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King IPA (USA)

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This India Pale Ale is a full bodied hoppy beer. We use American hops & yeast to create this unfiltered aromatic ale.


Fletchwadd's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fletchwadd (48) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Opened bottle and there goes the foam! Poured to a Hazey dark orange color leaving behind a smell of a rich coco. Taste almost earthy and a hint of some citrus fruits.


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Hazy dark amber color with a medium frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Modeate citrus hoppy aroma and hint of chocolate. Medium body. Medium bitter flavor with a medium biiter finish of moderate duration

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle opened with a load hiss and poured with a huge head, like the whole glass was head. Pours a lightly hazy amber with golden notes and a huge foamy off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel, cardboard and nuts, some citrus. Flavor of grapefruit, bitter hops, probably the most extreme hop bitterness I have experienced. Also getting some pine and other mixed citrus notes, caramel and some toffee. Very tingly mouthfeel. I think some infection may have set in on this one. But still ended up being a decent IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Three Cellars in St Francis, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy golden orange brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that slowly dissipates and stays thick throughout. Aroma of citrus zest, a touch of oranges, mild caramel malt and a touch of toffee. Taste is medium bodied, well-carbonated with flavors of light caramel and apricot flavored malts, grapefruit and lemon zest with some toffee. Finish is semi-bitter that quickly disappears to a mild APA light bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
DLD. Pours a clear orange. Bitter and quite hoppy. Hints of plant sap and resin. Medium to light bodied. Long bitter finish. Medium carbonation. OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2008
Poured a volcanically effervescent amber with a voluptuous frothy white head that would not stop erupting. Had to place the bottle in the sink and pour it over a duration of several minutes. Nice initial aroma of pine and grapefruit rind with a bit of sweetness. Taste follows with dry notes of rind, grass and a bit of bitter earthiness with a touch of toffee sweetness. Slightly spicy. Extremely bubbly body gives it almost a hoppy-tripel feel. While it is likely that the foam phenomenon was more due to the bottle’s age than its intended construction, I must admit it added a bit of liveliness to what could have been otherwise a forgettable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
pours dark apricot, no head. sweet grapefruit aroma. the taste has a certain hoppy bitterness, with citrus flavors. finishes bitter. my reaction to this relatively simple IPA is "nice. what can i say?"

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gobot (20) - commerce twp, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Had to wait for this one. I guess they ran out, but two weeks later it was on tap. Not a big IPA, maybe a little conservative, especially with the hop choice. I like a little more body, too, and this one seemed a little thin, more like a regular pale ale than an IPA. I don’t know; just so-so for me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Nice hoppy scent, but not enough in the actual beer. Still, you could probably grab a six pack of this for a good night.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/29/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

opaque orange, thin fine off white head, sweet citrus aroma with sweet carmel malt and lots of grapefruit character, slightly thin body, big bitter hop flavor with a long bitter finish

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4


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