Jumping Cow Amber Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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75
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Jumping Cow Amber AleJumping Cow Amber Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 08-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of DelMontiac
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of Mitzvahman72
1.62/5  rDev -49.2%
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 Joe_recker
1.93/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of s4s
2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of largadeer
2.22/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Dark amber body topped by a thin off white head. Clear and appropriately amber-y. Smells like garbage pile, boiled cabbage, burnt crystal malts, dark fruit. Palate features notes of boiled vegetables, metallic dumpster water and slightly astringent crystal malt. Medium-bodied, metallic finish. Hard to choke down.

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Photo of notchucknorris
2.22/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Looks pretty solid. Glowing dark orange in color with a decent one finger off-white head.

S: Not a ton going on here. I'm getting some caramel sweetness off the malts and a tiny bit of floral hops. Pretty bland.

T: Yikes. Short of Bud 55, I don't know that I've had many beers with less taste than this one. As it warms, it gets a little better, but there's just nothing there. Pretty much all bready malts in the taste. As it warms, a little more flavor comes out. Still, not good.

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Photo of waughbrew
2.29/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

No date, never heard of the beer, from MN?, given to me as a gift.

What the hell are those black specks in my beer? The chance of this being bottle-conditioned is low, so this stuff just should not be there. Maybe that crap helps the head retention, as it was pretty impressive. Papery metallic hops above an oxidized caramelly base that actually seems scottish-style to me. Smells buttery too. Pretty flat on the tongue, with sizzly carbonation rising out of the dull sweetness of caramel. Again papery and pretty dead. This screams "My first microbrew!" Finish is a rough bitterness fighting the caramel sweetness. Tastes dirty. No thanks.

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Photo of jwc215
2.35/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours plasticish orange/copper with a small fizzy head that vanishes to a thin floating head that eventually disappears.

The smell is macro-lagerish (adjuncts??) sweet with a dallop of caramel candy. Artificial sweetener smell (Equal?) mixed in.

The taste is of sweet malt - again that artificial-sweetener. Some wet cardboard, esp. in aftertaste. Caramel candy. Some bland hops make a late effort to take some edge off the sweetness. Funky aftertaste.

The feel is light-bodied, though it does have something of a body going on there. The aftertaste just sits in the mouth. Not for too long, fortunately. But, long enough to be a nuisance.

Unimpressive. I considered "drainpour", but it's okay for one, I suppose.

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Photo of scottfrie
2.35/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed from a couple ounce sample into my snifter from a friend's 12oz bottle.

Pours a bright amber with a thin off white head. Smells of strong sugary caramel, dry Cheereo's, and hop extract. This smells a lot like cereal to me. Tastes pretty dry and grainy, with syrupy caramel flavors and resiny bland hops. Slight biscuit and sweet fruit. Mouth is average, if not a bit watery and under carbonated. Drinkability is high for the price, but not worth it if there anything remotely better.

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Photo of Tim_Brack
2.37/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of conpen
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of JHB-510
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of IPAnoah
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Hagbert
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of FitnessForBeer
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of BeckHardy
2.52/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a six-pack at Trader Joe's. If I remember correctly it cost seven dollars. Anyway I poured into a pint glass from a 12 ounce bottle. I could not find a date anywhere but it tasted fresh. Okay the review. The beer poured easily and was the color of iced-tea with a frothy head that settled moments later. I could not detect any aroma to speak of. I found that the beer was very carbonated. The beer tasted just like it should. A bit of malt and a slight sweetness but not cloying. The mouth feel was a bit slick. The drinkability I would say is high and it is refreshing. Over all a decent beer. One thing that did confuse me is who exactly brewed this and where. According to both the bottle and packaging it was brewed by River Trent Brewing in Ukiah, Ca. However I have seen other sites that list the locations as Monrovia (CA) and Paso Robles. I suppose Trader Joe's farm out their beers and are contract brewed with the breweries on the label being an alias. (If anyone has more information please let me know).

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Photo of richkrull
2.59/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one from Trader Joe's over the weekend.

Poured a light amber color with tons of head after a vigorous pour. Malty smell but kind of an old stale smell. Very bitter taste, not very appealing. Not a real smooth beer. It's not terrible, but not something I would choose. There are better beers out there.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.6/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another 77 cent beer from Trader Joe's. This one started out well enough but my enjoyment diminished dramatically by the end of the bottle. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Musty hops aroma. Flavor is nicely bitter and slightly nutty but starts to grind on you by the end. Finish is a little hoppy but sour. This one just doesn't have legs.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
2.61/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Into my weisse glass... lookin good so far. A deep copper/amber color with a tan head that's leaving some lace on the glass. Constant streams of bubbles make this fellow look alive.
Scent is a little worrying. Sugary around the edges along with scents that remind me of sugar substitutes. Prunes are in the scent along with some fruit punch. Fruit cake, even.
Flavor is more fruit cake. Raisins and slightly boozy cake.. maybe with hints of nuttyness. The flavor profile reminds me a little bit of Scrimshaw pilsner or a watered down Maudite.
Really not my glass o' beer.

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Photo of travolta
2.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A brown/toffee color. A tan and creamy head. Decent retention and some spotter lacing.

Nose: carmel malt with a hint of dark fruit. A very little bit of tropical fruit, like pineapple at the very end.

Taste: Butterscotch, tobacco, and toffee. Clean malty background.

Notes: It was a good price, but nothing special is happening here. Had this the night I made a time capsule under a drinking fountain....so that's kind of fun.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a golden orange body with a faint haze. The head is a creamy faint yellowish-white head that last as a thin film for a while. There is one thin strand of small bubbles rising to the surface.

S- The smell of soft orange jolly ranchers is faint with a even more faint whiff of hops.

T- This beer has a slightly sweet light malt flavor with some notes of orange candy followed by a soft hop bitterness in the finish. The flavor has a slight tin can flavor that is very faint and might just be a flavor of the hops that is just a hint off.

M- This beer has a medium light mouthfeel.

D- The flavors are slightly off and just don't taste right. This reminds me of canned wort for making extract beers it doesn't have a real malt taste.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look Nice copper color very little head and very little lacing as your drink

Smell Slight bit of malt but honestly besides that I got nothing

Taste Caramel notes and the malt make this beer a little sweet. All the flavor is up front and disappears almost instantly. This was one of the most boring ambers i have had

Mouthfeel Medium body with very little carbonation

Overall Your basic run of the mill amber, nothing special and not worth buying. However if someone gave it to you drink it well actually give it back because thats not a good friend.

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Photo of bawaddell
2.69/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of lemmy187
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of montageman
2.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear, amber color. A decent bone white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Very few carbonation bubbles present.

S: I was surprised here - there is a distinct fruitiness to the aroma along with the bread-like smells and some caramel sweetness that you expect from an amber.

T: Bland, but sour. There seems to be an off sour flavor here that could be construed as tart fruit, but I don't know if that is right. There is very little in terms of sweetness. Not much balance here.

M: Fine for this style. Decent carbonation - body is good.

D: Nothing doing here. I guess it would be easy to drink, but this one isn't doing it for me. Too many off flavors. That said, at $6 per 6 pack this is by no means a bad beer. Not recommended.

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Jumping Cow Amber Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
3.19 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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