Kick Back Session IPA

California
United States
Drake's Brewing Kick Back Session IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

With summer here in the East Bay we felt like brewing a beer that we could kick back and relax with on a beach or in the park with our buds. Taking the idea literally, we created Kick Back Session IPA. This beer has a big blend of hop aromas that breathe heavy of citrus zest, tropical fruit, and floral dankity goodness. Grab your favorite chair and a 6 pack of Kick Back, and do just that.

Profile

ABV: 
4.3%
IBUs: 
51
Hops: 
Warrior, El Dorado, Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook, Mosaic
Malts: 
Rahr Two-Row Malted Barley, Fawcett Optic, Grain Millers Hulled Barley Flakes, Simpsons Golden Naked Oats
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This Session IPA pours a crystal clear light golden color, sporting a small ring of off-white head. With plenty of our favorite hops (including Warrior, El Dorado, Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook and Mosaic!), the hop aroma is readily abundant with tropical fruit, tangerine, mango, resin and lightly dank aromas with just a hint of malt. The hop flavor is less tropical and more citrusy/resiny in character with just a hint of malt. The body is appropriately thin for a 4.3-percent ABV beer, but the minerally character and the high bitterness create a slightly sharp, harsh finish, in which citrusy and resiny hops linger. This is a very good Session IPA bursting with hop aroma and flavor. Also, this is a great way to help fund trail restoration projects at East Bay Regional Park District (in the San Leandro/Oakland area) with portions of the sales going to this good cause.