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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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We get a kick out of collaborating. Harvesting the creativity of Kim Jordan of New Belgium and Dick Cantwell of Elysian produced this ruby-hued, slightly sour, pumpkin, cranberry ale. Itís a treat that does the trick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
pours a semi-clear orangish with a small snow white head, and a little lacing. smell is of pumpkin, coriander, malt, spice, and wild yeast. taste is sour, pumpkin, spice, cranberry in back, and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of cranberries, light pumpkin, and some funk. Flavor was lightly tart with cranberries, faint pumpkin, lemon and had some funky sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Canít believe how high in style this thing is... and overall? You all are frigginí nutz. Pour was orangey and the head was small. The aroma was cranberries and pumpkin. The flavor was the same, cheap friggin cranberry juice, nothing wood or elegant about this thing at all, some random messed up spices. A sloppy mess. Brutal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
11/2/2011 - Iíve had the privilege of living in both Denver and Seattle. Both are relaxed cities, reeking of the West Coast insouciance that irks my East Coast friends. Hiking in the morning, beer in the afternoon, and an obscure hobby in the evening. Itís no wonder that Elysian and New Belgium jive so well. I got my first taste of their collaborative potential when I first had the Elysian Night Owl, which is apparently brewed with some help from the folks at New Belgium. The Lips of Faith Kick is more vocal about its heritage. From the aroma to the taste, this beer obviously benefits from the collective wisdom of two craft beer powerhouses. Opening the bottle releases a bright lemon and citrus aroma, topped by a ripe cherry tanginess. A yeasty Belgian quality is also evident, with some banana esters to round out the brighter fruit flavors, and a touch of bubblegum to give it a frolicking quality. I can register only one complaint: I canít smell any pumpkin. No raw pumpkin, no vegetal pumpkin, no pumpkin spice, no pumpkin pie, nothing! This tastes much, much more like a Spring beer than a Fall beer, and while Iím not crushed to go without my pumpkin fix, I find it odd that a beer wrapped in the visages of pumpkins would abandon that theme in the aroma. The touted sourness comes in on the first sip, plying the to tongue with a mild cherry acidity before yielding to strawberry and cherry notes. In spite of the sourness, this beer is on the whole light, fruity and refreshing; this is why it feels so well tailored to Spring, and somewhat about of place in Fall. All the same, it is a measure of the excellence of oneís beer when a consumer drinks it, finds the exact opposite of what he was primed for, and still finds lots of beer love for it. The Kick is a fantastic collaboration, and I hope to see more soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
A hazy orange/yellow colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of fruits, a lot of grapefruits, sweet. The taste of sweet fruits, grapefruits, a little bitter notes and little sour hints. the aftertaste is sweet with a very little sour. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
I liked this one quite a bit. Deep red colored body, thin head. The slightly tart cranberry infusion helped the pumpkin and spice out to make this not-your-average-seasonal. I wouldnít mind sitting down with a bottle of this on a late fall evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
The nose on this was full of yeast and sour notes, like some sort of sour ale. A taste reveals cranberries, some honey and light nuttiness. Crazy drinkable for the abv, and is more tart and dry in the finish rather than warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
A nice hazy orange pour with some tart and spicey, maybe a little bit of pumpkin. Taste is tart, but the pumpkin is very faint. Enjoyable, but missing something overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pretty good, accessible sour fruit beer. Served with an average sized very frothy, off-white head that slowly settled to a light cover which lasted all the way down and plenty of lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is fruity sour and fresh. Flavorís like nose with the Brett and carbonation up front with fruit right behind and taming it down along with slight bitter. Body is relatively soft for a sour beer and carbonation is spot on. Finish is like flavor, slightly long and fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating (but was from the release in Fall 2011). Pours very hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of tart apple, lemon, cranberry, hay, grass, pepper, earth, cherry, raspberry, funk, and yeast spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with nice complexity. Taste of tart apple, lemon, cranberry, cherry, grass, hay, earth, pepper, funk, bread, and yeast spices. Light puckering acidity on the finish; with lingering notes of apple, lemon, cranberry, pepper, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of flavors with nice complexities; with a nice balance of tartness. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice slightly slick and crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice blended wild ale. Very nice flavor complexity, and very smooth and easy to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

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