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Battle Axe IPA - Kelsen Brewing Company

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84
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kelsen Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JakerLou on 03-02-2014)
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Photo of risendragon
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%

As of this review, I have reviewed every single beer from Kelsen. Fan much? Poured from a bomber into a standard glass.

A- Caramel/bronze, off-white two-finger head. Glass has some nice lacing. (4)

S- Big citrus hops start off the party. A crisp, sweet caramel scent follows with malts taking a backseat. This is good so far (4).

T- Big citrus hops, grapefruit, some pine in there, bitter aftertaste. I am getting some malt sweetness, some caramel, but mainly hops. I also get a roasted flavor at the finish, not sure if it's from the hops or the malts (4.25).

M- Crisp, not cloying like some other IPA's I've had. Nice light to medium body (4).

O- A nice way to finish off the Kelsen cannon. This is a great IPA, nicely balanced, a good one to start off with if you're just getting into IPA's (4.07).

risendragon, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Glenney67
3.9/5  rDev +4%

Glenney67, Oct 13, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +18.4%

Mbertrand2, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

hockeypuck, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

lordofthewiens, Sep 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Al_C, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

H0PHead108, Sep 21, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -15.7%

EaterofBirds, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

huddyball, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Kurmaraja, Aug 22, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +8.8%

wreck, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Jeffreytmoore, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

ArmOnFire, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Hik0, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Mmcdonald79, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

nickleeye, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

smanson56, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

ILiveOffHops, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

dphillips, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Billybrewboy, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

SawDog505, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

infuturity83, Mar 18, 2014
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Battle Axe IPA from Kelsen Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.