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Kill Ugly Radio Ale

Posted by on September 16, 2007

Finally, an ale worthy of putting Frank Zappa’s name on it! Kill Ugly Radio is from the Lagunitas Brewing Company for the “celebration of the 40th anniversary release of F.Z. and the Mothers ‘Absolutely Free.'” I found this beer at a little liquor store while in Austin, TX for work. It has quite a unique IPA taste.

Kill Ugly Radio


This beer is nice and clear, but not pale clear. A rich amber color. Not too carbonated, either, but it has enough.

This bottle gets even more attention than the beer itself. The label features the cover of the “Absolutely Free” album along with a quote from Zappa. It’s the only reason I picked this one up, to be FRANK! That’s terrible. I’m sorry.


The taste is unique, that’s for sure. It appears to be an IPA, but there’s no mention of it on the label. It has a sweet, citrus flavor at first, with a clean, long-lasting bitter finish. What makes it unique to me is that it doesn’t have the strong aftertaste that you normally get with many IPAs, especially the high alcohol ones. Kill Ugly Radio weighs in at 7.8% ABV, but it doesn’t taste that high. You don’t get an overly alcoholic taste here. You get an all-around, great flavored beer! From start to finish, it’s full of flavors that you just want to keep on putting in your mouth! MMmmmm!


Explosive, to say the least! When you first sit down, BAM! All kinds of poo coming out of ya. This actually woke me up in the morning! I’m not sure what’s more to blame, though. The beer or the food?


This poo had a couple of other brews in it (which will be showcased soon), so I can’t let Kill Ugly Radio take complete credit for this monstrosity. However, I feel that Kill Ugly Radio did add a tiny cooling sensation.

The food I ate for dinner the night before was a pulled-pork BBQ sandwich and some sushi. Two very different flavors… but I wanted them both, so I went for it.

The real power of this poo is the staying power it has. The toilet at this hotel came equipped with a “Flushinator.” Yes, it’s as intimidating as it sounds. Don’t believe me? Take a look:


That thing’s a beast. It literally shakes the ground with flushing. But get ready for this…


That’s right! Even after flushing with the “Flushinator” streaks survived. That’s one tough poo.


I enjoyed Kill Ugly Radio a lot. It had a very unique taste that was delicious. I’d recommend it for an interesting IPA taste. I’ll also give it… 5 Poos!

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