Chelsea Hop Angel IPA - Chelsea Brewing Company
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by EPICAC:
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
02-21-2009 19:42:28 | More by EPICAC
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4.22/5 rDev +14.7%
On tap at the Pizza Plant on Transit,poured from the tap a hazed burnt orange color with a thinner but well retained white head.Resiny,piney hop sticks out most in the nose with a lighter cracker malt note it reminds me a bit of Bridgeport IPA in appearance and in the nose,nice hop complexity on the palate somewhat citrusy and piney/resiny with a bold drier malt base the resiny hop lingers inducing beautiful hop burps.I like the hops and this is quaffable,back to the Bridgeport IPA comparison its lighter with a big resiny hop character with underlying grassy and citrus fruit its a very nice IPA.
02-02-2007 03:13:05 | More by oberon
3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
In a pint glass at Standings, sports bar, NYC, "Lets Go Mets!" This one pours fairly light amber, with a spicy hop nose, showing off a near white head and leaving on the glass, moderate amounts of fine lacing. A respectable grapefruit dominated hop crunch is the overarching understanding here. Pleasant, thoroughly American, BA worthy, IPA from Chelsea.
07-03-2006 13:03:47 | More by Billolick
3.33/5 rDev -9.5%
On tap at the brewery. Well hopped, medium mouthfeel. Lace on the way down the glass. Aggressive carbonation with everything I had at the brewery, maybe it is better served elsewhere, and this IPA is a popular one about town, and the hops were tasty. Amber orange colour. Best hoppy aroma. Dry finish. Had again almost 4 years later At House of Beers and found the hoppyness, the taste, somewhat muted by carbonation. Could not finish, and dry. Weak for style.
05-06-2007 04:43:12 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev 0%
Split a pitcher at the Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria. I'd also had this beer on cask, which was fantastic. On tap it was pretty good, but less amazing. It actually reminded me a bit of Victory's Hop Devil for the bready caramel malts behind the spicy citrus hops. It wasn't terribly crisp, and I like a good dry-hop character. That said, it was still a tasty American IPA. I guess it's just more East Coast than West.
04-03-2011 23:10:26 | More by tempest
4.7/5 rDev +27.7%
Had this from a cask at David Copperfield's in Manhattan.
This was my 1st time having this beer, and could not compare it to a non-cask one, but it was a great IPA. Served at just the right temperature, nice citrus, pine nose to it. The hops hit you nice and even. Really an easy drinking, flavorful IPA
05-02-2008 17:47:14 | More by bonbini26
4/5 rDev +8.7%
I happen to like this beer as compared to some reviews before me. Very fresh out of the growler- poured a nice glass with white head and tight bubbles. Nice aroma of citrus with a floral component that signifies and IPA. I felt the taste was good- hoppy bitterness on the sip and then mellowed into a very flavorful brew. Easy to drink for an IPA.
05-07-2011 22:52:13 | More by AaronRed
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured on tap at Greenwich Village Bistro into a shaker pint. From notes.
A coppery/brown type body, somewhat hazy in appearance, but next to no head given off the pour to determine color or retention. Very minimial lacing while drinking.
Bouquet is a hop front, some pine and mild citrus, pretty solid, but one dimensional. Definitely feels IPA without question coming.
Taste matches the nose but seems rather ordinary. Bland hop and pine bitter, not much malt character. Slightly wet, but not matching the aggresive nose.
Overall the brew seems to start off pretty good but is strangely forgetabale and unremarkable for the style. I wouldn't have this again, but it's pretty easy to drink.
02-14-2012 20:35:35 | More by smakawhat
4.78/5 rDev +29.9%
Great pour of amber with tranparency compromised due to lack of filtering. Perfect smell with a hint of pine and no rings left on the pint glass. Taste is of a true American IPA with unique characteristics of a hop blend unfound anywhere else. Highly drinkable as no alcohol flavor present(brewery had 6.3%abv on the chalkboard).
12-02-2008 03:44:45 | More by paigertx
3.65/5 rDev -0.8%
A: The beer is clear light copper in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin head that slowly died down and left a bit of lacing on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of citrusy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some flavors of citrus but there is a strong presence of underlying malts that contribute some caramel flavors. The malts help to balance off the hops, making them only contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy below medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer is slightly crisp and smooth and has a slight amount of dryness towards the finish.
O: The beer is very easy to drink because there is a good balance between the malts and hops. I could drink this one all night long.
06-11-2011 11:49:09 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +8.7%
Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured juicy orange, resiny hop and white pepper aromas.
The taste consisted of an upfront sweet orange hop, some pine, some grapefruit and a lingering spicy white pepper. Decent grain bill as well.
The mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side, yet a bit creamy due to the cask. Dry spicy finish.
Overall very drinkable and tasty on cask. Could benefit from a bit more body however.
04-24-2007 13:47:59 | More by plaid75
3/5 rDev -18.5%
Had this beer at NYC Beer Company. Served in a pint glass cool.
Pours a light brown and clear body with an off white head.
Smells floral and light. Taste is refreshing, pine, cereal, light lemon notes. Light body.
Very sessionable and a nice beer. I would drink this beer again.
03-18-2012 03:34:49 | More by jneiswender
3.18/5 rDev -13.6%
First had: on tap at House of Brews, NYC, NY
A pretty standard and non-distinctive IPA. Poured a light golden brown with little to no head. Nose of light citrusy hops, and a similar taste. Not very strong in any regard, thus a bit disappointing. Light mouthfeel with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Sub-moderate drinkablility.
04-29-2011 17:28:43 | More by Rifugium
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
Appearance: slightly hazy orange in color with a one finger head that breaks apart pretty quickly. Some spots of lace develop on the glass.
Smell: citrus and soft pine tones are mellow but detectable.
Taste: nice sweet malt levels balanced by a oily bitterness. Grapefruits and pine are most notable with some softer orange sweeteness in the background.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp at the start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Relatively short aftertaste but it is dominated by the bitterness.
Drinkability: solid sessionable IPA. Not much more to say about it.
02-23-2008 12:37:13 | More by Gavage
2.5/5 rDev -32.1%
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.
07-24-2012 17:04:50 | More by tobelerone
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured draft (Waterfront Ale House 30th/2nd Ave) with half finger head at best. Light auburn color and paperclip thin head after few quafs. Hop Angle says it all, with peppery accents to my pallet. While it's called Hop Angel, the hopps are balances and come in strong at the middle of the drink, not on either end which I found impressive. Sharp texture and plenty of legs. West side boys did quite well on this one.
09-27-2007 22:28:26 | More by Brianmerrilyn
Chelsea Hop Angel IPA from Chelsea Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.