Jasmine Pale Ale - Rock Art Brewery

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Jasmine Pale AleJasmine Pale Ale

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-04-2008

This mysterious ale calls upon centuries of brewing and human intrigue with natural herbs. In days gone by, these beers were conjured up for many reasons and occasions. Folks consumed various natural herbs in many forms, and beer was one. It was thought that these herbs had qualities that complement everyday life. Today's connoisseur is finding that a swing back to the way it used to be is a natural cycle of life. Some of our modern ways could use a little tweaking and taking a step back into the world of Herbs is a great way to start. Enjoy this amber ale with nice malt sweetness and just a hint of Jasmine and hops.
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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a pint glass the beer was a hazy amber color with a thin white head.

It had a very sweet, perfumey, floral aroma. A little sweet malt.

A sweet floral taste. I felt like I was drinking a bouquet. A little bit of bread, and a kiss of hops.

An OK summer beer. For me it was too much on the sweet side.

I drank the bottle and won't be looking for any more.

Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: cloudy, red/brown in color, minimal head, high carbonation, sediment is present

Smell: florals, bread, and citrus hops

Taste: the jasmine florals are very present throughout, bread, citrus hops, and tea also present

Mouthfeel: moderately bitter, medium light bodied, high carbonation

Drinkability: This may be one of the most floral beers I have ever had. It feels like I am drinking flowery tea. An interesting take with low ABV, I could have a couple.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.66/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber

This is a murky, orange-hued honey color and a darker shade toward the top of the glass. The off-white head dissipates pretty fast, looks lively at first then becomes less active.

Very floral nose, sweet parfume and rose buds, slight citric scent. Not much else.

A slightly bitter and very floral taste overpowers everything, it's taste just like sweet, small flowers in bloom with onnly a hint of light malt crispness. I'm getting gummy bears right at the end. The feel is actually really thin, loses it's crispness fast and really is lifeless.

I enjoy the uniqueness, this was an idea my girlfriend had for a batch of beer, only she wanted to add some lilacs!!! This one is pretty weak though.

Photo of Amberlj
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Light bodied, perfect amount of jasmine, delicate flavor overall.

Photo of puboflyons
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on September 2, 2013.

It pours copper-amber in color with a long-lasting white head and a lot of upwardly mobile carbonation. Clean, crisp hop note. Good clarity.

The body is light for the most part and slightly creamy.

The taste is alive with jasmine and herbs with the slightest of pale malts. The hops come up at the finish in a clean, refreshing way. But this beer is definitely an acquired taste.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of caramel malt with some very subtle notes of jasmine and some floral hops. Taste is also dominated by some medium full caramel malt with some very subtle jasmine and some floral and lightly bitter hops. I would have expected more dominant jasmine notes but still very enjoyable and easily quaffable.

Photo of scottg
4.12/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into two pint glasses.

Poured a copper color with orange hues and a thick white head with light lacing. Unique herbal, floral and fruity aromas, not the usual citrus hop aromas. The taste is unique also, a citusy, herbal up front taste with a sweet malty middle, finishing with a tealike floral jasmine aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel and surprisingly easy drinkability.

I bought this beer for the simple reason that it sounded different, I didn't expect to like it but it is very well balanced and my wife and I both really enjoyed it.

Photo of u2carew
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A) Pours with a foamy head then settles quickly to no head. No lacing. Hazy. Orange brown in color.
S) Malty notes. Definitive Jasmine / floral aroma. Hops mixed in - balanced well.
T) Floral and fruity from start to finish. Very mellow malty-ness. Hops are dominated by the Jasmine and not nearly as noticeable.
M) Light fizziness. Medium bodied. An alcoholic effervescence.
D) A decent pale ale. The creative touch with the Jasmine is nice.

Photo of smakawhat
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Hardly a two finger off white head, settles to a fine puck, and thin collar. Body is a dark orange amber, large cola bubbles glance the sides of the glass. Not too much lively character here.

Nose is a dense herbal floral sense, the sugar malt nose comes through with a bit of grass action. Mostly though, very clean, and very neutral. Nothing offensive but this isn't very engaging either.

Mouthfeel is almost like tap water. Fleeting very wet palate without a quench. However, flavor is there with a good floral boost. But this body is so weak it just is not carrying the flavor forward. Malt action, weak. Hops, non existent. Soda and cola like flat carbonation, in there in spades.

