Poor Righteous
Jailbreak Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,920
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,621
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 9.51%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
65
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Jailbreak Brewing Company
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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Reviews by qchic:
Photo of qchic
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold with lingering head and lacing. Smells of tropical fruit and pine with a touch of sweet caramel. Flavor is similar with added dimensions. Papaya and mango with peppery pine. Moderately bitter, but cereal grain pops up in the finish. Moderate ABV is where I like it, but the body is thin for my liking, reminding me of a session IPA. Some good qualities here, but there are just too many better options within the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours an absolutely beautiful amber color. The head is three fingers high, and off-white in shade. The retention is excellent to the point of being irritating. Lacing doesn't just stick to the glass, the glass sticks to the lacing. One of the best looking beers I've ever behold, frankly.

The aroma is closer to an old-school IPA than anything. Mostly, it's notes of pine and light stone fruit that are coming through - I don't get much citrus or tropical fruit. Luckily, the malt backbone doesn't seem to overpower with caramel or toffee. It is a well balanced IPA; the problem lies in how it's balanced in a bland manner rather than an evocative one.

It tastes a lot maltier than the nose suggested. The flavor profile starts with a hefty backbone of crystal malts. If there's any crumb of comfort, it's how the malt is a little more nuanced and complex than many other old-school IPAs. Aside from the typical caramel and toffee, there are also hints of brown sugar, peanut butter, and pumpernickel bread. Light amounts of peach, apricot, and pine appears around the middle and finish, but without any harsh bite. Still, it's not balanced due to how heavy-handed the malt comes across. Disappointing.

I admire the lack of bitterness on the mouthfeel - problem is, part of that is due to how malty it is. The maltiness ends up being a heavy drag on the palate (crystal malts...), meaning it isn't quite as drinkable or enjoyable as I'd like. Carbonation is a bit low.

Is this Welcome to Scoville without the pepper presence? It sure does taste like it. While that's a really good offering due to the balance between the jalapenos and the base beer, this IPA on its own is awfully dull without the former to give it a unique depth. I'll finish the six pack I picked up, but I will not buy it again.

3.16/5: It just kind of exists in the market, failing to stand out in any manner (barring its jaw-dropping appearance)

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Photo of woodychandler
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am CANtinuing to winnow away at my backlog, especially of CANs, here at Chez Woody. The CANQuest (tm) is eternally grateful to my local, in-person trader, @tone77 for dropping off so many new & different CANs, including this one!

From the CAN: "India Pale Ale".

Okay, then. I beCAN by Crack!ing open the vent & beginning a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. I was heartened by its immediate creation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with great retention, leaving wonderful lacing as it slowly fell. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pronounced orange/tangerine/mandarin orange quality. Hmm & Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was mostly bitter, very orange-y with a hint of caramel. Mmm. My late-maternal grandmother used to get bags of Brach's Caramels & the orange-crème filled ones were among my faves. This was very evocative of them. Finish was dry, mostly bitter & citrusy, very enjoyable. YMMV.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of daliandragon
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sweet head with copious lace. Color is more golden than amber but still strong. Nose is piney hops edging out boozy malt.

Flavor shows up initially but collapses into grainy nothingness, unsupported by the texture. More alcohol burn than I would expect for 6.5.

I wanted badly to like this but it is not a plus effort. Dozens of locally available IPAs are superior, almost wherever you are.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BikeChef
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

@ThisWangsChung hits the nail on the head. This is just a middle-of-the-road IPA that I might have enjoyed a bit more 10 years ago when options weren't as good. Today, the competition is too good to consider drinking this a second time.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pine and some light fruits.

Tastes of the bright hops layered over a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with notes of pine, apricot, and a bit of melon. This gives way to some syrupy sweetness with a touch of grain. Some caramel as well which backs the fruitiness. Finishes with some lingering hops and a bit of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid IPA.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Poured orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of citrus and earthy hops. Tastes of citrus hops with decent grain. Beer is light/medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of goblue3509
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csurowiec
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLC60
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evan
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srw
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingmaker
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poor Righteous from Jailbreak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 65 ratings