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IPA - Kirkwood Station Brewing Company

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very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirkwood Station Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American style India Pale Ale. Light amber in color with a big citrus hop aroma. A decidedly hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong ale, this beer is for the hop lover.

63 IBU

Formerly 'Highlands IPA'.

(Beer added by: Vancer on 06-06-2009)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Monkeyknife:
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 16 ounce can a dark, clear orange color with two fingers of rich beige head. Moderate amount of lacing left behind.

Aroma of grapefruit, pine and caramel malts.

The taste is definitely more malt-driven than hoppy. Bready and earthy malts and just a light hint of grapefruit and pine. Light bitterness to the finish.

Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

A decent IPA from Kirkwood Station. A brighter hop presence would have improved.

Monkeyknife, Apr 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Schlafly33, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of hooliganlife
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

very dirty and hazy ruby red and orange, light head. basically no retention

floral amarillo with slight pine and grapefruit.

a light sweet citrus bitterness, mostly at the finish. very floral throughout. slight pine flavor with a light malty biscuit like backbone.

i poured this myself, not sure if i killed the carbonation but it was there when i did the partial fill. slight to little bite, pretty full bodied.

this is sooo easy to drink and has tons of flavors going on. quite glad i got to try this.

hooliganlife, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Eaglefan344, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jaydoc, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of jmccullough108
2/5  rDev -47.2%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Biff_Tannen
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Biff_Tannen, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of boss302
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Highland Kashmir IPA, draft, 5.6abv

A Golden, unfiltered, big fine bubble head to start, but it faded quickly to a spotty covering that didn't last the whole glass. Good lacing. 3.5

S Yeasty and bready with a piney hop aroma. I'm surprised so much yeast aroma comes through over the hops. I like it though. 4

T Big hops up front, malt comes through in the finish. Clean finish, some astringency, but less than other IPAs. There is a definite yeast smell/taste to this one. Reminds me of a cask ale. 4

M Medium to full body, feels thick on the tongue. Carbonation is good. 4.5

D A very good unfiltered beer, nice hop aroma and malt flavor. Glad I tried it and would have another. 4

boss302, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of soju6
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2013 Artisans Craft Beer festival.

A: Pours a copper color with a moderate head.

S: Aroma of grapefruit and some pine with light malt in the background.

T: taste of citrus, bit of pine with a light caramel sweetness and grain. Has a decent bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Moderate body with a nice crispness.

O: Nice beer for the style

soju6, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dark copper color with a golden color along the bottom of the glass. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops and citrus. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong floral hops, citrus, slight sweet malt, and slight earthy malt. Overall, a good body, blend, appearance, and aroma. Only complaint is the lack of complexity.

Tone, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap from the brewpub poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Sticky thick rings of lacing on the glass. Floral hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has malty and floral flavors behind it. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness. This brew lacks complexity, but decent overall especially for spring/summer drinking.

CuriousMonk, May 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

dt_gbpackersfan, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jharris0624, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jklecko2, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of spicy hops with some caramel and maltiness.

T - Nice sweet caramel with a burnt toast maltiness. It had a mild spicy bite of bitter hops.

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

O - This is a pretty tasty IPA. I'm glad my friends brought me a growler of this.

zeff80, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of snansel
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

snansel, May 28, 2014
Photo of bpkrippner
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

bpkrippner, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Brewsed, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

oldvines, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of moarmare
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

moarmare, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

slapperloon, Jun 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

rudy0908, Jul 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ggourde, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Vancer
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ah, the classic IPA - back in style at Highland after Alandales almost killed it off with cutbacks in ingredients and quality.

Hazy, amber orange pour in the shaker pint, tan head leaves a sheet of oily lace.

Aroma was subtle, just hints of citrus and orange - west coast style. But the taste was superb, pronounced grapefruit, pint and orange dancing together well. Well hopped, it finishes clean and crisp.

Yep, if you like hops, try this classic IPA out. One of the best in town - well done!

Vancer, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of hoppytobehere
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at their restaurant.

A: Clear, dark copper body. Thin head. Decent lacing.

S: Bitter hops, a little bit of sweetness from the malt.

T: Nice hop flavors in this one, a little one-sided though. The bitterness could be balanced better.

M: Nice texture, good carbonation.

O: Not a bad IPA, but kinda generic and forgettable.

hoppytobehere, Jan 04, 2013
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IPA from Kirkwood Station Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.