Style: Spice Beer
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers Spill the Tea
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What the brewers say
“Spill The Tea is an aromatic India Pale Lager brewed with green tea and lemon, orange and grapefruit peel. A combination of Citra and Mosaic hops pairs well with the extra citrus and the green tea gives this brew a drying, astringent finish. Brewed in collaboration with Finback Brewery, Queens, NY.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big time dank aroma with a lot of underlying citrus complexity. Tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, white grape, flowers, plus a touch of herbal orange and stone fruit.”
Flavor: “Lots of dank, lots of tangerine. There’s a slight berry thing also, much the same as the aroma. The balance is great with medium-high bitterness and some low-medium pithy character that complements things well. The tea quality adds some nice earthiness on the swallow. The beer backbone is crisp and presents a great canvas for the other flavors.”
Overall: “Very hops forward, but easy drinking and well-balanced. Loses some definition in the finish, but not enough so to discourage another sip.”
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