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Chelsea Hop Angel IPA - Chelsea Brewing Company

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Chelsea Hop Angel IPA
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BA SCORE
84
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chelsea Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 07-03-2006)
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

GeoffreyM, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DavidBart, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

nmann08, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

GFD400, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

WDJersey, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of ejh06752
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

ejh06752, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of jurbanik
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jurbanik, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
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.

tobelerone, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

rolltide8425, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

mdfb79, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of jenray
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

jenray, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of jneiswender
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

jneiswender, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

smakawhat, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of rJulianz
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

rJulianz, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tyjaman, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

weaselchew, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of rtepiak
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

well hoped but either infected barrel or two high a fermenting temperature. nose is mild hop honey hinted. palate is earthy bitter and a banana pelt that won't subside. dingy elmer's glue. at least its crisp. this is totally infected. had half a pint and dumped the rest of the growler.

rtepiak, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of AaronRed
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

AaronRed, May 07, 2011
Photo of mgoblue5743
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Also had on tap at House of Brews--- I wonder if something went wrong with their keg. This beer was thin, bitter in the wrong way, limited head. I drank it immediately after finishing a Gnommegang, which is a much more complex beer, so maybe I had a bad experience because of that, but overall, I was quite disappointed.

mgoblue5743, May 06, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Rifugium, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tempest, Apr 04, 2011
Chelsea Hop Angel IPA from Chelsea Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.