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Kick Back Ale - East Coast Beer Company

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Kick Back AleKick Back Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 17.88%
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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Reviews by ColdWaffles:
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 05:42:04 | More by ColdWaffles
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3.19/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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3.08/5  rDev +2%
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.

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New Jersey

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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.

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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 31 ratings.