Jumping Cow Amber Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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3.3/5 rDev +2.8%
Dark copper in color with little head to speak of.
Nice caramel malt aroma up front with just a bit of fruity aroma.
Some tobacco and slight toffee notes with a touch of butterscotch. Nice malty character throughout and this is clearly malt forward. The hops are present but aren't showcased. Easy to drink but nothing special.
10-22-2013 02:10:44 | More by stewart124
3.13/5 rDev -2.5%
Appearance: This is a nice looking beer, similar to perhaps a Red Trolley. Very minimal, tan head with bubbles rising to the top. The color is a soft auburn, leaning closer to brown than red. Very pretty color indeed.
Smell: The smell is fairly strong. It gives off a strong hoppy, herbal note on the nose. It gives off the impression of bitterness, which tickles the palate upon smelling.
Taste: The taste is hoppier than I thought it would be, though the hops were prominent on the nose. The aftertaste lingers on the bitter backend of the palate. Coppery undertones and limited malt. This beer is very one-note and tastes rather grassy in the longterm aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: It is a bit undercarbonated, but I prefer that in a lackluster beer. In this case, the ubdercarbonation helps rather than hinders. It seems to have just the right viscosity for my taste: slippery beneath the bubbles.
Overall: A six-pack of this stuff is six bucks here in California, so I can't complain. I think Head Snapper is better and it is only about fifty cents more. This is fine for a cheap beer, but I'd rather bone up and get something a bit more expensive. Not the best budget beer I've had.
06-12-2013 20:02:14 | More by BingCrosby7
3.2/5 rDev -0.3%
Jumping Cow Amber Ale is a wonderful looking, super clear, deep amber ale that has light, frothy, sand colored lacing. The aroma is mostly of dark malt extract and caramel. There's a hint of grassiness. It's medium-light bodied, gritty and metallic. It leaves the mouth and teeth feeling pretty dirty. This seems to be a focus on caramel malt and that's the main flavor here. It's countered with a wooden, resiny sort of bitterness. It picks up some black pepper, juniper and sweetness after the swallow. It's a loud flavor. This kind of seems like a home brew. It seems a little rough to me. There's something unpleasant about the bitterness. Is it soapiness? This tastes twice as strong as it is.
05-06-2013 01:05:14 | More by yesyouam
3.18/5 rDev -0.9%
"Brewed by River Trent Brewing Company, Ukiah CA." 5.4% ABV acording to my bottle. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard gold colour pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. Acquired at Trader Joe's.
Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a three finger beige/light khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and generally good (~4 minute) retention though the ABV is merely average. Body colour is a clear translucent amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Typical of the style; there's nothing unique or special here.
Sm: Caramel, amber malts, floral hops, and some grassy character. A moderate strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
T: Caramel, amber malts, floral hops, and a bit of grassy character. All things considered, it's just plain mundane. Not particularly balanced. Decently built. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. I like it in a general sense, but there's just nothing unique or special about it.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Adequate carbonation. Good thickness. Decent body and presence on the palate. Suits the flavour generally well.
Dr: A drinkable amber that isn't particularly great. It's decent and passable, but meh. I wouldn't get it again, even at its solid price point. Mediocre but likable. Honestly, there's no reason not to get it so long as your expectations are in check.
04-14-2013 02:10:55 | More by kojevergas
3.09/5 rDev -3.7%
A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation along with some ruby red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy light beige head that quickly reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of very thin film along with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with a touch of sweet grain and lighter amounts of earthy hops.
T: Overall the taste is rather light with light amounts of caramel malts with very little sweetness and very light amounts of earthy hops. Very little bitterness to this beer and it fades almost instantly.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Overall the beer is well balanced and fairly easy to drink though nothing really stands out about it. I would have this if it was offered in the cooler at a party but would not likely purchase this one again for consumption at home.
03-29-2013 02:10:15 | More by dbrauneis
3.23/5 rDev +0.6%
Pours a dark brown not amber at all with a small white head which quickly dies.
The smell is sweet grains.
The taste is very light, slightly sweet which some very faint hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
A step up from bmc but not by that much. Cheap beer, tastes cheap.
01-14-2013 02:02:08 | More by Dave1999
Jumping Cow Amber Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.