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Heavy Seas - Davy Jones Lager (Imperial Cream Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 07-22-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Rast, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

dsshuck, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

yourefragile, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

e30todamax, Nov 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.2%

SickNukes, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

toolg, May 22, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is average and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Super grainy with a sweet grassiness. Vanilla wafer through and through. Part herbal, part earthy, party spicy hop aroma. A damn good smelling cream ale.

3.5 T: Tastes good for a cream ale too. White rice, vanilla wafer, grainy malts. Low bitterness. Earthy hop flavor for the most part. Not bad for what it is.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mix of crisp and creamy.

3.5 D: Cream ales aren't the best style, but a lot of breweries manage to make decent ones nonetheless. Good drinkibility.

DavoleBomb, May 09, 2012
Photo of giblet
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ok. not my favorite. pours a golden yellow. small head that disapates quickly. steady carbonation but little to no lacing. light aroma of grassy grain. not much finish. light beer that is ok. better offerings from heavy seas.

suckem up and movem out.


giblet, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +13.6%

bigred89, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

An imperial cream ale now that's something different.Poured into an imperial pint glass a lighter peach tinged yellow with a thinner but well defined white head.Sweet alcohol dipped fruit and toasted cereal grain in the nose,to me it was quite boozy.Biscuit malt with a little toastiness behind it mixed with slight herbal hops in the back end,not much complexity on the palate.Not awful but there is no flow to the beer or much complexity,maybe a style that should not be made?

oberon, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit skeptical of this one, being a high ABV cream ale? I was thinking it would be along the lines of a malt liquor...I was pleasantly surprised! 22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a very clear, dark gold color with a fluffy, off-white head. Retention is pretty good and lacing decently sticky.

Nose is similar (but better than) most of the cream ales I have had, despite the higher ABV. Grainy malts and vanilla-cream cookies. Nice, clean smelling beer.

Taste is unique...uber-smooth with a biting hop/alcohol finish. Nice interplay of cream ale and crafty graininess. Did I mention unique? And tasty! A bit hard to describe...like a well crafted cream ale (which is hard to come by in its own right) with a bump up in attitude and fortitude. Let's just say it was a very fun beer to drink...mmmkay.

twiggamortis420, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

duceswild, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

AngusOg, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

THECPJ, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

NCbeerpirate, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The pour is a pure transparent golden yellow with a relaxed white cap. Not much lace, but the head retains pretty well.

Smell: The aroma is relatively soft. Honey biscuit malt, a bit of clover and spice, some corn and vegetable notes as well.

Taste: The flavor is more of the same. Some honey biscuity malt, then a lot of smooth processed corn and a lightly floral end. Slightly metallic and a light hay and grassy hop presence at the end.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the light side. Very clean and simple with a light creamy carbonation.

Overall: I wouldn't drink this again.

KickInTheChalice, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of sixerofelixir
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber.

Poured assertively - super clear, mega-gold. Slightly off-white head. *Lots* of slow-moving carbonation. Smell is a whole lot of mineral, as well as cereal malts. Taste is the same, with a lot of spicy, almost zesty, citrus notes. Feel is creamy & *hot.* Spicy, metallic, bitter feel lasts a while. Interesting brew, bit on the boozy side, but it's tasty.

sixerofelixir, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Pale yellow with a finger of head that dies quickly.

S: Raisins, caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla.

T: Sweet vanilla, apricot, butterscotch, some graininess, and whisky-like oakiness.

M: Medium-thick and silky body with low carbonation.

O: It's not very complex but the alcohol is well-hidden.

bucklemyshoe, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First off, why is this labeled as an imperial pils? Second, how does this qualify as "imperial" even with a 7% ABV? Anyways, I thought this a very tasty, unique beer. Unlike the previous reviewers, I didn't find the alcohol taste present at all. The beer has an interesting "creaminess" (duh) to it, with the smoothness of a lager and the touch of hops from an ale. Nothing too special, but an above average beer that was tasty to swill down.

oriolesfan4, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of match1112
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

shared this bomber with my brother, he had to drain pour his share after a couple swallows. pours a cloudy straw yellow with a white billowy head that doesnt last long, but leaves a fair amount of lacing. smells like a sweet grainy hot mess. taste is similiar with the alochol right up front to greet you, then sweet grains and malts to round it off. mouthfeel is a full bodied decent carbonation with a creamy feel to it. unfortunatly it was a bit hot and we both thought it could use a better balance to it.

match1112, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of Naugros
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not quite sure why BA has this as an American Double/Imperial Pilsner rather than a cream ale, as the brewer proclaims it to be. Reviewing it as a cream ale.

Typical look of a cream ale...light amber (honey color), a bit cloudy, a head that starts off creamy and then flattens out to cap and crown. The heads on cream ales usually last longer, but I suspect that the higher ABV has something to do with the low retention.

The alcohol gets your attention in the first snort. Oak and whiskey stand out as if it had been barrel-aged. Maybe it's the color, but honey also appears in the nose. Malts are hard to pick out ad there's a floral sense that might be coming from hops. Almost smells like a mead brewed from clover honey. Or maybe a braggot.

No hiding the alcohol in the taste either, it's up front and personal. Honey pervades and the hops become more assertive, seeming like one of the German "noble" variety. Malts show up as well, tasting a bit like honey wheat bread. Almost anything you get here takes a backseat to the booze.

Alcohol heat is strong, if you hadn't picked that up yet and the booze really overstays its welcome in the aftertaste. The body isn't all that creamy and there's a stickiness that lingers on the lips.

I was very eager to try this as I'd never tried anything billed as an Imperial Cream Ale before. Curiosity may not have killed the cat in this case, but it certainly will get it wrecked if it finishes this bottle by itself. As for me, I may need something with which to wash this down. May a nice smooth Imperial stout.

Naugros, Oct 13, 2011
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Heavy Seas - Davy Jones Lager (Imperial Cream Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
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