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Kismet | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 11-28-2011

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head. Light lacing forms.

Unusual spicy smell I am attributing to the hops. Is there some rye malt in here? I smell a little pineapple and lemon. No pine smell. A little funk.

Taste is all in the back of the throat. Dry. Bitter. Not at all sour. A slightly grainy mouthfeel. I respect that this beer is very different tasting than sculpin, stone, alesmith and the other well-known west-coast IPA's.

I'd recommend splitting a 22 oz bomber with a buddy. This is not a beer that I could drink a lot of. This is not meant as a criticism, just as a statement of opinion. I enjoyed the first half more than the second.

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Kismet from Mother Earth Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 227 ratings
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