JoBoy’s Brew Pub Reviews


reberiii
JoBoy’s Grand Smash Grape IPA 3.3
Smash IPA. Not a big fan of grape must beers. They usually have a touch of that butter like feel...but unlike Dogfish’s 61, which is abhorrent, this suffers only slightly. I can drink a glass of this, I just wouldn’t choose to. 3.3.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

BillKismet
JoBoy’s Dunkelweizen 3.6
Chocolate brown body with a ring of head. Lovely clovey chocolate wheatyness in the bouquet with just a hint of banana. Robust body of flove and chocolate. Quite a heft spicey and musky character. Tannic roast barley and clovey finish.
Friday, November 20, 2015

BillKismet
JoBoy’s Harvest Amber 3.3
Amber body topped by a decent, flush head. The nose is of stone fruit hop and of a nice cool bitterness. Slightly complex hop flavor that flaunts cool bitterness, stone fruit, pine, and even a minty character. The easy maltyness provides a solid backbone for the hops to play off of. Bitter forward with great balance.
Friday, November 20, 2015

BillKismet
JoBoy’s Oktoberfest 3.2
Flat-bodied amber brew. Feint malt nose with a touch of cigar box. Cigar box infused malt flavors on the palate along with some freshly milled caramel grains and lingering tannins.
Friday, November 20, 2015

BillKismet
JoBoy’s German Wheat 3
Blonde to bronze body with slight head and a flat looking body. Dry banana and clove bouquet with a similarly clovey and banana wheat flavor. Quite robust phenols on the palate. Stale wheat and clovey finish. Perhaps a bit too heavy on the clove.
Friday, November 20, 2015

BillKismet
JoBoy’s Manheim Red 2.3
This one was drain pout. Brassy red body with a full head. Wet shoe and burn sugar and caramel aromas emanate off the glass. The taste is not much better. Burnt sugar, burnt caramel, bubblegum, and shoe on the palate. Burnt caramel and bubblegum lingering finish.
Friday, November 20, 2015

BillKismet
Joboy’s Gose 3.5
Hazy blonde with a decent head. Salty sea air nose punctuated by coriander. The body is also salty to accompany the doses of wheat, fruit, and coriander. Salty coriander finish. Easy drinking and decent balance throughout.
Friday, November 20, 2015

stangger
Joboy’s Gose 3.8
On tap at Joboy’s. Hazy golden/orange. Banana esters, wheat, bread on the nose. Salt, coriander, wheat. banana. very light and refreshing. This is closer to a salted wheat beer for me than a gose ,as the typical gose characteristics are very understated.
Monday, August 17, 2015

BroadestTom
JoBoy’s Manheim Red 3.3
Aroma caramel, cereal, Appearance amber, red, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, malt forward Palate light body, thin feel, average carbonation, Overall good but not great beer. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.
Monday, July 06, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s Dunkelweizen 3.7
Draft at the source. Hazy maroon brown color, thick beige head. Aroma of cocoa and clove. Taste is lightly spiced, slightly sour and roasty. Nice.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s Porter 3.7
Draft at the source. Clear maroon color. Chocolate and roast aroma. Taste is cocoa and coffee grounds.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s German Wheat 3.1
Draft at the source. Clear yellow color. Big clove aroma with banana. Taste is spiced sour banana and citrus.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s Hopitude 3.7
Draft at the source. Crystsl clear golden color. Florsl lemon aroma. Taste is bitter herbs and fruit. Tasty.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s Scotch Ale (Heavy) 3.8
Draft at the source. Clear deep ruby maroon color, tan head. Aroma of burnt toffee. Taste is sweet butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla, port wine. Very tasty.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s Barleywine 4
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Aroma of port wine. Taste is rich vinous butterscotch. Delicious.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s German Dark Lager 3.3
Draft at the source. Clear maroon brown color, thick tan head. Toasty aroma. Taste is lightly burnt caramel biscuit. More of an amber lager than a schwarzbier.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s Bitter Boy ESB 3.6
Cask handpull with sparkler. Crystal clear amber color. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly tiasted biscuit. Decent.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s Red X 3.3
Cask. Clear amber color. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly fruity caramel. Not bad.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s Creek Water 3.4
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is very chocolatey. Nice.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travlr
JoBoy’s The Fuzz 3.4
Draft at the source. Clear golden color. Light fruity aroma. Taste is mild cheery, citrus, berries.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

