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Forbidden Planet - Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

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Forbidden Planet
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BA SCORE
88
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Heavily Dry-Hopped with Australian-Grown Galaxy Hops; Semi-Dry & Quaffable with Bold Passion fruit, Peach & Mango Aromatics.

(Beer added by: nmann08 on 10-30-2013)
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -15.3%

Poured on tap into a snifter.

Real watery pale body on appearance. Washed out lemon yellow color and cloudy, with a faint creamed off white head.

Nose is ridiculously hop forward. Huge notes of pineapple and tropical juice. Some hints of spice herbal hop quality, and some minor wine aromatics, but the over pumped no traditional hops over run, and this smells more like Hawaiian fruit punch than beer, and a real ridiculous one at that.

Palate comes forward with hardly any malt or bready backbone. Mid palate and aftertaste awashes in tropical fruit and a real wet chalky body. Huge amounts of club soda carbonation, giving a real papery crispness, almost touching hot pepper, and exaggerating the minerality. Very light but ridiculously aggressive.

So where's the bakery malt and fruity ester wine like goodness on this? This comes off nothing more than an overly hopped up brew trying to mask a bunch of faults, and if there is a Kolsch in here somewhere I sure as heck can't find it. It's alright on a hop angle, but very misplaced and clashing.

08-07-2014 23:26:50 | More by smakawhat
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-27-2014 08:14:03 | More by seanchai
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-23-2014 21:38:57 | More by BH712
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-21-2014 22:07:31 | More by CraigTravor
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bellbw

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-20-2014 22:04:51 | More by bellbw
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Keene

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-08-2014 23:55:47 | More by Keene
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-15-2014 18:59:25 | More by gabrielsyme
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-07-2014 01:31:43 | More by scottDC
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-06-2014 00:44:46 | More by dexterk1
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NewJack85

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-03-2014 14:03:44 | More by NewJack85
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Saudereth

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-29-2014 14:49:12 | More by Saudereth
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oatsodas

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-25-2014 13:34:03 | More by oatsodas
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-23-2014 06:12:47 | More by KevMo84
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Pencible

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-19-2014 00:48:41 | More by Pencible
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-16-2014 15:47:31 | More by uturn
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-14-2014 23:00:13 | More by Lanstrum
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BrewStrong2156

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-14-2014 16:19:39 | More by BrewStrong2156
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-14-2014 02:28:29 | More by metter98
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-14-2014 02:17:43 | More by CRJMellor
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cestlavie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-11-2014 18:26:09 | More by cestlavie
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-10-2014 02:27:42 | More by jacewg
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.81/5  rDev -4.5%

I feel I will need to explain my ratings, and here it is: this is styled as a Kölsch, but is listed as a dry-hopped Kölsch. As such it is more like an IPL is to a standard lager. This works well for me, but might not work for someone expecting a normal Kölsch. My original flat rating was 4.25, although I thought that slightly high. For pure enjoyment, nose and taste would be rated .5 and .25 higher, respectively.

A: quite cloudy yellow, almost like a hefe. The head is nice, sustains, and clings to the glass as I enjoy it
S: considering the dry-hopping, not a surprise tis is strong; pine dominates the nose, more than even some IPAs I know. Style-wise, not sure tis fits, but I don't think this beer was trying to fit a style
T/M: a crisp and slightly effervescent start, but the piney hops notes come into play early and linger. The end taste is more dry and less refreshing than I personally expect from a Kölsch, but are quite enjoyable.
O: as an IPA fan, this Kölsch worked for me. Give it a try if you are a hops fan and might not otherwise try a "lighter" style.

05-03-2014 19:46:01 | More by cjgiant
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SarcasticAaron

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-28-2014 01:11:06 | More by SarcasticAaron
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-27-2014 00:41:52 | More by apasternak
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-18-2014 23:34:06 | More by billab914
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Forbidden Planet from Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
88 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.