Jack's Abby Craft Lagers
Hoponius Union IPL
American Pale Lager
12oz, 6-Pack
Tops out just under two fingers of cream white foam, the big amount of larger bubbles creates a dimpled surface, very loose and airy and it dissipates at a rapid clip, scattershot lacing without only moderate stickiness. Cloudy to the point where it becomes as opaque as translucent, deep golden color, similar to ripe apricot skin, only bubbles are a couple of beads which hug the glass side, visually could be a fruit puree. The nose is thick enough to cut with a knife, pine sap, caramel, fresh yeast and just cooked honey dappled bread, marmalade, marijuana dankness, spent chili peppers, peach, papaya, mango fruit scents, does an excellent job of shifting on you and going in unexpected directions. Full-bodied and heavy as well here, the carbonation adds tickle but not longlasting. Sweet dough, molasses, honey to caramel while the texture maintains a drying quality. Mix of pink to white grapefruit with blood orange brings growing sourness through the finish. Tarry as well, clay earth with a touch of dampened campfire smoke. The peach, apricot, yellow apple, pear fruit appear strictly in a supporting role. Powerful finisher without getting clumsy in the process.
3 out of 5

Edited by Marc Hanes (01-28-2018 17:05:02)