1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Chuck. The beer pours to a clean bright golden body with a thick lasting gorgeous rocky white head. The aroma is jasmine rice. The flavor is jasmine rice and toffee. Decent malt. A little drying on the palate. Medium bodied. Extremely different than any other beer Iíve ever had.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear amber gold. Scotch-like color with some light bubbly head. Aroma is sweet watermelon hops with some sweet motherly perfume. Its okay, a little sweet. Flavor is sort of the same. Balanced a slightly different IPA.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks like scotch.. w/ a decent off white head and some visable carbonation. light Floral aroma hints of the jasmine flower and not much else. Palate is pretty average. Flavor is heavily jasmin and sweet honeys maybe flower nectars. Very light and floral hopped in the finish. An odd little beer, but not bad.
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Gold with a smear of white foam across the top. Sweet flowery nose--before the bottle cap hits the counter youíll understand where the name came from. Itís a no-doubt sweet soft nectar aroma. Medium to high carb, but itís a loving bubble. Nicest moutfheel I can think of in a beer off the top of my head. Very sweet attack and finish; the mid-palate has tons of malt presence and added sugars to boot. This beer genuinely has dried jasmine flowers in it, but I canít really say it tastes like jasmine, because I know if I read that I would have no idea what it might mean. So it tastes honey sweet, I guess you could say. Lovely stuff. Just one small step into sweetness for it to be truly refreshing, but I love these mildly sweet beers when the spirit moves.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a hard call. Itís an enjoyable ale, but the name had me looking forward to an IPA. Nice look, a clear amber/orange with a sustained white head. The aroma is predominantly sweet jasmine over a caramel malt. The flowery scents drown out any detectable hop presence. The flavor is a skillful blending of smoothly sweet malts and the perfumey jasmine. Nice taste. And there, in the finish at last, is an herbal and floral bitterness, some of it presumably from the hops. Good drink, and it may be an IPA, but if so, itís well cloaked in secrecy.
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bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer has a great nose, of grassy flowery hops combined with...jasmine. sweet flowers that mingle nicely together. slightly more mild on the palate then expected but a good citrus hop flavor wiht the jasmine still sitting in the foreground of the palate. nicely balanced. propbably more of a pale ale then an ipa. good easy drinking.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I must admit that I was completely shocked and blown away by the level of jasmine in this IPA. Iíve had beers that had everything from basil in it to saffron, but never jasmine and man was it outstanding. Aroma is fruity, malty and slightly floral but suprisingly very little jasmine in the aroma. Appearance is orange in color, smallish head. Mouthfeel is full, round, very clean and smooth. Flavor is grapefruity hopps, sweet malts and the ever suprising jasmine. Iím salivating just thinking about the jasmine in this beer and I await the day when I go to Washington to buy this. Simply outstanding.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden body with a thin, white head. A very interesting aroma with that combination of hops and jasmine. Slightly sweet and floral with some mild hoppy pine, loads of jasmine flowers, some grapefruit and orange zest, mixed nuts, brown sugar and some grassy, minty hop character mixed in. The body is moderate and clean, with soft carbonation. The flavor is good, but not outstanding. The jasmine really gets in the way of the bitterness, producing slight disappointment in the lack of expected bitterness. The sweetness of the malt base and the floral jasmine and hops proffer considerable balance. An interesting interpretation of the style, but I like the bitter, unadulterating examples a little more.
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light goldish orange color. you can get a whiff of the jasmine in the aroma. tastes medium sweetness,
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from demolayfire in a super trade.
Okay,this smells and tastes like a blue snowcone. The jas mine adds a nice flowery flavor and masks the hops almost completely. Syrupy and thick for a IPA but a strange brew indeed.