Uncle Jesse's | Ale Industries

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ale Industries
California, United States
aleindustries.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light and hoppy is the perfect way to describe Uncle Jesse. This West Coast Session Ale is perfect for the person looking for the hoptasticness of an IPA, but not all the alcohol. Dank and citrus notes from the hops outweigh the balance with the subtle honey malt flavor and aroma.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Fatehunter
2.94/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer and foam came flying out of the bottle and all over me and the floor. A little later trying to pour it into the glass it quickly foamed up half of the glass. The body is a hazy straw color though.
The aroma is grain and apricot.
The taste is fairly well balanced and light tasting. There's a touch of metallic, but it's mostly lemon flavored.
The texture is crisp with high carbonation.
A poor beginning and the rest is okay.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Comes in pretty much a light orange, looked substantial, but ultimately this one didn't come through as pretty as the beer. Aroma was pretty muted, a little bit of pale toasted honey malt and some hops. Not bursting.

Sessionable, there isn't a ton of hop flavor or bitterness here, is decent but not really a good format or pricing structure for bombers. Especially when I can just get 4 packs of Alpha session or 6 packs of Even Keel, I don't think this will be a repeat purchase.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, earth, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing really stands out about this one to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of dannydetox
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

had a tulip of this one at golden road in los angeles. hadn't heard of this brewery so reckon it's worth a taste. orange-amber colored beer that left significant lacing along the sides of the glass. floral notes were the first thing i smelled, followed by something yeasty and bready. less citrus than i would have expected - try the taps cali gold for a solid west coast xpa - but this isn't bad. good dryness on the finish; medium-light mouthfeel. wouldn't seek this one out, but i would also be content drinking this again.

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Photo of JTahoe
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold with minimal off white head. Low retention and little lace. Aroma is of dry grass and grain with floral hops intermingled. Taste is on the lighter end for an APA, but good with grain forward flavor, a nice fruitiness, and sufficient hop notes of green grass and pine. Mouthfeel is medium-light, but with pleasant dry finish. Overall a respectable brew.

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Photo of popery
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light amber color, about a medium/light wood stain. Quite clear. The off-white head puffs up nicely at first, and there's good lacing and retention. The aroma has a fair dose of hops, though a bit less than expected from the label description. That said, it's a nice blend of tangerine, marijuana and spruce, in that order of strength. There's a fair bit of crystal malt character, as well. Wish they'd pulled back on that more. It just gives a bit too much of a caramel, brown sugar tone to the aroma. Possibly, a touch of diacetyl but not so much as to be a major concern - sort of like some British ales. The taste starts with light caramel-ish malt sweetness but dries out and the hop flavor picks up. Nice mix of citrus and floral hoppiness. Lightly bitter finish. Carbonation is average for the style. Otherwise, mouthfeel is fairly light and a bit oily. It's easy to drink, and I quite like the style, but the darker malt doesn't sit quite right with me, and the beer doesn't otherwise offer enough to make me want to come back for more. Still, it's a nice attempt, and I think they had a good thought with this beer. It just could use some tweaking for my palate.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.67 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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