Kismet is an American IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co. that blends floral and citrus hops and balanced with biscuit and stone fruit.

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Kismet is an American IPA that’s brewed by Mother Earth Brew Co.. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Kismet by Mother Earth Brew Co.

Packaging art for the Kismet by Mother Earth Brew Co.

What You Need to Know

This West Coast-style IPA has a lofty IBU count that’s powered by a quartet of hops but the perceived bitterness isn’t out of control as it’s balanced with a quintet of malts. So how was this IPA? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The IPA pours a deep golden hue and has a slight haze. It’s topped by an inch-thick cap of rocky ivory foam that shows fair retention. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue on the glass.

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Aroma

The aromatics strongly waft a scent of fresh pine needles, biscuit, and a touch of stone fruit.

Flavor

The palate is led by a taste of biscuit and mild dose of floral hops. The tasting rises to a more pronounced bite of resin and some grapefruit. The finish mellows with a sweet note of stone fruit. A hefty base of lightly toasted bread and biscuit tie the palate together.

Label art for the Kismet by Mother Earth Brew Co.

Label art for the Kismet by Mother Earth Brew Co.

Mouthfeel

The feel is crisp, relatively smooth, with a dry and moderately astringent finish. The body is medium with matching carbonation.

Overall

Kismet is brew that hearkens to a time when West Coast-style brews ruled but this isn’t the hoppy power bomb you might expect when looking at its IBU count. Yes, this brew does offer more than enough bite to please the hopheads but there’s more than enough malt in the base to keep the hops from running amok. Regardless, if you’re looking for an old school American IPA, this is a solid choice.

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