Colorado Kind Ale - Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
2.75/5 rDev -26.5%
Presents a slightly cloudy brown-tan liquid with a gorgeoous cascading half-glass head that settled to a mere one-finger head. Smells sharp clean fragrant grapefruit pith and lemon peel. Some tangerine. Tastes orange when pulled in, then hop bitter, not amber caramel malty. Grapefruit pith is strong and it's got a ragweed roughness. Really flat bitter atertaste (reminds me of the time when I was a kid and bit into a fragrant X-mas candle) with no flavor and no aromatic floral hop rising in the throat. As it warms I do get a little bit of tangerine taste and very mild caramel and crystal sugar flavor. The finish is extremely dry, which does not work well with the flat hop bitter. This beer get a bit wearing about halfway through and is tough to finish. Md-light body and mild/almost no carbonation.
07-26-2005 06:39:26 | More by mentor
3.03/5 rDev -19%
This pale ale poured an amber-brown color and has a tan head. The nose has some fresh citrus hops along with a sweet malt structure. The taste also has a decent malt base with some active hops. Middling body goes down well enough. Nothing too special here, but a good drinker.
05-23-2008 04:57:05 | More by rye726
3.35/5 rDev -10.4%
Had this on-tap at the brewery. Appeared to me as an amber colored ale, with a minimal head.
This is a pretty balanced ale. There is a hops presence for sure, but plenty of maltiness keeps it from being too bitter.
I tried 6 beers from Mountain Sun, and I think this was about average from those offerings. No problems, but nothing special either.
10-22-2005 20:24:00 | More by TurdFurgison
3.55/5 rDev -5.1%
Amber color, and slightly cloudy. Smallish white head, tightly bubbled but with fairly poor retention.
Aroma has some caramel maltiness. Possibly a bit of alcohol. Some citrusy hops. Maybe some diacetyl (buttery)
Gentle but significant hop bitterness from the start. Good citrus hop flavor mixing with some buttery malt sweetness. Finish not very dry, and a nice lingering hop flavor.
Medium body and carbonation. Very smooth on the tongue - no hop astringency. A bit of slickness supporting the idea of a hint of diacetyl.
A nice drinking, hopppy Amber APA. Think it could use a bit more malt up front to not be so hop balanced.
03-03-2007 14:18:41 | More by mpyle
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
On tap at the Vine Street Pub. Slightly cloudy darker amber/orange color with a tannish two finger head. Citrusy hop bitterness with some malty backbone in the aroma. Taste is more malty but the citrusy bitterness persists. Feel is medium bodied with a crisp finish.
01-09-2010 18:01:40 | More by jacobseyb
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured from quart growler/mason jar.
Amber/yellow appearance with decent head.
Some slight hops - not as strong as their FYI IPA and close to right on for the style.
Taste was good, easy drinker and a solid effort by the brewers but would have liked it a bit hoppier given their description:
"What's in a name? The brewers mantra, "more hops" is taken as far as possible in this beer. A deep amber body balances the bitterness and makes that long day at work seem a distant memory. Just ask for a pint of "the dank!!" This beer is also dry hopped with whole flower and cascade hops.
Bottom line - good beer but doesn't fit their own description - that being said, I'd still drink more.
01-19-2009 17:50:40 | More by scray24
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Be kind, rewind. Pours a darker amber to copper color with great clarity and a foamy head. The retention was good but did dissipate over time. Limited lacing.
The nose is well represented. To start there is a generic base with limited caramel notes. A nice hop backing with citrus and hint of grapefruit. Some lighter veggi smells but not over powering. There is a lighter peppery finish as well.
The taste is similar. A nice balance with a hoppy finish. The malt has a subtle caramel flavor but leaves a malt backing to balance everything out. Not much bitterness, but a lot of finishing citrus and grapefruit hops. Some oily textures on the backend that almost leaves a soapy finish. Very clean, no real yeast off flavors.
The body is closer to mid than light. Very clean with a light carbonation. Overall a good easy drinking beer to watch the world go by.
04-04-2008 16:30:52 | More by Oxymoron
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On nitro-tap at Vine Street Pub over lunch. Served in a pint glass.
A - The beer pours a deep hazy amber with a 1.5 finger thick cream head. Head has excellent retention and leaves a ton of lacing throughout.
S - Very earthy in hop character together with a hint of lemony citrus and some malty sweetness on the back end. I think the Nitro restricts a bit of the aroma however.
T - The beer starts with a good malty sweetness with a bready/toast flavor. The hops, similar to the nose, are earthy/grassy/citrus and mildly bitter. The bitterness lingers. Again, a little more refined on Nitro.
M - I found the nitro version to be creamy and smooth. Silky in texture. I think it works quite well.
O - I really think Kind Ale is better on CO2 than Nitro, but this isn't bad, it's quite good really. I just miss the aroma an flavors of the regular version.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 06-03-2011 19:08:22
01-18-2012 14:43:27 | More by hopfacebrew
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
On nitro-tap at Vine Street Pub in Denver.
A: Cloudy amber color with a thick cream head. Head has excellent retention and leaves a heavy amount of lace.
S: Grass and lemon leaning citrus with some caramel sweetness.
T: Malt is up front with a nice toasted grain flavor. Hops come on strong with a lemon and grapefruit citrus bitterness that's backed by a touch of clove. Bitterness lingers through the finish.
M: The nitro makes a big difference versus the regular tap version. Medium body is silky smooth and feels great in the mouth.
D: Nice session beer. The nitro really changed this beer's character for me. Well worth a revisit next time I'm at Vine Street.
03-30-2009 03:45:34 | More by Rayek
Colorado Kind Ale from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.