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Jacaranda IPA | Claremont Craft Ales

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Jacaranda IPAJacaranda IPA

Brewed by:
Claremont Craft Ales
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 08-23-2012

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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by womencantsail:
Photo of womencantsail
2.84/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Claremont Craft Ales

The pour is a hazed amber color with an off-white head. Some definite butter on the nose followed by citrus peel, mild pine, and bread. Additional sweetness of toffee and caramel on the aroma. A halfway decent amount of grapefruit, too. The flavor is also buttery. Decent orange and grapefruit hops, moderate bitterness from some pine notes as well. There is a fair amount of sweetness of caramel and toffee. The beer is really just ruined by the diacetyl.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Tilly
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenGap
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can into tulip glass.

Whole can fit, with about 2 inches of creamy white foam building up to the construction point.

Warm reddish gold color.

Smells of spice and peppercorn. Dank pine resin. Quite a bit going on...the rye is really the showpiece.

A bit of citrus/grapefruit joins the party on the sip.

Pleasant level of dryness, light carbonation. Really well balanced, not overly malty, or sweet, but it does a great job showcasing the rye.

Well crafted, will have again. Nice change of pace.

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Photo of MichaelC07
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Brolo75
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy copper orange with a bright white head, low carbonation, lots of lacing, decent retention on a creamy, soapy looking head, looks pretty good, looks unfiltered.

A: Very aromatic, lots of grapefruit peel, touch of orange sweetness, hint of pine and resin, garlic funk, some spice, some malt, this smells really good, lots going on.

T: Hit of grapefruit peel/rind, citrus, not as sweet as the nose, hint of pine and resin, moderate amount of bitterness, some rye, some malt sweetness, big lingering flavor of grapefruit peel dryness, very drinkable, balanced, very tasty.

M: Full bodied creamy, smooth, dry finish.

O: I like a good rye IPA and this falls into that category, citrus, hint of resin, moderate amount of bitterness, rye, a balanced IPA, very grapefruit forward. Very enjoyable. The can says 12/8/15, and from the taste I think I scored a really fresh can.

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Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CEDAMA
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jacobotsford3
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I feel sorry for people who don't get to try this beer, it is definitely a great ipa, I love it. I get to have it whenever I want because I live right by the brewery. Great ipa

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Photo of czillmer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdog707yo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ClaremontBrew
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Forgettingcurv
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having discovered it at a local market, and rarely anywhere else, I keep finding excuses to go back for it. It comes in a tall-boy 4 pack and the cans look like a 1970's take on a California Craftsman woodcut. This beer has a deep, relaxed citrus and rye flavor that opens up well in a (wide-mouthed) English pint glass.

My regular for a year now, I have found few beers I enjoy as much as this. The color and flavor here appeal to me, especially when it's a fresh can. These really cannot sit in my refrigerator for more that 2-3 days: it's too good, and I think it really needs to be consumed while as fresh as possible.

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Photo of Modernrickk
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hydrate
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kidd of on the sweet side for an IPA with floral notes. Medium hopiness. I like it in that it's a little different, not quite as dry and hops maybe a little less in your face than the usual American IPA. Overall good but for me probably only 1, because the sweeter character is too much for more than one. I should emphasize that it's not sweet like a red or a Porter, just sweet for an IPA.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this beer.

16oz Tall Boy pours a murky orange with a 1/4 inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is honey and rye with some light floral hops. Sweet and spicy. The taste is more of the sweet malts and honey as well as some spicy rye. Some orange and lemon zest. Finishes with more of the spicy rye with some floral hops. Lightly carbonated with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Very drinkable with not much of an alcohol presence. Overall, pretty decent Rye IPA.

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Photo of rand
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Originally had this on tap at the Claremont beerfest 2013. Rated 4.25 on the old, single-measure rating system for 'hads', so for consistency all metrics were set to 4.25. This is reviewed from 16 oz can, poured into a pint glass

A: Copper-orange in color, the pour produces a small wispy head that quickly dissipates. Slightly opaque with a bit a lingering chilled-haze.

S: Sweet, malt-forward nose. Hops are more floral than bitter and piney, with suggestions of fresh citrus.

T/M: More hop-forward on the palate, with a nice hoppy snap right at the front of the sip yielding notes of citrus pith and lemon-pepper. Malted rye offers sweet balance as well as spicy nuances, perhaps mint and coriander. Medium finish with a fairly oily mouthfeel.

I remember going back for multiple refills at the festival, and I can see why. This is a solid, satisfying IPA.

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Photo of speedvagen
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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