Kassiks Brewery Reviews




bytemesis
3.2
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Tap. Pours Clear deep orange, small creamy off white head, good lacing. Aroma of malty bread, caramel, toasty, pine, floral. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, Noble hops. Medium body. English style, but low bitterness.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

drsordr
3.3
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle poured Riverside in Fairbanks AK, copper with moderate ecru head. Nose light dank, apple, light earthy. Taste light bitter up front, caramel, earthy, and light grainy malt late.
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Capa
3.3
Kassiks Whaler’s Wheat
Golden with a foamy white head. A bit of spice but fairly relaxed. Decent and standard wheat ale.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Capa
3.7
Kassiks Moose Point Porter
Black with a tan head. Full bodied. Chocolate, light earth, vanilla, some molasses, and some background roasted malt. A fairly straightforward and tasty Porter.
Friday, May 26, 2017

dnstone
3.8
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Pours copper with an outstanding off white head (really one of the better heads I’ve seen in years). A moderately malty, moderately to lightly hop early American IPA. Notes: on tap at Pangea during our May ’17 Anchorage visit.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

dwyerpg
4.4
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
I really enjoyed this. A nice smoke aroma, with a bit of lox. The flavor is thick and smoky, with a good and consistent flavor throughout. Thanks to the parents for this one! Excellent introduction to Kassiks.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
2.5
Kassiks Whaler’s Wheat
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt yellow to orange pale color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that died off at a gentle pace. Light semi-foamy lace. The aroma had some super sweet banana qualities with some sweet wheatiness. Some lemon sweetness The flavor leans to the sweet side combining all of those previously mentioned aromas. The aftertaste is one sided towards the sweetness. Quick sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair refreshing sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. ABV felt fine. No wheat bite. Overall, overly sweet American pale wheat ale that I don’t see myself coming back to. Much better ones on the market.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

SHIG
3.9
Kassiks Statny Statny (Barrel Aged)
Bottle: Poured dark brown to black. Poured a sweet malt aroma. Taste is roasted malt with burning alcohol with chocolate.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

haddon90
3.1
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle from La Bodega in Anchorage. Pours a dark copper color with a thin, off white head. Thick, hoppy aroma with a sweetness in the background. Good hop taste with a sweet malt finish. Decent IPA.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

furthur
3
Kassiks Orion’s Quest Red Ale
Draft at fest, reddish amber beer, little head. Aroma is malt. Taste is malt, touch of honey and rye. Palate is average.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

furthur
3.6
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Draft at fest, medium amber, little head. Aroma is juicy citrus. Taste is orange, mango, grapefruit. Palate is light, carb moderate.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

bhensonb
3.3
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Tap at Sea Galley in Anchorage. Pours quite dark, almost brown, with a beige head. Aroma is malty. Med body. Flavor is more malt than hop. Quite unusual.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

canddw
3.2
Kassiks Whaler’s Wheat
Pours amber clear, medium carbonation, no head. Light wheat and fresh hay nose. Light grass, sweet wheat taste, fairly generic. Light bitter medium finish. Fizzy palate. Pleasantly refreshing when well cold.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CObiased
2.6
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bomber - it pours an iced tea color - a clear golden brown with a med off white head. The aroma is very bready - sweet, malty and notes of grain. English IPA style - malty, simple one dimensional hop and med body.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, malt, oak, tobacco. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasty notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Friday, July 15, 2016

BVery
2.7
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bomber from a store in Skagway. Brassy orange pour with a small soapy head. English style malts, not really my deal.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Iphonephan
3.1
Kassiks Dolly Varden Nut Brown
From a bomber. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toast and caramel. Light, dry finish.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

solidfunk
3.6
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Lots of smoke indeed. Black pour. Dark chocolate and some caramel. Decent. Bottle shared at tasting.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Travlr
3.7
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of burnt brownies and burnt toast. Taste is campfire and burning chocolate things.. Tasty.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

