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.
Beer Name: TrIPL
Brewer: Jack’s Abby
Style: India Pale lager
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.