Nephilium (1453) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild sweet aroma, pours a light amber with a moderate white head and visible carbonation. The pomegranate comes through in the finish, with a touch of tartness, and very little hop bitterness. Very light on the palate, with the 8% ABV well hidden. It’s an interesting beer, not sure if I’m going to go out of my way to get it again.
TheEpeeist (3445) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle, likely at least 4 years old. Misty orange brown with a few edgy bubbles. Nose is toffee, pomegranate, dank basement and green hay. Dull medium body with a watery tang. Taste is stale bubblegum, clove, dried apple and raspberry jam. Obviously past peak but a bit surprising how far its fallen.
BrewBoxer (2333) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at a random Irish pub in midtown. Pours a purple brown CPR with a lot of fizz bubbles. Taste comes off as dish soap in the beginning and end with a hint of fruit. Don't know if it's the booze or if the glass or beer were skunky.
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of hard candy, grain, and slight tart fruit. Light amber pour with a slight white head that doesn’t retain. Taste is of caramel, tart fruit, high alpha hops. It’s a dry beer overall considering the 8% abv. I think it goes down very well, with the slight sour of the pomegranates and the bitterness of the hops balancing the sweetness of the malt. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, dry finish.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
Pomegranate is such a mild tasting fruit that I’m surprised brewers use it in beers. But if they want a mild tasting beer, use a mild tasting fruit!! So this beer is just okay, with nothing inherently awful, but since it lacks character it’s kinda perceived that way. Alcohol, light toffee, fresh bread and just a smidge of fruit. Sweet toffe-like malts, soft hop character with just a shadow of fruit flavor. It could have been cumquats, starfruit on lychee in there...hell, the fruit was so insignifigant there could have been nothing in there for all it know. Kinda lame.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"wouldn’t have been able to pick out pomegranate specifically, but there was a deifinite sweetness to the aroma, and especially the flavor, with some bitterness not from hops as well. pretty good stuff, hard to compare."
AirForceHops (3960) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Still yet another 12 oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Dark amber color with fast fleeting head. Aroma is almost all pomegranate with touches of toffee.
I didn’t have much of an expectation because I already knew how this was going to be. Flavor is mostly pomegranates, candy sugar and a sweet berry finish. This reminds me a lot of the juice “POM” . Oily texture with proper carbonation level. Yep, it is what it is folks. It still is drinkable if you want a fruit beer.
boozedude (2162) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber shared with josh at club w// pours a murky brownish red, thin white head,m aroma is dead fruit, taste is malty fruit, don’t get much of the pomegranit, they mantion, just ok I guess... first Hebrew beer that I haven’t loved
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby red pour. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Sour fruit coffee malt. Taste is a slight fruit twang.
TXBadger (1706) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a reddish amber color with off-white head. Pomegranate on the nose; follows onto the palate. There are some other flavors going on, but its weird finishes dirtyish.
jbuskirk (534) - 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.