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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with the juice of over 10,000 luscious pomegranates, ORIGIN is a complex, rich and balanced Imperial Amber Ale with a truly unique character. The pomegranate juice is added during fermentation, leaving only the residual sugars, which serve to balance the hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2007
This appeared on my desk at work. Mystery to who placed it there. Pours a crisp amber. Fizzy, hollow metalic aftertaste hits you after minimal body. Pommegranate? If they say so, I didn;’ taste any. Boring..pass on it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Color is a burnt red and the foam will develop only a small temporarily amount of white. The aroma is subdued with a small denotation of fruit but of what kind would of been a mystery to me if i was blindfolded. The following flavor is subtle and is at a minimum amount of sweet pomegranate. Not a fruit beer worth revisiting. May 13th, 2007 Purchased from Ashur Liquor Imperial Beach

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to an orange body with a thin white head. The aroma is grainy and has sweet pomegranate juice. The flavor is sweet barley silage and sweet juice. The palate is sweet and average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Bomber. Poured a clear medium amber with a quickly-receding cap of white head. Aroma picked up sweet caramel and toffee with some mild pomegranate influence.. picked up some booze too. The flavor came across as a very strong amber.. toasty caramel and sweet grapefruit at the core with a rather mild tart pomegranate influence.. quite tasty. Heavier-bodied and grainy at times.. long, warm finish. Not bad.. not really good, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle: Pours amber with perfect clarity and a collapsing white head. Aroma isn’t really fruity with mainly crystal malt, subtle peppery hop notes, and ethanol. Has lots of alcohol in the flavor as well. Has a decent mouthfeel with smooth carbonation. There’s an artificial sweetness upfront (almost saccharine like). The only fruityness I can detect is a hint of citrus like qualities.The bitterness in the finish has slightly hop like notes, but it’s extremely metallic. An unbalanced beer, and definitly not a fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2007
WBF-Raleigh. Clear amber body with a small white head. Swet caramel aroma with hints of fruit. Sweet fruity flavor but still dominated by caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle. reddish amber with a 1/4 inch tan head. sweet malt aroma with some grapefruit and alcohol; i really can’t identify pomegranate in the aroma. Grapefruit is the dominant flavor, some pomegranate in th background, along with hops. long, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Sampled April 2007
Pours with a three-finger thick, frothy, lightly ambered, tan colored head that sits atop a brilliantly clear, cranberry-amber colored brew. Initially the aroma smells quite malty with notes of biscuits, toasted grain and some light caramel. It soon starts to pick up a fruitiness to it that once noticed cannot be dismissed. The fruit aromatics smell berry like, perhaps a touch like a fruit focused wine, or maybe even like a water downed wine-cooler.

The taste has a light sweetness to it, but that is not what one really notices after the first sip. There is a strong flavor of spice; something that is almost hot (though not from higher alcohols), and a finish that is like a dry, spicy wine (though this beer is not dry, though not really sweet either). Notes of berries, pithy raspberry notes, a touch of tannic cranberry skin (without the fleshy cranberry flavor itself) and some definite fruity acidity are all noticeable here. There is some malt flavors here as well, just not enough; notes of toasted grain, biscuits and crackers are all noticeable at times.

I’ll give these guys props for making some really interesting beers lately, but unfortunately they have not really been all that good. They are not bad either, but that isn’t quite what I am looking for in a beer. This is drinkable, but just doesn’t quite seem to work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle. Nose is more cherry than pomegranate. Slight malt influence. Very appealing visually, thick foamy head on top of a dark ruby beer with some active carbonation. Flavor is sweet, cloyingly so, but still really interesting. Very heavy alcohol presence for the abv. If it wasn’t for the fact that the mouthfeel is so harsh, it could be really enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2007
Well, where do I start. This beer had an intensely sweet caramel malt aroma. Almost no hop backing. Also there is some fruity tartness from the pomegranate. Appearance is that of an amber ale. The flavor is straight up malt sweetness and some tart fruit on the backend. Almost no hop balance whatsoever. Very thick, one could probably equate the thickness with cough syrup. Extremely heavy almost chalky. I could not finish the whole thing. I actually found this to be extremely bad. To tell you the truth, I would probably rather have a Bud Dry.

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