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It seems wrong that Jack’s Abby hasn’t made an appearance on here yet.  They’re a mere hour or so from my house and they’ve put out some of my favorite beers from last few years.  Time to remedy this oversight.

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Beer Name: TrIPL

Brewer: Jack’s Abby

Style: India Pale lager

ABV: 10.0%

Description: The label says that a “special warm hopping process help the Columbus, Chinook, and Citra hops dominate the beer giving it a biter back, and a long, complex finish.”  I know I’m excited.

Pour Info: Poured from a refrigerated bottle and breaking in a new snifter glass.  Bottled on date was 03/03/2015.  I actually enjoyed this one all the way back on 03/14/2015 so got to it nice and fresh.  Unlike this posting which has been delayed by business then sickness.

Price: $8 for 0.5L bottle

Appearance: Pours a light golden copper with a fluffy white head.  Slowly dissipates to a slight coating across the top and sides.

Smell: Lightly sweet, bursting with a fresh hoppy bitterness.

Taste: Bready malts immediately up front.  Quickly turns slightly sweeter as citrus tastes pickup, followed by a piney hop bitterness that picks up for the finish.  There is a very slight hint of alcohol but nothing that suggests this is 10%.  Very tasty and well balanced.

Mouth Feel: Medium body with medium plus carbonation.  Nicely accents the tastes.

Hype Factor: Medium.  Jack’s Abby is an awesome brewery and I was eager to try out another one of their hoppy offerings after thoroughly enjoying their Rising series.

Overall: Excellent beer, highly recommended.  Out of all the hoppy offerings Jack’s Abby has put out, I daresay this might be my favorite.

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