Jackpine Savage - Big Wood Brewery

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Wood Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MattyG85 on 07-18-2013

43 IBU

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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%

A bright copper tinted amber column supports a 2" snow white rocky foam cap slowly releasing citrusy, resiny, herbal hop aromas with hints of malt in the background.
The flavor is like a malt sweetened hop tea with citrus leading to a citrus rind bitter finish.
Crisp, easy to drink, medium body and carbonation.

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy unfiltered copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of soapy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright and crisp aroma of earthy and citrus hops with biscuity malt. Earthy hops upfront with hints of pine spice, grass, and citrus orange, pineapple, and lemon. Fairly floral with herbal hints. Pale malts with hints of biscuit, grains, yeast, cracker, and slight caramel. Nicely balanced and crisp. A pretty solid pale ale aroma.

Taste: Follows up the nose with a nice crisp and refreshing taste of hops and bready malt. Earthy hops with notes of spicy pine resin and grass. Floral and herbal hop notes. Citrus hop esters with notes of orange, lemon zest, pineapple, and a little grapefruit. Bready pale malt balance with notes of biscuit, grains, yeast, toast, cracker, and a little caramel. A very well balanced taste. Solid.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A pretty solid take on the American Pale Ale style. Good balance of hops and malt as you expect.

Photo of morimech
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear, dark golden color with two fingers of head that settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass. The aroma is a little timid but there is a lot of caramel malt with dank, citrus hops. Well balanced flavor. Plenty of malt sweetness and flavor to carry the hop flavor and bitterness. Nice caramel and toasted malt with dank citrus flavor. Outstanding body. Very gently carbonated really gives this beer a full and rich mouthfeel. Pleasantly surprised by this beer as I was hesitant to buy another Big Wood beer after the very lackluster Morning Wood. Glad I was talked into it.

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly hazed golden amber with a creamy head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of bread/biscuit with some pine and floral notes.

The taste of biscuity pale malt and some caramel is balanced with piney, floral hops. A sweetish start finishes with a floral dryness.

It has a creamy, smooth medium body.

A nicely balanced, easy drinking pale ale.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: 16-ounce can. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a nonic pint glass. The color is orange-amber that is very hazy, almost cloudy. Two fingers of dense, eggshell-colored head settled slowly, leaving lacing along the glass, a bubbly and spotted froth, and a ring of foam around the edge.

Smell: Lots o’ malt upfront. Caramel, toffee, and lightly toasted malts. It also has a nice butterscotch aroma, as well. There are hints of fruit on the tail, but nothing prominent. Grapefruit emerges gradually, but is also not very prominent.

Taste: The first sip offers faint grapefruit/tangerine citrus and coarse bitterness — a complete reversal from the aroma. The citrus remains present throughout the pint, hanging around in the background to influence each sip, and eventually gains prominence. The bitterness is not over the top, either; it is balanced well with a lot of caramel, toffee, and butterscotch. There is also a little spice at the end, which is a surprise. I am thinking rye but could be mistaken.

Drinkability: Solid! This is good, tasty drinking.

Photo of Lemke10
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a foamy, beige head. The aroma is slightly malty with a hint of bitter hops. The taste is pretty decent for a pale ale. There is a texture with a well blended mix of grains and hops. This makes for easy drinking with a slight bitter finish.

Photo of jimmah120
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pint can that looks like an energy drink

Golden orange color, cloudy and unfiltered, root beer float head. Smells great out of the can, wheat and hop pellets. Taste is smooth and creamy, yet hoppy and bitter. Sticky but not too sweet, the bitterness lingers.

I just wish it was cheaper...

Photo of ZAP
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Peach colored...frothy white head...slightly overcarbonated.

S-Nice fresh floral aroma combined caramel like maltiness..nice..

T-Nice flavors without being over the top assertive...I get more of an orange marmalade base on the taste along with a good maltiness that leans again toward the caramel notes...

M-Perfect weight but a bit jazzed up in carbonation.

O-Nothing earth shattering here but a nice drinking, flavorful everyday pale ale with some character. A nice addition to the Minnesota beer scene that I will revisit from time to time in the future..

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on tap in a pint glass at Sak's in WBL over 40 minutes, with and without food.

Pours a rather cloudy hazy bronze-orange with a moderate head that falls quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smells both bright and biscuit-like with a touch of earthy depth. Pine spice, grass, with pineapple and a touch of lemon. Pale malts with a touch of caramel come through the middle with a hint of floral essence.

Floral and herbal hop notes ride right alongside the bright start to the taste profile. Orange and touch of pithy grapefruit come later. Biscuit malt is the foundation, and it's not bad. Though the overall flavor profile lack heft. And it has an angular mid-palate element that detracts a touch from its drinkability.

Light to medium bodied with decent buzz of carbonation. Fairly smooth, but nothing exciting. Finishes tannic-dry.

Overall, this isn't a bad beer. And it's drinkable without eats. But after an interesting start, it gets a little boring the deeper into a glass you go.

Jackpine Savage from Big Wood Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.