One of the first 10 root beers that I ever had. I found this at a gas station somewhere in southern Washington State. We were returning from the family trip to California where I found the Mendocino Taubold’s Private Reserve Root Beer. Jones is actually based in Seattle and I’ve walked past their headquarters near Safeco Field many times on the way to Mariners games. Jones is unique in that they always are changing the picture on their label. The pictures that they use are submitted by people and voted on. Sadly, no picture of mine has made it to the label, though they let you order custom labels as a consolation prize.
A sweet, pleasant Body though a little on the light side but not too weak. The flavor is what root beer should taste like. It has a strong carbonation Bite leaning a little on the harsh side but not too harsh. The Head is tall though a it dissipates faster than I would like but the liquid stays fizzy and therefore still desirable. The Aftertaste is good and of the original flavor and fades away gradually.
All in all, there is nothing really wrong with this and a lot right. I really enjoy it. At one point in 2005 or so, I reviewed it again to see if I really liked it as much as I had when I found it in the 1998. I did. I like it. It’s good. I’ll “Run with the little guy”. See how it rates against other root beers.