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Trap Rock Kestrels Joy IPA
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the style of West Coast IPA using cascade and centennial hops to give the beer a spicy, floral and citrus aroma. The beer is full bodied to hepl balance the large amount of hops used in the kettle. This style will be around for the winter months only. This will pair nicely with steak, shellfish and pizza.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3790) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 10/5/12

Aroma: The aroma has some resin, some citrus, and a little soap
Appearance: It pours a clear light orange color, with a white head, and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is mild sweet, with a resiny bitterness, and underlying dish soap flavor
Palate: The body is light-medium, it feels a touch sticky, and has a lengthy dry finish
Overall Impression: This one definitely could have been much better but the dish soap really kills the flavor for me. Still, it is close, and I bet if it wasnít for that dish soap it would have been great. Itís a shame because the IPA I sampled that is coming on next is really good, and this one just isnít quite up-to-par.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Served on draft at the brewpub as Kestrel IPA. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, citrus and faint resin notes. The taste is bitter resin, herbal and pine hops with a malty finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Draft. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid complex hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4930) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Orange pour with creamy off white head and lace. Earthy/citrus hoppiness. Sweet malt with a medium bitter. A medium bodied beer. A nice finishing bitter that just grows on you.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Finally, a beer with flavor from trap rock. Full of hops. Piney. Delicious in many ways.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
Clear, nice-coloured golden ale. Excellent, firm white head, fully lasting and leaving massive lacing. Aromatic, slightly yeasty, well aromatic nose. Oranged, earthy, flower petals Ė well put centennial/cascade blend. Highly supportive bready malts, biscuity, soft and never exaggerating the sweetness. Growing sheets of bitterness follow the dry finish never get extreme. Soft-edged texture. Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, juicy palate. Great IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2006
taster. Golden/Light orange with medium carbonation. Aroma is citrus and pine with a touch of sweet malt. Taste is well balanced, sweet malt with citrus and pine hop bitterness. Liked this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 on tap-pours an offwhite head with yellow/gold color. Aroma is grapefruit, hops. Taste is crisp hops with a strong medium malt presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Looks and smells like an IPA. Tastes like one too. A very solid India Pale effort. Spot-on the style. Got the hops (adamskillin correctly called the cascades) and the malt support.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Looks and smells like an IPA, smells like an IPA, plenty of bitterness. I dont understand using Cascade hops in an IPA, but it came out okay, maybe just inauthentic. The hop flavor is that nice citrusey cascade thing. A good effort, but itís an American Pale Ale, not an IPA.


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