This Isn't Even My Final Form | Kent Falls Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kent Falls Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
kentfallsbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Isn't Even My Final Form is a brett-fermented version of Haircuts for Everybody. 6%ABV, hopped with Columbus and Apollo. It has a great balance between the tropical and earthy brett and dank hop character.

Added by Onemoresolo on 05-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
24
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of mush
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PianoManKD
1.5/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is in a word, awful. I don't know what KFBC was trying to do with it, but the title of the beer couldn't be any more true. It doesn't feel like a "final form" of anything. The head foam when pouring it instantly takes up half the glass, the carbonation is outrageous. The taste instantly has a mix between toothpaste and scotch tape. It tastes like a Mr. Beer home-brew kit gone wrong. Without getting nasty about it, I'll just say I'm not surprised this beer is already retired by KFBC. Yuck! The color is nice, so I'll give it 1.5. Otherwise, stay away!

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Photo of griffey123
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great blend of fruity hop character and dry funky flavors. Great carb and light body. Easy to drink. Carries all the satisfaction of an IPA with the best character of a dry saison.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moses_Malone
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Biggtriksta
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden in color with a thick, puffy white head. Not much light coming through. Some bubbles streaming to the top.

S: Nice citrus on the nose with the subtlest hint of the brett. Not much else. While this isn't the most aromatic beer, the smells that I do pick up are quite nice.

T: Definitely leaning more on the hoppy side than the tart side. Nice hoppy, fruity, tropical notes balance well with a bit of funkiness at the back end.

M: Could have been chilled a little longer. Bubbly at the front, hoppy at the back. Decent body in the middle consisting mostly of carbonation and bubbles from the frothy head.

O: Not a bad beer. I would have like the brett to come through a bit more, but the hop characteristics are very refreshing. It's medium body and goes down quite nicely.

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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vdub191
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange gold pour that picks up some haze when you swirl glass and kick up the sediment. Nice foamy head that lingers. Aroma of orange zest, grapefruit, hay and lemon. More hops than funk. Taste is melon, graperuit, orange rind, lemon, grass and a little brett-funk but not much. It does have an interesting bitter and slightly funky aftertaste and finishes crisp but it doesn't hit either the APA or brett-forward ale profile with much success.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pale straw lemon body color, with loads of carbonation. Out of the bottle slowly but largely foams up like fine bubble bath. Giant soapy bleach white head, with a big retention and island clump. The head literally is growing out of my glass when it stands being pushed up from the bottom by large amounts of fine fast carbonation. Soapy lacing and chunks of head as it very slowly settles. Fascinating and horrifying to look at but I can't turn away.

Excellent brett and mixed hop aroma. Large funk, with excellent tropical hop notes. Exotic mango and pineapple that comes off very fresh on the nose. Brett angle seems to accent the fruit qualities even more so, and doesn't get hot or distracting. Excellent complementing qualities.

Palate seems to be a bit damaged by excessive carbonation. Light bodied with an almost peppery quality in the mid palate but hints a little metallic and tin like in flavor at first. Lots of carbonation and a big amount of gaseous flavor, almost burning in a way going down the throat. Dominant carbon dioxide flavors with little of the fruity hop quality getting through. Tongue overly tickling as well.

There's some real potential here, but one piece of the product is just ruining the experience. Drinkable with some even excellent qualities, but not well put together.

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Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyRecord-oh
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kalosjakar
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mineo
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacob17
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephan16
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500mL bottle from Justdoit1234 (thanks!). No apparent bottling date but this guy never sends me old hops. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a pale, opaque orange gold with a fluffy three finger cap of white froth. The head fades to a persistent thin veneer and small halo that leaves a couple scattered spots of lace.

Aromas are earthy, citrusy and funky. Dirt, orange peel, mild flower petals and some farmy hay.

Tastes of citrus zest, dry grass, funky Brett, faint pineapple core, earth and mild pepper. Lightly bitter and earthy throughout, this tastes great and goes down easily.

Medium light body with strong, zesty carbonation. Bitter, earthy finish of citrus and Brett.

I'd never heard of Kent Falls until this bottle arrived but they make a damn fine Brett IPA. It drinks well now and I'm sure the Brett will continue to funkify in the months to come.

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3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle. Very hazy pale yellow. Big white head, Tropical aroma, very fruity. Huge brett aroma. Tastes a little sweet up front, with some tropical fruits and maybe pilsner malt. Immediately the brett takes over and it becomes bitter. Medium light body, high carbonation. It's very bretty, but not overly so, yet.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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This Isn't Even My Final Form from Kent Falls Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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