aug 03, 2016
 
3.1 by Dface from Texas on Jul 18, 2016
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3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by _drummer_ from China

Golden color, slightly cloudy, decent carbonation. Fruity and spicy flavor with a smooth, malty finish. All in all, not a bad beer. Pick one up if you get a chance.

Jul 16, 2016
 
2.96 by jeschaefer from Texas on Jun 13, 2016
 
3.77 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Jun 02, 2016
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3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by puck1225 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass. A cloudy yellow with a thick rich head and pleasing lacing. Smell is floral. Taste is of lemon and pepper, reminds me of a Belgian white or saison. Significant carbonation gives the beer a fizzy feel. Not like the Gennie of my youth!

May 10, 2016
 
3.04 by Junichi from Texas on Feb 04, 2016
 
3.25 by jheezee from Texas on Jan 12, 2016
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4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Melakatim from Texas

Great change of pace, and a fine example of a cream ale. This one especially excels with a hint of dry hoppiness

Dec 29, 2015
 
3.49 by rorjets from Connecticut on Nov 25, 2015
 
4 by MichialTanner1 from Texas on Nov 22, 2015
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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TX-Badger from Texas

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains with light bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with cereal grains. Pretty one dimensional.

Nov 07, 2015
 
3 by BGsWo22 from Texas on Oct 23, 2015
 
3.24 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas on Sep 11, 2015
 
3.52 by Eddiehop from Texas on Sep 05, 2015
 
3.5 by afsdan from Colorado on Jul 31, 2015
 
3.15 by mig100 from Texas on Jul 26, 2015
 
3 by nathanmiller from New York on Jun 18, 2015
 
3.68 by Vipsanius from Texas on May 09, 2015
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5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by DdogDallas from Texas

I never had a cream ale before, but this beer blew me away.

May 07, 2015
 
3 by Jugs_McGhee from Texas on Apr 30, 2015
 
3.42 by Dicers from Colorado on Feb 15, 2015
 
3.29 by Wayne17 from Texas on Jan 07, 2015
 
3.29 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Dec 31, 2014
 
3.72 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Oct 15, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.6%
by Realbeerguy from Oklahoma

One of my homebrews a while back turned out very much like this. It was thin and watery with a diluted sugary taste. I've always considered it one of my worst batches ever. But now my eyes have been opened! If someone ever says to me "Dude, what the hell is wrong with this beer?", no longer do I have to hang my head in shame and apologize. My answer will simply be "It's a hijack clone. That's what it's supposed to taste like. Now drink up, bitch!".

Oct 15, 2014
 
3.96 by batt6343 from Texas on Oct 04, 2014
 
3.64 by cbolt72 from Texas on Sep 14, 2014
 
3.5 by brm300 from Texas on Aug 08, 2014
Hijack from Infamous Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 73 ratings