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Kick Back Ale - East Coast Beer Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 18.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East Coast Beer Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jtierney89 on 05-09-2012)
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Photo of Tobes181
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - This beer pours a very cloudy amber almost brown with a good amount of sediment floating around. 1/2 inch thick dirty white bubbly head.

Smell - Doesn't really smell to promising to me, has a dark malty aroma with hints of caramel, a little booze to maybe.

Taste - The Taste is very bland and Malty upfront with a bitter bite on the finish with tiny hints of caramel and burnt bread.Not well balanced as it goes from nothing to a bitter bite on the back end.

Mouthfeel - Wet on the palate with a very watery mouthfeel. Light Mouthfeel.

Overall -This beer did not impress me at all. It totally lacked a body, and was not well balanced at all. Would not buy again.

Photo of crowsnest
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BigMike
1.5/5  rDev -49.8%

Photo of earlholman
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JohnK17
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of metter98
3.19/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense beige head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of toasted malts and earthy yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste nearly resembles the smell—the only difference is that a light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and a somewhat thin and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily, but both the smell and taste seem rather bland for the style.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of jwc215
3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark amber with a thin head that stays, leaving a little lacing.

The smell is of heavy caramel with a hint of toast.

The taste is of sweet caramel with a hint of toast. There is something plastic-ish in the aftertaste.

It has medium to ample carbonation with a lighter side of a medium body.

It's "okay", but one-dimensional caramelish sweet - though not sticky and I'm not a big fan of the aftertaste.

Photo of WhiteLight68
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Sovietfox
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of KTCamm
3.59/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light copper/amber, small foam. Modestly sticky. Toffee/caramel nose, and malty too. Light caramel taste, a touch sweet with a fade out. Hope notes, but 5 seconds later. Smooth and easy going with good amber/flavor. Nice blend, uncomplicated.

Photo of ColdWaffles
2.78/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Guess this is this company's flag ship. Poured from a 12 oz into a standard pint. Expectations slightly higher that they would be based on the solid "black lager" Winter seasonal I got with this when I bought this bottle.

Appearance: Straight red beer with a slightly red-off-white head. Keeps the head a while and laces the glass well enough.

Smell: Some pretty evident hop notes and what seems like caramel malts. Not bad at all.

Taste: Can't claim to be a big fan of this. It could easily be good if it tried. It's got a weird medicinal taste upfront that I can't claim to enjoy. Almost tastes like Luden's Cough Drops. Light hops on the end almost save this... But not really. As you drink more the medicinal flavor mellows and makes it slightly better. Added a half point for that.

Mouthfeel: Oddly light and watery. Light on the carbonation for how it tastes.

This beer looks and smells good. Sadly, a nice "beer aesthetic" won't sell something that isn't good.

Photo of zekeman17
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Cardmarauder
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of ckk527
2/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of jnardone235
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Gww1864
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of broller
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of emceecue
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of DuncanIdaho86
3.85/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draught a local pub in New Jersey. Beautiful burnt copper through the pint. Pleasant nose. A tasty brew, semi-sweet and malty up front before giving over to an assertive hop character in the back. The bitterness lingers but isn't unwelcome before finishing clean. I was impressed with the lace left on the pint after the first few pulls, the glass still held its suds after I was done and went back for a few more. Very "sessionable" and enjoyable.

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Kick Back Ale from East Coast Beer Company
73 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.