Old 21 Imperial IPA | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Old 21 Imperial IPAOld 21 Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aracauna on 06-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
444
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
57
For Trade:
2
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light orange/copper…a few bubbles on initial pouring, but they didn’t stick around…no real lasting head to speak of...(3.5/5)

Smell: Orange, citrus hops…sweet, caramel under tones…mouth watering, that’s for sure…classic IPA, hoppy all-around, with soft malt backing…(3.75/5)

Taste: Very citrusy, with some floral notes…it’s sweet when hoppy and the malt flavor is fluid and blends so well…it’s got great flavor, well rounded and not overly bitter…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light and fluffy initially, then settles into a floral hoppiness on the tongue…slightly bitter finish and aftertaste but nothing too extreme…malt does cover the middle of my tongue, good overall feel…(4/5)

Overall: I like this beer…it reminds me of the classic summertime IPA, citrus, sweet and hoppy all in one…I’m shocked to look at the bottle and read 9% ABV, there’s no telling…the flavor covers most to all the alcohol taste that so many stronger ales fail to do…this is a great brew to take to a party and share with folks who need some good beer education…(4/5)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a hazy lemon color with a 2 finger white head. Small bubbles and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, caramel, sweet citrus, slight grassy aroma.

T- very sweet caramel and honey, some brown sugar, lemon, oranges and pineapple with some citrus rind bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Creamy, gritty, syrup and semi-dry finish.

O- not a bad dipa, but very sweet. Not sure the age on this, may be older and turned more Barleywine like? Would like to try again fresh just in case this bottle is old.

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Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
3.9 out of 5 based on 444 ratings.
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