GT2 (9166) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
355mL thanks to Dedicatedtofun! Clear deep orange. Wispy white lacing. Nose is hotel bar soap, intense chemical lavender. Taste is hotel bar soap, intense chemical. Super soapy. Ew. Palate is lemon tea.
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper color. Aroma is bright and slightly hoppy with a hint of sweet malt. Flavor is fairly well balanced between floral hoppy and amber malt. Pretty okay but nothing special.
Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub in Orlando. Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops and malt.
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A pretty disappointing IPA. Some pine and grass with a lot of cardboard in the aftertaste.
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Color ambrato mediamente limpido con pannoso velo di schiuma bianca. Aroma dolciastro con sentori di luppolo tenuto "in riga" da una robusta controparte fruttata e caramellata; gusto maltoso, rotondo, che evolve verso un finale amarognolo e leggermente erbaceo. Corpo medio, effervescenza gentile, setosa, quasi cremosa. Una IPA piuttosto classica ma decisamente ben fatta, dissetante e non scipita.
Reid (2028) - Salem, 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 (1755) - 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 (3177) - Columbus, Ohio, 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 (1119) - New York City, 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 (2784) - 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.