Kismet

California
United States
Kismet, Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Our West Coast-style IPA is in your face and aggressive. Pale in color and loaded with Northern and Southern Hemisphere hops, Kismet has loads of tropical fruit, tea leaf, and pine flavors, and it finishes bone dry with a lingering bitterness. It’s an IPA drinker’s dream come true, and a perfect way to kick off another year of our Resinator Series.

Profile

ABV: 
7.3%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
Warrior, Idaho 7, Nelson, Citra
Malts: 
Pale 2-Row, Light Crystal, White Wheat, Dextrin, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Though I was set on cherishing Kismet by Mother Earth Brew Co. based on its complex and evolving aromas alone, this IPA example (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 21A)was missing the malt flavor, and its overly attenuated dryness and alcohol characteristics push the beer out of style by focusing too much on hop bitterness.  

At first, it smells of moderately strong fresh pineapple juice and sweet bread aromas. On second smelling, the pine resin cuts through the malt and blends well with white flower petal and cracked red pepper hop aromas. This hazy, light amber-colored IPA has a frothy 1" white head that greets me and leaves lacing up and down the sides of my glass after swirling.   

It is surprisingly bitter, resinous, with grapefruit pith hop flavor that dominates and lingers into the crisp, mouthwateringly dry finish. As I wait, the aftertaste shows light vanilla pith and milled whole wheat flour flavors.  

Moderate body, slight slickness, and moderate carbonation are not able to reduce the strong bitter flavors that are intensified by the quite dry body and moderate alcohol warmth. 

Brewery Introduction

Founded in 2010 by three passionate brewers, Mother Earth Brewing Co. had one goal; to create distinguished, hand crafted beers that stimulate sensory conversation and a desire for the next sip. From a modest garage, to over 70,000 sq. ft., Mother Earth Brewing Co. maintains our original goal –... Read More

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