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Kismet | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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88
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35 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 11-28-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
211
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
25%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by zeledonia:
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3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Tasted 17 March 2013.

Pours a medium orange, slightly dusky, faintly hazed, and more light-absorbing than it first appears. One finger of dense off-white head, good retention and excellent lacing sticking all the way up to the top of the foam's reach. Very nice.

Smell is big, juicy pineapple. Wow, I've never encountered a beer that like pineapple in the way that this does. It has that pungent sugary sweetness, the acidic pinch, and the curly twang in between. Very yellow, and quite good.

Taste drops down a notch from the smell. Mostly, it's simple, moderately malty/grainy, with a chalky bitterness that strengthens and floats toward medicinal, aspirin. As it tapers off, I feel more and more like I'm sucking on a Tylenol tablet. Yuck. Go away. Really not enjoying the second half of that taste. There's a tiny hint of pineapple underneath, but that's about the best I can say. If I could cut it off half-way through, I'd be a whole lot happier. Not sure if I'll be finishing this.

Feel is fine. Medium-medium-light body, a little sticky, with medium-high carbonation. Exceedingly persistent, which would sometimes be good, but in this case it just makes the chalky metallic medicinal taste last that much longer. Hmph.

Great smell, disappointing taste. Something that happens to me quite often with IPAs, I find. That seems to be the challenge of them - to boost up the aromatics without introducing off flavors or weirdness. In this case, they hit the first point, but not the second.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ryser2k
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Sammy
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

New world hops experience. Extraordinary hoppy beer, bringing in the totality of New World hops. Very lacy, bold but not palate erasing citrus
hops. Hop forward, comes on like 60 or higher ibu. A must try for hop fans, or most of us. Incredibly drinkable. Bomber from SD. I return the favour by circling Mother Earth for a visit in my next California trip.

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Photo of dertyd
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Summer78
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of justinosd
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kismet is a fantastic example of a good use of Nelson hops. Not overwhelming with too much malt to balance the very distinct flavors.

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Photo of Taylor_Boggio
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Jengal23
4/5  rDev +1%

New Zealand hops give this a citrus zing. Refreshing IPA from SoCal.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of MichaelLamb
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of sakayus
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5/17/16 so about 5 weeks old. Smells of white/green grapes
Taste: very heavy in white grape taste, very much nelson sauvin flavoring
color: it's in a can who knows
feel: moderate thickness
Overall I think this more or less is a SMASH with nelson. I think nelson by itself is a bit much and needs another hop to balance this out whether it be citra, mosaic or maybe another more fruit/pine forward hop.
This tastes like a white wine + light ale mixed together and really shows how nelson sauvin tastes and smells. Definitely good experience for homebrewers to experience.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of kmoen
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of g_jenkins
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of raulstotle12
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Darkaeon03
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of HopLover1
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kismet from Mother Earth Brew Co.
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.
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