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Jasmine Pale Ale - Rock Art Brewery

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-04-2008)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-30-2012 02:39:59 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.2%

11-15-2013 12:45:47 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +19.8%

11-18-2011 18:37:40 | More by nmann08
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -1.8%

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

11-13-2011 22:20:22 | More by brentk56
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-26-2013 17:48:30 | More by acurtis
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

08-28-2008 15:48:21 | More by Phyl21ca
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -24.3%

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.

11-13-2012 21:28:19 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev +15.6%

some may call this too heavy on the jasmine, I call it just right. it reminds me of india, in a good way, and the only other beer ive had so infused with jasmine is the ipa from elysian. this is an amber at heart, pouring a deep rust to copper color, with a short lived but thick off white head. the nose is fresh jasmine flowers, spring time pollens, and that hint of perfume without choking me out. the malt adds some sweetness, and at first I wanted this to be a blonde beer not a red one, but the depth of the red malts grew on my. the flower is potent and right up front in the taste, all the way through to the finish. maybe too bright for some, but I think its really cool how well the flowers compliment the malts, and how symbiotic it all seems to be, especially for such a strange and pungent brew. one of the better rock art beers ive had so far, and the feel is good too. enough carbonation over a fuller body makes a spring flavor relevant into early fall. this is a challenging beer, but worth seeking out. I most enjoyed the creativity here, very well put together.

08-18-2013 03:03:58 | More by StonedTrippin
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WesWes

New York

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

03-30-2010 19:16:56 | More by WesWes
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

07-22-2009 21:23:36 | More by jwc215
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

10-25-2008 21:52:52 | More by smcolw
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

06-29-2009 22:11:56 | More by jdhilt
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Wasatch

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

10-16-2010 21:28:41 | More by Wasatch
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

04-28-2008 22:11:20 | More by ppoitras
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

09-05-2012 00:38:52 | More by smakawhat
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-25-2013 04:12:35 | More by Kelp
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -25.7%

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.

08-29-2012 04:29:36 | More by liamt07
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Brad007

Vermont

4.43/5  rDev +32.6%

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.

04-04-2008 18:57:17 | More by Brad007
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-07-2014 00:10:16 | More by DrBier
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -40.1%

03-13-2013 22:50:17 | More by chippo33
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vfgccp

New York

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

10-14-2011 01:35:12 | More by vfgccp
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.31/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

09-02-2013 19:44:17 | More by puboflyons
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.46/5  rDev -26.3%

Picked this up from the brewery while on a beerventure with BPK59. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear light amber golden hue with a one finger creamy white head that fades to leave a thin thin cloud and light lacing.

S - Very light aromas. Almost potpourri aromas here with light jasmine and tea qualities. Lots of biscuits here, bready malts and caramel.

T - Taste is sweet, caramel, along with bready malts. Faint herbal notes, jasmine, tea like notes. Its not bad, just well, not very enjoyable. The flavors are there, but they dont really work. Like really watered down tea.

M - Lightly carbonated but still thin and watery.

O - Overall unimpressive beer here. Very light and watery. When I want watery beer I'll stick with the High Life thank you very much.

01-23-2013 22:07:32 | More by rudzud
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

08-16-2011 23:14:45 | More by lordofthewiens
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

01-13-2010 14:39:11 | More by tigg924
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Jasmine Pale Ale from Rock Art Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.