glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tangletown. Dark copper with light head. Sweet flowery aroma. Very unique taste...Flowery with subtle hops and a good balance. Interesting to say the least. Would make a great summer beer.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared by beerguy101 at PP Strong Ale Fest. Clear buttery gold. A TON of jasmine in the aroma - a very floral aroma. Floral herby hop flavors, lots of jasmine, and some sweet caramel and toasty malt underneath. Mildly bitter. Interesting.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle. Very clear light copper with a quickly fading medium white head. Flowery, fruity nose with a slight tinge of sourness but not in an infected kind of way. Flavor has notes of sweet pale malt, a little caramel and an odd flowery taste which I assume is jasmine. Some hop bitterness in the finish along with a touch of bath soap. Medium body with a smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Overall, a neat idea but it just didnít do it for me.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to beerguy101 for sharing (according to chile maybe it is johnc ?) Poured a slightly hazed dark yellow. Aroma is strong of jasmine. Reminds me of green tea. Flavor of orange and lemon. Light mlat. Large jasmine sinish. Long semi-dry finish with a mild bitterness.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Pizza Port 9th Strong Ale Festival with some other ratebeer folks, I believe thanks are in order to beerguy101 (not sure). Anyway, this was very interesting, of course Jasmine standing out from the usual IPA characteristics. Unique and well done.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I emjoyed this last night at Pizza Portís strong ale fest, a bottle brought by JohnC to share. This was definitely an interesting brew, generally I donít think I would enjoy something this light, but the floral aspect was intriguing enough that Iíd definitely have this again. Jasmine comes through on both the nose and mouth very clearly and plays off the hop tones. The nose also smells of white grape juice. Reall neat, and I think underrated.
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, what a smell! The pour was a creamy, loose head. Stuck around longer than I thought it would, and a fantastic hoppy jasmine smell wafted a fair distance from the glass. Light amber colour in the glass with the tiniest bit of haze. Very fruity dry hopped taste, with a jasmine tea flavour floating on everything. A nice IPA pushed into the superlative by the great jasmine flavour. Mouthfeel was a bit oily, but well within the style. A bit more malt, maybe? I will be buying this whenever I can find it.
Ratman197 (11097) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear amber with an amber head. Aroma was fruity and floral. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavor was floral and tart with carmel and apple and a dry warming finish.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color, suspended yeast particles, sticky head and light lacing. The nose is citrusy and light with floral hops, not much jasmine as I was hoping for, a bit is noticable though. I drink jasmine pearl oolong tea almost everyday at work so Iím very familiar with the smell, itís a subtle note and the hops really drown it out. The flavor is sweet and rich with a bit of bitter syrupy mouthfeel that remains. The finish is mild and balanced.
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2005. Sounded very interesting, with the addition of jasmine flowers, so I had to try it. Golden with an uneven white head. Very flowery jasmine aroma, some clover honey, and orange peels. Mild hop bitterness, mainly orange peels and flowery herbs. Very interesting, indeed.