The Kragle IPA
Free Will Brewing Co.

The Kragle IPAThe Kragle IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,578
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,827
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 9.37%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
273
From:
Free Will Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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88
Very Good
The Kragle IPAThe Kragle IPA
Notes: An assertive west coast IPA dominated by bright and juicy American hops. The huge complex aroma is dominated by complimentary pine and resin notes. On the palate this aggressive but drinkable ale delivers with an array of citrus flavors highlighted by a bright subtle fruit candy character from calypso hops, and balanced with a malt profile reminiscent of rye bread. This beer pairs well with fatty cuts of steak, green chile enchiladas, buffalo wings, or a classic cheeseburger.
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Reviews by ChuckofHampstead:
Photo of ChuckofHampstead
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pleasant surprise. Solid and quite drinkable.

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Photo of JPowell712
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hops! Very hoppy. It is another great offering to hop heads. The aroma was amazing. The taste was very aggressive and definitely hop forward. The beer isn't overly bitter but has that nice hop bite that you would expect. I can say this is a nice offering from FREE WILL BREWING CO.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Free Will Brewing Co. "The Kragle IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 05/25/18" and sampled on 07/24/18
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a beautiful looking pint with a hazy straw gold body beneath a finger thick head of white foam. The aroma is citrusy, resinous, "dank", and earthy. Interesting. On to the flavor... it's got enough malt to support the hops although it is pretty basic. That's OK though, that's helping to give it its light color. The citrus remains showing mainly lemon and soft orange as well as some tropical character, but it's not as "dank" as the nose suggests although some earthiness remains, and a bit of pine. It's solidly bitter but it doesn't seem like the 90 IBUs listed on the can, more like 65 or 70. It's nicely balanced with a delicate sweetness from the malt running through it but fading in the finish to let it become bitter and dry. That's what an IPA is supposed to do, right? In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp-then-smooth across the tongue. Overall it's quite nicely done, and somewhat unique to boot. Recommended.
Review# 6,163

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

10/4...on tap. pours hazy dirty gold. Thick foam stays. Pine grapefruit nose. Floral. Hearty bitter and a grassy grapefruit flavor. Lemon lime mixture. Rinds. Really tasty.

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Photo of terrysjag
4.93/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of raycoll
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow in color with a heavy a haze. Poured with a short white foam with moderate retention. Medium high hop aromas of lemon zest and funky onions. No malt aroma. On the lighter side of medium bodied with medium high, zesty carbonation. Medium high hop flavors and bitterness. Lemon zest and pine hop flavors with a funky oniony flavor similar to the aroma at the finish. No malt flavors. Finished bone dry with a touch of astringency hidden in the intense bitterness. Lots of hop character and aroma, but the astringency tends to wear on the palate which hurts the drinkability of this brew.

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Photo of LarryMyers
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is dominated by grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, orange peel, mild bitterness, extremely easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, it's no hop bomb, but it's a flavorful IPA that I could easily pound several of.

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Photo of seanchai
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InspectorBob
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of micromaniac129
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If your a super hophead this is for you.
I don't think I ever smelled a beer as hoppy as this one.
Loads of pine and floral notes with subtle hints of herbal hops.
Very pungent.
The taste was equally hoppy and very pungent.
Like a double wet IPA.
very good.

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Photo of djrn2
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Straw color body with a great hop aroma, good hop flavor and bite. Overall a good version of a west coast ipa.

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Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Kragle IPA from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 273 ratings