Cliff Jumper IPA | Country Boy Brewing

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3.9/5
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129 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
countryboybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BEERchitect on 01-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,501
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
129
pDev:
8.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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26
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Brent:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the good fortune to be given a half of this for the kegerator. Pour was golden amber, with an immediate resinous hoppy nose. Hopping was a little brusk, assertive but not overpowering. Initial hops are the slightest touch raw, then pulling back to reveal some faint mango with pine in the forefront. Malt contributes a reserved bit of sweetness late, before the finish wraps up with firm bitterness. I would have guessed a lower ABV, and the beer drinks well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Shagator
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid, well made ipa. Big hop aroma and flavor with a solid, clean malt bill with a nice, crisp finish. First time trying these guys. Nice beers from this brewery, this IPA was my favorite. Also tried the strawberry wild ale.

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Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jmrybak
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weonfire
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Retroman40
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Had on tap at a local restaurant. An overall fine IPA with a lot of citrus notes and a good malt backbone. Drank it with hot Buffalo Wings and it paired quite nicely. I would certainly recommend anyone who enjoys this style to give this one a try.

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Photo of haddon
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I got a six of this at a gas station near our hotel in Nashville whilst there for a hockey tournament. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus peel and pine presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of long1962
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bmonster
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark almost brown in the center, the color was lighter orange around the edges. The head was stiff and bubbly but was gone in seconds.

The scent was mostly malt and pine, subtle but aromatic, I enjoyed the aroma .

The taste followed the nose with a rich malt flavor and floral piney hops. The description given by Country Boy is that a single hop is used and produces citrus flavor and I get that with tangerine, melon and orange.

The feel is silky smooth with limited carbonated feel to make this a great beer for a hot July day.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Rod_J
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of JoeLev
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnob81
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmarsh123
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Tap

Pours clear amber with a nice foamy head with excellent retention and a good sheath of lacing down the glass.

Lots of citrus/pine hops on the nose along with a hefty caramel backbone.

Starts out with some citrus hop flavor and a touch of resin, but didn't really explode at the front of the tongue the way I'd like. Definitely a hefty caramel backbone on this one and the sweetness is perhaps a tad bit high for an IPA. Finishes more balanced with caramel and resin.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A bit chewy, but no lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

A standard IPA for those who prefer more balance. It wasn't bad, but I feel the balance leans heavier toward malt and I found the initial flavor burst and lingering hop bitterness I expect from IPA's absent on this one. Still one I'd reach for again, but not if there are better style choices.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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Cliff Jumper IPA from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 129 ratings