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Drop Kick Ale - Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub

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Drop Kick AleDrop Kick Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 24.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bort11 on 08-15-2009)
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Reviews by marcobrau:
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3.33/5  rDev +9.5%

Interesting toasted malt character in the amber ale. A very assertive toasted malt nose as well. Rather crisp and somewhat dry this has me thinking along the lines of Scottish ale more than amber or American red. Quite drinkable if you don't mind the assertive toasted malt flavor. Hops are played down here. There's just enough bitterness in the finish. Nothing to really complain about too much, but nothing to get that excited about either.

marcobrau, Nov 08, 2010
More User Reviews:
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2/5  rDev -34.2%

mojohawk21, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +31.6%

sgttibbs, Oct 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Schlafly33, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of FernMaster
2.48/5  rDev -18.4%

I am an atheist. This is not to brag or create a debate but my sole purpose of bringing this up is context for my current surroundings and mindset while drinking this beer. I fully believe that your background, preferences and social situation effect how you enjoy a beer and how it's rated. My roommate is currently hosting a bible study at our place. I'm utterly bored.

I poured my Dropkick Ale, brought by someone partaking in this discussion, in a Celebrator glass. I'm engrossed with this beer as I was the Lions game last Thanksgiving with my family. I'm engrossed and enamored, a child with a crush for something that utterly doesn't deserve my fancies. The Dropkick pours a nice crimson brown with decent lacing. This looks like it could be good, like a Lion's game, but once you start looking into it, there's nothing there.

The body is thin and weak, I would prefer there to be more but it's like water. Saddening really. I can't find a smell either, it's not my nose, it's just that it's so weak that there's nothing there. The taste is lacking, apparently as much as Peter's writing. Within this beer there's some slight hops and toffee notes, but a strange spice that's similar to the awkward person at a park who overly enthusiastically waves to his friends so they know “I am here.” Other than this strange spice, everything else is muted, like this gathering around me as I type away on my computer.

You should treat this beer like an atheist should treat bible study's, it's boring and should be avoided.

FernMaster, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -1.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Jeffy5050, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.1/5  rDev +2%

It was cool to see that they donate to a soccer foundation from the sales of this beer. After seeing the sixer in a graphic box, I vaguely remember seeing 7-ish% somewhere on there. No abv to be found on the bottle.

It pours a ruby red color, about a finger of foam on the first pour that retreats into a few irregular islands of bubbles. Sweet fruity hawaiian punch smell. Flavor is damn close to the Sunryes ale I just drank...hmm. Rinsed the glass and everything. Wouldn't be surprised if they used the same rye or yeast in this. Bready flavor, some minor spiciness. Watery body. Ultimately it's drinkable yet forgettable. This brewery needs to come up with a unique recipe, i've had better homebrew.

emerge077, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of longbongsilver
3.13/5  rDev +3%

With a name like that, I have to try it once.

Pours something between red & a "burnt gold", thick yet minimal head. Scents tossed off mainly caramel, bit of cinnamon, and a yeast-dryness-yet-not-belgian-yeast-dryness character. Swig time...

Taste seems to shade towards apple, plus a slight hop bitterness sting that comes out of nowhere. Don't usually get that in red ales, which is interesting. Oddly thin though.

Not bad, but not great. Could stand to crank the malt up some more if they reformulate IMO.

longbongsilver, May 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

TheCondor, Feb 02, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.1%

thefluker, Jan 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

swaghawk, May 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Beer_me2, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of KansasBeerLover
2.9/5  rDev -4.6%

12 ounce bottle poured in a tall tumbler.

I picked one of these up at the store this week. Label looked interesting. It wasn't until after I opened the bottle that I read the fine print that it was a Weston beer. My experience with their beers has not been good.

The beer poured with a dark amber color with some red. Minimal head that quickly disappeared with no lacing. A very mild aroma that I couldn't nail down.

Taste wasn't bad. A touch of fruit and barely on the tart side. The tang remained on my tongue for a few minutes.

Drinkability was a little above average. It would go down well on a hot summer day.

All in all, I was not impressed. A few years ago I would have rated this ale higher, but there are now so many that are far better. I can't knock this one too bad, but I won't buy another.

KansasBeerLover, Nov 05, 2010
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

BESTIALEX, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.05/5  rDev +33.2%

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Deep mahogany/ruby with foamy cream colored head. The head recedes to a film and there's good sticky lacing.

Smell: Caramel, bread, yeast, biscuits.

Taste: Biscuity goodness up front, with caramel sweetness and a dry hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry and a bit carbonated.

Overall: I keep trying Weston's beers, and I've only really enjoyed their stout. This one, however is true to it's style and quite enjoyable.

JuicesFlowing, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Reed, Mar 04, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -58.9%

AleWatcher, Jun 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

brecklem, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

dradair, Jun 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Soonerick76, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.13/5  rDev +3%

Pretty decent looking, a deep amber to copper color, clear, a few small rising bubbles, pretty decent head and lace.

Smell is lots of caramel malt, a little sweetness, a little breadiness.

Taste is plenty of bready and caramel malts, a little hops on the end.

Body is pretty light and a little thin. Overall I'm not too impressed, although it's certainly drinkable.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus (grape fruit), slight hop, slight sweet malt, and slight metallic. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, sweet malt, slight yeast, and a hint of metallic. Overall, an average beer except for the odd metallic ingredient that really hurts the drinkability.

Tone, May 26, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Steamer, Jan 04, 2013
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Drop Kick Ale from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
72 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.