Chelsea Hop Angel IPA - Chelsea Brewing Company
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 38 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by EPICAC:
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Cask at Jimmy's No. 43 in NYC.
Pours a dark, clear copper. Topped by an off-white head that fades, but leaves patchy lace. The hop aroma is subdued with only a light resiny character evident. Malty aromas of caramel and apricot make up for the light hops.
Sweet upfront, with raw sugar, citrus and fruity hints. The finish is mosty hop bitterness with only a bit of resiny hop flavor. Smooth, low carbonation cask feel.
Smooth but a bit more hop flavor would have nicely complemented the hop bitterness.
Serving type: cask
02-21-2009 19:42:28 | More by EPICAC
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2.5/5 rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
I don’t mean to be unnecessarily cruel but this was the second Chelsea beer I tried and my impressions of the brewery are unfavorably to put it mildly. Maybe it’s not fair to have this beer an hour after drinking a Hill Farmstead IPA but that’s immaterial. This is a poorly made example of the style and that’s simply how I feel.
The appearance of the beer is fine; it’s a lightly hazed, gold bodied brew with a small cap of slowly settling foam and decent lace. Aroma is decidedly lacking however; I sniffed and sniffed but got little except some mildly sweet malt and a trace of floral and citrus hops. Had to really strain to get much at all. The flavor confirms the nose; there’s more malt here, with some bready and caramel notes, and the faintest citrus and floral hop flavors underneath. But it’s quite bland and uninteresting.
The body is medium and the carbonation feels a little low. It’s somewhat smooth and creamy but lacks crispness and a clean feel.
“Hop Angel?” Sorry but color me unconvinced. This isn’t gonna cut it guys.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2012 17:04:50 | More by tobelerone
Chelsea Hop Angel IPA from Chelsea Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.