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Blind Tiger The Full Kimono Collaboration

Blind Tiger The Full Kimono Collaboration
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
American Craft Beer Week celebrates the independent spirit, craftsmanship, and community fostered by the American craft brewer. In that spirit the brewers of Free State Beer, Blind Tiger, and 23rd Street offer up the Full Kimono, an Imperial Red Ale released this Friday, May 11th. Head Brewers Geoff Deman (Free State), John Dean (Blind Tiger), and Bryan “Bucky” Buckingham (23rd Street) designed the recipe together and collaboratively brewed the three batches of Full Kimono at each otherʼs breweries in three successive days. At over 10% ABV (alcohol by volume) and hopped to the hilt with more hops than any of the three breweries have previously employed in a single batch, the Full Kimono is something special indeed. Full of hop flavor but balanced by a full malt backbone, the Full Kimono lays bare the “magic” of the brewerʼs art for all to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
On tap at GTMW 2012. Hazy copper with a medium tan head that sticks. Aroma of grapefruit, light resinous hops and caramel malt. Taste is semi-hoppy with citrus, light pine, sweet malt and middle of the road bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2012
(tap at brewpub) copper with small off white head. Citrus/tropical fruit aroma. Flavor is very hoppy - citrus and some tropical fruit. Good, but not balanced enough to be great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOSFELT_BMF (1) - USA - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
Nice smooth beer, would not of thought of it as a red ale, nice finish, strong beer. Much too strong for friends of mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2012
On draft at the brewpub. Aroma of mild fruit, toasty, lightly sweet red/amber malts, piney, fruity hop, earthiness, and some background notes of apple and pineapple. Clear red in color with a very slight head and thin lacing. Flavor profile is sweet, hoppy and fruity, with strong pine, lighter citrus (orange, pineapple), brown sugar, tropical fruit, and some faint peppery alcohol and hop spice towards the finish. Warming, well-carbonated mouthfeel, oily and full on the palate, very full-bodied as well. Huge Imperial Red/Barleywine style. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2012
On tap at Blind Tiger in a small glass with all of the collaborators’ logos. Basically, exactly the same as the Free State tap version. So check it out for yourself

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
On tap at Blind Tiger in a small glass with all of the collaborators’ logos. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is hops, citrus, and grass. Taste is hoppy bitter and citrus sweet. Very good.

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