tectactoe (2063) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks, Alex. Lightly muddled, bright yellow body with a super chunky & fragile eggshell cap that opens up on top. Sticky lace. Aroma of moderately corny grains, mild ashy grass, some tropical mango, a little citrus peel, grapefruit rind, pale cracker malts... Really all over the place, but in a strangely acceptable kind of way. Up front flavors of soft citrus & grapefruit; light bitter rind aspect with a sweet fleshiness to balance. Grassy hops, wet pine, & some zesty orange peel lead into a devastatingly clean pale malt & biscuit finish. Leaves you ready to take another sip. This beer is hard to describe, but in an enigmatically good way. Really nice.
ScipioA (317) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This looks like a movie beer poured into a glass, hazy yellow with a huge white head of fine foam. Calyptra = Citra and Calypso hops, the combination is tropical and grass on the aroma. There’s some yeasty bread, honey, and a hint of alcohol as well. Flavor is fairly similar but with a stronger dry cracker flavor from the malt. Fades to an herbal and grassy aftertaste. Light and gassy mouthfeel is refreshing on a hot and humid day. Really good, especially for a hop-forward beer that I may have accidentally aged a few months...
HeadyDE (508) - Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle pour..nice light golden yellow color with a massive pillowy head that fades to a small ring on sides..nose is slight spice..lemon rind..citrusy and hoppy..mouthfeel is quite light clean with a slickness that coats the palate..dry finish..provides some terrific lacing all around...light bodied with just overall goodness all around..call the style what ever you want this is a tasty offering from JA. I would drink this a lot if it was available by me..
umich03jm (2074) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours an almost clear light gold color with a huge pillow-y head that fades very slowly and leaves chunky, soapy lacing. A complex hoppy aroma, especially for a single hop beer. Flowers, tropical fruit, oranges, dank pot, wet grass, and light pine. Taste has a hint of juicy sweet citrus and tropical fruit up front but then gets taken over by wet grass, pine, and flowers. Moderate to strong bitterness at the back end. Medium to thick body. High carbonation gives a full mouthfeel to make it seem even bigger. Hard to explain but it works really well. I love this for it’s uniqueness. Probably should be listed as a pilsner since it’s hopped so highly but who cares. Another great hoppy lager from Jack’s Abby.
jredmond (5483) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul. Pours a bright golden yellow with thick white lacing. Aroma is super faint and clean. Mouthfeel is super juicy with notes of tropical hops, lemon and clean malt. Awesome.
MacBoost (1333) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle, $5. Pours a very pale straw color. Clear with a large white head. Aromas of god like tropical fruit, citrus and juicy. Taste is a beautiful tropical hop expression with minimal bitterness. Juicy in every sense of the word. Chewy. Flavors of pineapple, mango, oranges. Infinitely deep and refreshing. Finish is crisp with satisfying minimal cracker malt and a large flavorful hop presence. Drying.
THIS IS THE BEST PALE LAGER ON THE PLANET.
bellco33 (367) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in pint glass: Pours yellow / gold with a decent white head. Aroma is heavy grapefruit / citrus, tropical fruits, and grass. Taste is very tropical, lots of citrus and grapefruit, mildly bitter on the finish. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, a little residual sugar but overall a really nice beer.
WillRunForBeer (736) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the source. Pours bright yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine. Really nice. Taste is pale malt backbone, slightly sour orange, grapefruit hop. Finish is floral, slightly grassy hop. Bitterness is not overpowering, but lingers on the palate.
Bacterial (1640) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at the brewery. Light clear yellow pour with a slight white head. Nice hoppy nose. Big hops in the taste, tropical and spicy. Not sure what Calyptra is, but I like it. Nice bitter finish.
jtclockwork (8630) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of citrus peel, grass, grapefruit, dry toast and spicy yeast. Medium body.