Third Street Aleworks Puddle Jumper Pale Ale

Third Street Aleworks Puddle Jumper Pale Ale

Brewed by: Third Street Aleworks

Beer Classification and Specs

  • Style: Pale Ale
  • Variation: American
  • Seasonal: No
  • ABV: 5.7%
  • IBU: 39

Notes: Won Bronze Medal at 2010 Great American Beer Festival.

Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients

A true American Pale Ale, light golden color with clean malt flavors, and the refreshing aroma of Simcoe hops. Medium in body, aromatic, and very hoppy.

Hops: Simcoe

Malts: N/A

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First Impressions

Artwork: Follows the Third Street Aleworks brand label template, with navy blue and cursive font. A very retro style label.

Color: Beautiful coppery-orange.

Aroma: Subdued malt, with mild citrus notes at the end of the sniff.

The Tasting

Arrived in: 22oz. Bottle

Served in: Goblet

Third Street Aleworks is the other award winning brewery from Santa Rosa, California. The ones that don’t brew Pliny.

We first tried Puddle Jumper “PJ” Pale Ale up in the Bay Area last spring. Now anytime we visit up there, or relatives comes down, this beer is added to the haul list. This is a very enjoyable Pale Ale, and simply wanted to recommend it.

Puddle Jumper poured a fairly minimalistic head, that faded right off the liquid line. Its beautiful hue was the exact color swatch you want to see in an American Pale Ale.

Without much carbonation, this medium-bodied ale featured a buttery mouthfeel. If you told us wheat was used in Puddle Jumper, it wouldn’t be a surprise, since it bordered on that un-filtery feel wheat ales can have.

Puddle Jumper Pale Ale started sweet and a little malty, with a nip of hops. The finish was a slight hint of pith and bitterness. Simcoe was so evident, we just wish there was more of it.

Puddle Jumper’s sessionability, and nudge of citrus and make this Pale Ale a solid choice, especially for spring and summer.

Final Score: 3.5/5

Stars

Third Street Aleworks Puddle Jumper featured a balance of sweet malt and citrusy Simcoe hops. An under the radar pale ale – one of the better APAs you’ve never heard of.

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