Master Of Karate
Aslin Beer Company

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From:
Aslin Beer Company
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #106
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
98
Ranked #431
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 7.69%
Ratings:
523
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 18, 2022
Added:
Mar 18, 2016
Wants:
  161
Gots:
  53
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Notes: Master of Karate is brewed with Galaxy, Mosaic and Amarillo hops.
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4.03 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Jun 18, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a 16 oz single from Blue Door Bottleshop 3-31-22 for $6.25. No discernable canning date; consumed 5-30-22

Beer poured a chilled golden orange with a nice white head.

Nose has hints of citrus and tropical hops.

Taste is very well crafted. Large but light malt base takes on a skilled blending of gooseberry, mango, grapefruit, and orange with a balancing pine and gooseberry finish; 5/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a delightfully flavorful beer without being over the top on the juiciness, well done!

May 30, 2022
 
4.19 by Nitty703 from Virginia on May 19, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Can from Canton St March 2022

Mar 26, 2022
 
4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Mar 24, 2022
 
4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2022
 
4.47 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Jan 26, 2022
 
4.46 by gardner254 from Ohio on Jan 08, 2022
 
4.04 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on Dec 23, 2021
 
4.13 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Nov 17, 2021
 
4.63 by DrBass from Maryland on Oct 31, 2021
 
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Oct 12, 2021
 
4.27 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 15, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BJB13 from Maryland

16 ounce can poured into a becher.

Pale gold and translucently hazy, two fingers of solid ,off-white foam, leaves lace. Nose is strong and tropical, tangerine and citrus zest, slight cattiness and alcohol aromas. Tasting mostly citrus and citrus zest with some small bread flour malt. Moderate bitterness with low sweetness, alcohol flavor is strong. The medium body is very smooth and creamy, carbonation is medium, finishes with some heat but no hop burn. Good overall and generally what you would expect for an NE style IPA.

Jun 14, 2021
 
4.35 by AD17 from New Jersey on May 15, 2021
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on May 12, 2021
 
4.42 by avisong from Virginia on May 08, 2021
 
4.4 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Apr 17, 2021
 
4.35 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Apr 17, 2021
 
4.05 by MGibbons from Maryland on Apr 16, 2021
 
4.25 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Mar 19, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can into a curved pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a finger of frothy white head. Solid retention. Leaves some nice cobweb lacing.

The aroma brings notes of peaches and mixed berries, as well as some grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, and herbal tea. A bit faint but very pleasant.

The flavor is very tropical, bringing notes of mango, melon, cantaloupe
and pineapple juice. There's a faint, tart berry flavor in the middle followed by some grapefruit and peach. Subtly vegetal with a hint of pine. Nicely balanced.

The feel is medium bodied with lower carbonation. Very soft with a dry finish. Alcohol is well-hidden.

Overall, this is a great NEIPA. It has a lot going on flavor wise without tasting muddled. Sweet, but fairly well-balanced.

Mar 01, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Zythophile from District of Columbia

Can Date: none
Palate Contaminants: none

Medium yellow-orange. It's mostly opaque, but there is some clarity up to about 1 inch. Reasonable amount of fine head that does hang around, although one could hope for a little more lacing.

Smell has a nice acidic grapefruit, not too sweet, either. There's some depth in that scent, too. Sharp pine resin and freshly cut grass. A little pickle juice astringency, but that's actually not detrimental for once. Boilerplate for the type, but again, it's got some depth.

Non-sweet pineapple and lactose in the taste. Definitely savory. Sweet and bitter greens. The depth and dynamism is still there from the nose, but there's an heavier bitterness that defeats a chunk of the sweetness. So, it's pretty good, but I get the sense that there's a lot of room in just the usual bad-to-good distribution (that everything has) that it could be even better than I'm getting.

Medium-heavy weight for the type. Carbonation is really well integrated, and alcohol is far in the background. Aftertaste I'd describe as some sort of gentle grassiness. Obviously very well crafted.

Feb 28, 2021
 
4.35 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Feb 21, 2021
 
4.25 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Feb 20, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Hazy faded orange with two fingers of white foam. Aromas of peach, grapefruit, papaya, apricot, light passion fruit and lemon with piney hops create a welcoming nose. Taste adds soft honeydew and big mango, hops more bitter yet have a certain airiness on the finish. Elevated feel: juicy, full yet lighter bodied without losing consistency or hop finishing fervor. Another nice one from aslin

Feb 12, 2021
 
4.27 by Beer21 from Florida on Feb 11, 2021
 
4.24 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jan 30, 2021
 
4.34 by einman from Minnesota on Jan 29, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mschrei from Illinois

Ordered from Tavour, so it’s a bit past prime, but the first can I had was excellent. Very juicy and citrusy, but a slight maltiness and bitterness to help keep it from being a juice bomb. Medium bodied, mouth watering. Tasty, glad I got it.

Jan 27, 2021
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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by UWDAWG from Washington

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a tulip glass.

Look- Frothy slightly off white head, deep gold, very hazy, small amount of particulate sediment, average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Melon, mango, papaya, clementine, guava.

Taste- Papaya, guava, mango, clementine, tart, pithy finish.

Feel- Full body, nectar like, low bitterness, soft, astringent finish, below average carbonation.

Overall- Very enjoyable beer.

Jan 26, 2021
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4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Horning from Pennsylvania

Oh baby! This is delicious! Hoppy, sweet and incredible feel!

Jan 21, 2021
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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Ajtucker350 from Virginia

It’s the best! Cannot be beat from Aslin IMO!

Jan 12, 2021
 
4.15 by McSeal from Connecticut on Dec 31, 2020
 
4.35 by kaseydad from California on Dec 31, 2020
 
4.26 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 24, 2020
 
3.54 by thoss from Rhode Island on Dec 22, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on November 30, 2020.

Dec 19, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

Hazy deep golden with a big offwhite head, this beer looks nice, let’s give er a try. Really potent tropical nose on this beer A+ nose here. Grapefruit, a bit catty but soft enough in a tasty way. Easy bitterness and slight heat on this beer. Really thick with less carbonation. Wow really excellent brew here.

Dec 11, 2020
 
4.39 by shelby415 from Oregon on Nov 28, 2020
Master Of Karate from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 523 ratings