baraciisch
3.8
Kassiks Chocolate Cherry Stout
Dark black in color... Aroma of chocolate, cherry, roasted malts... Flavor is cherry chocolate candy, berry notes throughout... Solid stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Iphonephan
3.4
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
On draft at the Wildflower in Talkeetna. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grapefruit and pine resin. Bitter finish.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Iphonephan
3.5
Kassiks Moose Point Porter
On draft at the Wildflower Cafe in Talkeetna. Pours black with a tan head. Light toasted nose. Flavors of leather and coffee. Crisp roast finish. Pleasant
Saturday, June 4, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
2.9
Kassiks Big Nutz Imperial Brown
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is cardboard old hops and a rich malt. Taste is more of the old hops rich malts. Past the prime.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

furthur
3.5
Kassiks Spiced Cream Ale
Bottle, medium amber beer, decent white head faded, good lace. Aroma malt, cinnamon, vanilla, hint of banana. Taste is cinnamon, malt, vanilla, banana, hint of ginger burn, spice bitter finish. Palate is pretty smooth, carbonation moderate.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

furthur
3.8
Kassiks Roughneck Stout
Bottle, black beer, almond head, good lace. Aroma chocolate, dark malts, molasses, toast. Taste is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cookies. Palate is good on this, carbonation subdued. This is better than I thought it would be. Nice balance, good sweetness, and dry finish. This is nice.
Monday, April 18, 2016

djd07
3.2
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke, roast, wood, ash. Medium mouth, strong ash, smoke, bourbon, wood, light finish, good.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Duchammer
3.2
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle: hazy Amber with tan head. Floral and peppery notes with Carmel notes. Moderate earthy bitterness and nice Carmel toffee notes.
Monday, February 8, 2016

jbruner
3.9
Kassiks Buffalo Head Barley Wine
Bottle thanks to trade with AKandy! Pours a cloudy golden brown from the bomber with bubbly tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big sweet caramel malt and earthy notes. Taste follows, bit more towards the malt, big boozy notes. Really nice for the style, well done.
Sunday, February 7, 2016

jcwattsrugger
3.3
Kassiks Chocolate Cherry Stout
Trade with SHIG. Interesting beer in a 22oz bottle. Tan-black. A-chocolate-dk malt, earthy, some chalky. T-chocolate-dk malt (with a following astringency as it warms), chalky, hint of cherry. Down to a 2.8 warm. Water chemistry?
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Travlr
4.1
Kassiks Statny Statny (Barrel Aged)
Draft at AK BW fest 2016. Jet black color, dark brown head with goood retention and lacing. Aroma has espresso, vanilla, licorice, coffee. Taste is rich and roasty coffee and chocolate, more vanilla. Delicious.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Travlr
3.3
Kassiks Beaver Tail Blonde Ale
Clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of white pepper and lemon. Taste has lemon and pepper. Easy drinking.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.4
Kassiks Whaler’s Wheat
Draught at GABBF. Pours hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is earthy wheat malt, lemon notes and citrus hops. Flavor is earthy wheat malt, lightly tart lemon, light citrus hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3
Kassiks Beaver Tail Blonde Ale
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. At is cereal and meal malt with faint earthy hops. Flavor is cereal and meal malt with faint earthy hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

furthur
3.9
Kassiks Buffalo Head Barley Wine
GABBF draft. Almost black, no head. Aroma raisin, toast, vanilla. Taste raisin, toast, vanilla, faint coffee. Palate rich and thick, carb almost gone.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

furthur
4
Kassiks Statny Statny (Barrel Aged)
GABBF draft. Black, walnut head. Aroma dark fruit, molasses, vanilla. Taste molasses, plums, licorice, cookies and vanilla, coffee. Sweet but good! Pale rich and smooth.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.6
Kassiks Statny Statny (Barrel Aged)
Draught at GABBF. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, coffee notes, licorice, prunes, molasses and figs. Flavor is lightly smoked roast malt, chocolate and coffee notes, prunes, licorice, molasses, spicy Bourbon, vanilla and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.4
Kassiks Buffalo Head Barley Wine
Draught at GABBF. Pours opaque brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, dates and figs with cherries and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and cookie malt, spicy alcohol, vanilla, dates, figs, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Friday, January 22, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.6
Kassiks Dolly Varden Nut Brown
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is nutty and bready malt, toast notes, dates and earthy hops. Flavor is nutty and toast malt, dates, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Friday, January 22, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.1
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle in my hotel room, Anchorage, AK. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is herbal, earthy and fruity hops, light meal malt and apple esters. Flavor is moderate fruity and floral hops and bitterness, cereal and meal malt with apple esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

