Battle Axe IPA - Kelsen Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev +6.5%
From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 2, 2014.
The pour is a deeper amber color with a maple or mahogany tone leading up to a modest off-white head that lingers. Fairly good clarity.
The aroma begins with a sweet profile followed by the earthy and slightly floral hop character of an IPA. There is a definitive dark fruit character in this as well and not the zingy type most associated with IPA's.
The body is medium and smooth.
The taste begins with a fascinating sweet and caramel malt note and then the mild bitterness comes in to linger dryly at the end. The malt character tends to be more forward than the hop character so IPA hopheads might be disappointed by the mild bitterness. But this is actually the way I enjoy my IPA's.
03-02-2014 19:47:51 | More by puboflyons
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, not sure of the bottle date. Pours a bright orange red, with a one inch off white head that leaves behind massive gobs of lace.
Smell tangerine, pine, hard candy, caramel, and grapefruit.
Taste follows pretty well, some nice earthy hops and plenty of sweet malt to balance it out and a hit of grapefruit lingers in the finish.
Body is medium large, nice amount of life, a bit dry, and very drinkable.
Overall this is a nice IPA, fairly tame/balanced, a great starter IPA. Once again a little local nano brewery impresses me.
03-26-2014 21:34:23 | More by SawDog505
3.8/5 rDev +3%
Bottle from the brewery open house.
Pours a slightly hazy reddish copper color with a huge frothy bubbly off white head that persists forever. Earthy, pine, citrus, and stone fruits meld with light caramel and bready malts in the aroma. The flavor holds a bit more maltiness than the aroma suggested. Solid bready caramel base with an earthy citrusy flavor. Moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. A bit old school with a heavier caramel and toffee malty presence, but the use of newer hop varieties make this one stand out. Nice brew.
03-02-2014 21:01:58 | More by johnnnniee
Battle Axe IPA from Kelsen Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.