Uncle Jesse's - Ale Industries

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Light and hoppy is the perfect way to describe Uncle Jesse. This West Coast Session Ale is perfect for the person looking for the hoptasticness of an IPA, but not all the alcohol. Dank and citrus notes from the hops outweigh the balance with the subtle honey malt flavor and aroma.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2011)
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JackDempsy:
Photo of JackDempsy
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this because the place I go to has a rotating tap. This is a new beer that they are showcasing. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a local beer and it has an outstanding aroma and almost a reddish appearance. I went back to the pub just for this beer and will do so again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JupiterJesus
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of rob133
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of Shawner
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 1 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer and foam came flying out of the bottle and all over me and the floor. A little later trying to pour it into the glass it quickly foamed up half of the glass. The body is a hazy straw color though.
The aroma is grain and apricot.
The taste is fairly well balanced and light tasting. There's a touch of metallic, but it's mostly lemon flavored.
The texture is crisp with high carbonation.
A poor beginning and the rest is okay.

Photo of dannydetox
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

had a tulip of this one at golden road in los angeles. hadn't heard of this brewery so reckon it's worth a taste. orange-amber colored beer that left significant lacing along the sides of the glass. floral notes were the first thing i smelled, followed by something yeasty and bready. less citrus than i would have expected - try the taps cali gold for a solid west coast xpa - but this isn't bad. good dryness on the finish; medium-light mouthfeel. wouldn't seek this one out, but i would also be content drinking this again.

Photo of SamuelR
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bouncepass
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of TruePerception
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a thin, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of big pine hops with some tropical fruits.

Tastes of the big hops with a small malt backbone. Hops lead off with pine and floral notes backed by tropical fruits and citrus. Herbal bitterness comes through. Malts lean in and add a touch of toasted bread and some sweetness. Finishes up with some earthy hops leaving a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, I really like this. It is hop heavy with low alcohol, and I wish it was sold in 6 packs.

Photo of LoFiDave
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- golden color, thick foamy head

Smell- fruit mostly, some hops

Taste- fruit, spice, hops

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. It is definitely a great session beer. I quite like it. I will want to have it again.

Photo of JTahoe
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold with minimal off white head. Low retention and little lace. Aroma is of dry grass and grain with floral hops intermingled. Taste is on the lighter end for an APA, but good with grain forward flavor, a nice fruitiness, and sufficient hop notes of green grass and pine. Mouthfeel is medium-light, but with pleasant dry finish. Overall a respectable brew.

Photo of SierraJosh
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Spaz7
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of largadeer
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at GHS.

Appearance: Hazy peach flesh colored body capped by a thin, clinging head.

Smell: Pretty dank and grassy with a nice pineapple-y tropical fruit character. Marijuana, dried oregano, a touch of pine. The malt backbone is largely hidden.

Taste & mouthfeel: Very dry, with a clean and balanced bitterness. Hops are at the forefront, bringing an enjoyable mix of marijuana and herbal notes along with pineapple and grapefruit. Slightly spicy and peppery toward the mid-palate, with a negligible malt profile. Nonetheless, this does have a decent body. A grassy, slightly vegetal note builds on the palate after half a pint; it tastes like dry hops were left on the beer slightly too long. While this would be a better beer with a cleaner, brighter hop profile, it's pretty impressive stuff nonetheless.

Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Reswald
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of colforbin73
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is a great session ale that will appeal to hop heads... it does not disappoint.

the pour is really surprising and frothy -- nice 1.5" head of foam forms nice big bubbles and sticks to the side of the glass... impressive.

the aroma is really fresh and beckons with up front hop aroma.... mild grassy malt background and a good enticing waft of slightly spicey slightly citrusy hops.

the taste follows suit and is supremely sessionable. this a very well made, crafted beer... the malts provide a really rich drink and a little sweetness and the hops are up front and fresh tasting... the finish is superb, very dry and clean.

of all the new wave of session beers out there, this one goes right to the top.

EXCELLENT BEER!

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i would put this up against any breweries "Every Day Ipa"

re-reviewed from 7/21 to 11/27/13

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Daniel101
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Uncle Jesse's from Ale Industries
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.