Rock Art Brewery Jasmine Pale Ale (365 Day 292)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Monday, September 19th, 2011

Rock Art Jasmine Pale Ale

Jasmine Pale Ale by Rock Art Brewery comes in to take American craft beer slot number 292. As the name suggests Jasmine Pale Ale has been injected with some jasmine. As soon as I read this on Rock Art’s web site I knew that I had a little bit of research to do on the herb jasmine.

According to multiple sources on the web it has been used in perfumes, essential oils, and flavoring food (the flower). Supposedly bitter and can help with some forms cancer. Maybe I am not a good researcher but I never really found out the aroma and flavor proprieties, which is what I really needed. How was this going to affect the beer I was going to review?

Jasmine Pale Ale has a sweet, bread malt back bone that is supplied with citrus and floral scents to divert the nose and palate. The middle of the beer has a profile that I couldn’t describe. The citrus and floral comes through in the end, almost no bitterness, with the aforementioned indescribable profile lasting on the back of the mouth. A nice offering but the curious middle still has me perplexed. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 7 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 7 (35%), Overall: 7.6

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