bubbleflubber
JoBoy’s Barleywine 3.7
On tap at Joboy's in Lititz, PA. This pours dark prune into the glass, with a light eggshell cap sitting atop the pour that leaves webbed lacing. The nose has lots of sourdough and tart citric sours. Flavor are tart black cherry, yeasty sour esters, a balanced hop profile and finishes with a sourdough and whiskey barrel essence. The ABV complements well, but never detracts from the pull. A definitively different take on the English barleywine, this is rare and quite nice. Almost reminiscent of a subtle Flemish sour. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, December 29, 2014

bubbleflubber
JoBoy’s ODIN’S Ale 4.1
On tap at Joboy's in Lititz, PA. This pours amber-brown into the glass with a tiny ring of suds that trail the liquid down the pour. The nose is sweet and of holiday spices. Very sweet and malty with lots of pie spices, sweet potato and pumpkin, a hint of well-integrated alcohol warmth and finishes sweet and spiced. The silky mouthfeel and full body really warm one up for the cd weather.... and deliciously, I might add. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, December 29, 2014

orangesol
JoBoy’s Brew Pub Russian Imperial Stout 3.8
Served on-tap at JoBoy’s into a goblet. This one has been aged for 10 months.

A - Pours jet black with a creamy one finger tall mocha colored head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, and some dark fruits. There is a tiny sherry twang at the end of each sniff. Not too bad.

T - Starts off with plenty of chocolatey sweetness slowly giving way to hints of coffee, caramel, vanilla, raisins, and dates. The sherry twang is present here as well but it does not intensify. The finish is a mix of dark roast and sweetness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, rich, feel with a bit of booze creeping in as it comes up to room temperature.

O - Not too bad. I like the flavors this one is offering but it never really wow’ed me. Glad I got to try it.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

djaquay
JoBoy’s Hopitude 3.6
Dark amber pour under a thin light tan head. Delightful hoppy strength, well balanced citrus against a little bit of sweet. Will be going back for the ribs, as well as this IPA.
Monday, September 01, 2014

djaquay
JoBoy’s Porter 3.6
Rich dark pour under a thin tan head, light sweet aroma, sticky sweet palate with a very nice rich malt flavor, light warmth in the finish. Will be going back for both the ribs and this porter.
Monday, September 01, 2014

callmemickey
JoBoy’s Porter 3.5
Brown-black body with a medium sized light tan head and soapy lacing. Roast, leather, some dark fruits, and a gentle vinous character. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a lingering semi-sweet finish. Solid, almost Baltic-like porter.
Friday, August 15, 2014

callmemickey
JoBoy’s Smash IPA 3.3
Pale golden-orange body, thin white head, spotty lacing. Floral with some citrus showing a mellow Chinook profile and pale crackery malts. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, mild bitterness in the finish with a semi-sweet character throughout.
Friday, August 15, 2014

callmemickey
JoBoy’s Hopitude 3.3
Hazy golden-orange body, thin white head, sparse lacing. Floral’d out with light citrus and grainy pale malts. Medium bodied, with mellow carbonation, semi-dry finish, moderately bitter finish.
Friday, August 15, 2014

callmemickey
JoBoy’s Pale Ale 3.2
Golden-orange body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Light citrus and florals, pale crackery malts, light grainy character. Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation, gentle sweetness and mellow carbonation.
Friday, August 15, 2014

callmemickey
JoBoy’s Belgian Pale Ale 3.3
Lightly hazy golden-orange body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Bubblegum, citrus, light Belgian yeast spice and dough. Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, lingering semi-dry finish.
Friday, August 15, 2014

bubbleflubber
JoBoy’s Pale Ale 3.2
On tap at the brewer, this pours dark golden-orange into the glass with a wispy head that leaves light lacing. Raisin Bran to the nose. Cereal flavors meet a malty hop back. A bit uninteresting, this feels blah to the palate; not very exciting. Just ok. Meh.
Monday, July 21, 2014

bubbleflubber
JoBoy’s Sandy Ass Ale 3.9
On tab at the brewery, this pours clear golden with a light wispy head that leaves wispy lacing. The nose is of strawberries. Lots of strawberry citrus flavors, a little cracker, finishing with a light grassiness. Smooth and quaffable, this stands apart from most blonde ales, providing lots of flavor, complexity and substance (and honest interest) in an immense (and largely uninteresting) style that many beer geeks like me try to avoid.
Monday, July 21, 2014

