Island Ale | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

9 Ratings

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mjc410 on 07-31-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of mjc410
2.66/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

According to the bar coasters, this is brewed by Leinenkugel's specially for Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants (York, PA in this case).

Served in a very cold, possibly frosted mug, with no head - only slight bubbling around the glass's edges. Leaves nice lacing. The liquid itself is copper with golden highlights.
For the life of me, I can't smell more than the slightest bit of sweetness from this, even as it approaches room temperature.
Tastes of nice light, slightly biscuity malt. Also has a bit of a lemon flavor, with light floral hops.
It's very thin in the mouth, but has nice carbonation.
This beer doesn't have much character - I think it's brewed to be inoffensive to a wide variety of folks. Still, it's not bad; there are no off flavors. It's just too mild for my taste.

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Photo of SMark
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on April 26 at Cheeseburger in Paradise (Terre Haute, IN).

It was listed as 14 ounces and was served in a pint glass so I am assuming it was closer to 16 ounces as it seemed to weigh a pound. It was confusing and I had not had anything to drink yet. On a previous trip I had two of the 23 ouncers and was then given a third for free because they had erroneously poured an extra. My wife drove home. Nice place.

The beer was amber in color with no head, slight carbonation and cold, cold, cold.

I did not get much aroma beside some citrus due to the temperature at which it was served. It did open up a little later on with some latent malt aromas.

Taste was also citrusy and difficult to more positively assess because of the serving temperature.

This did not last long in the mouth and did not distribute any negative sensations either.

This beer seems to be created more for the adventurer seeking out a different burger somewhere other than the fast food places. I would assume the serving temperature is directed at the populace which is more experienced with the macro lagers. Not a bad beer but I probably would have gotten more had I let it sit a while. That is my bad since a beer set in front of me is usually quickly consumed.

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Photo of guinnessfan
2.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pint served at Cheeseburger In Paradise in Woodbridge, VA.

A: Rusty copper color, with absolutely no head and very little lacing.

S: Not really much of anything other that a very mild, sweet malt.

T: Mild, not exciting at all. Slightly sweet malt and very miniscule amount of hops. Not bad but not good.

M: Thin and watery, little carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, goes down very easy. Everyone can drink it. It is not great but it is not that terrible.

The choices were like BMC light and this. If I can't have real beer, this will do fine.

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Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of nrbw23
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Poured into a frozen glass. Pours a slightly amber color with pretty much no head and just a couple of bubbles here and there. Does however leave quite a bit of lacing here.

S- Not too much in the smell maybe a bit of citrus hops and very very light malts.

T- Again not too much going on here. Touch of hops and caramal malts. Pretty boring.

M- Medium in body and carbonation seemed a little light.

D- Ok nothing special here. I didn't know this was made by Leinenugels and took a bit of time for me to put two and two together....anyway. Its ok at best.

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Photo of jhammel01
3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, decently carbonated red - orange. The beer wasnt served with a head at all but had some damn good lacing.

No smell at all. Probably due to the fact that it was served so a frosted glass...It didnt do much else when warmed up either. Perhaps a bit of malt?

The taste had a decent malt backbone with a little bit of hop bite. Not much but it was a good.

Mouthfeel was a bit on the thin or maybe medium bodied side. In all honestly, I dont remember. It definitely was not watery at all..

Not was a good beer.

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Photo of baos
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

14 oz into pint glass

A: Not much head. A nice amber color. tiny bits of lacing.

S: Very fresh smelling. Maybe the faintest hop in there and light malts.

T: Malts and a bit of hop in there. A bit of dried fruits too.

M: Light bodied, but not bad.

D: I had a couple and would have had a couple more if i wouldn't have to have gone back to the workplace!!! go get 'em Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company!!!

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Photo of jwc215
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cheeseburger Paradise in Woodbridge, NJ:

Pours chill-hazed amber with a thin white head that leaves frothy rings of lacing on the glass.

The smell is of floral notes and caramelish graininess.

The taste is floral and caramelish. Earthy notes balance out some of the sweetness, though not quite enough. Sweetish finish.

Medium-bodied. It's not too complex - but, an easy drinking ale. A bit more hop balance would go a long way here.

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Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Island Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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