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Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wordemupg:
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml blue waxed bomber release date 3/15/12 poured into tulip 2/12/12

A clear reddish brown with a well sustained beige head that's a solid two fingers and leaves two rings followed by lots of random lace

S some rum raisin and caramel with faint nutty notes and booze, brown sugars and some orange peel as it warms, still has some hops hiding in there too

T the faintest hint of chocolate and the booze is a little, loads of caramels and burnt brown sugar with just a little pine, I suppose I drank this during a window of balance, that hops and sweet malt are working well together

M a nice bitter bite and thick syrupy liquid that creams up from the bubbles, very sticky and just a little heat, sweet piney finish lingers

O good barley wine all around, nothing to pump it up a few notches but other then a little booze popping up here and there nothing to complain about either

I found this one in my closet and have no idea where it came from, really though I can't recall for the life of me. I was in Vegas a few months ago but didn't bring beer back with me, I'm stumped, if you sent this to me thank man its solid

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:59:50 | More by wordemupg
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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California

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

05-09-2014 03:30:09 | More by TubaDan
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Alabama

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-03-2014 01:11:46 | More by MonkeyBread
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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New Jersey

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 1/30/14

A - 3.75 - Dark orange/brown clear color with a white head that fades pretty quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing.
S - 3.75 - Nice citrusy, spicy smell from the hops. Some alcohol and sweet bready malts in the background.
T - 3.75 - Very spicy/citrusy and bitter from the hops. Hops almost completely cover up the malt, which whispers in the background with a little bit of caramel sweetness.
M - 3.5 - This was bottled barely a month ago so i can understand the alcohol warmth and overpowering bitterness from the hops. The bitterness sticks around in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium in body and heavy in alcohol/bitterness.
O - 3.75 - This is a very hop heavy American barleywine. I don't mind it, but I think a few years of age on this one would balance the hops/malt, and help mellow out the alcohol too. Since it's so amazingly affordable I think I'll pick up a few bottles and see how it ages. :)

Comparables: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 20:30:43 | More by ISmith87
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Arizona

3.01/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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?

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California

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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California

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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this is just a fantastic barleywine. got it in a surprise trade with a punk rocker from nevada.. he got it because it's put him on his ass a few times.. and i gotta say, this is one sneaky beer! thanks again frank!

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Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine from Tenaya Creek Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.