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Kuka - American IPA - Andean Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Andean Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrunkinYogi on 05-21-2013)
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Reviews by abkayak:
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

abkayak, Jun 30, 2014
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Photo of Billolick
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness dating that I can find.

Pours pretty typical almond amber, medium tan head, slight in size, then leaves a moderate film, collar and spotty lace.

Mostly malt on the nose.

This is a malty IPA. Some hops late and in the finish. Caramel notes make this one taste like a scotch ale with a semi hoppy finish, with moderate grapefruit notes poking their heads out.

Full bodied with the carbonation on point to slightly on the slow side.

Ehh, nothing to impressive or exciting going on here

Billolick, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Griffith, Jan 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

mjstacker, Apr 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

jayiz, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

waddellc2, May 12, 2014
Photo of Dylanjf
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Dylanjf, May 09, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.76/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of grainy cereal notes with dank hops is not very good. Taste is also dominated by weird grainy cereal notes with dank hoppy notes. Body is average with OK carbonation. Something is wrong with the malt bill, the hops profile or some of the other ingredients that were added but in any cases this is not something I would want to drink again.

Phyl21ca, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

campfirebrew, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

KicknGuitar, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose; these ultimately become replaced by the smell of root vegetables as the beer warms up.
T: When slightly warmed, the taste has an initial dash of citrusy hops and is quickly followed by flavors of maca root, which linger through the finish and seem a somewhat astringent. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a hint of crispness and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I wouldn't consider this the easiest of beers to drink because the maca root makes the taste seem astringent. It definitely tastes more like an English IPA compared to an American IPA because the hops are not that assertive and are overshadowed by the maca root.

metter98, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Noelito76, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

ystazi, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Timmy13T, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of wwwyzzerdd86
4.06/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Distinctly Kuka. Really just a bigger version of APA. stickier hops in the nose, more caramel on the tongue. Light body but not dry, slight astringency. good length. Cant find the maca. not bad

wwwyzzerdd86, Tuesday at 01:08 AM
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

probert, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a deep Ruby-Amber with 2-finger Off-White head that lingers with considerable lacing

S - Slightly rye-ish and faintly hoppy

T - Mildly malty with a trace of citrus that vanishes abruptly

M - Full-Bodied

O - Like the label more than the beer, although it is very drinkable at 6.2%

DrunkinYogi, May 21, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a medium amber with nice head. Murky haze with some floating bits which were rather large.

S - Light hops but mostly a mild grapefruit aroma.

T - Mild hop taste, some malt with a citrus finish

M - Medium bodied

O - A very drinkable mild IPA. Solid brew.

TdLJg, Aug 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

stomioka, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

JLapadura, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

Zekenyce, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Chico1985, Oct 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Histic, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Petegrieco, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Carpentiere, Apr 14, 2014
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Kuka - American IPA from Andean Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.