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Jack’s Abby Hopstitution XPL #1

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pgiovanettijr (2) - - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
Light golden unfiltered color with a thick white head. Has a very clean and refreshing taste if not overly flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3838) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a hazy golden yellow color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a rocky low lying wake of a head. Messy lacing sticks along the sides. The smell had a decent sweet grassy hops to light spiciness, reminiscent of rye. The taste was mainly the same leaving no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice crisp sessionability about it. Carbonated nicely, it leaves a light spice rolling over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good premium lager that I would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
Golden coloured and uncleaer. Has a white head. Aroma is hoppy, roasted malts. Flavor starts sweet, then nice hoppy and finish bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1802) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Pours cloudy golden color with thick white head that holds form well above the rim of the glass. Citrus, papaya, and pine aroma. Sweet citrus start with light tropical fruit on the middle and finishing with an orange Zest fruity bitterness. Bitterness quickly disappears. This brew is amazingly smooth. Packed with a lot of hop flavor but without the bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (898) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Cloudy yellow with big pillowy white head. Lemon citrus hop aroma. Immediate lemony sharp bitter hop. Plenty of carbonation. Nice light malt hop dry finish. Orange zest flavors too. Clearly this is a style that can be delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilikewinetoo (32) - SPAIN - JAN 3, 2015
 Golden color. Real detectable aroma... what i can detect is hard to place. Good clean sweet malty flavor with a touch of fine hops. Overall tasty! Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (743) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Hops and hops and hops, without the strong, citrusy, piney and overly sweet residues of the in your face IPAs. This is a lager’s IPA. Clean and absurdly smooth finish. The exact hop flavor strongly reminded me of Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA. This is a beer I would advise to a friend who wanted to get into IPAs, but who wanted to ease into them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - 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 (1254) - , 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 (905) - 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.

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