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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

352 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | 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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Ratings: 352 | Reviews: 134 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Jas45678, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Adkins1203
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Adkins1203, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of dsauter
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

dsauter, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3/5  rDev -22.7%

MikeCactusGordon, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +3.1%

elkinbrown, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

PHBoiler, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of MichPaul
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MichPaul, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice golden orange, thin soapy half a finger of head, little lacing.
S - Big juicy citrus up front, then some really sweet candied fruit, some alcohol, other sweet malt, definitely a dank quality to the hops.
T - Not bad, the 9.5% doesnt really come through in taste which is great, a nice bitter and tart citrus punch in front, big sweetness in the middle, finishes on the drier side.
M - Very clingy sweetness, mild bitter aftertaste.
O - Solid double IPA that packs a punch, and is still a bang for your buck.

Omnium, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of jsurfs82
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jsurfs82, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of riemster
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

riemster, Aug 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

millerbuffoon, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of dfhhead25
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

dfhhead25, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of JoshuaWagy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JoshuaWagy, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of TheRemyLeabeau
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a huge fan of this one. This beer makes no attempt to hide its high alcohol content and within the first sip it screams Imperial. The mouthfeel is a little too thick for my liking and the overpowering sweetness of this beer just kills its for me. White Rajah is one of my favorite beers and in my opinion a top IPA. But this one, not so much. Pass.

TheRemyLeabeau, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Mark5252, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This bottle is stamped but I have no idea how to read the long line of numbers.

A - Pours a bright medium, clear copper gold color with a generous one fingered head with little to no carbonation.

S - Faded apricot, pine, citrus, and passion fruit. Overall, the nose is really lacking.

T - Faded apricot resin, passion fruit, citrus, earthy caramel malt buried underneath and finishes with a piney resin bitter finish.

M - Heavy medium body, velvety smooth with almost lack of carbonation on the palate.

O - Some alcohol effervescence but for 9.5% the majority of it is well hidden, very hop forward but still comes off as balanced. Good but doesn't stand out, I love D-IPA's but prefer White Rajah to this.

jzeilinger, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

still_thedragon, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SCZ, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DWolf, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of fellowrs
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

fellowrs, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of ajzy
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ajzy, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev +3.1%

rxthree, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Light orange/copper. My aggressive out lead to over s finger of town head, fantastic lacing and retention.

S - Orange, resinous citrus hops, sweet, caramel under tones, smells fantastic. Nice malty sweetness a little light

T - citrusy with some floral notes, incredibly well balanced and rather sweet. Almost a little too mild for an oils at 9% but the balance and refreshingness is impressive. good flavor, well rounded and not overly bitter but a nice citrus resin flavor lingers.

M - shockingly light and refreshing. Perfect carbonation.

O - light refreshing bag heavy fantastic drinkability with s nice little choppy kick at the finish. I approve

MacQ32, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
87 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.