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Holy Jim Falls | Cismontane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amarillo Hops are the featured hops.

Added by Knapp85 on 02-07-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by Brenden:
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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is an extremely pale white gold color. A thin, bubbly, perfectly white head caps it at about 3/4 fingers at its highest. Retention is pretty good, and it sticks around for a bit. Some lacing mingles around the walls of the glass.
This beer smells a bit like White Rajah to me, hoppier on the nose than the flavor; there are some great aromatic hops here. Pale malt balances it out. Maybe it's just how fresh it is, as I don't see much talk about the aroma. Of course it's not as powerful as WR, but it's very nice overall.
The flavor is interesting given the nose. It's definitely a pale ale, and not a bad one. But stronger than the raw pine and citrus hops are softer notes of pale fruit flesh and a strongly vinous note. Still, it's nicely hopped for a pale ale, and has a good depth and balance.
Good carbonation in a solid body that's stronger than the look would imply give this a sturdy crispness and keep it smooth consistently through.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Super foamy head build up... over half the pint glass on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is mild lemon and honey.
The taste is mild overall, lemon and mild pine bitterness.
The texture is soft and fizzy.
Super foamy, mild flavor.

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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Raul's homeboy was dead set on buying this swill for some reason - he was feelin' tha local brew, I guess.

Ok... Smells like the cow pastures out in the Inland Empire and taste like the state of Iowa if it was bottled. Nothing against Iowa, my peeps, but Raul ain't into the grass game unless it's the "grass game," ya feel me?

Raul does not agree.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bready, crisp, clean, not noticing any of these grass or pine flavors. Defiantly picking up lemony / grapefruit characteristics.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I know it's the quest for flavorful, lower-alcohol beers, but this one is shockingly perfumey and bitter. Really pale golden color in the tall glass. Not much of a head and the bubbles are noticeably coarser than most beers.

That resiny taste obliterates any hint of malt. The bitterness starts almost immediately. Label claims 45 IBU, which for once I believe. Aroma is all hops with a touch of cat pee, if I'm not mistaken. I struggle to find anything else to describe about this beer, but I'm hoping it will stay carbonated long enough for me to open something less hoppy to mix it with. The actual hop oils and aromas are both bold and interesting.

I have had some good beer from Cismontane but this is not one to remember. At least I don't remember finishing the bottle.

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Holy Jim Falls from Cismontane Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.