Jasmine IPA
Steamworks Brewing Company

Jasmine IPAJasmine IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,628
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,735
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 8.92%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
68
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Steamworks Brewing Company
 
British Columbia, Canada
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Jasmine IPAJasmine IPA
Notes: Pours golden in colour with a lively white head. It has a very floral and citrus nose from the hops and jasmine flowers while hints of spicy phenolics and fruity esters come through on the finish. The taste of caramel malt is balanced by the lavish dry hop character and refreshing jasmine flavours. Hoppy, refreshing and complex.
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LampertLand from Canada

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Steamworks Brewpub 'Jasmine IPA' @ 6.5% , served on tap at IBF'15 & a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50
A-pour is a light gold from the tap/bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the sampler/pint
S-hints of jasmine
T-sweet malt start , slight bitter finish
MF-decent carbonation , big medium body
Ov-ok beer
prost LampertLand

Aug 30, 2017
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metter98 from New York

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and lacy rings of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops—oranges seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with notes of jasmine.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the citrusy hops are a bit more subdued and there are also hints of underlying caramel malts and spices. The jasmine flavors are most noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a pleasant IPA to drink, it's just unfortunate that the jasmine flavors weren't a tad stronger.

Serving type: can

Jun 18, 2017
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polloenfuego from Canada

3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured a deeper gold with no head present at all. There was a tiny wisp of foam, but even that disappeared quickly.There a nice floral nose to this. You could definitely pick up the jasmine, but the hops also backed the jasmine with citrus notes. The taste was low on hops, and there was an artificial/chemical taste to the beer that reduced the appeal quickly. The feel was not great, the lack of carbonation and a slight heaviness made this feel like medicine instead of beer.

Nope, not a great one in my books. I would have to wonder if this would be better on tap? In any case, I would not recommend or revisit.

Apr 07, 2017
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle served cold into a chalice. Purchased from the LCBO for around $7 CDN.

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden and amber colored beer with minimal head. Plenty of haze and a moderate amount of bubbles.

Smell - A little more perfumy than a typical IPA. Some jasmine along with a healthy dose of citrus led by orange. Hints of grapefruit too.

Taste - Some citrus, some herbal flavors. Jasmine is buried in there somewhere. Very herbal on repeated sips initially before the tropical and piney flavors take over to finish. Taste seems to improve a little bit as it warms.

Mouthfeel - Seems a little flat, lacking carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little too syrupy and lacking dimension. Body is about right, maybe a touch heavy, but a little flat.

Overall - Not a bad IPA, but a little too herbal in terms of taste and a little flat in terms of body. Worth a try even still and I wouldn't be surprised if this bottle has been sitting just a bit too long.

Mar 14, 2017
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thehyperduck from Canada

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber picked up at the LCBO; no apparent freshness info. Served slightly chilled.

This IPA is sediment-flecked and translucent golden-blonde in colour, with an aggressive pour managing to produce only a half-finger of loose, frothy white head. It dissipates rapidly - by the 90 second mark it has diminished entirely, bequeathing a narrow, foamy collar and a decent swath of lacing. Not exactly a looker, and the aromatics are surprisingly subdued, as well - I'm getting mostly lemon zest, grapefruit and tangerine, with some floral, mildly spicy notes, wet grass and blackcurrant berries. Hints of caramel and flowery nectar sweetness.

Yummy - the flavours are understated for an IPA, but they work together quite well. Pale malts, caramel and honey sweetness hold it all together, but the Bramling Cross, Centennial and Celeia hops are responsible for the more interesting elements of the profile. Citrusy notes of lemon pith and grapefruit come through immediately, followed up with some grassiness and a spicy hop bite. Towards the finish, the flavour becomes more floral, earthy, and bitter, though hints of citrus and berry remain present up to the end of the sip. Floral, lightly astringent aftertaste with some nectar-y sweetness, presumably courtesy of the jasmine blossoms. Light-medium in body, with middling carbonation levels that impart a tangible crispness and a modest bite - clean (for an IPA) and pretty refreshing. Not an exciting brew, but a well-made one, no doubt.

Final Grade: 4.0, a solid A-. Jasmine IPA is a beer that started off slowly, but soon began to grow on me as I sipped my way through the glass. The jasmine flowers give it a pleasant, flowery, tea-like vibe, while the hops supply a mixture of citrus-heavy and grassy/herbal notes. I like this brew, but I'm not sure that I'd pay another 7 dollars for a second bomber - there are just too many local Ontario-brewed IPAs that match (or surpass) this one. Worth a look, in any event, but not necessarily a world-beater.

Mar 10, 2017
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drmeto from Germany

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a almost clear golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-grapefruit,oranges,tangerines,piney,faint jasmine
T:
-Follows the nose plus some sweetness and grassyness
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Very good IPA

Apr 20, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has elderflower and dank hops with chive notes. Taste is also floral, a bit herbal too, quite bitter up-front. No malt character at all. Body is medium with a dry finish. Quite nice overall, a well made floral, grassy / herbal IPA.

