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Kissmeyer Red IPA - Kissmeyer Beer

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Kissmeyer Red IPA
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: n/a
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: ADZA on 04-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8
Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a reddish brown color ale with a large foamy head with pretty good retention and some lacing. Aroma of rough grain notes with fruity ester and light earthy hops notes. Taste is a mix dominated by rough and slightly unrefined grain notes with some fruity bester with very light herbal and earthy hops notes with almost no bitterness and some light residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation. A bit short of hops in this one and malt bill is a bit rough to save the day.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.43/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Second time I've had this beer, but only the first time I've reviewed it. This was a 500ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours indeed, a deep, slightly brownish red colour, with a filmy but fine head of beige foam. Patchy lacing surrounds the glass, leaving a few soapy flecks. Body looks firm and solid. Looks good.

Nose is oddly roasty and malty, with a whiff of fruity hops giving a sweet overtone to this richness: it smells like there's a stack of Munich or Aromatic malt in it. There's spicy cinnamon overtones as well, but mostly, it smells sweet: there's fruit salad characters from the hops, and creamy, vanilla-and-roast malt. It's almost a bit too much, and feels a bit unbalanced, but it's genuinely pleasant enough.

Taste is similar: there's a fruitiness to it which mingles with a not-quite-savoury malt character, that provides some vanilla and slick sweetness. The bite seems to come more from roastedness than hop acids, leaving a restrained bitterness and mild astringency on the back palate. Feel is pretty empty, or perhaps it's just the the flavours only seem to appear on the front (with the sweetness) and the back (with the bitterness)—it doesn't feel as though it utilises the full palate.

Overall, I feel like I should like this beer, but there's something in the balance that's a little off, and it's a beer which makes me feel a little uncomfortable. There are good qualities to it, but it just doesn't hang together well.

Photo of dgilks
3.49/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear red color with only a light haze. Small tan head with decent head retention.

Some light malt. Slightly metallic. Maybe a little oxidized. Earthy hops. Okay but nothing amazing.

Quite malty with a nice little hit of earthy hop. Some darker caramels but well dried out. Light fruitiness. Moderate bitterness.

Medium to medium light body with moderately high carbonation. Works quite well.

A nice little beer with an interesting malt character. It lacks a bit of punch and clarity though and the aroma isn't great.

Photo of DARIVA
3.61/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: This is a red brown beer with a good head.

SMELL: This beer smells like raspberry and citrus.

TASTE: This beer tastes much yeast, little hops, raspberry and is slightly weak.

MOUTH FEEL: This beer has a reasonable balance and has a lovely carbonation with slightly foam feeling.

OVERALL: Poor drinkable with a reasonable finish.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows nutty malt, caramel, golden syrup, soft spicy hops and brown sugar. Pretty rich and moreish.
Similar rich flavours, lots of nutty malt and caramel followed by spicy hops and an assertive bitterness.
Body seems a bit thick, and there's not enough carbonation.
Not too much of a hop presence, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Photo of goodbeerallday
3.73/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drunk with a17c.

A: Dark ambery red unless held to the light. Carbonation is obvious from the first pour. Two finger off white head residing to a thin layer of foam.

S: Piney with some citrus notes and strong hop presence.

T: Grapey even a hint of chocolate. Very crisp. Light bodied once carbonation fizzles out. Sort of spicey, chocolate isn't going anywhere. Rich and barleywinesque. Malt seems to have overridden the initial hop taste.

M: Carbonation on the front palate dies out quickly. Very light bodied, no lingering presence. Have to keep sipping to remind myself of the taste/mouthfeel, definitely not a bad thing! ABV is somewhat present.

O: First beer ive tried from theses guys and my favourite style. Was expecting a big creamy hoppy explosion. Quite mellow, wouldve enjoyed a bigger finish but carbonation from the outset takes over from a typical IPA finish. For an RIPA the beer leaves alot to be desired. Still an enjoyable bev. Give it a shot! Wouldn't say to another bottle of course ;)

Photo of phirleh
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of laituegonflable
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rude red, steady bead. Clear. Beige head, large and bubbly. Medium retention; lace is good.

Roasty toffee on the nose as well as resiny hops, toasted grain. Citrus: apple. Intriguing, pretty nice smell.

Tastes roasty, sweet, bit yeasty on the back and spicy? Citrus; resin, bark and roast. Dry on the finish. Decent drop, bit more roasty and even malty than hpppy but enough nice hop notes on the back to make me see the IPA-ness of it. Bit sharp from the booze, even a coffee roastiness on the back. Quite English at times, but yeah pretty nice.

Interesting take, not quite seamless with some rough edges showing, but nice flavours anyway.

Photo of ADZA
3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark blood orange hue which leaves a two finger head and lots of clingy lacing,the smell is sticky resin soaked piney hops,caramel candy,raisins and brown sugar,the mouthfeel is just above average and medium bodied with tastes of bitter piney resinous hops,fresh honeycomb,brown sugar,caramel candy and finished once again with the piney resinous bitter hops and overall a very enjoyable red IPA that i would drink again cheers.

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Kissmeyer Red IPA from Kissmeyer Beer
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