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Kismet - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-28-2011)
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

vonnegut21, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
2.95/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Tasted 17 March 2013.

Pours a medium orange, slightly dusky, faintly hazed, and more light-absorbing than it first appears. One finger of dense off-white head, good retention and excellent lacing sticking all the way up to the top of the foam's reach. Very nice.

Smell is big, juicy pineapple. Wow, I've never encountered a beer that like pineapple in the way that this does. It has that pungent sugary sweetness, the acidic pinch, and the curly twang in between. Very yellow, and quite good.

Taste drops down a notch from the smell. Mostly, it's simple, moderately malty/grainy, with a chalky bitterness that strengthens and floats toward medicinal, aspirin. As it tapers off, I feel more and more like I'm sucking on a Tylenol tablet. Yuck. Go away. Really not enjoying the second half of that taste. There's a tiny hint of pineapple underneath, but that's about the best I can say. If I could cut it off half-way through, I'd be a whole lot happier. Not sure if I'll be finishing this.

Feel is fine. Medium-medium-light body, a little sticky, with medium-high carbonation. Exceedingly persistent, which would sometimes be good, but in this case it just makes the chalky metallic medicinal taste last that much longer. Hmph.

Great smell, disappointing taste. Something that happens to me quite often with IPAs, I find. That seems to be the challenge of them - to boost up the aromatics without introducing off flavors or weirdness. In this case, they hit the first point, but not the second.

zeledonia, Mar 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

sneth019, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Stephanieha, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

napdynmite, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

ImperialStout, Jan 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Taylor_Boggio, Aug 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

GRG1313, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

stevec32, Mar 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

millerbuffoon, Jun 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Bonsall_Phil, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

bdelonj13, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of 3sheets2wind
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head. Light lacing forms.

Unusual spicy smell I am attributing to the hops. Is there some rye malt in here? I smell a little pineapple and lemon. No pine smell. A little funk.

Taste is all in the back of the throat. Dry. Bitter. Not at all sour. A slightly grainy mouthfeel. I respect that this beer is very different tasting than sculpin, stone, alesmith and the other well-known west-coast IPA's.

I'd recommend splitting a 22 oz bomber with a buddy. This is not a beer that I could drink a lot of. This is not meant as a criticism, just as a statement of opinion. I enjoyed the first half more than the second.

3sheets2wind, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

g_jenkins, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

largadeer, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

HopsintheSack, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mother Earth Brew Co. in Vista, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of herbal and floral hops with some subtle malt aromas. Taste is of spicy herbal hops and citrus zest up front with a slight malt finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA that is pretty tasty.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

IndyDad, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

djrn2, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Mackenzie_Gloven, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ldhughes3, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

eulerthegrape, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased at bottlecraft in San Diego. Orange color, good head. Aroma was hoppy but not piney or dank, citrusy. Flavor was more of the same. This want really a typical West Coast IPA but it was hoppy and it was solid. Would I buy it again? Maybe.

ArrogantB, Jan 22, 2014
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Kismet from Mother Earth Brew Co.
88 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.