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Jester - Indigo Imp Brewery

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 27.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indigo Imp Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MCDuhamel on 04-22-2009)
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +37%

06-09-2014 20:28:03 | More by IAmHollywood13
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

some sort of almost wild ale here, really unimpressed, and there are some really rough off flavors here. decent appearance though, deeper golden in color with a half inch of white head. the nose is really brutal, it smells like feet, sweaty and gross. i also smell what seems like an unintended lacto infection, not mature and acidic, but new and funky in the bad way. grains up front are generic and pale, while the finish is this slightly tart odorous yeast thing that really just doesnt work. i didnt really know what to expect from this one, because the label gives very little information and i have never had anything from this brewery before, but this confirms for now that i really havent been missing much. this bottle had been carefully aged at cellar temperature by a friend of mine for over a year, and it didnt do any favors to this. weird yeasty and just unappealing.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 16:10:15 | More by StonedTrippin
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SaltofOH

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Graded to taste, not style. Single from a mix-and-match 6 pack.

Appearance: Dark copper with a slight haze (it is bottle-conditioned and unfiltered, after all). A 1/4" foamy tan head off a very gentle pour (to avoid disturbing the sediment). Awesome lacing.

Aroma: Sour. Belgian. Bubble gum. Pears. Artificial candy. Yeast. There are not too many beers worth sitting and nosing, but this is one.

Taste: Like the nose, starts sour/tart; minimal to nonexistent hop presence. Weighty and substantial, but still refreshing. Weird. This is a complex beer. This is not one you kick back several of. Not sweet, but somehow leaves me with an unpleasant cloying feeling.

Mouthfeel: Hefty, but not slick. Quite carbonated, but small, light bubbles.

Overall: this is a very complex beer, in every respect. That detracts from its enjoyability for me, but makes me want to go out and buy a six pack of this. The tart/sour not sweet but still cloying aspect suggests that this has higher alcohol. Very "Belgian" in character.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 03:16:23 | More by SaltofOH
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mandy27

Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I cannot comprehend some of the bad reviews. Many seem ignorant of what this brewery is about. Worst case scenario I've had with Jester is that it sometimes tastes better ( read a nice rounded sour) a few weeks after I buy it. Hey Zeus, Indigo Imp is making some of the most interesting beer I've had in a sea of baby Ohio micro breweries.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:06:13 | More by mandy27
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J2t645

Michigan

2/5  rDev -31.5%

02-23-2014 22:09:51 | More by J2t645
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TBarJr

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2.7%

01-12-2014 21:11:00 | More by TBarJr
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jburd19

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-09-2014 22:28:35 | More by jburd19
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outsider

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2.7%

12-26-2013 22:58:10 | More by outsider
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +45.5%

09-30-2013 04:02:14 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

09-20-2013 19:19:40 | More by Griggsy
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Maltenbach

Ohio

3.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy copper color. Thin head dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is reminiscent of a blonde Belgian ale. Fruity esters with clove. Up front flavors are spicy citrus, lemons, dried apricot, clove. Finish is sour citrus with perhaps a bit of anise and burnt orange. Flavors are complex, but perhaps a little too sour for my palate. This would be a refreshing beer for a hot day, but it’s not one to sit and savor.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 01:19:11 | More by Maltenbach
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prdrums77

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-21-2013 02:05:41 | More by prdrums77
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-07-2013 17:27:05 | More by BamfBacon
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.41/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy apricot in color, with an airy head of quickly fading off-white foam.
Aroma-Spicy yeast notes
Taste-Spicy yeast, faint pineapple and pear, definite Belgian underpinnings. Interesting flavor and nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 17:05:34 | More by hosehead83
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cld253

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -31.5%

07-26-2013 00:35:05 | More by cld253
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McNealc31

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rocky, frothy head atop a beautiful creamy orange body. Aroma of sweet citrus and clove. Starts a touch sweet, then the malt backbone, and of course all the complexity of a Belgian yeast including banana, clove, and orange. Finishes just a touch dry. Unyielding effervescence.

I like this one quite a bit. Really lets the yeast and its complexity shine. Not great reviews elsewhere, but I have no idea why. Looks good, smells good, feels good, tastes better.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 01:17:27 | More by McNealc31
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-14-2013 19:54:19 | More by jmw4437
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Brenden

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer more than any other of Indigo Imp's seems to have been negatively affected by some bad yeast in some previous batches. Call it QC, call it whatever, it's certainly improved now.

Pale orange with a golden-hued brightness, this beer is also quite clear. An interestingly colored head, sort of a light tan but not exactly, reaches a full finger in height. It's retained for a decent length of time. Lacing is light to moderate.
There's lots of sweet fruit on the nose, including a hint of banana, red and white grape, and pear. It's complemented by a bite of spice. Overall, it shows nice depth and proves itself Belgian in style. There's a light floral hoppiness, but not a whole lot.
Fairly tasty and quite interesting, I get the impression of toast with apple jam in the taste.. It's definitely sweeter than it is hoppy, and there's a big banana finish to it.
The body is light and the feel is smooth. It remains sweet into the finish, and even gets a little tingly (spicy?) on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 21:26:15 | More by Brenden
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -65.8%

05-12-2013 05:07:30 | More by hollywood_15063
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ally24al

Ohio

1/5  rDev -65.8%

04-27-2013 12:12:36 | More by ally24al
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Gomeza

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

03-05-2013 01:43:03 | More by Gomeza
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kbrown

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-01-2013 04:05:46 | More by kbrown
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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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Envelopes

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

10-26-2012 14:46:53 | More by Envelopes
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PDXHops

South Carolina

1.63/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a La Chouffe tulip. Slightly hazy orange with a fizzy soda pop-style head that's gone in a flash. No head, no lace. I do like the hue, though.

Smells bready with a vague fruity marmalade quality. I suppose there's a light stray spicy Belgian yeast note in there somewhere, but as this stuff warms up, the fruit smells take a turn toward tart and overpowering territory.

Holy mackerel, tart indeed, not to mention sorta rotten tasting. Multiple tiny sips are required to evaluate this critter, and tiny sips are frankly all I care to venture. Vegetative, medicinal, somehow with a fruitiness that's simultaneously tart, almost sour, but overripe. The abundant carbonation does this stuff no favors; then again, the level of carbonation is probably the least of the concerns here.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 21:04:31 | More by PDXHops
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Jester from Indigo Imp Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.