Dead Kettle IPA | Right Brain Brewery

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Dead Kettle IPADead Kettle IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BMoney575 on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Beejay
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A brownish orange in color, hazy with a little bit of a craggy white head.

S: Big grapefruit, pine, and a touch of tangerine.

T: Big grapefruit peel with assertive bitterness, a touch of lemon balm in the finish with a little bit of an earthy bitterness.

M: Medium in body with fairly heavy carbonation, and a long lingering bitterness.

O: A more classic example, well made, but a touch boring.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.44/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

16 oz can. Pours hazy copper gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is caramel malt with a little fruit and resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel biscuit malt with big resiny ashy hops and a little green apple. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, too much biscuit malt with ashy bitterness.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden orange. Thick, medium, off white head that fades slowly to a rocky head.

Smells citrus, pine, grassy and caramel malt.

Tastes Caramel malts, citrus peel, grapefruit and pine. Finish is dry with light grassy and piney linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of HopBomb515
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper orange hue, big fluffy white head that lasts forever and laces great. Aromas are soft, spicy hops. Notes of light pine and citrus rinds. Medium feel, creamy, fluffy and lightly dry. Below average IPA. Aromas and flavor need refinement.

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Photo of Gravewalker
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drbenderdo
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Giggy
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chillin
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngEo
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acuity
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grupatre
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wolverine48092
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ITDoc
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carlborch
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 16 oz can marked 60224A3LR. It pours hazy golden and produces a 2-inch off-white, creamy head, which pockets and then settles into 1/8 inch of creaminess. The carbonation is evident. The nose contains bitter hops, freshly mowed grass, and citrus pith. I also find hints of pine and some restrained floral notes. The ale has a medium-full body and hits the palate with a bitter wallop. Both hop bitterness and citrus pith bitterness show up here alongside some biscuit notes and hints of grapefruit. It lingers nicely. The malt is restrained. The carbonation is modest on the palate and the ABV is not evident. This is a very nice IPA. It would complement acidic foods, such as salads, very well.

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Photo of Eziel
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger foamy white head. The head leaves tons of heavy soay lacing.

S - Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit peel and piney hops.

T - The taste is grapefruit peel, orange rind, sweet malts and piney hops. The finish is bitter with piney hops and grapefruit peel.

M - Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Crisp watery mouthfeel with a dry sticky finish.

O - A decent IPA. The flavors are a mix of sweet and bitter. This is a nice lawnmower beer.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateDyk47
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 4-pack of pint cans. Drank from a pint glass.

Look: medium-dark golden color, somewhat transparent. Finger or two of white head that disappears quickly. A thin lacing is left after drinking.
Smell: citrus (mostly grapefruit), a little bit of piney/grassy hops. Smell is on the weak side.
Taste: after the initial burst of juicy grapefruit and orange, the hop flavor takes over. Strong aftertaste- malt, hops, and a little pine.
Feel: medium-heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation

Overall: This is good. I'd buy it again, but it's not among my favorites.

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Dead Kettle IPA from Right Brain Brewery
3.51 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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