Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark Brown Amber, Small Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Toasted Malt Aroma. Toasted Malt, Modest Bitter Finish, Slight sour yeast Aftertaste. Rather Bland. Average at best. Pass it.
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty. A little more roasted than I was expecting. Medium body but it feels a bit heavy. Not much in terms of fruits or floral notes which would really open this beer up.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild malts with slight hop flavors. sweet metallic caramel. Not very smooth.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Jumping Cow Amber Ale is a wonderful looking, super clear, deep amber ale that has light, frothy, sand colored lacing. The aroma is mostly of dark malt extract and caramel. There’s a hint of grassiness. It’s medium-light bodied, gritty and metallic. It leaves the mouth and teeth feeling pretty dirty. This seems to be a focus on caramel malt and that’s the main flavor here. It’s countered with a wooden, resiny sort of bitterness. It picks up some black pepper, juniper and sweetness after the swallow. It’s a loud flavor. This kind of seems like a home brew. It seems a little rough to me. There’s something unpleasant about the bitterness. Is it soapiness? This tastes twice as strong as it is.
shadey (1927) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dull amber color with minimal head. Aroma was lightly caramel and just a touch bitter. Flavors were bland and uninteresting. I’m really surprised that a California brewery allowed this to escape their bottling line. It’s not terrible, but it is far too boring.
jcos (1600) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 Location/Date:Bottle on December 11th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark amber copper.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel.
Taste: Caramel, little bitterness, faint soap flavor, sweet.
Palate:Light body, faint fizz.
Summary: An okay amber ale. Maybe this bottle is a bit old, taste is solid but missing something.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Pours like an amber ale with good color. Aroma was weak with a sweet malt and earth. Taste was bland for an amber. Not enough malt, bitter with no hop aroma, not a traditional amber. Thin lite beer with too much carbonation.
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s, 11/18/12
Aroma: The nose is heavy on caramel, rather malty, and has some lighter earthy notes
Appearance: This one pours an amber color with a small beige head, and some light lace
Flavor: This one has a kind of unpleasant taste of macro-lager, caramel, and other of flavors
Palate: The body is medium, it feels a little too sticky, and almost cloying, with a pretty lively carbonation
I wasn’t a huge fan of this beer. The flavor just doesn’t work all that well in my opinion, and the quality is not really that high. Really not a winner in my opinion.
climberbob (110) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. It is am amber beer, and the color is right. Slightly sweet and malty with a touch of bitter hops. A bit soapy though and the hop bitterness is a bit flat.
nearbeer (3897) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting spongy foam. Light aroma of toasted walnut and nearly scalded vanilla toffee. Taste is the same but with a more pronounced toastiness, plus a light earthiness and sour apple touch reminiscent of English Ale yeast. Light-medium body has medium carbonation and is a well balanced, easy drinker.