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Old 21 Imperial IPA - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Old 21 Imperial IPAOld 21 Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

328 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 328
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aracauna on 06-06-2004)
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber on 2/28/11 into a Darkness tulip.

Pours a dark clear golden color with 2 fingers of foam that dissipates to leave moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell is a floral and citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone on the other side.

Taste is of earthy grassy hops. Malt is sweet on the backside.

Mouthfeel has little bite and it moves smooth through the pallet. Little resin leaves a pine hops taste and a little of the sweet malt.

Drinkability is good. Goes down smooth, not tough to drink at all. Could use a stronger hop profile in both taste and aroma but in the end its a solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 05:21:27 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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Random find in a bottle shop outside of Cleveland, OH. Reviewed at Rising Sun CG, Glacier National Park, MT. Full notes taken to my phone when out of service last week.

A- Pours a muddled and very hazy dark orange caramel hue from the 12oz to a goblet. A white one finger head rises with a silky creamy consistency. Thick frothy ring leads to webs and sheets of lace.

S- Hops are the emphasis here but there is a substantial malt presence beneath that. Strong notes of stone fruits, pine and some zest with pale caramel in the backdrop.

T- Hops come in strong with a big bitterness to match the pine resin, citrus zest, orange, floral and stone fruit intensity. Malt base is fairly strong with caramel and sweet cracked grains.

MF- Thick bodied which help supports a bitterness that comes in very strong, perhaps a bit too much so, compared to othet similar DIPAs. Creamy and frothy texture fills up the palate with high end carbonation working off that.

I don't mind malts in a DIPA but in this one thetr is some harsh interactions between the caramel, huge bitterness and hops. Solid but this category is as competitive as ever and it falls short of many others.

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Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
87 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.