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Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Jackalope Barleywine Style Ale: Whats sealed in this bottle is only heard of in myths. Its so rare in fact, we have used a magical seal that only opens with an "Abracadabra," or the bottle opener hanging from your keys. This rich and complex ale uses a variety of malts and hops to balance what we think is one ultimate beer. Share it with friends, savor it with colleagues, or stash it away for a future occasion. This ale will keep for months, or years if you manage to resist the temptation.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-04-2011)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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DoubleJ

California

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%

With a wax-top and in the barleywine style, you would expect this 22 ounce bottle to sell for $15. Not so. In fact, I bought this for $6.49 in Arizona. Let's get started. On to the beer:

Crimson colored with a touch of scarlet. On top sits a sturdy head which holds its retention well, which gives off some splashes of lace.The aroma is done pleasantly to the American version of the style. A rush of hops (albeit fading) add a fruity and tropical aspect. Toasted sugar at the base. Dates. It's shaping up to be a long night of slow sipping.

Flavorful, packing a punch without being overbearing, and somewhat smooth. It starts off with a hoppy characteristic, which brings resin and vague tropical fruit, while the base is a slightly sweet toffee. The alcohol present has a warming effect. Fruity flavored for the most part, with a very resiny and bitter aftertaste (where less would be preferred). Feels just a hair short of full-bodied, though make no mistake; this is a beer that is to be slowly enjoyed.

05-10-2014 06:04:45 | More by DoubleJ
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Ben7773

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-10-2014 19:25:35 | More by Ben7773
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

22oz brown bomber with a bottled on date.

LOOK: Massive sticky head, dark amber.

SMELL: Spicy, figgy, alcoholic, sweet, caramel, toasted malt, dried grass, floral.

TASTE: Creamy, potent, sweet, hoppy, caramel, resin, citric rind, rustic grain, ripe figs, yeast, warming alcohol.

A solid barleywine from first sniff to the last sip. Balanced though the hoppiness resonates for a good while. For its size the alcohol is still pretty manageable. This one is worth the hunt.

09-23-2011 02:48:18 | More by Jason
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-26-2012 13:07:52 | More by Skye1024
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-20-2013 03:24:14 | More by LXIXME
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JasonFromLA

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-21-2013 02:49:32 | More by JasonFromLA
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bmoraymond

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -74%

08-23-2014 15:01:20 | More by bmoraymond
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Hardcore

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2013 08:53:09 | More by Hardcore
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richj1970

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Golden orange tending towards brown with two finger off white head that lasted a good while with moderate lacing.

S: Sweet caramel mixed with floral hops.

T: Plenty of hop bitterness up front, and sweet caramel and butterscotch malts in the back.

M: Medium body with a nice sweet finish.

O: Good barley wine. I liked it enough to pick up a bottle at Whole Foods to bring home.

05-08-2014 19:31:56 | More by richj1970
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-27-2013 19:34:56 | More by nick_asian
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-20-2012 06:55:57 | More by GRG1313
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2013 16:22:29 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-04-2013 05:45:34 | More by CEDAMA
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-10-2013 02:48:03 | More by Bierguy5
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dpool

Arizona

3.01/5  rDev -21.6%

Super hoppy and spicy nose with a nice, white head. The taste is conflicting...lots of sweet malt (as expected in a BW) and an overpowering amount of bitterness that hangs around long after your previous sip. Maybe this should be called an imperial brown IPA?

02-27-2014 16:05:36 | More by dpool
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

White wax topped 22oz bottle from VegasHopHead (thanks Anthony!). Bottled 4/2/13. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

Pours an opaque orange hued russet with almost two full fingers of fluffy off-white head. Nice retention as a quarter finger cap lingers, leaving large sheets of lace.

Smells of nondescript sweet fruit, old orange peel, slight pine and caramel.

An interesting blend of flavors. Caramel, citrus rind, toffee, pine, pears, plums, bready malt, woody and earthy notes, raisins and a blanket of booze that creeps in and amongst the other flavors.

An almost chewy, medium-heavy feel with moderate carbonation. Long, bitter sweet finish with caramel, pine, citrus and dark fruit.

While there may be nothing to really elevate this above the herd, Old Jackalope isn't bad at all. I think I'm drinking this during an in-between phase where there are still hop notes clinging on that have not faded to let all the malts truly work their magic. Not hunt-worthy for my tastes but a solid brew.

03-21-2014 00:16:21 | More by ThickNStout
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-24-2012 05:38:49 | More by WritersBlock
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david18

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-13-2014 17:48:05 | More by david18
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straightlambic

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-09-2014 05:19:54 | More by straightlambic
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-05-2013 00:15:27 | More by anticipation23
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Harvey98

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-17-2012 01:15:44 | More by Harvey98
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-10-2013 01:57:20 | More by jarrgal
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-03-2014 20:26:23 | More by hopswap1
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-29-2012 04:37:27 | More by TasteTester
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Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine from Tenaya Creek Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.