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The Brew Kettle Old 21

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A big bold Imperial IPA! The clean malt plays a supporting roll to the straight up Simcoe hops through and through that give this varietal hop bomb its bang!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2973) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
bottle. deep golden with small head. a bit boozy with big tropical/citrus flavors. very solid iipa.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7758) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Orange caramel malt and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange toffee malt and moderately strong bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice balance between the hops and malt without being too sweet. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dagimp (726) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
From a bottle into a small glass. Pours with a massive thick head. Lots o lacing. Dank grassy aroma. Mouthfeel is thick. Taste is kind of a muddle of tropical fruit and pine with some skunk and herbs. Pretty good. I liked it more than my rating suggests. But it's not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5463) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle with Paul. Pours a clear golden body with thick white head and lacing. Aroma is soapy, fresh grassy hops and clean pale malt. Mouthfeel is thin, clean and soft with more malt character coming through than preferred, but still nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"citrus, tropical and grapefruit hops in the nose and flavor. a little too much biscuit malt (no date on the bottle so can’t tell the age) prevents this from receiving a really high score. still very nice and an easy drinking iipa. thanks ggrumet!"

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2174) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle received in trade from a non-RB member. Lovely medium amber pour leading up to a tremendous off-white head. The aroma is nicely hopped and full of toasted biscuit characteristics. Superior balance and inviting. The body is medium to full and smooth. Malt characters begin the consumption experience but then like a funnel the earthy, bitter hops trickle in and then abound.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Thanks JBruner for Local trade. Appearance was clear deep gold with diminishing creamy white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are orange, pine, soft lemon and grapefruit with slight sweet malts and alcohol. Taste are orange blast out the gate with pine, lemon, soft sweet malt, then some warming at finish. Palate are smooth creamy CO2 with medium-full body, then lasting oily slick fruity, piney finish. A wonderful DIPA, but touch to much pine for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As The Brew Kettle Old 21 Imperial IPA ].
[ Courtesy of my Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, riped fruit, pineapple, light pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, dry, hoppy, fruity, orange. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140613]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
12oz bottle from Giant Eagle Market in UA. Orange pour with white head. Aroma is sweet fruit and piney wood. Tastes are toasty, toffee, floral, tea, pine, resin citrus. Well balanced. Leaves a bitter grapefruit aftertaste. Would think this needs to be as fresh as possible. It was - and was very nice. 7.6

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Clear golden pour thick white head and thick striped lacing ..... aroma of oranges citrusy, piney hops and chewy caramel malts ...... taste is of sweet citrusy hops and sugary sweet caramel malts with a bitter piney hop ... simple imperial IPA with nice citrusy malty qualities .... Finishes with a lingering bitter piney hop bite.


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