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Forbidden Planet | Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

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3.97/5
Very Good
102 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
District of Columbia, United States
bluejacketdc.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Heavily Dry-Hopped with Australian-Grown Galaxy Hops; Semi-Dry & Quaffable with Bold Passion fruit, Peach & Mango Aromatics.

Added by nmann08 on 10-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,979
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
102
pDev:
7.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of EtOHMD
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jjboesen
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of illeagle05
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniellobo
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in bottle at the brewery in DC for $10/750ml. Nice session beer. Definitely not a typical koelsch due to dry hopping but I liked the different take on a traditional style.

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Photo of stevoj
3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Bluejacket. Not feeling the love that's been dished out for this. Lacking the crisp bite and frothy, lively nature of the original. Soft, grainy aroma and taste, dry finish, but could use a little "pop".

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Photo of Slatetank
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this during the tour at BlueJacket, served chilled in a snifter.

The color is a medium golden with white head with fine bead semi-hazed clarity. The smell is drenched in hops -galaxy I am told with a definite tropical fruit scent mixed with grass. The smell is great and the hops have definitely left their mark on the feel with moderately high bitterness for the style.

The taste is good with nice level of bitterness and hop flavor with a gentle malt flavor with light german yeast in the taste but finish is relatively dry with subtle toast/pilsner malt but mostly hops taste wise. I consider this a very good 'lawnmower' beer -a light golden brew with nice hop flavor and it is very drinkable if not exactly a true-to-style kolsch

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

At the source on draft. Pretty much on-point for a dry hopped Kolsh. Hops dominate the aroma (tropical fruit) but only add subtle flavor to the taste (Slight fruit and bitterness). For a dry hopped Kolsh, this is a great beer. Hop aroma, slight hop flavor, low ABV. Would lover to have this in cans in the summer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle. Clear yellow. Big white head. Smells tropical. Light grain. Taste is equally tropical. Really nice hop flavor. Masks everything else. Faint grain flavor behind it. Light body. Pretty crisp. Low bitterness. It's really hardly a Kolsch, but that's ok. I was looking for a little more bitterness and maltiness. Maybe I just can't taste it because of the dry-hopping.

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Photo of Deltoro
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mig100
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium-light gold with a nice big white foamy head. There was nice lacing resulting from the good retention. The aroma is big hops, dominated by passion fruit. The taste is very much the same, just a little more punch from the hops and balanced well by the malt. It has a nice lighter feel and weight with a pleasant crisp finish.

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4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of citrus fruit, creamy sulfates and some sweet grain that is somewhat followed by a momentary hint of fruit. A very appealing light golden haze. Foam settles nicely to a finger of sharp white head. An initial citrusy hop bitterness is overwhelmed by moderate flavors of doughy malt and sulphates. I'm totally digging this new world take on a kolsch. While it's not refined, its certainly nice to someone around here (DC) making an interesting kolsch that is readily available.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Forbidden Planet from Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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