Drop Kick Ale | Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub

Drop Kick AleDrop Kick Ale
BA SCORE
3.07/5
74 Ratings
Drop Kick AleDrop Kick Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
Missouri, United States
westonirish.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bort11 on 08-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,005
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
74
pDev:
21.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It was cool to see that they donate to a soccer foundation from the sales of this beer. After seeing the sixer in a graphic box, I vaguely remember seeing 7-ish% somewhere on there. No abv to be found on the bottle.

It pours a ruby red color, about a finger of foam on the first pour that retreats into a few irregular islands of bubbles. Sweet fruity hawaiian punch smell. Flavor is damn close to the Sunryes ale I just drank...hmm. Rinsed the glass and everything. Wouldn't be surprised if they used the same rye or yeast in this. Bready flavor, some minor spiciness. Watery body. Ultimately it's drinkable yet forgettable. This brewery needs to come up with a unique recipe, i've had better homebrew.

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Photo of zeff80
1.55/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A - Poured out a dark amber color with a small, white head. There was little to no lacing left behind.

S - It smelled musty with an odd sour aroma. It truly was hard to put your nose into it.

T - Fruity and malty with what tasted a little like a cherry syrup. Very confusing.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light to medium-bodied ale.

D - Not good when your two best scores are appearance and mouthfeel. It left me wondering why I keep trying beers from Weston. I had to drain pour the last third of this one.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.28/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus (grape fruit), slight hop, slight sweet malt, and slight metallic. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, sweet malt, slight yeast, and a hint of metallic. Overall, an average beer except for the odd metallic ingredient that really hurts the drinkability.

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Photo of Sweffin
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Suds
3.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a twelve ounce can, this brew is a deep cherry-wood color with an off-white head. The smell malty, with a richly toasted note...It has a few charred notes in the aroma, backed with early hops. Grist-like. The taste is balanced, malty, and has lots of roasted scents. Medium-full in body and enjoyable.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of KarlHungus
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Let me start off this review by saying that I normally couldn't care less about a beers label. I would also never alter a review or judge a beer regarding whether or not I like its label. However, with that said, Weston Brewing Company makes it very clear with this beers label that they do not believe that their costumers are very intelligent. Seriously, I might think this label was cool if I were retarded, but as is I think it is stupid.

Now onto the beer. This beer pours a hazy red color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma has some floral hops and caramel malt, but it is all very faint. The taste is mostly caramel, with a whiff of hops. It is stronger than the aroma, and rather pleasant. The mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, and a watery texture. The carbonation gets somewhat in the way of the taste. Overall, this is a decent beer. I could drink it again without complains. However, there are so many other American Ambers out there that I can't see myself getting back to this beer anytime soon.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.21/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of garymuchow
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Compared to the other reviews mine seems like quite a different beer.
The aroma was a little flat. Mild mix of malt and a soft hopping.
Attractive dark amber beer with a moderate head that settled with out leaving completely.
Some really nice malt flavors. Crispy, toasty, toffee/caramel with shots of hop flavors intermingling and a mild bitterness in the mix too.
Body was rather light at times, but the carbonation seemed fine.
This was enjoyable on a warm mid-summer evening. At times the malt complexity was quite enjoyable. Not a complete beer, but I'd drink it again.
Thanks Chuck.

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Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.07/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler pint glass on a Saturday morning in my vibrant Valentine boxers.

Appearance : Not quite as red as my undershorts, but it yields a dark honey amber colored body, 80% opaque, with a nice 3 finger popcorn head that gradually recedes to 1/2 finger staying permanently. The lace is like glue (I miss 3rd grade), moving with the head, staying stationary as long as the glass is swirled and moved. It's like a friend who has no other friends, likes you more than you like them, and hangs around whether you want them to or not.

Smell : I pushed a button on the side of my temple to recharge my Olfactory after a night of potent stouts. This reminds me of an old lady's house. It's rank with aged wood and glade plug-in aromas, roasted malts, brown sugar, maple sap, honey and herb throat lozenges. The sweetness is out front, the medicinal candy finishes out the nose. It's actually a nice nose.

Taste : Initial flavor on the tip of the tongue is not great - sour biscuit bitterness - or like popping a Ricola and drinking a Budweiser at the same time. But let it breathe... what follows is a rush of Cream of Wheat, rich baked malts, herbs, honey, and grain chaff. A faint plant hoppiness also follows but only really serves to prop up this staggering malt bomb, balancing it out so it doesn't knock over your favorite lava lamp (like your friend that won't go away).

Feel : Creamier than most red ales, but not as smooth as George Clinton. The feel is medium weight, like Jack Dempsey. There's a starchiness to the profile, and it ends somewhat carbonated and slightly pasty like licking dough-covered tinfoil. Slight pinches of carbonation complete the mouth feel with a dryness rivaling Ben Stein.

Overall : Dropkick Ale made me forgive. It helped me realize that life is more than playing frisbee golf, clipping my toenails, walking the dog, and punching into the time clock. I've taken up a career in culinary arts, have become a monk, shaved my head, and deliver meals on wheels since trying Dropkick Ale. I've made peace with my enemies. If you want a life-changing cathartic experience, look no further.

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stephens101
3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Off a hard pour you get a large tan head following a rush of bubbles. Good retention; settles into a nice quilt-like covering. Some pointy lace juts here and there. Faint caramel malt and spice to the nose. Has some light fruits and a toasted grain notes. A bit thin. A little sweet after a bit. Easy going down with a taffy smoothness across the tongue.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.07/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Deep mahogany/ruby with foamy cream colored head. The head recedes to a film and there's good sticky lacing.

Smell: Caramel, bread, yeast, biscuits.

Taste: Biscuity goodness up front, with caramel sweetness and a dry hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry and a bit carbonated.

Overall: I keep trying Weston's beers, and I've only really enjoyed their stout. This one, however is true to it's style and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty decent looking, a deep amber to copper color, clear, a few small rising bubbles, pretty decent head and lace.

Smell is lots of caramel malt, a little sweetness, a little breadiness.

Taste is plenty of bready and caramel malts, a little hops on the end.

Body is pretty light and a little thin. Overall I'm not too impressed, although it's certainly drinkable.

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Photo of thufflife
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of AleWatcher
1.25/5  rDev -59.3%

Photo of Schlafly33
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of BigGold
3.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle at Sporting K.C. Stadium in Kansas City, KS. As a captive customer, and based on reputation, this was not as bad as expected.

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Photo of BrewAskew
2.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Popped open the can. Gusher. Damn near killed my keyboard. A very decent looking head and hazy dark copper. Aroma is weak but malt oriented. Flavor is clean, dry yet bland. Almost soda pop-like. Soda pop mouthfeel. Not a stellar brew. Must have been much better fresh from the source. Sorry, this did not travel well. I hope to taste it locally someday because I love a good, subtle malt-oriented AAA.

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Drop Kick Ale from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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