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Kuka - American Pale Ale | Andean Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Andean Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by juliusseizure on 05-21-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
26
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
38.02%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 26
Reviews by Huffs:
Photo of Huffs
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a bubbly head, white, which faded fast and had mild lacing. Had a gold to amber look with some haze. Aroma was mild with hints of hop and malt. Tasted malty with caramel / toffee notes and a hoppy grain finish. Medium mouthfeel with a dry sharp aftertaste.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle w/o freshnsss dating.

Pours cloudy darker amber, lite tan slight head, that quickly fades to a fine film and leaves moderate thicker strands of lace.

Nondescript nose of just some light malts and a whiff of hops.

Middle of the road APA, hops somwhat held in check by the above average level of malting done by the KUKA brewers.

Nothing special, nothing terrible. Curious to try more selections from this new and local to me brewer

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Photo of acurtis
2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of zillo043068
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ArtZan
2.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of campfirebrew
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of wwwyzzerdd86
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Pours crystal clear pale gold, small white foam cap, lasting lacing. Nice presentation.

Home brew aroma, acetaldehyde, green apple, what is it? Light contemporary hops (cascade, centennial, etc) Not comparable to contemporary "session IPA"/ APA field, could be more aromatic.

Medium light body, nice maltiness, sugar, almost pound cake like rather than cracker or biscuit. Maca not as prevalent as I remembered. Almost sweet potato like, but not nearly prominent enough to put off. Hop presence super low, finishes clean. Not bad, not world class

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Photo of sgregory
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Bogdawg
4.2/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Glenney67
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of firedwarftj
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of SLIPPINGAWAY
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of MikeyA
1.97/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Smells like a barley wine or something super high ABV and it's only 5.5%. Not a fan.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of LoveStout
2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of juliusseizure
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Dark Copper with lacing that quickly recedes

S - Malty, bready, Not my type of APA smell. I prefer slighlty hoppy and crisp.

T - Very sweet, some weird taste which might be the "with maca root" they are referring to. Bitter after taste but not from hops

M - Thick and not syrupy despite being on the sweeter side for a Pale. This was its best attribute.

O - Not something I would buy again. Too malty for me and the maca root might not be my thing. They should really include a best by date because I would hate to be this hard on the beer if the beer is past its best by date.

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Photo of jwps214
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Homebrew
2.84/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Kuka - American Pale Ale from Andean Brewing Company
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