Captain Boomer's IPA | Jack Russell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Jack Russell Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Crotor on 01-13-2005

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by mikechance:
Photo of mikechance
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Jack Russell Brewing Company is located in a beautiful setting in Placerville about one hour from South Lake Tahoe. I picked up my growler about a week ago and decided to crack it tonight. They brew beer in the traditional English way which I believe means very conservative. The beer is pretty dark relative to most West coast IPAs I’m used to drinking. Not much of a head and slight hints of citrus in the aroma. It’s a pretty good beer for non-hopheads. It has a reasonable amount of hops, but doesn’t try to compete with the West Coast hop monsters. I like a lot of hops, but it’s more of a refreshing hot summer day beer in which you can enjoy more than a few. I can name about a hundred better IPAs, but it has a place for those (or those days) you want IPA characteristics but not be overwhelmed by them.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another distributor's sample bottle, which I had a chance to try at our recent staff tasting. Pours an orange-amber hue with a small, creamy white head. Aroma is powerfully fruity, redolent of apricots and peaches, with some caramel malt and hop resin somewhere in the background. Palate is caramel malt and a bit of oak up front, with a sharp hoppy bitterness emerging briefly mid-palate and mellowing a bit on the finish. Body is just a tad watery, but otherwise fine. Nicely drinkable.

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Photo of flexabull
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright amber color with a faint white head.

Light pine, faint grapefruits, and some resin on the nose.

Taste is creamy up front, caramel malts, and slight toast. Finish has a hint of crispness, and a pine and mineral hop bite.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth, and pretty well rounded.

Drinkability is good. All in all, a pretty solid IPA. Needs a better nose, and some more flavor to be a really good one.

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Photo of Crotor
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear and clean light tea with two fingers of off white head with good retention.

The aroma is predominantly slightly-toasty caramel with a touch of floral hops.

The beer is a very British interpretation of an IPA; mild floral hop flavor and bitterness, with a substantial caramel malt body backing it. Classy and reserved, with deliciously chewy malt.

The body is medium-light - with a slightly creamy feel and a low carbonation, this makes for a good experience, but the mouthfeel is negatively affected by a tannin astringency.

Overall, a solid English IPA, but one that suffers from the taint of tannins more than anything else. The tea-like tannins will keep me from wanting to drink this too often...

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Photo of GClarkage
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

06/17/07- Purchased at Raley's in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info on bottle. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Deep amber in color. Seems a bit clouded from yeast. Smaller, less than 1/4 inch creamy-like head. :eaves behind adequate lace streaks.

Smell- Minor grapefriut hoppy nose. Really not much of a scent. Seems a tad stinky.

Taste- A fairly nice sugary hoppy note hits you right off the bat. Then it turns quickly to bitterness. Really not any malt backing found here. If not for this first sweetness, it may have been a drain pour.

Mouthfeel- Mid range carbonation level with a sharp lasting bitterness.

Drinkability- Per style it fits ok. Would like at least some malt backing to round this one out.

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Photo of aforbes10
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single from the Davis Co-Op. Pours an orange brown with a slight haze. Short yellowish white head. Wet, thin lacing. Smells of sweet malt with a hint of butter. Hops on the nose as well, but in just the faintest grassy way. Flavor is quite pedestrian. Sweetly malty with a grassy, piney hop coming through. No butter in the flavor (thank you), but the malt body doesnt support the hops very well. A bit uneven all around. Medium bodied. Meh, not a great IPA, English or American (and i have to say this leans towards more the American style.

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Captain Boomer's IPA from Jack Russell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 6 ratings