JOGR

Georgia
United States
JOGR, Reformation Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Loral & Citra dry hopped, this pale lager has a drool inducing juicy hop character with notes of orange, melon, and grapefruit

Profile

ABV: 
4.9%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
38 - 45ºF
Hops: 
Citra, Loral
Malts: 
Pilsner
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

JOGR by Reformation Brewery​ is being evaluated as an International Pale Lager (2015 BJCP Category 2A).  It pours a light amber color that is relatively clear except for the fine, suspended particulates that detract.  An ivory, moderately-tall head is mousse-like.

New world hops were definitely used as the nose is dominated by moderately-high papaya, passion fruit, and overripe mango.  Restrained doughy malt help to support the hops. Cleanly fermented.

A similar hop presentation appears in the flavor with tropical notes dominating.  The doughy malt also has elements of honey-like caramel malt but the balance is tilted towards hops with middle of the road bitterness.  The bitterness lingers after a crisp finish with a green, raw hop character that detracts.  

JOGR is well-made beer that’s sure to delight many a beer drinker.  But with a number of excellent IPLs already on the market, it has tough competition to measure up to.  And with the raw hop bitterness and unfiltered appearance, it doesn’t quite hold up to those best of class examples.

Brewery Introduction

Reformation is a values-based company and we believe why you drink is just as important as what you drink.

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