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Kuka - American IPA - Andean Brewing Company

Kuka - American IPAKuka - American IPA

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BA SCORE
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18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 9.09%


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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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ianmatth:
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ianmatth

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-15-2013 23:57:17 | More by ianmatth
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-14-2014 21:49:57 | More by Carpentiere
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-02-2014 01:49:43 | More by mjstacker
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-07-2014 03:53:46 | More by Zekenyce
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-07-2014 19:29:12 | More by Griffith
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a cloudy orange 1 finger of off white head, thin scattered lacing.
S - Really weird herbal hop scents, slightly earthy, candied orange, a touch of grass.
T - Taste is very sweet up front, lots of caramel malt, candied orange, then you get those mix of herbal flavors.
M - Tart and chewy.
O - After a quick search on "Maca Root" It seems to be some popular health trend that I could care less about, and it doesnt have a good effect on this beer, thats for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 02:50:36 | More by Omnium
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-29-2013 01:42:13 | More by vfgccp
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campfirebrew

New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-31-2013 01:57:51 | More by campfirebrew
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JLapadura

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-28-2013 00:31:15 | More by JLapadura
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-26-2013 00:37:11 | More by Noelito76
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KicknGuitar

Antarctica

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-24-2013 20:35:36 | More by KicknGuitar
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TdLJg

Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 14:02:15 | More by TdLJg
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Huffs

New York

3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a sam adams glass, nice full head developed with a light tan color which lasted a short time and laced well. Appearance was a light amber with a slight haze. Aroma was hoppy on the front with a malt back. Taste was a dry hop and malt front with a bitter back. Mouthfeel was odd, felt like it was sticking to the inside of my mouth, maybe it was something I ate, I'm not sure. But all in all a nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 01:05:52 | More by Huffs
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metter98

New York

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 01:52:13 | More by metter98
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Billolick

New York

3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 15:16:04 | More by Billolick
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-12-2013 17:16:38 | More by djrn2
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Timmy13T

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-23-2013 14:28:05 | More by Timmy13T
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.59/5  rDev +2%
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%

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:50:11 | More by DrunkinYogi
Kuka - American IPA from Andean Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.