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Jumping Cow Amber Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Jumping Cow Amber AleJumping Cow Amber Ale

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158 Ratings

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-25-2002

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.11/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of matjack85
4.25/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Dave1999
3.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Jvcshad
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Tnkemist
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Conner
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of cliff1066
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazed orange/amber color with a off-white head that left artistic lacing.

S - toasted malt and earthy hops.

T - fairly well balanced beer with muted malts and hardly there hops.

F - lighter bodied with a thin but easy drinking feel.

O - average beer.

Photo of bzach
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of beertunes
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another TJ's bargain buy (ticker gotta tick yo). Poured into 16oz nonic. Poured a lightly hazy lite brown color with less than 1/4 inch of khaki head that had very light retention and lacing.

The aroma was blandly typical, some lightly sweet malts and just a trace of tangy hops. The flavors were, surprisingly enough, similar. The malts were lightly sweet and nicely smooth, and the hops gave just enough kick to provide balance.

The body was average, medium and smooth, with a nice, surprisingly dry finish. Drinkability was good, the beer went down smooth and easy. Overall, for what this is, it's a decent enough brew. If you want an inexpensive sixer for a cookout or party, this would be an OK choice.

Photo of zbloom
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of beerpadawan
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.08/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint. Pours a medium dark red amber with a slight off-white head with some slippery lacing. Light aroma of toasted and caramel malt with a faint vegetable component. Flavor is light toasted malt that fades very quickly, leaving a light biscuit malt and neutral hop finish. Body is surprisingly medium with a hint of creaminess. A bit better than I expected from a Trader Joe's contract brew. Flavors are light, pleasant, but too attenuated and abrupt to be interesting. Not bad for an inexpensive amber. This bottle lists River Trent Brewing, Ukiah, CA as the contract brewer.

Photo of terence
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of cowboy83
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of JJOVa
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5.4% ABV per label.

Pours a clear copper/amber with a 1 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, burnt caramel, and herbal hops flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer taste wise but the smell is actually pretty good. Not bad for $1 a bottle.

Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of justinbrown
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of AlCzerik
3.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am always skeptical when it comes to beers that I find at Trader Joes, but this one far and away exceeded my expectations. The price was 5.99, so right away I figured that it was going to suck. But I got the beer home and put it on ice and was nothing short of impressed.

The appearance and smell were both about average. But its an amber ale, so what do you really expect? I would put the taste up there with any other amber that I have tried in the past.

Overall, this beer is a great bang for your buck and is one that I will purchase again.

Photo of Tastypotato
5/5  rDev +55.3%

Jumping Cow Amber Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.