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Kentucky IPA | Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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Kentucky IPAKentucky IPA

Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 185
Photo of 57md
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light straw color with over a finger of head. The nose has notes of nice earthy hops. The flavor is fairly bland and the body is very thin for the style.

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Photo of Screech32210
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's good, as far as the Kentucky brand goes. However, it's a pretty average tasting IPA. I probably won't buy it again, but I would recommend you try it.

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Photo of Slowjamcdub
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good IPA, it is what it is. Classic IPA and what you think of when it comes to this style. Really nice head that stays to the last drop. Good C+ beer

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Photo of Smk54
2.26/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured into tulip. Moderate caramel head and moderate lacing. Yeast aroma. No citrus notes. Smooth, but no real distinguishing flavor. Moderate bitter aftertaste that I personally did not enjoy. Not a bad beer, but not to my tastes.

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Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is of mild piney hops. The taste is piney hops with some malt, fairly dry palate. A pretty good beer.

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Photo of Tone
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/3 inch of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of piney hops, sweet malt, pale malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of piney hops, sweet malt, pale malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and body, the sugar is the drawback.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden bodied with big frothy white head that kind of sticks
Has a lovely citra-esque aroma citrus & nettles
The flavour is part UK IPA, part UK flowery bitter with a smidgeon of US IPA
It's a slight bit thin
Like everything in life balance is importance
& at £5 for 6 bottles this provides the financial balance for the expensive cost of craft ale
decent beer

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Photo of JackieKu
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This IPA is not typical American style. The aroma was citrus at low level. The primary flavor I can detect was coriander. (spiced?) Followed by a little citrus. Given that I am not a fan of coriander, this IPA is disappointing. Not a bad beer, though.

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2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks like and IPA as the body is a golden honey hue. Head is about an inch of off white fluff. Smell is faint but includes some rustic piney hops. Flavor is the biggest let down here as the hops are not dynamic at all. They are woodsy and a bit flat with a hint of piney tones but really nothing else to compliment the palate. It is drinkable but not all that enjoyable.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, part of the six-packs they are sold in, exclusively by the local liquor store monopoly chain around here - boo-urns.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, frothy, and slightly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some layered streaky, sudsy lace around the glass as it duly sinks away.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, some Pez dispenser candy fruitiness, i.e. indistinct citrus, a bit more rounded piney leafiness, subtle earthy yeast notes, and a further dank floral hop acridity. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, a weakened caramel candy character, mixed and matched orchard citrus, a wet piney leafy bitterness, and further weedy, earthy, and floral hops.

The bubbles are pretty understated in their plain-Jane sassiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and smooth, sure, but with a bit of hop and alcohol intransigence. It finishes off-dry, the tempered, yet still edgy fruitiness kind of running a racket - the grain and bitter hoppiness not in need of applying, as it were.

An adequate version of an American IPA, filtered through a Southern gentleman's idea of what it should be. No real off-flavours, but not really abreast of the best of breed coming out of the West or Northeast coasts right now. Easy to drink, but don't ask me to recall it beyond a week from now.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: earthy; sweet malt;

T: somewhat bland; a little malt sweetness up front, then a bit of caramel malt; light bitterness on the finish; no hop profile at all;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: no date on the bottle, so it may have been old; otherwise, this was pretty boring;

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Photo of hophugger
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear Golden amber color with a magnificent fluffy head and amazing lacing that clings for dear life to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of pine, hops and a touch of citrus. Hops, citrus, resin and pine come out with the taste but something is odd. There seems to be an off taste, missing that clean hop bitterness that would be expected with an IPA. Overall, a decent beer, but lacking that extra uumph!!

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Photo of allengarvin
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%

A: 3.5 Clear light copper color with a small head.
S: 3.75 Medium hoppy aroma, with notes of pine resin and nuts.
T: 3.75 Bitterness is moderate for an IPA, with resin flavor. Malt is large part of the flavor as well and makes it slightly more interesting. Finish is dry.
M: 3.5 Neutral mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
O: 3.5 Alright beer. Doesn't stand out except perhaps its maltiness

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.65

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Photo of Lemke10
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

This pours a mostly clear, amber color with a slight foamy head. The aroma is mild with hints of bitter hops. Texture is smooth and easy drinking with a strong bitter flavor that is very herbal and dry. While the flavor is there, it is very strong and a little off-putting after awhile. It finishes with a lingering dry, bitter after taste.

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Photo of JayQue
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A fairly good IPA. Certainly hoppy enough with good balance. Pours a clear light copper color with a medium size white head that fades to a covering on the glass. Better than aerage retention, average lacing.

Aroma is fairly mild citrus hops, Taste is more .balanced, The citrus hops and bitterness are pretty good. There is balancing caramel malt that adds a bit of sweetness without cutting the bitterness too much.

Mouthfeel is a bit too light for my taste. A nice balance between sweet malt and citrus hops but the body is a bit too thin.

