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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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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 24.17%
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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Photo of jls988

3/5  rDev -0.7%

08-21-2012 01:48:42 | More by jls988
Photo of craigmj7


3/5  rDev -0.7%

08-07-2012 01:01:32 | More by craigmj7
Photo of scratch69


3.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Deep copper red color with a fingers worth of cream colored head. Fair amount of runny lacing.

Smell- Caramel malt and bread with hints of spiciness and hops.

Taste- Caramel malt and bread flavors with just enough hops for balance.

Mouthfeel- On the light end of medium bodied. Average amount of carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall- Decent enough beer. Nothing spectacular but drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 22:20:20 | More by scratch69
Photo of JuicesFlowing


4.05/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 16:35:27 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of roadies

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

07-03-2012 21:41:22 | More by roadies
Photo of Jeffy5050

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

06-26-2012 20:02:48 | More by Jeffy5050
Photo of rwhitmore


3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-20-2012 22:22:04 | More by rwhitmore
Photo of WhiskeeTango


4.25/5  rDev +40.7%

06-05-2012 14:48:34 | More by WhiskeeTango
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 16:55:23 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of longbongsilver


3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 01:37:48 | More by longbongsilver
Photo of Reed


3/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2012 02:37:44 | More by Reed
Photo of zenwatts


2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

01-28-2012 23:32:22 | More by zenwatts
Photo of boneboy


3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - This pours a hazy, dark amber (almost an iced tea color) with a finger-width white head. Some minimal lacing is visible.

S - There isn't a lot here. I pick up some mild malt, and maybe a little molasses.

T - The is toasted malt with a slight hint of spiciness. Hops are present, but they do not play a large role.

M- A medium/light mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.

O - Overall, a pretty good beer. There is nothing special here, but I enjoyed it enough. I probably won't seek this out, but I would definitely drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 00:28:50 | More by boneboy
Photo of FernMaster


2.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 02:23:34 | More by FernMaster
Photo of garymuchow


3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Compared to the other reviews mine seems like quite a different beer.
The aroma was a little flat. Mild mix of malt and a soft hopping.
Attractive dark amber beer with a moderate head that settled with out leaving completely.
Some really nice malt flavors. Crispy, toasty, toffee/caramel with shots of hop flavors intermingling and a mild bitterness in the mix too.
Body was rather light at times, but the carbonation seemed fine.
This was enjoyable on a warm mid-summer evening. At times the malt complexity was quite enjoyable. Not a complete beer, but I'd drink it again.
Thanks Chuck.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 13:11:29 | More by garymuchow
Photo of htomsirveaux


3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 1 Sep 2010. Served in the (512) TWO glass.

Medium sized copper colored head. Lightly carbonated. Clear warm burnt umber color. Aroma is astringently nutty. Although it is not sweet, it is full of molasses flavor. Astringency in the taste is less than in the aroma. Some sassafrass and root beer notes. Finishes with a medicinal bitterness. Medium body, moderate ethanol.

A liked this a lot better than I did.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 05:00:34 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of stephens101


3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Off a hard pour you get a large tan head following a rush of bubbles. Good retention; settles into a nice quilt-like covering. Some pointy lace juts here and there. Faint caramel malt and spice to the nose. Has some light fruits and a toasted grain notes. A bit thin. A little sweet after a bit. Easy going down with a taffy smoothness across the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 00:26:08 | More by stephens101
Photo of marcobrau


3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 01:23:55 | More by marcobrau
Photo of KansasBeerLover


2.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 19:19:17 | More by KansasBeerLover
Photo of zeff80


1.55/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A - Poured out a dark amber color with a small, white head. There was little to no lacing left behind.

S - It smelled musty with an odd sour aroma. It truly was hard to put your nose into it.

T - Fruity and malty with what tasted a little like a cherry syrup. Very confusing.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light to medium-bodied ale.

D - Not good when your two best scores are appearance and mouthfeel. It left me wondering why I keep trying beers from Weston. I had to drain pour the last third of this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 16:03:56 | More by zeff80
Photo of Tone


3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 19:20:51 | More by Tone
Photo of emerge077


3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 02:13:38 | More by emerge077
Photo of KarlHungus


3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Let me start off this review by saying that I normally couldn't care less about a beers label. I would also never alter a review or judge a beer regarding whether or not I like its label. However, with that said, Weston Brewing Company makes it very clear with this beers label that they do not believe that their costumers are very intelligent. Seriously, I might think this label was cool if I were retarded, but as is I think it is stupid.

Now onto the beer. This beer pours a hazy red color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma has some floral hops and caramel malt, but it is all very faint. The taste is mostly caramel, with a whiff of hops. It is stronger than the aroma, and rather pleasant. The mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, and a watery texture. The carbonation gets somewhat in the way of the taste. Overall, this is a decent beer. I could drink it again without complains. However, there are so many other American Ambers out there that I can't see myself getting back to this beer anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2009 23:58:18 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of whynot44


3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear reddish amber color with a moderate off-white head that disappears immediately.

The aroma is slightly spicy, hints of caramel and slightly musty grain.

The taste is sweet caramel malt with a vague spice note and some hints of molasses or brown sugar, no real hop presence. Finishes sweet with that slight mustiness from the aroma.

Fairly drinkable ice cold. Probably the best effort so far from Weston.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 05:13:08 | More by whynot44
Photo of gabemasiulis


3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A) Pours an amber-red color. Thin, with small fizzy bubbles and a slightly tan colored head. Very minimal retention.
S) Very sweet with a hint of spice.
T) Spicy up front, with a slght citrus taste not commonly found in this category. Almost a thin funk is present, not neccesarily a good quality.
M) Thin and crisp, although the head disappears almost immediately after pouring, the crisp feel tends to stick around, earning it points in my book. A little bit of a syrupy character fits in nicely with the crispiness.
D) I could have a few of these, although the almost-funk tends to linger around

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 00:15:19 | More by gabemasiulis
Drop Kick Ale from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
72 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.