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JP's Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter | James Page Brewing Company

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James Page Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 07-28-2013

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 97
Reviews by woemad:
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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes.

12oz can purchased at the Rocket Market in Spokane. No obvious freshness date.

Poured a very dark brown color that took on a rubyish hue when held up to light. Big, creamy tan head that took it's time dropping, leaving lots of lace.

The nose was dominated by a spicy aroma similar to cinnamon. I'm not entirely sure what chai tea is or what it's made from, but it seemed like cinnamon. The roasty maltiness usually associated with porters is completely overwhelmed by the spices.

The taste is a little closer to a traditional porter, with some dark malt flavor but it's stil mostly the spice show. There's also a flavor not unlike gingerbread, and a slight, cola-ish taste.

Medium bodied, with a mouthfeel tht seemed a little thin.

A gimmick beer, one to try as a curiosity. It's not bad but not something I'd go out of my way to find again.

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Photo of Billolick
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, w/o freshness/canning date info.

Pours darker honey amber, long lasting dark khaki cap, goes to a fine film and leaves moderate fine lace.

Sweet spiced up nose with some cinnamon and vanilla.

More moderate sweet on the palate, again with cinnamon, and light vanilla. Some roasted malts smooth things out.

Meh, mellow and fairly well spiced, too much really for my liking. Add some of this to a spiced cake or holiday bread recipe and all would be well.

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Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark reddish brow that looks ruby red or garnet toned in the light. Thin layer of tannish foam that collars up around the sides, lasting thin surface skim. Not much lace.

Aroma has some interesting spices, nutmeg or cardamom. Not especially roasty or porterlike, more like a cola but not sweet.

Blended chai spices, cardamom for sure, light nutmeg and cinnamon. Body is a little thin and watery, very slight astringency. Tastes like a spice cookie, a little toasty and sweet with a moderate level of spices and light bitterness. The overall flavor is interesting, though it could be a lot smoother.

Fun fact: James Page Brewery was among the first to can craft beer, back in 1998.

Thanks to Walt for making this one possible.

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Photo of Azeotrope
2.34/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Tastes alright at the front end since you are tasting the chai but it quickly developed into a gag at the end and I found after several attempts, I couldn't drink it. I like chai the but wasn't into this. I suppose try it if you really love chai and hope for the best.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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1.5/5  rDev -56%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours to a thin beige head that falls to a ring that lasts. Deep brown hazy color. Aroma is chai tea spices so dominant that you can hardly tell it's a beer. Flavor is a potent blend of pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, etc. blended with faint roasted malts. On the sweet side. Tea-like finish. Mouthfeel is blah and watery. Overall, this is not a bad thing to drink but it really tastes more like a chai cola than a porter.

I like chai, but I won't be buying this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a damn near black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tea, spices, vanilla stands out. Taste is the same. Chai tea, considerable spices, vanilla. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty and unique beer that is worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is close to being black in color; when held up to a bright light only traces of dark brown are visible near the edges of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of chai spices are present in the nose—nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger seem to stand out in particular—along with notes of vanilla.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of chai spices and is a little sweet. There are also notes of vanilla and hints of chocolate. The taste becomes a little sweeter and chocolaty as it warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really interesting—it's almost like having a chai latte. I really enjoyed the complexity of the spices that were in the smell and taste. It's a little light on the porter flavors but is still very unique.

Serving type: can

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.2/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.12/5  rDev -8.5%

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JP's Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter from James Page Brewing Company
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