Kill 'Em Ale | Crown Brewing

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Brewed by:
Crown Brewing
Indiana, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mrandypandy on 09-14-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am not a big fan of the single IPA Crown makes (Special Forces), so my hopes were not high for this. Still, I was pleasantly surprised. The beer was a copper color served with a half inch head. The aroma was hoppy and mildly skunky. The aroma profile was similar to their neighbor brewery Three Floyds. The taste was a mild grapefruit and pineapple with various sour flavors making appearances. The taste surprisingly sticks to the roof of the mouth, which is a new beer experience for me. The aftertaste was a mild letdown because of strange almost metallic flavor that seems to have hints of cinnamon. I am a fan of DIPAs and would have this one again. It is a solid effort from Crown.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mjmadsen21
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of MapleCity219
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mrandypandy
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

6oz taster followed by a 10oz pour at the brewery.

A - Poured a dark orange, hazy, thin white head. Poor retention but good lacing.
S - Hops. Lots of hops. Menu says CTZ in the brew and fermenter with Glacier in the serving tank. It shows.
T - Sadly, this does not taste as good as it smells. The hop presence is overpowered by the sheer sweetness of the malts. I also detect medicinal qualities in addition to the astringent nature of the beer. Not what I was hoping for.
M - Mouthfeel is good. Thick, heavy, but bogged down by the sweetness.
D - Low. Bad taste profile and heavy nature of the beer bog this down. I wish I had ordered something else.

Overall - Not recommended. Sure, it looks and smells pretty, but falls flat everywhere else. With all the great IIPA's out there, skip this if you can.

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Photo of JeltMaaj
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Kill 'Em Ale from Crown Brewing
3.36 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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