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Cismontane Holy Jim Falls X.P.A

Cismontane Holy Jim Falls X.P.A
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This beer is named after the the falls at the end of Holy Jim trail in the Trabuco Canyon near the brewery. The refreshing flavor and hoppy aroma of this crisp, clean Extra Pale Ale will certainly be enhanced when standing in the cool waters of the falls when you reach the end of the trail. Throw a couple of these in your bag for the hike and enjoy it to the sound of running water.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Troupis (43) - - JUL 3, 2014
Mediocre at best it doesn't belong with pale ale near its description. Gets better per drink. Had this weakling on tap - after bolder beers - so possibly a tainted palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como
Hazy pale blond color; the head is too large. The fermentation produced a perfumy and spicy aroma (coriander-like), deep; some green apples too, and tea. Bone dry mouthfeel; not much malt flavor, a pit papery indeed; strong bitterness; the hop doesn’t provide enough qualities, instead in the final there is some chicory-like bitterness, which I displease.
Surely designed for summer days, nevertheless unbalanced.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheap (4002) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Somewhat lemony aroma. Looks like darker lemonade. Good sizzle, a little creamy on the zest. Bitter citrus peel thing seems like it wants to be a pils kindah thing but never quite gets there. The cut on this makes me move it from a 4 to a 5 in taste. Yes, what turns out to be rather annoying initially, smooths out to an even keel. Glad to have tasted a glass bottle pounder of this rare beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (171) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Hazy yellow / gold pour. Light lemon peels and some grass perhaps. A lighter version of Lagunitas DayTime, which is much more flavorful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5324) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2014
Pale hazy rocky head citrus note some exotic fruit good dryness light body good bitterness Chiara leggermente velata schiuma abbondante grossolana persistente naso agrumato citrico con una nota fruttata uva spina secca non milto corpo buon amaro

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1729) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2013
bottle into glass hazy orangish yellow poor then white head citris alchol aroma with a pingint funky mytallic light hops taste just ok would prob not do it again

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
13 sept 2013, tap. Yellow, faintly hazy. Nose is straw malt and lemon rind citrus. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Piney hops and some straw malt. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2932) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Smells a bit off with off water and grapefruit. The bitter feels a bit full with an astringent aftertaste. Not too fizzy and and a full palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (862) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head with a little lacing. Aroma is of citrus, grass, dank hops, cercel malts, and sweet malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some pine and more grassy hops. Has a medium body with a slighty water mouthfeel and a semi dry, crisp, moderately bitter, medium finish. Overall, a deccent tasty and very refeshing, and seasonable APA.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
That resiny taste obliterates any hint of malt. The bitterness starts almost immediately. Label claims 45 IBU, which for once I believe. Aroma is all hops with a touch of cat pee, if I’m not mistaken. I struggle to find anything else to describe about this beer.


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