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Battle Axe IPA - Kelsen Brewing Company

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Battle Axe IPABattle Axe IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: JakerLou on 03-02-2014

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Kelp
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of puboflyons
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of trevorpost
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SawDog505
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of tpauer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeypuck
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of huddyball
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of RRC03
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of smanson56
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Mmcdonald79
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Battle Axe IPA from Kelsen Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.