Overall a pretty tasty beer. Not bad but there are better AIPAs out there.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from V&B, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : orange amber color, with white foamy head.
Smell : hoppy and malty aroma with citrus note.
Taste & mouthfeel : moderate hops and bitterness in finish.
Overall : an average beer in the style IPA.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice pour, clear golden, two finger white head with decent retention.
Hop smell, mostly citrusy, a bit of pine and floral notes too.
Tastes of peach, sweet citrus and pine. Some extra lemon zestiness. Bitter grapefruit finish, dry but not too rough.
Light bodied, medium carbonation, easy to drink and easy to down a few of these in one night.
Refreshing, nothing incredible, but packs enough punch for the hop fans, without scaring off the opposite crowd.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear,copper gold in color, with a decent cap of airy white foam.
Aroma-Subtle citrus hop note.
Taste-Toasted malt, herbal hops. Flavors a bit muted and unbalanced, but not a bad brew by any means. Your basic middle-of-the-road IPA.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured out a golden color with a firm and lasting creamy head.

S - An absolute explosion of citrus hops with some other floral hints.

T - The taste is pure hops but balanced with enough malt to take away any rough edges. I can see how for some the lack of bitterness could be a downside.

M - Very smooth and drinkable. In spite of the head the carbonation level is very good.

O - A bit different than many IPAs but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of KarlMcGowan
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I poured from a bottle into a half pint goblet, it produced a two finger thick white head with a golden beer underneath. The smell of the beer hit me almost immediately, a pure IPA aroma - bitter and citrussy. Flavourwise however it's the IPA hops that dominates the palate. It's like the citrus that was there in the beers aroma just didn't translate fully to the taste. Still a good tasting beer though and I like the bitter edge to it's flavour. I first enjoyed this beer on draft at the Dublin Beer Festival though for this review I picked up a few bottles at my local off-licence.

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Photo of Omnium
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank it straight from the can while playing some disc golf.
The aroma in this beer is incredible, I know getting aroma out of a can isnt ideal, but tons of citrus, fresh cut grass, white grape, a little pine, super dank aroma, absolutely killer. Taste follows up with it, but a little subdued in some way, got some nice bready malt to it, bright big citrus tones, strong bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium, tingly from the bitter bite.
Honestly Im kinda shocked to see the rating where its at, I really enjoyed this, the aroma reminded me a lot of heady topper.
Im going to get another one of these hopefully in the future and do a glass review on it.

Updated 12-8-13
Can > 2x IPA Glass
A - Clear orange gold with a finger of white foamy head, minor lacing.
S - Huge dank aroma, some caramel and bread malt, hop resin, floral notes.
T - Tons of dankness, dank pine, dank grass, hop resin, bready malt, grapefruit, lemon zest.
M - Good feel, easily drinkable.
O - I still dont see why this gets bad ratings i love how dank this beer is, its solid.

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Photo of Dave128
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16 oz can into pint glass.

A - A medium pour yields a 3 finger head and leaves behind some fantastic lacing as it settles. Settles down into a flat disc on the top of the body. Body is amber in color and cloudy.

S - Not too strong on the nose. I get mostly wet grain and light floral hops. Pretty grassy for an IPA

T - Sweet up front without much distinction. Moves quickly into bitterness also without much distinction. I don't get a particular roast on the malt and I can't pick up a particular hop or hop family in the bitterness. Not too floral or citrusy as is noted on the can. If anything, I would characterize it as piney.

M - Adequate carbonation for the style. May possibly be a bit overcarbonated, hiding some flavors.

O - I good drinkable IPA. It's not incredibly punishing on the bitterness, but there isn't enough flavor to back up what bitterness there is.

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Photo of barczar
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden copper with a modest cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, lacing minimal foam.

Citrus, pine, and resin form the initial aroma, with subtle malt sweetness and fruitiness adding depth.

Flavor is decidedly bitter in balance. Muted notes of grapefruit and pine underlie a watery toasted, bready caramel malt backbone. The finish is fairly resiny.

Body and carbonation are somewhat light, with slight astringency at the finish. Alcohol warmth is subtle.

Pretty one note, unfortunately. Fairly weak in malt and hops.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a semi-transparent light amber, with a frothy head. Lace is sparse and erratic, though.

Nose is citrus hops, with a definite caramel malty presence, just below the surface.

Taste falls right in line with the aroma here, with citrus hops up front and a caramel malt layer underneath. This is really well-balanced, but in today's hop-forward craft beer climate, this seems a very safe and easy IPA. As a pale ale, this would be superior. As an American IPA, only solid. But certainly, a surprisingly enjoyable ale regardless.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.79/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pale amber colored body was very clear, and the pour formed a nicely proportioned, two-finger thick, foamy head. The smell was grapefruit and mandarin oranges, and was very pleasing, but a bit mild. The taste once again showcased the citric hops, with lemony, grapefruity bitterness that was very much to my liking. There was a touch of sweetness and some light herbs in the finish. The body was a little on the light side. I enjoyed this beer.

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Kentucky IPA from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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