SS Kentucky | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
There are few moments as inspirational as those spent wandering the tables of Beer Advocate’s Extreme Beer Fest. Some of our friends, some of our heroes, and a lot of our inspirations reveling, sharing ideas, and flavors. Last year while sipping with the team of Against The Grain inspiration hit. The “Need a Bigger Boat” recipe dressed with Zythos and Pacific Jade dry hopping, getting another wrinkle of dankness with the addition of pineapples smoked by our new friends. Drink SS Kentucky and enjoy the NJ/KY trade routes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VS4UGxgoE4

Added by Jason on 02-03-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,933
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
129
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of spycow
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philcassella
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a good IPA. Way to smoky and weird. No hop flavor or traditional IPA flavor. I wish that it had more pineapple and less smoke. That would make it a good and unique

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Photo of mdlb44
2.72/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kodt
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EB1
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can. Poured a hazy yellow color. Thin head. Aroma doesn't necessarily shout "Double IPA" to me. That isn't much of a problem because the smoked pineapple aroma is delectable. Genuine pineapple flesh with a light but present smokiness. Some tropical fruit hops accentuate the pineapple. Solid malt sweetness and alcohol. Flavor relinquishes the grip the smokey pineapple had on the nose. Its still the dominant factor on the palate but the other aspects of the beer are more important here. Smoked pineapple, juicy hops, alcohol, pineapple juice, sweet pale malt. Thick bodied. Could have used a bit more bitterness. I did really enjoy this beer as I do most Carton offerings. It was interesting and unique; and I enjoyed it more than the other people I drank it with.

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4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoostaBia
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason_nwx
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cpetrone84
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is hazed light orange with very light yellow edges and a good bit of white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Nose has a light grain up front with lots of pineapple and a hint of lemon and smoke. Flavor is even more smoky, its actually quite smoky. Still fairly tropical with a lot of pineapple under all the smoke. A touch sweet but not overly at all. Extremely low bitterness, very drinkable, medium body, and nicely carbonated.

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Photo of malfunxion
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of siege06nd
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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SS Kentucky from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 129 ratings