Old 21 Imperial IPA - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
I've had this one before a few times. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a clean transparent golden with a slight haze, eggshell white head fades, decent lacing and nice retention, nice looking beer. This one has some pretty dank aromas; Simcoe hops clearly dominate. Very tropical with lots of peach, mango, and pineapple. More tropical fruits in the flavors. Bitter, but there's a decent sweetness. Malt is there, but doesn't dominate at all and lets the hops shine. Juicy. I feel it could possibly use a touch of carbonation although it's there; somewhat flat and syrupy/resiny, but it actually makes for a smooth drink, I can dig it. Alcohol goes unnoticed, easy drinking and leaves you wanting more. Great DIPA..
If you experience this one fresh, it's extremely impressive. I'm really glad to see this one in 4pks now. This is a pineapple bomb, dank stuff!
03-24-2012 00:31:26 | More by BB1313
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
Thanks to ninner00 for the bottle!
Pours a semi-clear orange with a thin white head and good lacing.
A little bit of citrus and tropical fruit hoppiness, but the nose is very subdued compared to others in the style.
Very impressed by the flavor after a non-descript aroma. Starts off with some very juicy tropical fruit. A touch of caramel malt balances out the hops and it finishes with a nice pine presence.
Good mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Very impressed by this one. It's not among the elite, but has some complex hoppiness to it and enough malt to balance it out.
03-11-2012 19:21:00 | More by jmarsh123
3.38/5 rDev -12.7%
Pours a lightly hazy yellow to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, pineapple and orange citrus hops. In the taste, dry pine like hops and a light malt, small notes of citrus. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine and small alcohol in the aftertaste. Big citrus in the nose, but dry pine in the taste, nothing more than above average.
02-13-2012 15:24:26 | More by OWSLEY069
4.22/5 rDev +9%
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Golden tan/yellow, monster 3+ inch head and alot of lacing.
Smell - Piney hops, grapefruit, light malts, lemon, orange, a little bread and floral. Not overly strong aromoa.
Taste - Its a dipa so, huge pineapple/grapefruit citrus hop kick at first swig. Orange and lemon make up most of the floral fruit flavor. Malts are present but are masked a little behind the hops, which they should be!. Some alcohol infact does come out in the swallow. Has a spice kick to it also. Very complex actually and balanced also.
Mouthfeel - Big, strong, hoppy!. Whole mouth gets coated with hops. Tounge gets bittered from the hops, then warmed from the alcohol. palette gets hops and alot of sweetness from the hops and added sugars. Aftertaste is thick, piney, resin coated tounge and alcohol warmed.
Overall - Very well done beer, I paid 4.99$ for this 22oz'er and that alone makes it untouchable. But, give the fact its really tastly and well done, its a must try from a killer brewery! The alcohol comes out a little bit much, and thats the only negitive about this beer for me.
01-19-2012 04:32:55 | More by wvsabbath
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
A - Clear amber body, on the lighter side. Nice fluffy eggshell head.
S - Prominent tropical fruit, light citrusy and piny hops. A sweet thing too. A nice nose, but a bit small for Imperial.
T - Some bitter and astringent notes, but A nice hop profile. Sweet tropical fruits, and then some bitter perfumy astringency. It's close to great, but not quite.
M - A biting feel from the bitterness and the carbonation. A little bit more intense than I like my IIPAs.
O - This is good, but not great. One of the more tropical fruity IPAs I've had. But, it does not live up to White Rajah.
01-19-2012 00:52:10 | More by ColdPoncho
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
22oz bomber, secret santa 2011
appearance: served in great lakes tebow-mas chalice, very clear, light golden-orange body, light beige film lace
smell: light and clean floral hop presence, tropical, grassy
taste: a pleasant, relatively light-bodied DIPA - nice simcoe hop presence, lush and tropical, grassy, bright citrus with low bitterness, orange zest, earth. This was good - not overwhelming, but no complaints
mouthfeel: clean, a touch light, not much booze
01-12-2012 04:28:23 | More by dirtylou
3.73/5 rDev -3.6%
12oz (undated) bottle into a tulip.
Pours a semi-hazy golden butterscotch in color, with a 2+ finger white head. Decent retention with a nice thin layer of lacing down a good portion of the glass.
Citrus aromas hit the nose first-grapefruit & orange primarily. Some pine aroma, and a definite, fleeting hint of cat urine.
Taste features the tropical fruit, some fairly sweet caramel malt in the middle, backed up by an oily hop takeover on the end.
Mouthfeel is pretty good. Medium chewy body, lower carbonation, dry and bitter lingering finish. Alcohol is well hidden.
Overall, a very solid beer. Given the price, about 4.99 for the bomber IIRC, I will certainly pick this up again on my next trip to Cincy.
01-09-2012 02:20:03 | More by bigbluebeerguy
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured into a snifter. The label on mine is boring, but much less hideous than the one in the pic featured.
4.0 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy white head. Retention is good and a tall ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: I could smell hops as soon as I popped the cap. Plenty of hops in the form of floral, citrus, spicy, and sugary with plenty of dankness. Malts are clean overall with just the faintest touch of breadiness. Enticing.
3.5 T: Soft bitterness. Floral and citrus are back with emphasis on orange, but not as spicy as I expected. Pine enters the scene. Again, malts are clean and for the most part stay out of the hops way. Good, but lacking depth of flavor and intensity. Alcohol well hidden.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use a bit more creaminess. Slight warming booze on finish.
3.5 D: Good brew, but this isn't going to wow anyone's palate.
12-16-2011 01:43:08 | More by DavoleBomb
Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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