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Seat Kicker IPA - Airways Brewing Company

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Seat Kicker IPASeat Kicker IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Airways Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 05-18-2014)
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Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium coppery amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass with light lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, tropical fruit, citrus hops. Flavor is piney citrus hops with a bit of dankness.caramel malt, citrus and light tropical fruit. Pleasant medium creamy body. A nice citrus forward IPA that has nice resiny pine and a quite decent hop finish that asks for further tasting. Airways produces some very nice ales and is probably underestimated as a brewery. I liked this a lot; rich flavor for a standard strength IPA.

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Color is orange-amber in the Ciney chalice with a modest white foam. Lots of spritz on the tongue. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Big hop aromatics with a honeysuckle nose and plentiful pine.

Some plain malty taste with a little sweetness to start. Tangy with an acidic bite. The hops are spicy with a little pineapple taste, but the grapefruit pith takes over before long. Then the bitterness does in fact go on and on.

This has some pleasant hop taste and loads of fragrance, but it's really bitter and I find it not very drinkable. All that may be taken as a recommendation for the hardened hop seeker. I much prefer their Sky Hag IPA. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood.

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Imagine walking into a spruce or pine forest and plucking the greenest, most succulent leaves off of one of the trees...now, take those leaves and begin chewing on them to extract all of their oily resiny goodness. For good measure, go peel a big, juicy grapefruit and begin chewing on the peel along with it... That's what sips of this beer is like... The aromas are fairly subdued and do nothing to prepare one for the sheer bitterness and oiliness of this... After reading some of the reviews, I s expecting a serviceable IPA but this thing is intense and delicious... Not many beers surprise me anymore but this one sure did.. Deep bitterness and pine needle flavor have me reeling with excitement... Amazing beer from the Northwest! Man, I would buy this regularly... Probably not for everyone due to the intense bitterness but I love it...

Seat Kicker IPA from Airways Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.