663. Jack’s Abby Brewing Hopstitution
I don’t make it down to Mass enough and have yet to visit Jack’s Abby but I expect that will change soon. Picked up this bottle in Vermont as Jacks Abby is distributed there and you can find bottles at various food and beverage stores.
Being an extra pale lager I expected the beer to be light in color and that is what I got, a nice pale yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma was lighter than you get from an IPA but still very pleasant with a bit of citrus and grassy hops.
Taste again is on the lighter side but the hops are present and enjoyable. Slightly bitter finish makes this a very easy drinking beer. Bottom line is I need to drink more Jack’s Abby beer.
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Jack’s Abby Brewing
Brewers Description: The hardest part about making new and exciting hoppy beers is sourcing the hops you need. Most hops are bought under contracts which are signed two or three years in advance. We occasionally get opportunities to acquire small quantities of specialty hops that are enough for one batch of beer, but no more. This beer allows us to feature hops that we would otherwise not be able to make use of.