This beer has potential but it's being completely wasted. I get a sense of hints of really good things behind this, but the building blocks are just not even there to build a real solid good beer.

Photo of liamt07
2.53/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 650ml into some tulips.

Murky orange, with a thin offwhite head. Whisps of retention. Nose has some apricot, mango, grains and a bit of character that perhaps suggests slight oxidation. Taste has a weird grainy character, light spice, sweaty socks, and an odd stinky finish. Herbal and soapy notes come through as well. Watery feel, light carbonation. Not pleasant to consume, and I'm not sure what went wrong here. Wouldn't revisit this one.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Jasmine Pale Ale has a thin white head that quickly dissapears. Very hazy honey color.

Smells like jasmine. Actually it smells like fabric softener.

Wierd beer. First it's great: jasmine, honey and ginger with a green tea flavor (Crystal Light green tea, not actual green tea which tastes like sock sweat). Gentle and clean it feels like the first day of spring. Has a cloying sweet aftertaste that gets obnoxious though. After a while, however, it just tastes like stale ginger ale. This was consistent with both glasses and really kills any drinkability.

Photo of duffextracold
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- honey amber color, lots of floaties. very small head

S- herbal and flowery. not much else going on.

T- very light, delicate flavor. not very malty. bittering hops barely peek through. has a strong immediate aftertaste of flowers, followed by a slightly sour taste in the back of the throat. Well balanced, due to the lack of much malt profile.

M- Med to heavy carbonation. thin consistency.

D- Refreshing, different, but I wouldn't drink much of this. Kind of makes me feel like i'm drinking air freshener, but I still kind of like it.

Photo of jwc215
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle:

Pours light copperish amber with an off-white head that stays for a bit before becoming a vanishing wisp. Lacing follows a bit but doesn't stick.

The smell is medicinal/floral. Jasmine predominant. A hint of grainy malt backs it up.
Jasmine candle comes to mind.

The taste is of light malt - slightly bready. Jasmine more than a "hint", though not overbearing either. Some water comes through. There is just a slight hint of hops to keep it from being too sweet or herbal/floral. Finishes with an herbal dryness.

Light-bodied, with mild carbonation, it is on the border of watery.

A light pale with a jasmine/herb character. Different.

Photo of ppoitras
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Middlebury Discount Beverage, Middlebury, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" off-white head above the cloudy golden amber brew. Head actually lasts well, with very sticky lacing. Aroma is floral with an undercurrent of grassy hops. Taste is lightly of pale malts upfront, with dominant citrus next, with floral coming hand in hand with the lemon. Mouthfeel is soft on the tongue, and drinkability is not bad, but overall this one wasn't quite my cup of tea. Execution seemed to come across pretty well though.

Photo of jlindros
2.53/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light pasty white fizzy head that barely reaches 1/4 finger but does sit with a nice head covering, no lacing, mostly clear slight particulate floating in it, lighter golden orange color.

Nose has some light bready malts, hint of yeast, light jasmine and floral tea but lighter than expected, hint of a sweet malt, with a bit of a flowery aroma, but still very light and muted.

Taste starts with grainy malts, a stale tasting wheat like, lighter jasmine flavor with a light floral tea and flower petals, almost like chewing on flower petals, little yeast as well through that, with a watery tea, very little malts overall. Finish is a bit drier, light lingering jasmine and a bit of grainy but watery tea.

Mouth is quite light bodied, lighter carb too.

Overall it's not a very good beer. Way too light in everything, very little grain and malt, very little jasmine even, more like a watered down tea, oh yeah and it's very watery, pretty much like drinking flavored water.

Photo of jdhilt
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a thin layer white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Hazy amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet flowery nose. Flavor is sweet, flowery and hints of hops, not nearly as hoppy as an APA. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy and orange-gold color. Thin head that leaves a smattering of spotty lace.

Very mild aroma; I can barely detect hop

Elements of green tea and saffron; very attractive and subtle. A dry finish with soft hop in the background. Light malt flavors. Some pepper and cinnamon also. High level of carbonation with a thin body.

This is a perplexing beer, but it does taste good.

Photo of WesWes
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and crystal malt scent along with a fruity, herbal aroma. The flowers really contribute quite a bit of character. The taste is average. It has a quaffable pale and caramel malt flavor, but the jasmine offers up a tart, herbal character that's pretty intense. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent beer. I'm not a huge fan of gruits or herbal beers. This proves to be no exception.

