John Harvards Hop Kick IPA
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Bottle #49 shared by Jason. Pours to a hazy dark amber/red body with a gigantic creamy off-white head that leaves and excellent lacing and has a super slow carbonation in the body. The aroma is pine needles and light grapefruit. The flavor is bitter grapefruit and pine. The palate is bitter and medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Thanks to Steve for the 1L bottle, #49/50.. ’06? Poured hazy medium orange with a large, creamy cap of beige head.. lots of sticky lacing as it descended.. beautiful! The aroma picked up semi-sweet orange meat and candied caramel with overtones of vanilla and grapefruit.. less hoppy due to age, but very well balanced. The flavor had sticky orange and grapefruit meat at the core with floral bitter accents and toasted grainy bitterness around.. long, sticky, malty finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. on the dry side with mild oxidation and definite hop degradation.. warm on the back. Good stuff!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Kings Hop Kick
Date: 08/27/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wayne, PA

clear amber, whispy head, grassy hop aroma, thin body, big hop flavor on a slightly sweet malt base, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Hand Bottled: Amber in color, very soft haze, moderate frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Somewhat strong tea leaf and hop aroma.   Minor citrus peel.   Sweet hop tea with an underlying citrus flavor.   This to me seems more of an IPA than an IIPA.   Soft malt base, but nothing that brings it up to the IIPA category.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   As it wamrs it picks up more citrus based rind.   Low hop bitterness overall, with citrus rind and tea leaves being the dominant flavors.   Not what I would consider a IIPA, but still fairly tasty.   Thanks Paul for the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Hand-bottled via trade with Dickinsonbeer. Thanks Paul. Pour is amberish orange with a small white head. Well carbonated, strong floral and citrus hop aromas with sweet malt backbone. Very well balanced and incredbily quaffable. Almost drank this one in two sips it just went down so easy. Very sticky resinous hops stand out in this one. And the balance which is just so vital to the palate of IIpa’s in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Special treat brought to The Fest of The 26 by Paul. Big hop foward aroma with floral, citrus and piney notes. Caramel malt is found underneath the hops. Hop flavor with a good malt backbone. Moderately bitter semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Had a pint at John Harvards in Wayne, PA labelled as King’s Hop Kick IPA. This is a phenomenal double IPA. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head with streaky lacing and low carbonation. Aroma is piney with mango and citrus with a sticky thick sweet caramel malt background. Flavor is only slightly dominated by Hops with a nice sticky (somewhat syrupy) yet clean caramel malts. Awesomely smooth mouthfeel and great bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 Popuerd a medium orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, orange peel, some caramel, and pine. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, pine, and light caramel. Nicely balanced. I found the body to be a tad on the thin side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2006
[Cask] Poured a hazy copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, pine, floral hops, and toffee malts. Taste of more citrus, piney resin, with a bit of alcohol, and a grapefruit bitterness, and balanced by sweet malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Draught at Wayne: Citrus notes at the nose with a nice malty character. Piney flavor with just enough hops. Not overly hoppy and that’s a good thing. On the palate I found the beer to be extremely smooth. Was really surprised by it. Took some home with me in a bottle for $25.

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