Sun King / Rhinegeist Emergency Hop Kit
Sun King Brewing Company

Sun King / Rhinegeist Emergency Hop KitSun King / Rhinegeist Emergency Hop Kit
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.02%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
48
From:
Sun King Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  6
Gots
  14
SCORE
90
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 48
Photo of drdiesel9483
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - fairly clear copper color with a great white sticky head.
Smell - Citrus, tropical fruit, some pine. Fantastic!
Taste - hops hit you right away followed by some tangerine citrus and a little pine but with a great malty bready backbone.
Feel - Medium body with just a little to much carbonation but still really good
Overall - Fantstic IPA with lots of great scents and taste!

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a IPA Spiegelau glass. Looks like canned May 14th 2015. Squeeze of this can and it crunches. ?? Huh some sort of liner? Bizarre.

Interesting body appearance. Crystal to slight opaque parts, with a tangerine orange body color, some nice rising pinhead carbonation, but a little minimal on that. Head is real shampoo soapy, but with a big three to four finger top bright white cap. Soapy lacing, some pill sticky quality on the sides of the glass. Very different looking IPA.

Real inviting hop front forward nose. Mix of juicy depth but hints more towards slight dank, a little floral and a real thick sweetness and aromatics. Slight dank and a hint of fruit citrus/tropical sweetness that doesn't quite make it discernable. A bit of woody notes and pine come out, but also a little honey touch that seems to be bringing out a bit of malt sweetness. Real nice, and it's also just a good subtle character.

Much of the nose meets the palates expectations. Juiced slightly, but also a little dry and just a hint of chalky finish but not terribly so coming out as just solid and good. The mid palate continues much of the juiced qualities of the hops but giving touches mostly of woody pine and dank earth. Soily aromatic finish on the swallow, just a hint of caramel malt sweetness to go with it.

Overall a real nice easy drinking IPA, not a sledgehammer but also real subtle and soothing qualities. A bit more body and this could be a real winner.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz, bottom of can stamped 14MAY15
A - frothy ivory head slowly fades atop a golden-amber colored ale
S - juicy and fruity with caramel, orange, and pine
T - hop forward with orange zest and pine coating the palate; juicy and fruity, grapefruit; caramel, bready malt provide a nice malt backbone
M - resinous medium body, finishes bitter with lingering pine
O - I really like this collaboration. Glad I was able to get my hands on some while on vacation in Indianapolis.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Orange, largely clear, but with a slight cast, white head forms up, moderate with a slow fade. Fairly extensive lacing.

S - Strong pine and lemon nose, grapefruit flesh, a bit of honey, with floral notes.

T - Following the nose, with a solid hit of pine and citrus, followed by a moderate middle, where the malt appears briefly, before it drops away into a strong bitter bite that lingers.

M - Well carbonated and bright in the open, but with a strong drying note in the close, and a slight build over time.

O - This is a solid IPA with a strong bitter hop core and a mild malt counterpoint. It promises hop and it delivers.

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Sun King / Rhinegeist Emergency Hop Kit from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 48 ratings