Sunday, May 5, 2013

East Coast Beer Co. Kick Back Ale

Happy Sunday, y'all!  Hope all of your weekends were fantastic.  I've got a quick review for tonight.  This is my first review of a beer from East Coast Beer Co.  East Coast Beer is based out of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, but they contract brew all of their beer out of state.  I'm not sure if they have any plans of opening their own production brewery.  East Coast Beer's core beers are Beach Haus (an American Pilsner), and the beer I am reviewing today, Kick Back Ale (an Amber Ale).  They also have a winter seasonal called Winter Rental, which I believe is a black lager and an IPA is in the works.
East Coast Beer Co. Kick Back Ale
East Coast Beer Co. Kick Back Ale
Kick Back Ale
East Coast Beer Co. (brewery website / Beer Portfolio website)
Amber Ale
Unknown ABV

East Coast Beer Co. Kick Back Ale
East Coast Beer Co. Kick Back Ale
Kick Back Ale pours a reddish amber with a finger width of white head.  There is some decent lacing that is left behind on the glass.  The aroma is of caramel/toffee.  The flavor is also mainly caramel/toffee, with a light citrus presence as the beer warms.  Kick Back Ale is a medium bodied and has medium carbonation.  

Overall:  East Coast Beer Co. Kick Back Ale is pretty average.  It is a very straight forward amber ale.  Definitely a BBQ type beer, or a beer to bring to a friend's house who normally drinks Killian's.  I probably won't buy this one again, but hey, you may like it more than me!
East Coast Beer Co. Kick Back Ale
East Coast Beer Co. Kick Back Ale
Have you had Kick Back Ale or other beers from East Coast Beer Co.?  Let me know what you think in the comments!

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  1. I've heard that ECBC is planning on opening up their own brewery, but that's a long process and it could be years down the road. The new IPA is out, and I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully they top what they already have out, which I consider to be just good beers but nothing special. Solid for drinking a few of on a hot day, but not much else. Cheers!

    1. I will eventually try the IPA if I find it somewhere on draft or if I find it where I can get it in a mix-6-pack. I'm definitely hoping for something with a bit more flavor than their Kick Back Ale. Not bad, but I'm just looking for a little more.

      Cheers and thanks for reading!