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Holy Jim Falls - Cismontane Brewing Company

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 02-07-2013)
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Gobzilla

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-02-2014 01:24:57 | More by Gobzilla
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-01-2013 01:57:35 | More by Cynic-ale
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Brenden

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

04-26-2013 20:27:25 | More by Brenden
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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-31-2013 06:44:38 | More by InfernoBoss
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2013 20:56:22 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2014 04:50:18 | More by avisong
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-24-2013 19:48:14 | More by GRG1313
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jonbonfon

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-05-2013 20:47:11 | More by jonbonfon
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AleHunter805

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-24-2014 20:02:07 | More by AleHunter805
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RaulMondesi

California

3.11/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

11-03-2013 03:05:48 | More by RaulMondesi
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-21-2013 20:55:17 | More by dipso123
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ebrifan

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-23-2013 06:51:19 | More by ebrifan
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-14-2014 23:38:01 | More by bostonryan
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charlzm

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-28-2014 17:59:31 | More by charlzm
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-10-2013 05:03:32 | More by drewone
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jwswigs

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-27-2014 07:14:52 | More by jwswigs
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-22-2013 04:04:25 | More by SocalKicks
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Nightrain87

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-11-2013 00:53:39 | More by Nightrain87
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grubefresh

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

09-12-2013 06:19:47 | More by grubefresh
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mactrail

Washington

3.14/5  rDev -13%

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.

03-06-2013 05:27:06 | More by mactrail
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litheum94

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

03-15-2013 03:03:25 | More by litheum94
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travolta

California

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%

Appearance: I am blown away by how beautiful the head is on this beer. The head is perfect! Color is an opaque straw. Retention and lacing are awesome.

Nose: Clean and crisp with citrus, especially lemon.

Taste: Crispy with a bitter aftertaste. It is sour throughout. Biscuits, banana, and sour lemon.

Notes: One of the most beautiful beers I've ever looked at. The taste left much to be desired, but nose and appearance were superb.

07-15-2014 03:20:57 | More by travolta
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Holy Jim Falls from Cismontane Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.