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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

344 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 344
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-15-2014 01:18:59 | More by Dave_Treat
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -12.4%

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.

07-14-2014 04:48:24 | More by cbutova
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jakehildreth

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.2%

07-12-2014 22:20:41 | More by jakehildreth
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-12-2014 00:59:28 | More by ZachKelly
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jblain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-10-2014 23:58:37 | More by jblain
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of conifers
Head average (3 cm), off white, frothy, mostly lasting
Lacing poor – few small islands
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor begins moderately bitter with piney goodness; bitterness decreases and a faint tropical fruitiness appears. No alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, soft carbonation

A good IPA – unfortunately the poor lacing detracts from the appearance. However, the piney flavors hide the alcohol well. Overall, pretty tasty.

07-08-2014 13:06:46 | More by Ozzylizard
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2014 03:30:23 | More by PA-Michigander
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-06-2014 00:39:36 | More by paresis
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California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-04-2014 00:05:58 | More by Youvebeenroccoed
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-24-2014 22:16:49 | More by Zonian1
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toppoop

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-24-2014 19:35:02 | More by toppoop
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-23-2014 07:10:51 | More by bstyle
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bborche

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-21-2014 19:34:56 | More by bborche
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-18-2014 00:22:19 | More by mfl620ks
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-15-2014 19:00:26 | More by cp45
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Jenessa

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-12-2014 23:25:30 | More by Jenessa
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Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

06-09-2014 20:28:31 | More by IAmHollywood13
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WillHops

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2014 03:18:17 | More by WillHops
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2014 00:19:30 | More by Booner818
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-29-2014 22:12:21 | More by neckbracesub
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-27-2014 22:04:34 | More by jcugafsu
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CraftFan5

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-27-2014 13:05:56 | More by CraftFan5
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-23-2014 16:43:15 | More by fthegiants
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-03-2014 16:43:29 | More by ThaHealer
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-30-2014 03:49:43 | More by Neilnpk
Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
87 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.