Jopen Jacobus RPA

Worthy of a pilgrimage

Crisp and bitter Rye Pale Ale, 5,5%

Jopen Jacobus is a Rye Pale Ale. It is amber in colour and has a fruity bitterness thanks to the use of American hops. The rye malt gives the beer a distinct flavour. Jopen Jacobus RPA is named after the former Jacobskerk. Jopen took over this church for use as a brewery, grand café and restaurant and renamed it the Jopenkerk. This beer was developed in 2011 on occasion of the church’s centenary.

Jacobus was the patron saint of the pilgrims. During their pilgrimages, they spent their nights in guesthouses. These guesthouses were exempt from the payment of levies as long as they brewed beer with rye. This is why Jacobus is a Rye Pale Ale. A beer with body.

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Drinking temperature

Drinking temperature 5,5 ° Celsius

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ABV 5,5%
Hops used
Bitterness 45 EBU
Plato value 13 ° Plato

Jopen Jacobus RPA


Fruity aromas of bitter citrus fruit, orange, grapefruit, pine, caramel and toast.


Crispy bitter flavour. Juicy fruitiness of grapefruit combined with a hint of pepper from the rye and a hint of caramel from the lightly toasted malt.


Prominent bitter finish with a clear fruity character thanks to the American hops varieties, as well as a somewhat peppery spiciness from the rye.


Flavour associations

In tasting the flavors associated with Jopen Jacobus RPA:

Rye is generally the dominant flavour when it comes to rye beer. Jacobus, on the other hand, retains a certain fruitiness with hints of citrus and orange instead of the usual berries. A fine example of American hops at work. This is a light IPA that is easy-drinking, unpretentious and well-balanced. With unnoticeable transitions, this beer is like a one-act play as opposed to the classic three acts of foretaste, body and finish. Fantastic!


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Jopen Jacobus RPA has received numerous national and international trade jury and public awards.
A summary:


Bronze European Beer Star


Worlds best Gold World Beer Award


Brussels Beer Challenge Gold


World Beer Awards – Speciality Beer Rye


World Beer Awards 2015 – Gold Rye Beer


Brussels Beer Challenge 2015 – Gold


Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2016 – Bronze


Dutch Beer Challenge 2016 – Bronze


European Beer Star 2016 – Gold


Brussels Beer Challenge 2016 – Silver


Brussels Beer Challenge 2017 – Gold


Dutch Beer Challenge 2018 – Certificate of Excellence


World Beer Awards 2018 – Country Winner

European Beer Star 2018 – Zilver

Brons | Dutch Beer Challenge 2019

Bronze European Beer StarWorlds best Gold World Beer AwardBrussels Beer Challenge GoldWorld Beer Awards – Speciality Beer RyeWorld Beer Awards 2015 – Gold Rye BeerBrussels Beer Challenge 2015 – GoldDublin Craft Beer Cup 2016 – BronzeDutch Beer Challenge 2016 – BronzeEuropean Beer Star 2016 – GoldBrussels Beer Challenge 2016 – SilverBrussels Beer Challenge 2017 – GoldDutch Beer Challenge 2018 – Certificate of ExcellenceWorld Beer Awards 2018 – Country WinnerEuropean Beer Star 2018 – ZilverBrons | Dutch Beer Challenge 2019
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