jgb9348
3.4
Kassiks Buffalo Head Barley Wine
Deep brown coloured body, very cloudy, with a bright ruby glow when held up to the light and a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, toffee, nuts, caramel, alcohol and bunches and loads of pit fruits. Medium to Full-bodied; Very strong alcohol and metallic burn up front with a more sedate chocolate, raisin, fig, earth, oak, vanilla, bourbon and even some light hops in the flavour. Aftertaste is quite complex with the alcohol burn and malt by far the strongest flavours. But, some vanilla and especially the sweetness from the pit fruits starts to overlap on the burn, but the palate and flavour are less than ideal, especially with my aging of the bottle. Overall, a decent barley wine at best; Perhaps I was expecting a bit too much, but even after the aging of the bottle and getting it from a nice brewery way up North, this didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2013 for US$14,50 sampled at home in Washington as it starts to get slightly chilly here on 06-December-2015. Date on Bottle: 19-February-2013 // Purchased Date: 04-October-2013 // Sampled Date: 06-December-2015, Listed on Bottle at 2013 Vintage at 13,0% ABV
Sunday, December 6, 2015

BillKismet
3.4
Kassiks Roughneck Stout
This one was described as an oatmeal stout. Black body, mocha cream head. Lovely aromas of oatmeal, roasted barley, and coffee intermingling above the glass. Smooth roasty body with healthy coffee notes, and a creamy mouthfeel. A touch of black patent on the finish.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

luttonm
3.3
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle in Seattle, picked up by my brother in AK. Dark clear brown, caramel. Fruity malt aroma, some soft pine. Creamy smooth caramel and amber malt. Solid, but low hop balance.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ernest
3.1
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), with notes of smoke (mostly campfire-ish, only slight smoked meat character), alcohol, and plastic. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. This one has a fairly simple aroma, but the smoke is assertive, especially for an American brewery. It’s a bit husky and dirty as with the Roughneck, but it’s less obtrusive here thanks to the hiding/masking powers of such a big brew. Not quite enjoyable, but drinkable.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ernest
2.8
Kassiks Roughneck Stout
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, unsweetened chocolate, husks), with a hint of vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Simple with kinda rough malt, and a bit too tart for my tastes too. Ok but fairly clunky.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Ernest
2.2
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, grain), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of butter, wort, taffy, plastic, vegetables. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Quite poor...lots of off notes (not fully fermented, diacetyl, etc.) and overly sweet and syrupy. Nice apperance but that’s about it.
Monday, September 7, 2015

SHIG
3.1
Kassiks Whaler’s Wheat
Draft: Poured golden with creamy white head. Aroma is very wheat. Taste is grain and wheat light bitter.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Blairgus
3.5
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
9 July 2015, tap. Amber, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is cotton candy and pink grapefruit citrus. Ned body and mildly fizzy. A little toasty malt , pink grapefruit, caramel malt. Ok.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

MrTipple
3.2
Kassiks Dolly Varden Nut Brown
Aroma: bread and grain malts, some caramel and chocolate. Appearance: dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense toasted malts, some bread and grain too, light chocolate, soft carbonation, lightly dry finish. Overall: OK Brown Ale, nothing too spectacular though. Bottle from Safeway, Seward.
Friday, June 26, 2015

MrTipple
3.4
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Aroma: floral hops, some grass, some pine. Appearance: clear gold, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, grass, pine and floral hops again, turns bitter. Overall: nice IPA, quite on the floral / grassy side. Bottle from gas station, Girdwood.
Friday, June 26, 2015

rondphoto
3
Kassiks Beaver Tail Blonde Ale
on tap @ Humpy’s / Anchorage Ak --- Hazy light golden amber color, white head cover, cobwebs of lace. Taste is brisk, somewhat bitter malt that moves with no change to a swallow full of carbonation and medium pine hops. An easy-going blonde on steroids that somehow works anyway.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015