Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz single labeled as KBC IPA from Trader Joes in Salem OR.
$1 per bottle and says 6.2% alc.
Nice enough pour, darker,burnt orange body,slightly hazy, nice thick cream coloured head.
Aroma of spicy,lemony hops,floral sweet.
Some caramel malts..not too bad.
Taste is a bit of a let down though..fruity,orange and sweetened figs..very little bitterness from the hops but they are there.Not horrible though.
Mouth feel is very thin even for style..slight bitterness in the end.
This is drinkable enough but a bad IPA.
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Labeled as KBC IPA. Bottle->SA. Lite clear copper with small frothy offwhite head. A: floral and citrus hops, detergent, grass, spice. T: mild hops, spicy malt. Somewhat astringent. Bitter aftertaste is unpleasant.
DialSquare (2307) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Labeled as KBC IPA from Trader Joe’s. Clear orange pour with thin white head. Aroma is malt mash. Taste is medicinal, metallic, grain, floral. Close to a drain pour here. By my standards, saying something.
trapped (602) - TURKEY - NOV 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber color with beige spongy head, floral hops aroma, light hoppy taste mixed with doughy flavor, lightly carbonated, long finish. The hops aroma is a bit weaker than expected for an IPA.
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s in Glen Ellyn, IL. as alias KBC/Kennebunkport IPA. Poured to a Czech-pils glass with a lightly hazed, orangy gold color, with a frothy/cakey off white/cream colored head, and patches & spots of clingy lacing. The aroma was a decent, but not that expressive IPA nose of light grainy dankness, a touch of caramel sweetness, a bit of breadiness, and resin & citrus notes. The taste included some malty creaminess, moderate, earthy & rindy astringency to the lingering hop bitterness, and a hint of soapiness, in a no more than medium body, with fair carbonation. A fairly tasty, average IPA offering.
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Clear amber color with a white head. Aromas of caramel, malt and fruit. Caramel flavors with a light hoppy finish.
Zita (4278) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light sweet malty aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Hoppy aroma, herbs. Some sweetness too, light bread. Flavor starts moderate sweet, finish heavy bitter. Dry, creamy texture.
UncleStSimons (6) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
There is a reason why this beer is available at Trader Joes only in Florida. Using the remaining 5 for my wife’s unwanted friends’ husbands. Or the neighbor that never leaves.
jbruner (1972) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with thin ring of off-white lacy head. Aroma is sweet caramel grain, slight floral hops, taste follows. Too sweet and no bitterness, not a good IPA.