Old 21 Imperial IPA - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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4/5 rDev +3.4%
Thanks to beerman207 for cracking this one over the weekend. Review is from notes taken on 3/27/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.
Appearance: A solid light coppery color that starts with a one finger white head that fades to a thin and full skim; body is clear; very little carbonation and it moves slowly in thin streams; spotty washes of lacing hold firm to the sides of glass.
Smell: I get some orange and juicy citrus hops and a slight malty balance; the nose is pretty strong on this and I can appreciate that. I'm digging the juiciness coming from the smell of the hops and I feel that this one is going to be quite refreshing.
Taste: Very tasty, simple and good! Juicy citrus orange hoppy bitterness owns this one and there is a mild malty backing that adds just enough sweetness to balance it out; simple, solid and straightforward -- hides nothing and you get what you expect and want from this DIPA.
Mouthfeel: Quite nice, not much weight with a mild and soft carbonation that comes across very smooth; a nice stickiness is left on the roof of the mouth.
Drinkability: All day, baby! Nice and refreshing bitterness and a fairly light body would allow me to feel OK about getting through a couple of these - granted, the ABV seems a bit high, but it didn't feel all that bad so I think if I nursed it, I'd be glad to get through a couple.
03-30-2010 00:53:24 | More by bamadog
4/5 rDev +3.4%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter
This beer sits an orange infused amber with a one finger ecru cap. The head falls to form some spider web lacing and a thin layer of foam.
The aroma isn't as bright as I would hope, but still solid. Fresh simcoe hops lend a nice tropical fruit aroma. Passionfruit, apricots, mango and pineapple with a sturdy caramel malt backdrop.
The flavor profile is a little brighter. Tropical fruit domination with caramel malt holding down the back end. Lighter on the malt than the aroma and color would suggest, but not enough separation to put this in the upper eschelon.
Smooth, slightly chewy medium body qith a mild lingering bitterness.
I feel like this beer is close. Solid iipa, would drink this again in a heartbeat. But then again, I enjoy the simcoe.
09-24-2011 21:47:47 | More by ColForbinBC
Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
87 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.