Friday, February 11, 2011
Joseph James Tahoe Blue Nevada Pale Ale
As part of my beer of the month club, I received a bottle of Joseph James Tahoe Blue Nevada Pale Ale. First things first, this beer literally exploded out of the bottle when I opened it, and I have never has a beer pour out so much, even highly volatile bottle conditioned beers. The beer pours a golden orange color with a frothy white head. The aroma consists of caramel, lemon, and resiny and fresh pine hops. The taste starts off bitter with grapefruit, lemon, and pine hops, disappears for a moment in the carbonation, and comes back with some toasted caramel and pine bitterness. The alcohol content is 6.0% ABV. This was a decent pale ale, minus exploding out of the bottle and the fact that carbonation took the flavor away for a moment. Otherwise, there was a good amount of flavor packed in to this beer.