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to garlicfire for this beer.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice dark amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, some hops in there, flowery. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, very little hop note, picking up the jasmine. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice thirst quencher.

Photo of Brad007
4.42/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color: Copper-amber color with lively carbonation and a nice two-finger head.

Aroma: Floral/herbal aroma with a strong malt kick. The Jasmine adds a floral, woodsy aroma to this beer.

Taste: Floral and woodsy upfront with a decent malt bite. Smooth. Soft. Very light on the tongue. Very different from a typical pale ale. The jasmine acts more as a replacement for hops.

Mouthfeel: Floral, herbs, sweet and light. Smooth. Some maltiness but the jasmine tends to overwhelm that by a bit.

Drinkability: Drinkable and a different take on a pale ale. May not be for everyone because of the jasmine.

Verdict: Let's see: Light, drinkable, aromatic and a very nice spring beer. You should check it out.

Photo of brentk56
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very hazy amber color with a modest head; neither the retention nor the lacing were particularly notable

Smell: Bready, with hints of jasmine and butterscotch

Taste: Opens with a very bready flavor that has a hint of toffee sweetness; by mid-palate, the lemon and jasmine arrive to produce a touch of bitterness and herbal flavor; the butterscotch element lingers into the finish, however

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks crispness

Overall: This beer could really benefit from a re-working of the recipe to add a few more IBUs as well as more jasmine; it's a bit to subtle and sweet for its own good

Thanks, Bendurgin, for the opportunity

Photo of bbenvenuti
3.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewing this one from memory. First herbal beer I have ever had.

A: Pretty typical for a pale ale, light golden color.

S: The herbal smell definitely jumps right out, not overwhelming but you definitely know its there.

T: Very strong floral/herbal taste which is a nice addition to a standard pale ale.

M: good light feeling that is refreshing.

D: This is a beer that I most likely would not grab for myself again, but my fiance loved it so I would certainly pick it up for her. It is pretty easy drinking but I don't think i could drink more than 1 in a sitting.

In general Rock art makes some great beers at good prices and this is another good one.

Photo of lpayette
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I always look forward to trying the special releases from rock art. Interesting how this one didn't get the "Extreme Series" label on it, but rather a picture of the pretty flower on it instead... make no mistake though, any beer that is both brewed and "dry-flowered" with jasmine makes the extreme cut for me... still, I like the way rock art has decided to market this. On a side note, I wouldn't classify this as an american pale ale... I think herbed/spiced fits much better.

Color is a bit surprising from the name (also see comment above). This is not so much pale as it is cloudy orange/amber, much like a light orange blossom honey. Head is small and struggles to produce lacing.

Smell is very flowery. I don't know what jasmine smells like from any past experience, but I can certainly distinguish it now after having this beer. Almost a grassy smell as well, just a very small hint of hops, and some semi-paleish malt.

Taste is much of the same with perhaps for me, just a bit too much jasmine and not quite enough malt. I think the addition of some honey- just a bit would be an interesting experiment, and one that would help balance this out a bit more... not that I would call this out of balance- but the jasmine is just a bit too much for me, and I think a sweeter base would serve this beer well. The occassional hint of grains comes through. A bit of lemon/lemon rind in the finish. Meh- not quiite sure what to think of this.

The mouthfeel is really quite good with it being light as expecting, having ample carbonation, and just a bit of a lingering jasmine aftertaste.

I don't know about this one. I think this is beer that most people will either love or hate. I had a hard time drinking this one though, and probably won't be revisiting it for a while. Still, I have to admire the attempt to brew something that is very unique. Keep up the good work Rock Art.

Photo of vfgccp
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A – Off-white head settles relatively fast, leaving a light dusting on top of the brew. Hazy, orange / light icetea body.

S – Light and floral. Orange, chamomile, ginseng, moss. Semi-tart.

T – Bright acidity with green grass, lavender, and dandelion. Semi-tart and leafy bitter finish.

M – Relatively soft with a light body and ok carbonation.

Photo of VtBeerRun
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice summer beer. The beer started off pretty good with a unique smell. This was a good idea for a beer and Rock Art always has some great ideas on beers. After drinking about half the beer it didn't do a lot for me. It was still decent, but not one I would jump in line to get again. Good attempt, needs something a bit more to be good beer.

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Jasmine Pale Ale from Rock Art Brewery
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