Desert Snow | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Desert SnowDesert Snow
BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
12 Ratings
Desert SnowDesert Snow
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Nevada, United States
jjbrewco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ZappBrannigan on 08-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,380
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by hipboy221:
Photo of hipboy221
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of mrcraft
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of drews240
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Summer 2015 Limited Release.

Pours a murky light orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, earth, spice, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, black tea, earth, spice, and Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of styles that lean more towards the hoppy side of things.

Serving type: bottle.

 761 characters

Photo of TheHopsman
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZappBrannigan
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of tylerstravis
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A generous pour resulted in a monster 3 finger head with really good retention. The head is frothy, creamy, and foamy white with some lacing on the glass. The beer is pale yellow and very hazy. The appearance is a standout and beautiful.

The beer is rich in citrus, with some notes of floral, and some resin. The beer has a grainy smell, with some yeast and light toasted malts.

The beer light malty notes are noticeable first, there is an odd flavor that is phenolic/banana kinda weird, with citrus, floral, and light, pine note.

The mouthfeel is creamy, carbonated, and light body.

Overall: To be frank this is a terrible IPA, now that said, I think that this beer aligns more with a Pale Ale/ Wit beer. It has the flavors similar to it. It does not taste bad, it is light and refreshing, but it is no where near an IPA Standard.

 838 characters

Photo of BeerOps
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Desert Snow from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 12 ratings