Feb 05, 2016
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada

2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Clear dark golden color with poor activity. Weak 1 finger head that last for 5 minutes, with a mediocre amount of legs. Flavors of flowers, citrus, faint grassy hops, roasted grains, and faint caramel and tropical fruits. Slick and smooth medium to full body with the perfect amount of crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish that ends with a long dry tongue coat of bitter grassy spices, faint pine and flowers, a thick fruity feel, and roasted grains. Overall average quality craft. The flavors feels like a very soft session IPA, way too faint, while the finish is quite complex, it's overly bitter and masking the already faint flavors. And the smell is incredibly faint for an IPA. While the freshness is alright, the sugary feel is a little too syrupy.

Dec 23, 2015
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PorterPro125 from Canada

3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 650 mL Bottle

A- Pours a Deep Golden Colour with a 1/2 finger foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Thick lacing forms rings on the glassware as the beer is drunk.

S- Light Aroma of Grapefruit and Jasmine.

T- Jasmine/Grapefruit upfront with a bready malt backbone.

M- Medium Body and Moderate Carbonation

O- A well-balanced IPA with the interesting addition of Jasmine to "spice" things up

Oct 24, 2015
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Cramshawbar from Canada

2.48/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

One of the worst smelling beer I had the misfortune to have, this IPA has it's moment but not enough to be a cohesive unit. It's kind of all over the place, yet watery but none of that matters when accompanied by the smell of a corpse. Yuck!

Sep 17, 2015
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Eric_Standard from Canada

4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep yellow with a smallish off-white head.
Surprisingly weak nose. Smells of jasmine and citrus, slight breadiness.
Moderate jasmine flavour up front, and some sweetish caramel and bread notes. Grassy, hoppy, mildly bitter back end. Floral and herbal throughout. Subtle, and pretty good.
Medium bodied, well balanced.
Overall, a very well balanced beer. Much more subtle than one would expect. Solid.

Sep 15, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared bomber bottle in Atlanta. Revisited with large cans in June & July 2018.
A; Medium amber with a slight haze and weak head. Bready for style.
Floral, herbal and, faintly, piney hops.
Refreshing and very clean.

Sep 06, 2015
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some moderate honey colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that reduces to a medium sized medium thick patch of medium bubbles with a thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of jasmine, citrus/orange rind hops, and grainy + bready malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy, bready, and caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of citrus/orange rind (maybe even a little of candied orange rind) hops. Finally there is a moderate flavor of jasmine which intensifies as the beer warms up. Moderate amounts of bitterness from the hops which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront.

O: Interesting with the addition of jasmine to an IPA though maybe not quite as successful as the Elysian one that I tried previously. Easy to drink and pretty enjoyable with well hidden alcohol.

Aug 27, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of jasmine, floral notes and toasted caramel. Sweet caramel and toffee taste with a subtle bitter bite.

Aug 15, 2015
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hophugger from Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ok to look at. Aroma is a nice blend of flowers, malt and hops. Taste is of hop bitterness and some sweetness. Feels great on the palate and finishes very smooth and crisp

Jul 25, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass at Beer Revolution Oliver Square.

This beer appears a clear, kind of pale copper amber hue, with one skinny finger of puffy, moderately foamy, and wanly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some broadly swathed lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of bready, doughy pale and caramel malt, crystallized citrus rind, a weird floral character that I suppose I must attribute to the guest jasmine, and further weedy, leafy, and grassy hops. The taste is much more heady in its floral and musty essence up front, the overwrought sweetness of the blended caramel doing a bit of a disservice to itself, while the big west coast citrus and piney hops continue to play in their own little corner.

The bubbles are pretty understated for the most part, the body a genial medium weight, and more or less smooth. It finishes off-dry, both the hops and malt doing well to act like they don't give two shits.

A decent IPA, all other things considered. While the Jasmine seems shy and timid, in the end, it doesn't really affect the overall pleasant nature of this here offering.

Feb 03, 2015
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DaftCaskBC from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Would've been better if hopped with floral hops like cascade and tettnanger (like the Four Winds wildflower saison) and finished with elder flowers and/or yarrow. The character of this IPA is very saison-like, and the concept probably would've worked better as a saison, given the noble hop aspect of this ale.

Oct 15, 2014
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iMoustacheYouForABeer from Canada

4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

..Steamworks Jasmine IPA..
The combination of Hops and Jasmine is absolutely incredible.
A great deal of carbonation, awakening the taste buds to a flavour experience.
lovely aftertaste.
If you like jasmine, drink this beer. The fresher the better!

Jun 15, 2014
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souvenirs from Canada

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 355 ml bottle, part of the Steamworks Mash Up 12-pack available in BC Liquor Stores for $23.50 plus deposit.

A: Cloudy, golden and fairly pale, with lots of visible carbonation and slow dissipating billowy head.

S: Fruity hops. Citrus, maybe peach. Very appealing. Do I smell jasmine? I'm not sure, but it does smell like an excellent IPA.

T: A bit disappointing. Doesn't live up to the smell.

F: A tiny bit syrupy.

Jun 04, 2014
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 68 ratings