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Kill Ugly Radio by Lagunitas Brewing Company
American IPA
7.80 % ABV

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Review by joe1510 on 11/25/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2009
22oz Bomber
Sam's Chicago

My second in the Lagunitas Frank Zappa series, if I'm correct it's their second release. Kill Ugly Radio pours an absolutely crystal clear deep golden. Moderately sized carbonation bubbles stream to the big fluffy two finger white head that formed on the pour. The head sticks around for the remainder. Really a great looking beer. Not much sticking power though. Leaves some spotty lacing.

The aroma is what I have come to love from a Left Coast IPA. Big juicy citrus grabs hold and won't let go. Sweetened grapefruit and orange juice are unstoppable. There's mild caramel back there somewhere but it just can't fight it's way through.

Again, back to the basics of West Coast IPAs, just what I expect when drinking one. Juicy unsweetened grapefruit in the flavor with a dabbling of hop resins and a touch of aspirin bitterness. Toasty and caramel malt are there but this is definately a hop showcase.

Medium bodied and utterly smooth. This beer just glides along your mouth. Finishes puckeringly dry and puckeringly bitter in the back of the throat. Great mouthfeel.

I know the alcohol is high but I could sit and session this beer till I got too sleepy to go on. The mouthfeel and dryness make this beer exceptionally easy to drink. After every sip you need another.

This beer is a big surprise to me. I tried the other Frank Zappa inspired IPA, and while solid, it can't compete with this. This is a high quality, mouth puckering Left Coast IPA. I find some of Lagunitas beers a little on the sugary side with a big viscous mouthfeel. This on the other hand is right up my alley. Keep the Zappa series IPAs coming. I'd be happy to try them all.

Reviewed: 9/6/07

Price: $4.49 Served In: Pint Glass

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