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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

343 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 343
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
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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DanielJR

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-27-2012 16:55:05 | More by DanielJR
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Josbor11

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-16-2014 20:29:21 | More by Josbor11
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Farky87

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-10-2014 20:11:49 | More by Farky87
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Gregafree

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-04-2013 16:55:13 | More by Gregafree
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2013 06:36:22 | More by RayOhioFelton
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-13-2013 05:40:00 | More by rxthree
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Syncro-Vox

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-01-2014 05:19:28 | More by Syncro-Vox
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bamadog

Kentucky

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
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nuttermcbutter

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-30-2014 13:24:14 | More by nuttermcbutter
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-20-2013 01:57:04 | More by Flabbyjandro
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-21-2011 17:06:35 | More by ej285701
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WillHops

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-08-2014 23:17:54 | More by fluidpower
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Arch578

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-02-2014 20:04:40 | More by Arch578
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

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
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-16-2014 02:55:26 | More by Steve_Trick
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-14-2013 02:08:36 | More by Lare453
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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bborche

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-05-2012 00:52:59 | More by whartontallboy
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-29-2014 22:50:19 | More by gutbuster
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-05-2012 21:38:08 | More by Stinger80OH
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amstelcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-23-2011 16:53:30 | More by amstelcat
Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
87 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.