Hijack | Infamous Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Infamous Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Riccymon on 06-23-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
64
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
44.44%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into nonic
(no born-on date)

L: yellow, slight cloudiness but can see through it ... perhaps a hint of gold (orange) in it; weak 1/4-inch head of foam that dissipates quickly; keeps a decent collar of foam but there's almost no carbonation running up the column

S: lemon, grain, sour grain ... just a hint of sweet light malt but the lemon and grain overpowers it all; sour grain showing more and more ... hints of creamed corn

T: sweet biscuit/bread malt with a hint of pepper spice ... tons of sweetness; grain; taste is much sweeter than the smell ... there's no sour here

F: quite solid for a brew that looks half flat ... tons of carbonation, and a solid weight ... not watery; super drinkable

O: as i've worked through a six-pack, this one is growing on me. some of the new cream ales are almost sickly sweet and taste only like creamed corn -- they aren't undrinkable, but this seems to have just a pinch of some german/noble hops that is giving just a teeny spicy/black-pepper hop bite to help it balance. not a bad brew at all.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of jeschaefer
2.96/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dface
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbolt72
3.64/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jeisemann26
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Kevin_Langford
3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Riccymon
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek. This was the first time I've seen Infamous on a menu in Austin. Hijack was listed in their printed menu, though, so it looks to be a standard offering. Served in a pint glass: fairly clear, lawnmower-yellow color with a small amount of head.

The nose is a little subdued. I smell a little lemony citrus coming through, but mostly the kind of grainy aroma I associate with pilsners. The latter observation soon became a theme for Hijack--it reminds me of a pilsner as much of a cream ale. I just drank Genny Cream Ale yesterday, so I'm looking for the same sweetness in Hijack but not finding it. Instead, bready/grainy flavors combined with a lemony hop presence. I also get some fruity notes that reminded me of Sam Adams Summer Ale (grains of paradise?). On the whole, maybe not that different from Sixpoint's Sweet Action.

Well-carbonated and light-bodied with a drying finish. This beer was pretty refreshing and paired well with pork tacos. Although I'd hesitate to classify it as a cream ale, I did enjoy drinking Hijack, and I'd order it again over other summer-friendly Texas options like Saint Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower or Real Ale Fireman's 4.

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Photo of StevenLaValley
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gbar
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of greenspointexas
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Wayne17
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jentex
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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Hijack from Infamous Brewing Company
3.33 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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