Jumping Cow Amber Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Jumping Cow Amber AleJumping Cow Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 08-25-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Matt2509
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of travolta
2.66/5  rDev -16.9%
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 hyouwassa
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of FitnessForBeer
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of klesniew
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of largadeer
2.22/5  rDev -30.6%
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 vette2006c5r
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jumping cow pours a dark reddish color with a very small head. There is a rich, and strangely spiced aroma. The taste is the same, a crisp malt backbone, with a strange spicy flavor. Decent body, and strength in flavors. Overall its a very average beer, some unique spiciness.

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Photo of gregu2
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tpauer
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jtennyson99
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of stewart124
3.28/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark copper in color with little head to speak of.

Nice caramel malt aroma up front with just a bit of fruity aroma.

Some tobacco and slight toffee notes with a touch of butterscotch. Nice malty character throughout and this is clearly malt forward. The hops are present but aren't showcased. Easy to drink but nothing special.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of MrBallz
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of mwar
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of NappyB
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Wedcat
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BingCrosby7
3.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: This is a nice looking beer, similar to perhaps a Red Trolley. Very minimal, tan head with bubbles rising to the top. The color is a soft auburn, leaning closer to brown than red. Very pretty color indeed.

Smell: The smell is fairly strong. It gives off a strong hoppy, herbal note on the nose. It gives off the impression of bitterness, which tickles the palate upon smelling.

Taste: The taste is hoppier than I thought it would be, though the hops were prominent on the nose. The aftertaste lingers on the bitter backend of the palate. Coppery undertones and limited malt. This beer is very one-note and tastes rather grassy in the longterm aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is a bit undercarbonated, but I prefer that in a lackluster beer. In this case, the ubdercarbonation helps rather than hinders. It seems to have just the right viscosity for my taste: slippery beneath the bubbles.

Overall: A six-pack of this stuff is six bucks here in California, so I can't complain. I think Head Snapper is better and it is only about fifty cents more. This is fine for a cheap beer, but I'd rather bone up and get something a bit more expensive. Not the best budget beer I've had.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of yesyouam
3.21/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Jumping Cow Amber Ale is a wonderful looking, super clear, deep amber ale that has light, frothy, sand colored lacing. The aroma is mostly of dark malt extract and caramel. There's a hint of grassiness. It's medium-light bodied, gritty and metallic. It leaves the mouth and teeth feeling pretty dirty. This seems to be a focus on caramel malt and that's the main flavor here. It's countered with a wooden, resiny sort of bitterness. It picks up some black pepper, juniper and sweetness after the swallow. It's a loud flavor. This kind of seems like a home brew. It seems a little rough to me. There's something unpleasant about the bitterness. Is it soapiness? This tastes twice as strong as it is.

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

"Brewed by River Trent Brewing Company, Ukiah CA." 5.4% ABV acording to my bottle. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard gold colour pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. Acquired at Trader Joe's.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger beige/light khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and generally good (~4 minute) retention though the ABV is merely average. Body colour is a clear translucent amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Typical of the style; there's nothing unique or special here.

Sm: Caramel, amber malts, floral hops, and some grassy character. A moderate strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Caramel, amber malts, floral hops, and a bit of grassy character. All things considered, it's just plain mundane. Not particularly balanced. Decently built. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. I like it in a general sense, but there's just nothing unique or special about it.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Adequate carbonation. Good thickness. Decent body and presence on the palate. Suits the flavour generally well.

Dr: A drinkable amber that isn't particularly great. It's decent and passable, but meh. I wouldn't get it again, even at its solid price point. Mediocre but likable. Honestly, there's no reason not to get it so long as your expectations are in check.


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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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