Hopjack | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackstonebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kylehay2004 on 04-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,970
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
79
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Rsides
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of vol4life88
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got this off the single shelf at the Kroger in Antioch whilst there for a hockey tournament at the Ford Center. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of bitter citrus. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is mild citrus. The taste follows the nose with some hops tossed in.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A bit of a throwback IPA to the early years of American craft when American brewers were pulling away from the replication of European beer, a malt balance was necessary, hops were bitter and biting and a charming rusticity emerges. That's what Blackstone Brewery's flagship IPA continues to do.

Medium amber and typically dry-hop hazy, the frothy ale draws a scent of citrus, spruce, spice and sod with a rich caramelized aroma lying just underneath. And those caramels roll onto the tongue with hints of poundcake, medium toast and pecan.

As the malt sweetness slowly retreats, the hops pull from the sweetness and hollows out a sharp taste of pink grapefruit and freshly zested oranges. As the juiciness of malt digresses to a light and starchy support, the fruitiness turns to the bitter peels of citrus while the grassy, green and leafy taste of the hop's vegetation gives a herbal and stemmy taste with a strong grip of pine resin.

Medium bodied but trending malty dry, the caramel and light toffee holds onto a light balance even though the ale proves to be decidedly hop forward. Its bitter grip of pine sap and dried citrus peel resonate long and spicy into the next sip, seemingly begging for a pairing with buffalo chicken wings.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle.
- Slightly hazy, golden color, minimal head, medium lacing
- Slight aroma of piney hops
- Average piney hop taste
- Smooth mouth feel
- Overall okay

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very clear with a clean light smell. Not too many hop notes in the nose or the taste. Beer is drinkable even if you have to buy it, but wouldn't go out of my way to purchase.

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Photo of mshiner1
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my favorite standard IPA in Nashville. Personal rating: 8/10

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Photo of uncleotis
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRoPA
4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurfreesboroPope
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBishopco
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jp32
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours hazy orange in color with a nice bright white head on top.

Aroma is of citrus, lime, and honey. Possibly malty for it's style.

Yup. Lots of pale malts in the flavor. Some hops too, but not much when considering the style. Comes on with a piney bitternesss. It's really somewhat of a boring IPA altogether.

Body is a touch on the thin side. It isn't "bad" by any means, however, the more I drink this of this beer, the more difficult it becomes to find something about that it is better than mediocre.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hopjack from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 79 ratings