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Free State The Full Kimono Collaboration

Free State The Full Kimono Collaboration
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Kimono translates as a "thing to wear". The brewers of Free State, 23rd Street and Blind Tiger metaphorically stepped into each other’s brewers’ boots, sharing the same kimono, so to speak, collaborating on this bold Imperial Red Ale, in celebration of American Craft Beer Week. Boldly hopped with Chinook, Galaxy and Citra hops, and weighing in at 10.3 ABV, the Full Kimono is indeed full of character and distinction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5534) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
32 ounce growler. Purchased 5-29-14. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and malt. Taste is pine, grapefruit, tropical, malt, and caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a hazy brownish red with a medium creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of floral, citrus and piney hops. Lots of caramel/nutty malt notes in the nose. Flavor of piney and citrusy hops, caramel,molasses, dark fruits and nuts. Reminds me of Stone Double Bastard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Great stanky sock, citrus, and coffee(?) aroma. Bitterness explodes after first taste. Dark amber coloration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
10 oz draft pour at the Brew Pub in Lawrence, Kansas. The pour is darker copper, reddish, and some tannish brown. The head is a well formed tan. The aroma is grassy, resin, bitter hops along with a natural fruit sweetness, though the sweet is certainly behind the hops. The taste is the bitter grass hops, along with a fruit citrus hop as well as a malt sweetness that reveals some alcohol heat, though its decently integrated. Palate is medium bodied, very dry finish, some of the alcohol heat pokes through in the finish giving it a warming character. Interesting beer, I am sure they had fun brewing this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (2119) - Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Tap - small foamy head, nice dark amber color, big grapefruity hop aroma and flavor with a mild malt backbone, fair alcohol flavor also - very good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3590) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2012
10oz glass pour at the brewpub on the day of the tapping for this collab. Comes to me with a thick head. The body is dark red in color and dark enough to create ow clarity. Aroma is all hops, bitter hops, grassy, fruit punch, and sweet hops. Flavor is super bitter and lots of mango coming from the hops. Has a long dry and bitter aftertaste with the malt character pretty much a second thought but does not get in the way.

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