Master Of Karate | Aslin Beer Company

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4.45/5
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386 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
aslinbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Master of Karate is brewed with Galaxy, Mosaic and Amarillo hops.

Added by jjdc on 03-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#266
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
386
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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168
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Photo of ha-sheem
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, light orange, with a pillowy head. Smells sweet and boozy with orange and grapefruit with some pith and pine. Tastes really sweet and really bitter with tons of citrus and floral flavors. This is a pretty great beer.

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Photo of Knickfan3
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dlos
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boccu
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bshaw22
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fox82791
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of senglish7
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sulldaddy
4.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling a cold 16 oz can poured into my snifter. The beer pours a fairly hazy golden color with a frothy bleached white head of 2 cm foaming up with a gentle pour. The foam fades to a sturdy surface layer with some tight lacing on the sides of the glass.
The aroma is some citrus notes with orange and some other tropical notes. There is a bit of pine sap or resin in the nose as well. Maybe a little biscuit malt, but this is a hop forward brew.
The first sip reveals an average body with very fine and tingly carbonation. The average body with smooth texture is easy to drink and the can will be empty fairly quickly into my sampling.
The flavor is some citrus notes, again orange is dominant and some general sugar sweetness with a bit of general tropical fruit. I also get some biscuity malt and the finish hits with a bit of bitey resin hops that linger after each swallow. My palate dries out on the finish as well and the 8.4% booze is very well hidden the entire way through the sampling. This is a very drinkable NEIPA and its enjoyable as well. Worth sampling this beer if haze is your thing.

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Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A hazy/turbid yellow-acorn color with a modest white head. Nice retention. Aroma is there but not noticeable until I took a whiff. Mainly orange and citrus, with some earthy resin. Moderately bitter and soft feeling, with bright orange, tropical fruit, and a nice dank resiny balance. There was a slight astringency on the finish, but ABV well hidden. Outstanding.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
3.17/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to cp45 for this can, among others, that arrived yesterday in a wonderful Christmas-like box. 16 oz. can split with my wife.

The pour doesn’t look like beer, it looks like something from the Organic Florida Orange Colonic Cleanse section of Whole Foods. Smells like a bitter orange creamsicle with extra sugar. I’m in favor of all those things.

Master of Karate demands a mental paradigm shift. In PowerPoint. Still in orange creamsicle mode, with a disorienting shot of bitterness, followed by lactose, powdered sugar, & mild regrets. Ends with green wood, & drier than instant ramen. Half a pounder is going to be plenty.

I would like a mission statement on this beer. What were you going for? What was the intent? What was it supposed to taste like? Looks like I’m in the minority, but this is just a wicked mess. Decent.

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4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjal
3.51/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into glass. Poured thick gold color. Limited aroma (after several beers). Taste began as east coast ipa but finished like a west coast. A bit over rated.

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Master Of Karate from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 386 ratings