Chelsea Hop Angel IPA - Chelsea Brewing Company
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 38 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TeddyBrew:
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on cask July 4th at David Copperfield's in NYC. A fine cask ale defined by round, sweet flavors, subtle hopping and a very full taste. A very enjoyable ale, and I would guess best on cask. I would say this compares very favorably with the Six Points Bengali Tiger.
Serving type: cask
07-05-2007 03:43:36 | More by TeddyBrew
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2.5/5 rDev -31.9%
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
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From 07/05/12 notes. Had on cask at The Pony Bar in New York on the UES; served in a pint glass.
a - Pours a clear orange amber color with one inch of bright white head and low carbonation evident.
s - Smells of citrus hops, caramel malts, toasted malts, grains, and bready malts. Hops are there but it isn't super hoppy. Still very nice.
t - Tastes of citrus hops, resin, fruity malts, caramel malts, toasted malts, bready malts, grains. More hops than the nose and a step up for me, though still quite malty.
m - Medium body and no carbonation. Bosy is very smooth; very nice mouthfeel on cask.
o - Overall a very nice beer. Not the hoppiest IPA as a lot of malts come through, but it still tastes very nice and was easy to drink. Would have it again.
Serving type: cask
07-06-2012 14:04:44 | More by mdfb79
Chelsea Hop Angel IPA from Chelsea Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.