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

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Old 21 Imperial IPAOld 21 Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
446 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by aracauna on 06-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,181
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
446
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
58
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 446 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of Gregf51
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jds16
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another solid offering from the guys and gals at TBK. I love simcoe hopped beers and this is no exception. It has a bit of sweetness to it but the hips run the show. I do prefer El Lupolo Libre but I would absolutely recommend this to any hop head.

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Photo of jakemn91
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthJustDaTip
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I give an overall 4 because I like Brew Kettle but thus wasn't a great IPA. :(

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Old 21 tastes great, drinks easy, and hides it's ABV well. The feel, like others from this brewer, is a bit flat. Fairly dark in color, good nose, smooth taste. Good job BrewKettle.

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Photo of soze47
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer. It isn't an earth-shattering, expectation demanding beer. Just a really nice stand by to have on hand. I live in Boston and get to Cleveland every year and always pick some of this and other hoppy brew kettle offerings up.

The mouthfeel and body is the best part of this beer. It goes down real easy and has a great pine dominant, yet floral hop taste with just the right amount of malty, slightly caramel sweetness. It doesn't lay too hard on the palette, which makes all the difference in the world.

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Photo of michaelopusx
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very rich and smooth taste well balanced at a 9.0 awesome imperial IPA

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Photo of Sabtos
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden amber with minimal head, moderately sticky lacing.

Round, soft sweet fruit aromas, not quite as bright as tropical citrus, but sweeter than dark fruit. Kind of like bubblegum.

Bready malts strongly support the hops, probably too much for the modern hop head. There are mildly spicy hops.

This is balanced, not extreme. The alcohol creeps up on you though.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Elimav
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The old 21 is one of the better imperial ipas that I have had. The beer poured a clear orangish with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is very hoppy....pine and citrus. The taste is nicely balanced....slightly sweet to start then finishes with a piney resin. The Mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of tedvr
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cory_Brown
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of speedvagen
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loudog1411
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillz
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, it is a hazy, copper orange with an almost brown, fluffy off-white head.

Smells good. Solid bready malts Also some citrus, and a strong earthy /musty aroma.

The flavors I taste are mainly sweet caramel malts, and some slightly herbal/medicinal/dankness matches the musty aroma. Some slightly zesty ripe fruit. Seems more sour than sweet. More lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange rind.
Noticeable ethanol.

Body is excellent. Moderate resin feel. Full, but not filling. Pretty smooth and somewhat creamy texture. I wasnt expecting this to be the strongest aspect based on aroma and taste, but I think it is.

This is a very good imperial IPA. However, there are just so many better that I am not likely to pick this one up again. I recommend trying it for sure though.

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Old 21 Imperial IPA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 446 ratings
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