Kipling - Thornbridge Brewery
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Reviews by glid02:
4.2/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Cask at the Brick Store.
Pours a slightly hazy golden-copper color with a white head that leaves decent lacing.
Smells of crisp pale malts with good amounts of light citrus and earthy hops. Also present are mild amounts of breadiness.
Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as robust. Smooth pale malts up front are joined quickly by light citrus hops – lemon rind with hints of grapefruit. Midway through moderate amounts of breadiness temper the bitterness from the hops until leafy and somewhat earthy hops come in near the end, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with soft carbonation.
Overall I was really impressed with this beer and could easily have more than a few of these. Well worth a shot.
Serving type: cask
08-19-2011 18:30:50 | More by glid02
More User Reviews:
2.45/5 rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
A: This poured a clear straw with quickly dissipating white head and chunky sediment.
S: It smelled like skunky lager yeast and faint citrus hops.
T: It tasted like watery citrus and pine hops, with some skunky later yeast. It had a somewhat dirty bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thin with lots of carbonation. Very bubbly body.
D: This was a poor brew. The scent and taste and body were all far below average. It didn't even look good. Not very easy to drink either, almost a drain pour.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 21:03:53 | More by Pencible
4.66/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Pours a golden yellow with two fingers of pillowy head that eventually falls. Lots of lacing.
Great aroma, light fruity hoppy smell
Taste starts out a little sweet and then the fruity hops come in, some bready malt and then a light bitter finish.
Medium bodied and moderate carbonation makes this real easy drinking.
Overall a great session-able pale ale that's not super bitter. The Nelson Sauvin hops give it a nice fruity bitterness. Glad this was recommended to me.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 00:49:09 | More by BradC
Kipling from Thornbridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.