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Uncle Jesse's - Ale Industries

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BA SCORE
84
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Industries visit their website
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.

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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Fatehunter
2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

Fatehunter, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -19.1%

dertyd, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
3/5  rDev -19.1%

TruePerception, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Daniel101
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Daniel101, May 31, 2013
Photo of Arkay
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Arkay, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Shawner
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Shawner, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

GRG1313, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

nmann08, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of BeerisUber
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

BeerisUber, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of dannydetox
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

dannydetox, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of popery
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light amber color, about a medium/light wood stain. Quite clear. The off-white head puffs up nicely at first, and there's good lacing and retention. The aroma has a fair dose of hops, though a bit less than expected from the label description. That said, it's a nice blend of tangerine, marijuana and spruce, in that order of strength. There's a fair bit of crystal malt character, as well. Wish they'd pulled back on that more. It just gives a bit too much of a caramel, brown sugar tone to the aroma. Possibly, a touch of diacetyl but not so much as to be a major concern - sort of like some British ales. The taste starts with light caramel-ish malt sweetness but dries out and the hop flavor picks up. Nice mix of citrus and floral hoppiness. Lightly bitter finish. Carbonation is average for the style. Otherwise, mouthfeel is fairly light and a bit oily. It's easy to drink, and I quite like the style, but the darker malt doesn't sit quite right with me, and the beer doesn't otherwise offer enough to make me want to come back for more. Still, it's a nice attempt, and I think they had a good thought with this beer. It just could use some tweaking for my palate.

popery, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of JTahoe
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

JTahoe, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Spaz7
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Spaz7, May 24, 2013
Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

rbrefbeerman, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of justinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

justinbrown, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

zestar, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of jenray
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jenray, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of tizride
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

tizride, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of b-one
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

b-one, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rogue Ales in San Francisco.

Flowery, light style of a hoppy beer. Not much malty sweetness, but a light biscuity taste. Earthy sort of hoppiness along with some orange peel. Light-bodied mouthfeel. Resiny and pine scented aroma. Fragrant, hoppy nose with a suggestion of jasmine. On the woody side on the tongue. Could have been more carbonated for the flimsy body, but certainly drinkable enough. Not all that bitter for the mouthful of hop flavors.

mactrail, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of SamuelR
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

SamuelR, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Reswald
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Reswald, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Gregwa, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of MrDave
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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Uncle Jesse's from Ale Industries
84 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.