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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
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no score

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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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lochef81

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up on a buying trip to Ohio. Was searching for its little brother White Rajah and grabbed this one as well. Not dissappointed that I did. This ale pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is a balance of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt sweetness. The flavor far out weighs the nose. It is delicious and balanced. Overwhelming with a hoppy bitterness followed by a rich malty sweetness. It sips smooth but heavy and resinous in the mouth. This is a very good beer but nothing that isn't found in hundreds of other dipas.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 06:08:33 | More by lochef81
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A good example of an ever-expanding segment of American ales, this Imperial IPA uses a complex and flavorful hop (simcoe) and puts it on a pedestal. You get varying degrees of citrus, grapefruit, and tart green apple, complemented by toast and caramel from the malts, and the implied imperial levels of alcohol. I just wish for a touch more malt sweetness to balance out both the mouthfeel and flavor profile. Simcoe is a great, but left unchecked, it can overpower a beer. A good beer with a great hop, definitely drinkable, and hop aficionados will love it.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 05:22:07 | More by TheBullsHorn
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-24-2014 05:07:22 | More by JoeLacy
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-22-2014 01:47:09 | More by DeFaz
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle and poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours a clear amber with a big creamy, persistent head and a bit of lacing. The aroma is hop dominated by citrus with notes of pine. The taste follows through in similar fashion but the grapefruit really comes through as well as bitter spicy American bittering hops, but with a pleasant caramel malt backbone. There is sufficient carbonation and a medium body indicative of a DIPA. Overall, a very tasty and highly drinkable DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:05:02 | More by mtomlins
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-10-2014 02:57:43 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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TequilaTom

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice orange-bronze color with a quickly diminishing white frothy head. Leaves nice lacing throughout drinking. Moderate carbonation. Decent earthy aroma, maybe piney, but I did not pick up much citrus, which I prefer. Nice mouthfeel, not too heavy. Good flavor, but I noted a slight metallic aftertaste, not enough to really count against it though. Overall a nice offering from the Brew Kettle, which I hope to visit this spring since I only live about an hour away.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 17:45:52 | More by TequilaTom
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mhammo129

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-04-2014 07:45:17 | More by mhammo129
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d5001986

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

02-03-2014 00:13:10 | More by d5001986
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pokey44

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-16-2014 23:39:45 | More by pokey44
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear caramel, golden orange/brown topped by a foamy white head that laces and leaves a thin coating throughout drinking. The nose is predominantly perfumey grapefruit sweetness, a bit of citrus rind, and tropical fruit. Juicy grapefruit dominates the palate, but it's far more bark (aroma) than bite (AAs), and has a big malty backbone to support the generous amount of citrusy hops. This qualifies as a big DIPA with a medium body, adequate carb, and reasonable sweetness, but the booze and bitterness become a bit overpowering/tiring after awhile. The biggest limitation of this beer is its tremendous alcohol content, but my slight criticisms wouldn't cause me to avoid this beer in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 23:16:59 | More by ThePorterSorter
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charliebuckeye

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-04-2014 20:12:09 | More by charliebuckeye
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-29-2013 09:54:54 | More by dailyminefield
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-27-2013 18:57:19 | More by Dolfan907
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-25-2013 06:25:31 | More by Soto
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BrewUSA

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brew Kettle Old 21

Look 7/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 28/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 75/100

Much floral coming through. Wish it was in a better way. Not as hoppy or citrusy as I expected for an imperial IPA. Something is a miss, a revisit may be in order~

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 16:55:13 | More by BrewUSA
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-20-2013 01:57:04 | More by Flabbyjandro
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-19-2013 13:37:44 | More by hooliganlife
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-19-2013 02:35:19 | More by buzzy
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-16-2013 00:38:20 | More by Moses_Malone
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-14-2013 23:53:58 | More by target88
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-12-2013 01:25:02 | More by DangerDawg
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GFish

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-07-2013 21:30:49 | More by GFish
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-27-2013 04:29:59 | More by Lelampp
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2013 06:36:22 | More by RayOhioFelton
Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
87 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.