Jumping Cow Amber Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 08-25-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
185
pDev:
15.31%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of bawaddell
2.69/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.36/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChipChaight
3.21/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RoyBrentJr
2.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

TL;DR: may buy when on a budget

L: more cola than amber.

S: pine and caramel. Not shy about it, either.

T: spicy hops quickly take a back seat to those biscuits you left in the oven for about 15 minutes too long. Not a bad taste, necessarily, but the balance is missing.

F: as a märzen style should be—substantial and without too much carbonation.

O: With a TJ's nearby and a $5.99/6 price, this will be an on-a-budget option in the future.

REVISIT: I'm revising down. After a couple of these, the burnt-biscuit linger started to take on a more metallic note, as if the biscuits had to be scraped off the cookie sheet. A beer cannot be sessionable if it turns on you.

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Photo of Samputnam14
3.69/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guppy314
2.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From a bottle bought at Trader Joe's, pours a clear amber with a thi khaki head. Malt-forward with decent carbonation. It has a fairly full mouth-feel with even a bit of caramel …and… it was only $7.02 for a 6-pack.

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Photo of Miami66
3.88/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitzvahman72
1.62/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1

With a dark bold amber color it’s…bitter and bland. Although it does have some nice dark biscuit and caramel flavors and aroma, it’s not enough to balance the bitterness of the beer. I highly recommend the Alleycat from Lost Coast Brewing as well as the [Carlsbad] Chronic Ale from Pizzaport over this.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Amber beer pours amber color, minimal head in the 1/4" range, off white. Aroma brought a more earthy woodsy, wet wood vibe than anything else. Wasn't impressed, was hoping for some degree of hops to come through.

Taste, while I appreciated the alt like (Alaskan came to mind) notes that are often interpreted as boring. All about the malt in this one. Too much metallic bitterness from possible over roasting, or just the acrid selection. Metal and wood make me feel like I'm part of a dungeons and dragons scavenger hunt project.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.34/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of arini10
3.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of s4s
2/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of GMan310
3.62/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Real good beer very simple and just good to have.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.36/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark amber color and much darker than other amber ales. It also has medium carbonation and little for lacing.
S: A solid malt character, bready, and not any present hop aroma.
T: A solid malt body but the malt has some harsh tones and sort of burned caramel character to it.
O: Overall, it's drinkable, but not particularly memorable.

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Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tim_Brack
2.37/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of Joe_recker
1.93/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.46/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andragos
3.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Jumping Cow Amber Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 185 ratings
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