bubbleflubber
JoBoy’s German Wheat 3.8
On tap at the brewery, this pours a hazy straw into the glass, with a frothy head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is of bananas and circus peanuts. Unripened banana flavors with lemon and coriander, finishing with light circus peanuts, grains and cloves. A round citric mouthfeel with active carbonation makes for a nicely complex summer brew.
Monday, July 21, 2014

bubbleflubber
JoBoy’s Porter 3.6
On tap at the brewery, this pours the deepest of Ruby with mahogany fringes. The thick tan head leaves thick lace all down the glass... a beautiful site. Barnyard and vinous notes to the nose. Dark cherry, roasted malt and finishing with a nice bitter in the mouth. Silky mouthfeel and a round palate are very inviting as an aperitif. Nice example of style.
Monday, July 21, 2014

bubbleflubber
JoBoy’s Oatmeal Stout 4
On tap at the brewery, this pours the deepest mahogany with Ruby fringes. The tan ample head reduces to nice ring lacing. A grainy chocolate nose ensues. Sweet chocolate malt upfront with oatmeal and grains in the mid-palate, and some cherry to finish. Very nice. Smooth palate and an easy quaff with a round palate, this is superb.
Monday, July 21, 2014

bubbleflubber
JoBoy’s Lititz Springs Lager 3.1
On tap at the brewery, this pours clear golden into the glass with a wispy head that leaves wispy lacing. The nose is of crackers. Crackers in the mouth, with some grains and a grassy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is a tad seltzery. For a pale lager, it's pretty run of the mill. Meh.
Monday, July 21, 2014

closey22
JoBoy’s Porter 3.7
Nice brown with tan head; aroma of chocolate and roastiness; flava is nice blend of roasted malt and choc and fruit; feels medium; finishes dryish
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

closey22
JoBoy’s German Wheat 3.9
Cloudy gold thin lasting offwhite head; aroma is light with hints of bannana; nice cloves flavor and notes of wheat; feels light but rich and nice fizz bite; finishes dryish with notes of spice
Thursday, August 08, 2013

closey22
JoBoy’s Summer Ale 3.1
Hazy gold thin lacy white head; aroma is light; Flava is slightly spicy herbal; feels light and crisp; finishes dry slightly tart
Thursday, August 08, 2013

closey22
JoBoy’s Razz Ass Summer Ale 3.1
Cloudy yellow foamy thin white head; light aroma light Flava notes of grain in each and soft tartness; feels light and crisp; finishes dry slightly tart
Thursday, August 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Bitter Boy ESB 3
Cask. Pours amber orange with a thin white head. Malty and clean, with low sweetness, light bread, and a hint of floral hops. Decent.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Sandy Ass Ale 3.4
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Clean malty base, and hints of fruity and flowery hops. Super clean and very drinkable. Good stuff.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Golden Boy Pale Ale 3.4
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Light fruity hops, medium/appropriate bitterness, and some light malty sweetness, followed by a quick hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s German Wheat 3.3
Draft. Pours hazy golden yellow with a white head. Wheaty base, light fruity notes, hints of spice, and light flowery hops in the finish. Kind of toes the line between American Wheat and German Wheat. Pretty good.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Porter 3.5
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Light roasted malts, medium sweetness, low bitterness, and some light candy-like notes. Straightforward, no frills porter. Very drinkable.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Manheim Red 3.4
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Fruity sweetness, some light caramel malty sweetness, hints of candy, and light floral bitter hops in the finish. A very solid flagship offering.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Hopitude 3.2
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity hops, medium malty sweetness, and a quick hoppy finish with relatively low bitterness. Decent.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Black I Rye IPA 3.6
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Lightly roasted malts, hints of rye malts, fruity and floral hops, and medium bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Witty Witbier 3.3
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Wheaty base, with coriander and citrus, low to medium sweetness, and very low bitterness. Very clean and drinkable.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

blipp
JoBoy’s Creek Water 3.1
Draft. Pours amber with a thin white head. Clean malty sweetness, light toasted malts, some grainy hints, and low floral bitterness. Pretty good.
Saturday, June 08, 2013