Forbidden Planet | Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

BA SCORE
82%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 100 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:
#6,713
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
100
Liked:
82
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
7.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Nose is ridiculously hop forward. Huge notes of pineapple and tropical juice. Some hints of spice herbal hop quality, and some minor wine aromatics, but the over pumped no traditional hops over run, and this smells more like Hawaiian fruit punch than beer, and a real ridiculous one at that.

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Beer rating: 82% out of 100 with 100 ratings
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