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Jack’s Abby Hopstitution XPL #1



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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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XPL (Extra Pale Lager)
The hardest part about making new and exciting hoppy beers is sourcing the hops you need. Most hops are bought under contracts which are signed two or three years in advance. We occasionally get opportunities to acquire small quantities of specialty hops that are enough for one batch of beer, but no more. This beer allows us to feature hops that we would otherwise not be able to make use of.Our first release of Hopstitution XPL will be released Thursday, December 5th. It will feature three new experimental hops, HBC-344, HBC-291 and HBC-462.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
A clear golden body with a white head that had nice retention. Cereal malts upfront on the nose and maybe some lightly toasted malts. Floral hops and a bit of light bitter hops. Flavor was lightly malty and the hops were mostly floral almost like talcum powder. Finish was smooth. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - DEC 7, 2014
Golden colour. A nice refreshing lager, with lots of citrus hop aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (874) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 30, 2014
Amazing lager, full of hops and bitterness. Great aromas and flavors. These guys know how to make a good lager.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyr2 (25) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 18, 2014
An overall good beer. It’s a good lager with a good infusion of hops. Surprusingly good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1623) - - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark gold with a big white head. Aroma and taste are citrus and tropical fruit with bready malt. Clean crisp mouthfeel. Super drinkable and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1854) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle from Table & Vine. Bright pale gold with dense fluffy white head and lotsa lace. Floral lemongrass aroma with hints of white bread. Incredibly clean crackery malts with mild tropical fruity sweetness. Clean medium fruity and herbal hop bitterness that lingers in the throat. Lively carbo. Practically impossible to put down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Very pale straw colour with a thick white head. The nose is intensely hoppy and lemony. A bit of orange and a very bright zesty lean malt base. Clean and peppery with a bit of nice spiciness and a fresh tropical hop aroma. Juicy and tropical with a kiwi and white pepper finish. Super bright and clean. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MWMBeerguy (122) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Not a terrible beer for the first half of the bottle but then it fatigued my palate and became less enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (185) - - SEP 12, 2014
Bottled. Pours a golden color with a nice white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is lots of citrus and hops you’d expect from an IPA, or toned down a bit like a APA, but there’s also a distinct maltiness in the aroma. Flavor is hop forward but an undoubted huge maltiness, sort of a malt backbone but it’s so bready and prominent that it’s awesome. A crispness to it that even in a blind taste test would indicate to you this isn’t an IPA. My first really good pale lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Single bottle from DeBuca’s. A nice light clear golden brew with a huge frothy white head. Very nice carbonation. Bright citrus aromas. Flavor is well balanced with a good malty backbone with layers of citrus and spicy bitterness. Very smooth. Excellent!

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