Morning Wood IPA - Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop
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4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
A: Nice dark gold color, good retention good lacing, small bubbles. Looks appetizing.
S: Lots of northwest hops, a nice sweet malt, smells like a good IPA.
T: A little metallic, malt is perfectly balanced. Hops are super strong and up front and personal. Just a hint of burnt toast at the end, which gives it a nice hoppy finish. Wonderful!
M: Pretty dry, medium bodied, a little thick, a little overcarbonated, but very clean.
D: Goes down great, one of the most drinkable IPAs I've had in quite a while.
12-31-2011 06:36:12 | More by ralree
4/5 rDev +9%
We've got a deep golden hued beer here with a mute amber undertone, teeny lacy head to it.
Smells a dialed down nostalgia of root beer barrels, a tiny nod of allspice, apple and hop resin.
Flavor grows upon itself. At first sip it was underwhelming but intrigue grows as I get senses of caramel, fig, noble hop characteristics that lean pilsneresque, and some acridity.
Mouthfeel is a little livelier than what I look for in an English, but it gooses up the overtones to make them such. Makes it seem Americanized as such, which isn't a bad thing.
Well I can't call this my favorite AK made IPA, but I won't complain about having one again.
11-20-2011 02:09:36 | More by GIVEMEBACKMYSON
4/5 rDev +9%
22 fl oz bottle into a goblet. Bottle (purchased from La Bodega) appears to have a freshness date on the bottom right corner of the label: 06202011 (most likely a brewed/bottled on date). Pours a hazy burnt orange/amber with about 3 fingers of white foam on the head that simmers down to about one. Respectable lacing on the glass so far. Looks to be nicely carbonated.
Smell consists of some pine resin, citrus, and some floral aromas from the hops. I can also detect some malt aromas, such as caramel. In other words, smells like a good IPA should.
Taste is that of an extremely fresh, well-balanced IPA. The benefits of going with the local product! Similar to the nose, I get a lot of pine. There is some citrus as well-- I get the bitterness of some grapefruit, but to a lesser extent. The pine flavors are the dominant ones. The hops also impart some spiciness to this IPA. Very pleasant bitterness with a nice amount of malt here as well to balance things out. I detect a trace of caramel to go along with some biscuit flavors from the malt.
Mouthfeel is enjoyable--crisp and bitter with a little slickness from the hop oils. Overall a nice, fresh, local IPA. I look forward to enjoying this IPA many more times. Has the makings of a reliable, go-to IPA.
08-14-2011 02:42:24 | More by JohnnyP3
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
This is a solid beer.
Color is a golden amber, the beer looks delicious and drinkable, very mild head that dissapates quickly (although this was out of a growler, on tap I imagine the beer to be more full headed).
Smells of mild hops and yes pine, pine, pine as the previous reviewer has pointed out.
Taste is solid, but for the hop fans this won't entirely do. The hops are a bit light for a rough Alaskan IPA. However, this makes the beer drinkable at a faster rate, which could be a good thing.. I can also make out pine flavors that make the drink all the more enjoyable.
Try this one, its solid and tastey.
07-10-2009 02:41:08 | More by randawakes
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
Pours a dark copper amber. One finger fine light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is dominated by sweet and biscuit matl, faint hops and citrus, light herbal spicing. Flavor follows aroma, nice rich sweet biscuit and light toasted malt, well integrated with mild noble hops, light caramel, slightly earthy. Finishes with lightly hopped malt. Hops are not herbal, but seem to be in style with a British ales. Medium bodied, but a luxuriant creamy mouth feel that is nicely done. I've been drinking a lot of NW IPAs and this does not seem to have the same intense herbal hop qualities, but is suitably hopped for an English IPA. Enjoyable.
08-18-2012 04:11:32 | More by LiquidAmber
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
Dark, brownish gold with a light auburn head leaving decent lace.
Smell is malty, sweet, some citrus, orange marmalade.
Taste is similar, a maltier pale with the strong sweet orange hop flavors without being to bitter or pungent. Clearly in line with the style, but not as boring as the 'traditional' ones can be (e.g. non american made English style IPAs). There's some bubblegum as well.
Mouthfeel is slippery and light.
Drinkability is good, tasty for sure. I can see my self drinking enough of these to have to wait for morning...
05-23-2012 06:28:14 | More by ccrida
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
22oz bottle poured into a large mug
Pours dark amber, slightly cloudy, with a respectable tan head. Medium carbonation is apparent. Smell is syrupy and hoppy.
Taste is crisply hoppy with a nice strong malty background, pretty well balanced. A little straw flavor.
Mouthfeel is thick and slightly sticky.
Overall, this is a good solid beer. It's not spectacular, but good.
09-16-2012 18:58:46 | More by snaotheus
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
A) Pours with a big head that slowly settles. Big bubble lacing on the drink down. Amber colored body with some haze.
S) Blast of Cascade hops. Some citrus notes.
T) Hop bitterness throughout, but a pleasant malt sweetness shines through. Subtle caramel and roasted flavors. Earthy tones. A lingering hop bite in the aftertaste.
M) Crisp. Fizzy. Just on the lighter side of medium bodied. Dry and tannic in the finish.
O) A decent English IPA. I'd drink another one.
08-08-2012 06:18:31 | More by u2carew
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
22oz bottle, lugged back from Alaska to the NW by my father
appearance: served in a tyranena nonic pint glass, fairly dark amber body, light tan ring
smell: rustic hops, earthy, alaskan pine
taste: not sure if what i'm drinking is this listing, but the name matches even if some of the previous notes dont. resiny pine hops, moderate bitterness, earthy, caramel, a touch of toffee.
mouthfeel: light bitterness, medium body
overall: pretty good for the e-IPA style
07-27-2011 04:01:00 | More by dirtylou
3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
Morning Wood Pou...he...aheeemm..ha... excuse me. Morning Wood pours a light yellow color with some very slight haziness and a decent fizzy white head. Aroma is quite weak by IPA standards, but there is noticeable hop aroma. Taste is a decent hop flavor, but more subtle than I would like. Some citrus/pine hop flavor, but mostly english kind of spiced hop flavor. there is also a slight akward creaminess that sort of takes over and you cant help but get a little annoyed by it. I know that an english style IPA should be more subtle etc. But this to me tastes a bit more like a toned down American IPA than a good english one. Malt profile is also slim. slightly watery. That sounds bad, but I dont mean it to be really bad, just kinda bad. Mouthfeel is noticeably undercarbonated, but not too bad. Drinkability is ok, but the rest of the brews characterisitcs detract from it a bit. Overall defenitely not the worst IPA I have ever had. (That would be one that starts with an "A" and ends in a "lexander Keith's" A decent choice at the bar, but as long as there is a sockeye red tap right next to it, I wont be revisiting this one. Kassik's is a very good brewery, but just slightly off the mark for me on this one.
06-29-2008 05:02:24 | More by AKBelgianBeast
3.45/5 rDev -6%
On tap. Pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is of ripe apples, caramel malt and hints of hops. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy, herbal hops dominate the palate with caramel malt and ripe fruit provide some balance. Long finish is greapfruity. Very nice IPA.
09-05-2013 22:13:16 | More by mikeg67
Morning Wood IPA from Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop
83 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.