Opener IPA | Kinney Creek Brewery

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Brewed by:
Kinney Creek Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jera1350 on 08-05-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Photo of garymuchow
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Split growler with Bry. Many thanks.
Rather subdued aroma. Mild spicy hop aroma, but hard to pick up strong character in any form.
Rather dark for style and rather muddy. Darker head with good size in early pours, and good amount of lacing.
Unique hopping in this one. Seems a bit "green" at first, but that seems to fade as warms. The hopping is rather spicy with hint of cinnamon, and herbs at times. Seems like English hops or brewer's gold maybe. Not bad tasting, just unique. Finishes dry with a really long finish of the hop bitterness laying on the tongue. They do seem to get the bitterness about right with an apparent presence, long finish, but not tongue splitting.
Moderate body and carbonated well. A bit of chewiness.
This is a decent drinking ale. Unique hopping and easy enough to enjoy a couple of glasses.

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Photo of Charles_Moran
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of SurlyUtopia
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opener IPA pours a cloudy bronze color with a very small head. There is a very nice bitter, and floral aroma. The taste has a very nice bitter and strong hoppy flavors, that finishes very dry, but has hints of a sweetness. Good full flavors, nice bitterness, and very dry. Overall its a very nice dry and unique flavors.

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Photo of jera1350
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A decent IPA that needs a bit more body and carbonation. The taste has a nice hop profile, but there is something at the end that is just a bit off. Good dose of hop bitterness with a pale malt backbone. Definitely a hop forward IPA, but pretty par for the course.

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Photo of SteveGathje
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Opener IPA from Kinney Creek Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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