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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Hard Time Barleywine Style Ale

Ding Points: 71.50 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: Part of the solitary confinement series. I had a few conversations with various folk about the type of Barleywine I could expect, American or English. More than one person suggested that I could expect to find a hybrid. I think they were wrong. In a nutshell we get a distinctly American Barleywine, but one that is not quite as aggressive as some. Don't get me wrong, we have large hop...

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Dead Man Walking

Ding Points: 58.50 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 60.00, Mouth: 20.00, Global: 50.00 Tasting Notes: Ahhh, dammit. Such a shame. This beer looks absolutely spectacular when poured into the Tucher Weizen, half-liter glass. The natural light shows a beautiful burgundy color, with a decent tan head and some truly rich hues. It looks great. Unfortunately, the look is by far the highlight of this beer. That's not to say it's a 'bad' beer, it isn't, but such as shame that it did not live up to the...

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Partners In Crime

Ding Points: 72.00 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: Delighted to see a Berliner Weisse. Not really that I'm an especially big fan of the style, but high quality beer of any type under 5.0% ABV is just so difficult to come by in the USA, that almost anything is welcome. 32 oz growler from Hop City, Atlanta, GA. Pour is exactly as expected, all the elements are there. Pale straw (not golden), with a wispy head that fades to a collar quickly. No...

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Prison Camp Pils

Ding Points: 60.00 Pour: 60.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 60.00, Mouth: 60.00, Global: 60.00 Tasting Notes: Very light, straw colored pour. Actually the beer is incredibly pale, almost to macro, low quality standards. Not necessarily an issue, but it really isn't the best looking pilsner that I've seen by quite some distance. The hue is certainly not the most important part of the beer, but there is lack of depth here that subconsciously starts to say 'macro' which is not helping my mind. Not the...

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Beer of The Guards

Ding Points: 80.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: I'm always very excited to try the latest Jailhouse offering, and this is no exception. I wonder if the pun inspired the beer, or if the style came first? 32 oz growler from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Bière de Garde's can have a wide range of colors and taste attributes, and this one sits at the darker end of the spectrum. However, it still has a lovely red clarity and is not 'dark' as such....

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Reprieve (Saison, French-Style Ale)

Ding Points: 68.50 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 60.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 60.00 Tasting Notes: I had this a long time ago (almost immediately after it came out) and was somewhat disappointed. As I was passing through the Olde Crabapple Bottle Shop a couple of days ago, I saw it and thought it time to re-visit the beer to see if a little age has made a difference, or if my opinion could perhaps be changed. Pour is unfortunately a two part affair. The initial pour is a little anemic,...

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Hop Riot

Ding Points: 73.00 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 90.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: Surprised to find this at Hop City on Friday. I didn't even realize this was coming out as the next beer in the Solitary Confinement series. Not a favorite style of mine, so we'll see. Described as an Imperial Pale Ale (not IPA) on the label; not sure if that has much significance since the beer really feels like a DIPA whatever the label declares. Pretty, bright orange color with great head...

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Misdemeanor

Ding Points: 86.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: Bought a growler of this a few weeks ago but left it in my brother-in-laws fridge by mistake. This is on tap at Taco Mac, Prado, Sandy Springs/Atlanta, GA. Had a few 16 oz glasses. Understated, subtlety in a glass - it'll be largely wasted on the American, geek palate! I am hoping against hope that the ABV is 4% or under, since this beer drinks like a really nice session beer, but obviously...

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Witness Protection

Ding Points: 70.00 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: On tap at Taco Mac, Metropolis, Atlanta, GA, USA. $6.00 for 16 oz. Solid black pour with a small, creamy, taupe colored head that produces a persistent, one-eighth of an inch, creamy layer that sits for ages. The lace is nice, and coating, which reflects the feel that one gets in the mouth. There's a fairly distinct, roasty bitterness about the beer that packs a decent punch and has presence....

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Beer Review: Jailhouse Brewing Co., Insanity Plea Ale

Ding Points: 68.00 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 60.00 Tasting Notes: More Jailhouse goodness? I hope so. Not sure if 'plea ale' is a play on words (pale ale), but from the tap handle it looks like this might be branded as a 'fresh/wet hop' IPA, well see. All the initial indications suggest that is the case, with a orange, golden crystal clear body and a small, creamy looking head. Atttractive no doubt, with a little lace, but fairly thin and not really...

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