Kindler Pale Ale | Bonfire Brewing Co.

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Kindler Pale AleKindler Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Bonfire Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by StonedTrippin on 02-19-2014

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by SamN:
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3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Kindler Pale Ale pours out nicely mango-hued, hazy and lively. Thicker, soft head of foam, like a good pale ale should IMO. Really nice color, brings to mind tropical fruits. Smell is pretty unique, first impressions are of lemon and oranges with a nice oily hops in there. Some pine sap, too. Strong hops presence for a pale ale. Taste upfront is equal parts lightly toasted malt bill (caramel according to the label) and an immediate burst of sticky, resiny hops. The hops quickly dominate the palette, with an almost aggressive taste., almost. The hops don't really get that "buzzsaw" feel that too many IPAs can have. The fruitiness from the aroma are replaced by a more pine sap character, thick and strong. Some mild fruit characteristics can still be found, mostly orange rind. Hoppier than I usually like in pale ales. Very little sweetness. Mouthfeel is fine, not rough, less active carbonation than I would expect from the lively looks in the glass.

Not a bad CO pale. More geared towards showcasing the slightly aggressive hopping. I could see this pairing well with some spicier foods, chili comes to mind first. Not my go to choice, but decent all the same.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber-golden color in the Orval chalice with foam that lasts pretty well. Light body with a little acidity and plenty of fizz in the mouth. Light resiny aroma.

Pleasant biscuity taste with a tangy edge. Quite hoppy but not excessively bitter. Long dark toast aftertaste. The finish is more hops with hints of grapefruity taste and bitterness. On the sharper side after some sipping.

Overall, a workmanlike brew that is satisfyingly drinkable. From the 12 oz can purchased at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

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Photo of habaceeba
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a nice little brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of beergoot
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice golden color with a thick, foamy, white head. Dank grass and herbal smell with a slight floral and grainy note in the background. Fairly bitter flavor over a mild biscuit malt taste. Medium body with a crisp, dry finish.

A nice, respectable pale ale that highlights the hop bitterness above all else. Some minor rough edges such as the relatively subdued malt presence and a slightly funky aroma, but certainly drinkable and enjoyable on the whole.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

new sixer of cans from bonfire, nothing way crazy here, but a very well made pale ale. i love the light malt body and the prominent citrus complexion to the hops, which carry long and light through the finish with only the requisite bitterness for stylistic accuracy. great carbonation and low alcohol make this an all day drink now that the weather is starting to get nice out. i liken its hop profile to some of the popular session ipas, all day or daytime, light and bright and more fruity than oily or dank, especially not bitter. the malt is american pale, probably base two row primarily, simple but fresh, lets the hops be the chief flavor agent, and i think thats a successful choice. this is an easy beer to session a bunch of, right from the can even, very refreshing and light while not being the least bit wanting for flavor. well done beer again from the bonfire crew.

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Photo of gueuzedreg
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Transparent golden hue. Two finger head with medium retention.

S- Nice malty pine smell to this one. Some oak perhaps

T- English bitter bite. Mild IPA, I guess an English IPA which makes sense with the taste of the bitter

M- Medium to medium light on body. Small amount of carb

O- This is my first English IPA, so I was excited to try the style. Thanks Jer!

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gerred
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of locoformavs
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kindler Pale Ale from Bonfire Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 23 ratings