Up Top IPA | JDub's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
JDub's Brewing Company
Florida, United States
jdubsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerBeast on 03-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,656
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
215
pDev:
11.62%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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7
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Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Hub, Sarasota, FL

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass. 
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges stand out in particular along with notes of grapefruit. 
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of citrusy hops—oranges and lemons stand out in particular. There is a light amount of bitterness. 
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. 
O: This IPA is easy to drink and has a pleasant little “bite” to it from the hops. 

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wookieboy1
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wjbent
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Packageguy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, well, well...
I come down to Bradenton, Florida, from Massachusetts, about once per year, and I somehow manage to stumble upon a new-to-me local brewery each time. This time, I came across JDub's Up Top! IPA on tap at the Beach House Restaurant on Anna Maria Island.
What a nice beer to accompany such a nice dinner on the beach at sunset....makes me want to never leave.
This one is definitely different than what I'm used to, but that's ok. Their webpage called it unfiltered, but I didn't find it hazy at all. It had a nice copper color, a mildly hoppy aroma, decent lacing and carbonation, and at 6.5% abv, I could easily crush a few of these cans.
I must admit that I'm not too familiar with Falconer's Flight and/or 7C's hop blends, but I am familiar with a few of the hops used in the blend, in a more singular sense.
To me, it was more of an old-school, or classic, IPA. I'd love for the head brewer to come up to Massachusetts and see what were into...I think it'd blow his mind. Nonetheless, Up Top! IPA really complimented my dinner, and I'll definitely be looking for some cans to keep in the fridge while I'm in town. Well done.
Cheers!

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SydneyManchester25
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrimeDog
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy orange. Foamy, short, white head that is short lived.

Smells caramel malt, floral, light citrus and light Tropical.

Tastes Caramel malts, citrus peel and tropical fruit hints. Followed by floral and light pine. Dry finish with pine linger. Medium body and fizzy lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mxsluis
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acmurphy696
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color in an nice hazy orange, but the head evaporated fairly quickly. It's aroma is nice and citrusy with definite zest. The taste is nicely balanced with pleasant fruitiness and bitterness mixing well. The mouth feel is also appealing as it lingers long enough on the tongue, but not too long as to get uncomfortable.

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Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can. 3-17-17 stamped on the bottom

Pours Amber with a ruby hue, minor khaki cap, leaving a thin film and some low sheeting

Mild fruit and resiny hops on the nose

Respectable IPA with moderate levels of hops and some orangy fruit notes...better then a lot of the other local IPAs I've been trying...which is not saying much, but it is saying something

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Photo of Mattymystique
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalist
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The color is golden, the smell is full of hops, the taste was not as pleasing as the hoppy smell. It is s good beer, but just does not hold the hop flavor and bitterness I love.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Up Top IPA from JDub's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 215 ratings