Quest | Kettlehead Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kettlehead Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with a combination of 4 hops, Quest is a dank but approachable Double IPA exploding with tropical fruit flavors, mango, papaya, pine, resin dominate the nose and pallet.

Added by SawDog505 on 10-27-2017

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Knapp85:
Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a milky yellow color with a sticky white head on top. Good amount of lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer is bursting with some nice Hop aromas. The taste is fruity with a subtle resin finish. The feel is pretty smooth. Overall it’s a very nice beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BoneyLee
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pleasantly surprised to find this double IPA which is brewed right here in central New Hampshire. Welcome Kettlehead brewery! This is a long time coming, a true New England style double IPA from the NH. Must travel to the brewery to get. Limited canning operation. Let's all stand up and cheer that they're open.

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Photo of jhavs
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery then a crowler at home the same day. Brew is yellow, full on haze, fluffy white head leaves sticky lacing on the glass.

Big and assertive hop aroma. Earthy, resinous with and a bit herbal followed by ripe and sweet tropical fruit salad.

Juicy, sweet fruits, ripened mango and guava followed by sweet citrus juice. In the background is some pine with resinous, earthy dankness. The word dank is not something I use, but it is a suitable for this brews hoppy onslaught.

Gentle carbonation mixed with a soft and smooth medium body.

Nice blend of hop characteristics mask the 8% ABV, could go down quick if you're not paying attention. I would have bought cans if they didn't run out while I was sitting at the bar.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this Crowler!

A - Pours an opaque orange tan color with frothy bright white lacing, little to no carbonation.

S - Pungent and dank tropical fruit all the way. Guava, grapefruit, mango, papaya.

T - All tropical fruit from start to finish and ending with some nice peppery spiciness. Grapefruit, mango, tangerine, papaya, pineapple, guava, and ends with some piney/citrus peppery spice that linger for a long time.

M - Big and full bodied, viscous, and no alcohol detected whatsoever.

O - This is a very impressive D-IPA and highly recommended. This could go head to head in a blind taste test against the haze favorites: Trillium and Tree House.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall excellent. This is a fresh, tasty double IPA with lots of wonderful refreshing flavors. I love the hazy orange / grapefruit look of the pour. I’m excited to have this local - finally a top DIPA I can count on.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at the brewery on February 18, 2018.

It pours a murky, cloudy yellow color.

Generally dank, tropical, juicy but clean on the nose. Very approachable and not overdone.

The body was light to medium but also smooth and creamy.

The tropical fruits of pineapple, guava, and mango play up decently in the flavor. Hopheads should delight over this one.

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Photo of Samact
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papposilenus
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 32oz crowler, filled 02/01/18. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a murky, pale, dull orange with a scant finger of tight, dimpled head. Retention is so-so good and leaves a fizzy cap with a thin curtain of lacing.

Nose is faint but I'm picking up some pineapple and... onion?

Tastes of sweet, bready malt and overripe pineapple, some melon and tangerine. Weedy and heavily dank, with a distinct onion and garlic character. Low bitterness, mild composty saccharine sweetness, an uncomplicated flavour profile with an abrupt finish.

Feel is chewy, medium-hefty bodied and well carbonated. Feels bigger than 8%, not in the sense of being boozy, which it isn't aside from a little warmth in the gullet, more like just, um, you know... big.

Overall, a pretty good NEDIPA and I'd definitely have it again. Actually, it's growing on me as I drink it down. A solid enough representation of the style.

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Photo of Ocalafox
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is an awesome DIPA that's been DDH'd. It smells and tastes very big with full tropical's and just a light hnit of bitterness. At 8% this could get a young drinker in trouble quickly, best to slowly savor it or you could have 2-3 of these inside you in a hour session.

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Photo of Pippuri
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wenzl
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 16 oz can shaped pint glass on draft. Pours a very murky pineapple orange juice looking yellow, with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves plenty of thin lace behind.

Smell is papaya, tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit.

Taste follows juicy as all hell, a little pine in the finish, but an absolute juice bomb!

Mouthfeel is almost large, gentle carbonation, sticky on the palate, but not dry, and the drinkability is insane at 8% ABV.

Overall this stuff stacks up with all the greats and it is 18 minutes from my house.

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Quest from Kettlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 14 ratings