Fox Tail Gluten Free Ale | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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Fox Tail Gluten Free AleFox Tail Gluten Free Ale

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A gluten free pale that has citrus notes and is light bodied. You will find no sorghum in this beer, but rather organic rices, nectars, and north american hops. This brew is 5% ABV and 50 IBU's.

Added by indiapaleale on 12-28-2011

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Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarter1221
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
2.68/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz can, a sort of surprising new find on yer finer Alberta bottleshop shelves of late - I've been through Henderson, Nevada before, and have no memory of it, other than the boiling pavement on the way out to the Hoover Dam.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of puffy, very loosely (like the slots) foamy, and essentially fizzy dirty white (not gonna comment) head, which leaves absolutely nothing in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of over-perfumed department store shoppers, some rank buckwheat and/or sorghum graininess, stale (I know, it can't actually do that) honey, a musty yeastiness, that white grape juice that's been in the fridge for way too fucking long, and some subtle leafy, floral, and mildly citrusy hoppiness. The taste is acrid and very unpleasant sorghum 'malt', pithy black and white pepper spice, biscuity honey, well overripe apples, cooked organic (that's not a compliment) rice, and some further leafy, earthy, and very soap-forward floral green hop bitterness.

The carbonation is adequate, I suppose, but that's hardly relevant here, so I duly apologize to the local perky frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and not really smooth, I say without malice. It finishes trending dry, but in a still messed-up, queered cider manner.

Overall, time and time again, you play with fire, ya get burnt - I don't care how many sexy-ass 'American' hops you throw at the base grains here, ain't nothin' saving this from assaulting my better beer senses. Not worth the 'lifestyle' angle, and for the celiac beer lovers out there - move on, sons, nothing to see here.

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Photo of B_B
2.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StephOparka
3.11/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
2.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
2.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.93/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
2.61/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I tried this at Underdog sports bar in Harrisburg poured from the bottle chilled in a pint.

The color is very pale lighter than white grape juice with transparent clarity. The smell is earthy almost perfume-like with a mix of peanut skin and an odd sweet ester.The feel is very thin and highly carbonated with dry finish and low sweetness with practically no alcohol influence.

The taste is worse than the aroma -after sampling I noticed that is is mostly rice fermented with no sorghum. The flavor is not sweet and is has a dry yet somewhat dirty sort of taste I can't quite describe it reminds me of peanut skins. This was not pleasant -I don't generally go out of my way to point out negative attributes but there was not much in the way of pleasant or enjoyable qualities to be had -avoid.

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Photo of Latarnik
2.83/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerZombies1
2.96/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Grinch2000
3.95/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Average look, average smell. Great taste favorite Gluten Free Beer. Must be ice cold but no better beer ice cold.

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Photo of bmeehan
3/5  rDev +3.1%

If I'm drinking a gluten free beer, I don't want it to taste like I'm drinking something that's missing something. And this beer feels like it's lacking something...gluten, I guess.

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Photo of jzlyo
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Alpha309
1/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of mhaugo
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TX-Badger
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of hansenm72
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of enelson
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Volsdawg10
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

There really should be a category for gluten-free brews. I think people who are interested in this dietary category want to find all the gluten-free beers together. You can't compare this to a regular Pale Ale.

However, this is a pale color that is exactly straw color as others have noted. It's clear and filtered with just a few stray bubbles after the first flush of foam. The smell is that typical damp cardboard. The taste is rather sweet like a lager brewed with lots of corn, but not unpleasant. In fact, for a plain light lager style, this is one of the most drinkable gluten-free beverages I've had.

There is a touch of bitterness with a resiny note. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Zorro
2.26/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of apple cider. Fruity scent and strongly fruity.

Starts out fruity with a vanilla and apple flavor with a very dry finish. Mild bitterness. Still doesn't taste like beer.

Mouthfeel is seltzer water.

Overall it's a sorghum beer and that is a grain just never meant to make beer out of it. It's not completely revolting but it sure isn't good.

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Photo of silverking
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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Fox Tail Gluten Free Ale from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 2.91 out of 5 with 39 ratings