Morning Wood IPA | Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop

Morning Wood IPAMorning Wood IPA
BA SCORE
48%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 50 Ratings
Morning Wood IPAMorning Wood IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop
Alaska, United States
kassiksbrew.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditional Old English Style with a Pacific Northwest dry hop addition, well balanced-not
over the top. We take extra time to bring out the full flavors of this brew.

Added by SargeC on 11-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,180
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
50
Liked:
24
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
8.52%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Donkster46
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lightning_bear
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of beertunes
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle code MFG 12022012. Hated 22oz bottle. Bottle was a gusher. Poured a cloudy, almost opaque, orange with 1/2 inch of off-white head that had low retention and lots of lacing.

The aroma had a slight funk that's perhaps from the yeast, and perhaps from the year in the bottle. Otherwise, it had the aroma of a typical example of the style, medium malts and lots of faded hops. Same story on the tongue, perhaps a good beer once, now it's merely OK.

The body was nicely full and smooth, with a dry finish. Drinkability was good, and I suspect would be better fresh. Overall, a solid beer that I hope to try again fresher.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: poured brownish orange in color with yellow highlights and a half finger of head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: mostly sweetness from the malts was what I detected with very little hop character, a little toasty, hints of citrus and grians.

T: lots of grain flavor upfront on the palate alongside plenty of malty sweetness, very little citrus a little bready toasty and thats pretty much it; very bland.

M: the brew was medium in body with fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, very mild hoppy and citrusy with a slightly crisp finish.

O: really not much to this beer all around, not really my style of IPA. I think I'll stick to the west coast hop bombs.

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Photo of mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Handsome creamy foam on the dark amber brew poured in the Pilsner glass. Sudsy and watery body that is more pleasant than the taste. Smells like used straw.

Distinctive woody and musty taste. I keep thinking of mushrooms and caramel. They call this an English style IPA with dry hopping. Rather sharp on the tongue. A dirty kind of flavor with some old fruit and a residual sweetness. Persimmons and bitter herbal tea.

Whatever this is, it's not interesting. Drinkable enough but the bitterness gets wearing. Purchased at Fat Stan's in Ketchikan. Seven bucks for the 22 oz bottle. You'd think beer would be more expensive in Alaska.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Very dark orange with a light tan head. Slight lacing left on the glass.

S - Not much going on here, sweet malts and citrus.

T - Smokey, roasty malts and some slight citrus.

D - Average carbonation, slightly heavier body than most ipas.

O - Hops anyone? Not much to talk about here.

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Photo of AkAndy
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matonika
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L: light amber slightly Orange and cloudy, Lots of lacing. S: muted citrus, very malty, banana, butterscotch. T: malty, lots of minerality plenty of bitterness, there is biscuit flavor, not overly pine like it disapaited quickly. Also I'm picking up some diacetyl. F: pretty full bodied for a ipa but it is typical of the style I think, something like a extra hoppy ESB. Plenty of carbonation. Overall: This is not a bad beer but there is to much butterscotch on the nose it is out of balanced between the aromas and taste which is kinda weird.

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Photo of TheDogHouse
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeg67
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is of ripe apples, caramel malt and hints of hops. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy, herbal hops dominate the palate with caramel malt and ripe fruit provide some balance. Long finish is greapfruity. Very nice IPA.

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Photo of ZinFanDave
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Morning Wood Pou...he...aheeemm..ha... excuse me. Morning Wood pours a light yellow color with some very slight haziness and a decent fizzy white head. Aroma is quite weak by IPA standards, but there is noticeable hop aroma. Taste is a decent hop flavor, but more subtle than I would like. Some citrus/pine hop flavor, but mostly english kind of spiced hop flavor. there is also a slight akward creaminess that sort of takes over and you cant help but get a little annoyed by it. I know that an english style IPA should be more subtle etc. But this to me tastes a bit more like a toned down American IPA than a good english one. Malt profile is also slim. slightly watery. That sounds bad, but I dont mean it to be really bad, just kinda bad. Mouthfeel is noticeably undercarbonated, but not too bad. Drinkability is ok, but the rest of the brews characterisitcs detract from it a bit. Overall defenitely not the worst IPA I have ever had. (That would be one that starts with an "A" and ends in a "lexander Keith's" A decent choice at the bar, but as long as there is a sockeye red tap right next to it, I wont be revisiting this one. Kassik's is a very good brewery, but just slightly off the mark for me on this one.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11/04/2016

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Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from a 22 oz bottle on March 26, 2016.

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Photo of blackcloud
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of casapy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chuckgfk
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dirtylou
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, lugged back from Alaska to the NW by my father

appearance: served in a tyranena nonic pint glass, fairly dark amber body, light tan ring

smell: rustic hops, earthy, alaskan pine

taste: not sure if what i'm drinking is this listing, but the name matches even if some of the previous notes dont. resiny pine hops, moderate bitterness, earthy, caramel, a touch of toffee.

mouthfeel: light bitterness, medium body

overall: pretty good for the e-IPA style

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Morning Wood IPA from Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop
Beer rating: 48% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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