Joseph James Hop Box

Hop Box from Joseph James (NV) is a 9.7 ABV 90 IBU ADIPA.  The appearance is golden orange and the nose booze and herbal hop.  Sweet boozy malts dominate the taste overwhelming the bitter hop finish.  The heavier mouthfeel and carbonation give to a nice creamy palate, especially as it warms.  At just under 10 ABV it’s quite the boozy malt bomb, this one is no joke.  Unfortunately that sweet boozyness overpowers any potential finer nuances.  Nonetheless I’d say it’s worth a try, it’s a one and done, not a session beer.

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