Hop Kitchen - Rewind - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.24/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
This brew was served from the bottle, poured into generic mugs. It shined a ruddy amber orange coloring, holding a two finger head of foam the color of toasted marshmallows. This retained excellently, leaving cords and strings of lacing all around the glass. A chill haze cut clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be moderate. The nose gave notes of deeply roasted caramel and pale grain, metallics, sweaty dog bite, light and sweet booziness, cheap chalk powders, lime rind, additional toffee and rich caramel syrup sweetness, and finally, big, dirty, earthy, floral, gritty, and metallic hoppiness over the top of it all. Our first impression was that the flavoring was intensely malty for the style, reminiscent of dark and coppery rye IPAs. The taste began with rye, dark wheat, rich pales, sweet residual caramel graininess, tannic breakfast tea, newspaper inkiness, and grassy and earthy hop tones. The middle came to a peak with continued dark roast of caramel and coffee malts, licorice sting, musk and dust, burnt coffee bean metals, wheat tortilla, and brown rice grittiness. The end washed through with soy sauce, hair dye of chemical phenols, dusty rope, glassy metallics, baker’s yeast, pumpernickel breadiness, cotton cloth, brass, and cheap grassy hoppiness. The aftertaste breathed darkly and dirtily, with gravel, warm eraser, brown grass, nectary and stale floral hoppiness, burnt toffee, stale black coffee, old booze, vanilla extract, and caramel soot. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip gave nice foam, froth, and cream, with great slurp and smack, helped along by the ever retaining head. The mouth was left fully coated and satiated, with this feeling stretching into a light astringent chalkiness. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank back decently well.
Overall, the most enjoyable thing about this beer was how well the aroma matched its taste. Although we weren’t too blown away by this guy, we were happy that there wasn’t a disconnect or a surprise between the aroma and the flavoring. Often times you can have one be much stronger than the other, causing expectations to be raised and dashed expertly. That said, the depth of grain and general darkness to this beer’s entire profile make it highly approachable, but does skimp out on the bright hoppiness that any proper hophead salivates for. This makes it seem less fresh; inherently stale even, causing it to be a bit hollow. While this is not an excellent offering, it remains rich enough to keep you coming back for more, however cheap it may seem at times.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 01:20:59 | More by TheBrewo
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
New Belgium Brewing 'Hop Kitchen-Rewind IPA' @ 7.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7.50
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear dark amber in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-smell's of big hop's
T-taste is big hop's
MF-ok/good carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-good IPA ,
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 22:50:03 | More by LampertLand
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Best by 4/13/14.
Pours a clear copper with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, floral, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, floral, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice earthy hop presence all around.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 06:17:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
Hop Kitchen - Rewind from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.