Morning Wood IPA - Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop
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3.2/5 rDev -12.3%
Handsome creamy foam on the dark amber brew poured in the Pilsner glass. Sudsy and watery body that is more pleasant than the taste. Smells like used straw.
Distinctive woody and musty taste. I keep thinking of mushrooms and caramel. They call this an English style IPA with dry hopping. Rather sharp on the tongue. A dirty kind of flavor with some old fruit and a residual sweetness. Persimmons and bitter herbal tea.
Whatever this is, it's not interesting. Drinkable enough but the bitterness gets wearing. Purchased at Fat Stan's in Ketchikan. Seven bucks for the 22 oz bottle. You'd think beer would be more expensive in Alaska.
07-31-2014 06:22:35 | More by mactrail
3.11/5 rDev -14.8%
Bottle code MFG 12022012. Hated 22oz bottle. Bottle was a gusher. Poured a cloudy, almost opaque, orange with 1/2 inch of off-white head that had low retention and lots of lacing.
The aroma had a slight funk that's perhaps from the yeast, and perhaps from the year in the bottle. Otherwise, it had the aroma of a typical example of the style, medium malts and lots of faded hops. Same story on the tongue, perhaps a good beer once, now it's merely OK.
The body was nicely full and smooth, with a dry finish. Drinkability was good, and I suspect would be better fresh. Overall, a solid beer that I hope to try again fresher.
10-13-2013 22:43:23 | More by beertunes
3.45/5 rDev -5.5%
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
3.13/5 rDev -14.2%
A: poured brownish orange in color with yellow highlights and a half finger of head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.
S: mostly sweetness from the malts was what I detected with very little hop character, a little toasty, hints of citrus and grians.
T: lots of grain flavor upfront on the palate alongside plenty of malty sweetness, very little citrus a little bready toasty and thats pretty much it; very bland.
M: the brew was medium in body with fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, very mild hoppy and citrusy with a slightly crisp finish.
O: really not much to this beer all around, not really my style of IPA. I think I'll stick to the west coast hop bombs.
11-23-2012 18:08:40 | More by Gobzilla
3.85/5 rDev +5.5%
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
3.95/5 rDev +8.2%
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
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
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
3.95/5 rDev +8.2%
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
Morning Wood IPA from Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop
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