Style: India Pale Lager
ABV: 4.9 IBU: 45
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers Calyptra
What the brewers say
“This hoppy lager is brewed with two intense and aromatic hops, Calypso and Citra. It’s an easy drinking brew that balances dominating fruity, citrusy, and tropical aromas with a sessionable malt body.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Strong blend of dank piney hops and heavy grapefruit rind and lemon notes. An interesting spice, with almost a peppery quality emerges out from under the heavy dose of American hops.”
Flavor: “The grapefruit hops flavor with a touch of lemon and lime suggests a citrus pith. Starts out mild but builds and locks in like a pit bull on the finish and won’t let go. Pine resins mix with an earthy bitterness, and the malt biscuit flavors add a slight sweetness, but is overpowered by the hops.”
Overall: “Needs more malt complexity and sparkle and perhaps some more carbonation. The pine and hops in this lager are heavily one-sided, so the result is unbalanced. Still, it’s easy to drink.”
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