Dead Kettle IPA | Right Brain Brewery

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Dead Kettle IPADead Kettle IPA
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3.51/5
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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

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Added by BMoney575 on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,893
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
123
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can to pub pint. Coppery in color with a few fingers of rocky, off-white foam. Aromas and flavors track pretty closely on this one: orange peel, lemon zest and grapefruit most prominent on the nose while the flavor is balanced by a bready/caramel malt. Balanced extremely well, serving as a counterpoint to a lot of rip-your-face-off IPAs out there.

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Photo of DanJ1979
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ESchweers
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnverduin
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tracker83
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can stamped on the bottom that's nigh impossible to read

Appearance - Pours with a slight haze and dull golden orange in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of surface suds. A few spots and some broken lines make a up the lacing.

Smell - Citrus, pine and a hint of toasty malt undertone.

Taste - A mix of mild citrus, pine and spice backed by a healthy amount of biscuity malt. Finish is bitter: orange pith with a hint of earthiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Drinks fair but sits heavy in the finish, much more than you'd think for a 5.4% brew.

Overall - Not a bad IPA, but not a good one either. Drinkable, but quickly forgettable.

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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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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 Taphouse_Traveler
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

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Dead Kettle IPA from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 123 ratings