IPA | Kirkwood Station Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kirkwood Station Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American style India Pale Ale. Light amber in color with a big citrus hop aroma. A decidedly hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong ale, this beer is for the hop lover.

63 IBU

Formerly 'Highlands IPA'.

Added by Vancer on 06-06-2009

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by soju6:
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3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2013 Artisans Craft Beer festival.

A: Pours a copper color with a moderate head.

S: Aroma of grapefruit and some pine with light malt in the background.

T: taste of citrus, bit of pine with a light caramel sweetness and grain. Has a decent bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Moderate body with a nice crispness.

O: Nice beer for the style

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

very dirty and hazy ruby red and orange, light head. basically no retention

floral amarillo with slight pine and grapefruit.

a light sweet citrus bitterness, mostly at the finish. very floral throughout. slight pine flavor with a light malty biscuit like backbone.

i poured this myself, not sure if i killed the carbonation but it was there when i did the partial fill. slight to little bite, pretty full bodied.

this is sooo easy to drink and has tons of flavors going on. quite glad i got to try this.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very fresh hop forward IPA. Very little malt backbone, just enough to keep it from being overpowering.

One of the best brews we tried on this trip.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of boss302
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Highland Kashmir IPA, draft, 5.6abv

A Golden, unfiltered, big fine bubble head to start, but it faded quickly to a spotty covering that didn't last the whole glass. Good lacing. 3.5

S Yeasty and bready with a piney hop aroma. I'm surprised so much yeast aroma comes through over the hops. I like it though. 4

T Big hops up front, malt comes through in the finish. Clean finish, some astringency, but less than other IPAs. There is a definite yeast smell/taste to this one. Reminds me of a cask ale. 4

M Medium to full body, feels thick on the tongue. Carbonation is good. 4.5

D A very good unfiltered beer, nice hop aroma and malt flavor. Glad I tried it and would have another. 4

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4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 16 ounce can a dark, clear orange color with two fingers of rich beige head. Moderate amount of lacing left behind.

Aroma of grapefruit, pine and caramel malts.

The taste is definitely more malt-driven than hoppy. Bready and earthy malts and just a light hint of grapefruit and pine. Light bitterness to the finish.

Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

A decent IPA from Kirkwood Station. A brighter hop presence would have improved.

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Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dark copper color with a golden color along the bottom of the glass. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops and citrus. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong floral hops, citrus, slight sweet malt, and slight earthy malt. Overall, a good body, blend, appearance, and aroma. Only complaint is the lack of complexity.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap from the brewpub poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Sticky thick rings of lacing on the glass. Floral hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has malty and floral flavors behind it. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness. This brew lacks complexity, but decent overall especially for spring/summer drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of spicy hops with some caramel and maltiness.

T - Nice sweet caramel with a burnt toast maltiness. It had a mild spicy bite of bitter hops.

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

O - This is a pretty tasty IPA. I'm glad my friends brought me a growler of this.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of 30helens
2.67/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Too malty for my taste.

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Photo of JordanHageman
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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IPA from Kirkwood Station Brewing Company
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