Augusta Ale | Kensington Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kensington Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
kensingtonbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With an abundance of hops and a sweet caramel backbone, this is a true session beer. A grassy, nutty and flavourful malt body is balanced by delicate citrus hops and a touch of spice. Clocking in at 34 IBUs, this beer is just bitter enough to keep the hopheads coming back without being crushingly dry or astringent. Designed to be enjoyed often!

35 IBU

Added by Sammy on 04-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright, bitter brew, hazy orange with a light head, lots and lots of lacing. Very punchy, some drying. Mild floral and lemon hop notes. Tasty and full.

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Photo of mrpchristensen
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rukeli76
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattCampbell
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, not great, not really a craft beer.
And in fact, this is the problem that I have with many Canadian breweries (I am sure other countries are the same but this is where I live) - they claim to be something that they are simply not. I am sure that they are trying hard, but in the end, the results seem to indicate otherwise.

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Photo of tomghiley
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

definitely the best beer I've had from Kensington Brewing, not overly complex for a sessionable pale ale, but its not offensive at all, its a good gateway beer for people who aren't fond of pale ales.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRObighit2
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of hunterjames
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Coronaeus
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Magibeg
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of andrewdanks
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DaveBar
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO $2.90 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opened and poured well. Nice amber cloudy color.

S- Lots of hops. Citrus galore Nice blend!!

T- Excellent! Grapefruit galore so you know the hops...

M- Very good.

O- Me likie a lot! Good break from other IPA's. Will buy again for sure.

Food Pairing

This nice IPA goes well with... general Tso's chicken

Enjoy

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Photo of Jotora
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of fizzyted
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Vyronian
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of ppoitras
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473ml can purchased as a single from the LCBO booth at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a dense 1/2" light beige head over the slightly cloudy golden copper brew. Head recedes gradually, with sporadic lacing. Aroma is sedate, lightly citrus.

Taste starts medium sweet, citrus tart in the middle, biscuit and moderately bitter close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good. I wouldn't kick this one to the curb.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can from LCBO into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden brown / copper color, 2 fingers of creamy white head with significant retention. Some great lacing on the glass too.

Smell - Predominately hops, citrus, pines scents. Balanced with mild detectable malts. This is pretty good.

Taste - Similar to the smell, the hops are nice. New drinkers to the style without a love of hops will find this palatable, yet has sufficient IBU's that hopheads won't sneer at it. Nothing extraordinary but above average. There is a bit of a lingering bitter aftertaste is expected, however the bitterness here seems more bitter than the beer itself.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated should give it a creamy feel, yet this comes out feeling almost a touch thin.

Overall - First time trying this beer, and was not disappointed. Pretty good brew.

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Augusta Ale from Kensington Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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