Jamesport IPA | Jamesport Brewing Company Inc.

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Brewed by:
Jamesport Brewing Company Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TCgoalie on 07-08-2010

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by LilBeerDoctor:
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3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 6/27/2010. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of light fruits, jam, and malt. Flavor of toasted wheaty malt, floral hops, and bitter hops in the finish. More of a pale ale than an IPA but a pretty decent drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.99/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TCgoalie
3.79/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 5/30/10

The pint is served to me with a frothy white head and thick lacing where the head had been. A bit of light reveals a golden yellow hue with a pinch of green.

The scent is a bit weak with a slight mix of caramel malt and lemon hops.

The hop side of this IPA is a mixture of lemon and pine. A good amount of malt comes through in the middle and end to balance the brew. This is well balanced and solid.

Medium in body. Evidence of dry hopping: Good head retention, solid lacing, a hue of green, and a bit of drying in the aftertaste.

This is very drinkable and surpassed my expectations for a relatively unknown brewery.

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Photo of weizenbob
2.87/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap 5/7/11 at JBC (and costing slightly more than the other brews on the taplist). Served in a pint tumbler. There is a half finger of bubbly head that is strangely reminiscent of dish soap. Retention was poor though a lot of carbonation could be seen through the glass. Lacing was non existent. The beer was copper colored.

The aroma is mildly floral with tangerine-like citrus notes and a caramel sweetness.

The taste is on the maltier side. It reminds me more of a traditional English IPA rather than a modern American take on the style. Honey sweetness cuts through the thickness. Hops are piney (simcoe perhaps), but mild. A bitter finish is tame but persistent.

As the malt bill is substantial, this beer has a nice heavy body. The carbonation is moderate, and overall it has a nice feel. That is probably the strong suit of this otherwise slightly below average IPA. Jamesport is on the right track here with the malt bill; with a tougher hop profile this could be a pretty decent beer. As is, it feels like an IPA, but bites like an APA. Maybe they were simply going for accessibility, but I just found it to be a bore.


The Two-Schlitz Scale: (reference my profile for an explanation)
I don't give a Schlitz about Jamesport IPA.

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Photo of klipper
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Jamesport IPA from Jamesport Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 8 ratings