Style: Spice Beer
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers Spill the Tea
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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