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Jacaranda IPA - Claremont Craft Ales

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Jacaranda IPA
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Reviews: 8
Hads: 54
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 37.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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Claremont Craft Ales
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-23-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 54
Photo of Catracho5
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy copper orange with a bright white head, low carbonation, lots of lacing, decent retention on a creamy, soapy looking head, looks pretty good, looks unfiltered.

A: Very aromatic, lots of grapefruit peel, touch of orange sweetness, hint of pine and resin, garlic funk, some spice, some malt, this smells really good, lots going on.

T: Hit of grapefruit peel/rind, citrus, not as sweet as the nose, hint of pine and resin, moderate amount of bitterness, some rye, some malt sweetness, big lingering flavor of grapefruit peel dryness, very drinkable, balanced, very tasty.

M: Full bodied creamy, smooth, dry finish.

O: I like a good rye IPA and this falls into that category, citrus, hint of resin, moderate amount of bitterness, rye, a balanced IPA, very grapefruit forward. Very enjoyable. The can says 12/8/15, and from the taste I think I scored a really fresh can.

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Photo of Reema
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: on tap at the brewery

Pours a golden honey. Smells of small citrus rind, slight biscuit, and a slight doughy scent. Taste reflects the smell though with a greater juicy hops flavor and a slight alcohol warmth. Texture is medium thick, with lower carbonation, that works well with the bready notes. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with great biscuit bread like notes that doesn't sacrifice in the hops department.

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Photo of Jacobotsford3
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I feel sorry for people who don't get to try this beer, it is definitely a great ipa, I love it. I get to have it whenever I want because I live right by the brewery. Great ipa

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this beer.

16oz Tall Boy pours a murky orange with a 1/4 inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is honey and rye with some light floral hops. Sweet and spicy. The taste is more of the sweet malts and honey as well as some spicy rye. Some orange and lemon zest. Finishes with more of the spicy rye with some floral hops. Lightly carbonated with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Very drinkable with not much of an alcohol presence. Overall, pretty decent Rye IPA.

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Photo of almostascientist
4.73/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great clean tasting rye IPA that's very drinkable. Jacaranda is Claremont Craft ales flagship brew and is extremely drinkable. Pours a light golden color with a nice full head.

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Photo of BingCrosby7
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A a light hold with a hefty, fluffy head--decent head retention 3.75
S a little piney with some lemon zest 3.5
T the taste follows the nose--very mellow pine and lemon with a zest, slightly spicy rye kick 3.5
M easy drinking--not too bubbly but not flat 3.75
O decent easy drinker--not too complex but it is satisfying 3.5

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and spicy rye flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that has a better rye presence in the smell versus the taste.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.84/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Claremont Craft Ales

The pour is a hazed amber color with an off-white head. Some definite butter on the nose followed by citrus peel, mild pine, and bread. Additional sweetness of toffee and caramel on the aroma. A halfway decent amount of grapefruit, too. The flavor is also buttery. Decent orange and grapefruit hops, moderate bitterness from some pine notes as well. There is a fair amount of sweetness of caramel and toffee. The beer is really just ruined by the diacetyl.

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Jacaranda IPA from Claremont Craft Ales
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