jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I must say, Origin Ale tasted nothing like I expected. Of course, I have to be honest in saying that I wasn’t really sure what I imagined a so-called “Imperial Amber Ale with Pomegranate Juice” would taste like. As it turns out, Origin tastes like an Amber Ale, an Irish Ale, and a Fruit Beer rolled into one. The tasting sequence goes in that order, more or less. Sweet malts and light hops start things off. Then, you get an unexpected creaminess. The finish has a lingering fruitiness that sticks to the roof of the mouth but it’s extremely subtle. Last thing you taste is a quick flash of fresh, clean hops but there’s virtually no bitterness. For me, the downplayed fruit notes were quite nice. While this beer is too odd for me to seek out regularly, the mix of flavors is quite unique and refreshing.
HuskerTan (701) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Bottle.
A- Malty, caramel, fruity.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Malty, caramel, dark fruits, slightly sweet, doughy.
P- Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- I love pomegranates and was excited for this beer. From the first to the last taste, I couldn’t even find a subtle hint of pomegranate. This sits somewhere between an Irish Ale and an Amber Ale for me. It’s creamy and smooth and has some fruity caramel tones but no where near what the name implies. Overall, I was quite disappointed in this beer.
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Refreshing aroma of malt and fruit. Hazy deep amber with a 2" head that gradually drops to a cover, cobwebs of lace. Taste is semi-sweet fruity malt that blooms nicely in the palate before diminishing nicely in a lingering finish. As a fruit beer, this is exceptional - fruit is present, but not cloying; malt is present, but willingly takes a back seat. Good brew.
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, lets start with aroma. Mild pomegranate, definite sweetness. Taste is pomegranate, lots of sugars, alcohol definitely comes through. Reminds me I am drinking a beer and not just pomegranate juice! A lot of these rater must have not had pomegranate before trying this... compare the two please!
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Has almost no aroma. Taste is smooth and clean with a little sweet. Leaves a tart after taste.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s-Eastgate. Pours a somewhat cloudy tea color with a small ring for a head. Notes of caramel, pomegranate, tea, some woody and leafy earthiness, and a little bit of candied nuts. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, moderately boozy mouthfeel. Better than ratings indicate.
Aquitard (27) - - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a finger thick tan head. Smell is not strong but it does smell like pomegranate. Taste is almost wine-like fruity and slightly hoppy with a lasting sour/bitterness. Mouthfeel is good with light carbonation. This is a good example of what a fruit beer can be not too sweet or sour.
Butters (3939) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber pours a hazy golden copper with very faint ring of clearish white head. Very sweet and a little medicinal. Definitely better as an additive in their blended rejuvenations, but not as a stand alone offering. a little tart and a little bitter. meh.
Sledutah (5662) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Mikey Holiday bash
Clear golden with a off-white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavors are malty, caramel and fruity
VastActiv (3516) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from local market at Sunnyvale, California. Colour is deep dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, floral, sweetness and malts. Quite juicy.