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Spacetown Pale Ale - Kelsen Brewing Company

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Spacetown Pale AleSpacetown Pale Ale

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very good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kelsen Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 05-13-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

JakerLou, May 25, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle with a tracking number of 14300001. This was released to the public on May 13, 2014 and it is the day I am also sampling it.

The pour is a handsome looking copper-amber color with a modest off-white beige head. Lacing.

The floral hops and toasted biscuit penetrate the nose beautifully and balanced. A bit of caramel but the floral and citrus hop notes are very evident in the APA.

The body is smooth, creamy, and about medium.

The taste begins with a toasted biscuit malt character but the citrus hops quickly erupt but never overpower. Modest and crisp bitterness at the finish. Gets hoppier as it warms.

puboflyons, May 13, 2014
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Mmcdonald79, May 17, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet. Color was a medium amber with a nice creamy thick head. Plenty of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma was a sweet floral hoppy smell, not overpoweringly so. Slight caramel aroma. Slightly hoppy piney flavor, with a bit of citrus. Small hint of malt poked through. Fairly well balanced. Coated nicely, plenty of tongue tingle as well. Overall a strong beer.

mountdew1, Aug 01, 2014
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mklisz, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Bought from Craft Beer Cellar over in Nashua and poured from a bomber into a standard glass.

A- Thick white head, actually overflowed my glass. Nice bronze/amber coloring with good carbonation.

S- First thing I get is pine. Second thing I get is grapefruit. Finally, some more earthy notes with malt undertones.

T- Citrus all around with some pine notes. The malt is somewhat muted as the hops really shine on this one. I think that with a bit more of a malt backbone that this pale ale would really shine is it kind of blurs the line between American pale ale and American IPA.

M- Light, crisp, dry finish. Perfect after a night of canvassing in Goffstown.

O- My amazement over the quality that this tiny brewery can muster never ceases. This is a great pale ale, I will stop short of calling it amazing because I feel that the malts were not as forthcoming as I would like in an APA. But that is a personal preference and it certainly does not detract from the fact that this is a great beer. I hear that there is a new beer coming from these guys very soon, so very excited about that! Cheers!

risendragon, Aug 23, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a fairly clear deep golden color with a huge long lasting frothy white head. Aromas of caramel, bread, resin, and earthy pine with a touch of citrus. The flavor is bready with a touch of caramel and toffee with plenty of earthy piney hop flavor to balance. Light level of hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Flavorful easy drinking pale ale, I quite enjoyed it.

johnnnniee, May 17, 2014
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Glenney67, Oct 11, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bomber purchased from the brewery.

The beer leaps out of the bottle in a foamy cascade. It poured with a half-glass full of head that died down slowly into an orange haze.

Moderate scent of citrusy orange peel mirrored in taste. Light-bodied pale ale that has a biscuity malt character and a pronounced Cascade hop flavor. Well-balanced overall.

The over-carbonation definitely detracts from enjoyment of this beer. When I had it at the brewery, it had medium carbonation and the aromas and flavors popped out.

I will give it another try in the hopes that this was just an off bottle.

HopasaurusRex, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, not sure of the bottle date. Pours a light amber, with a one inch sticky white head that leaves loads of lace.

Smell is tangerine, caramel, pine, mango, and some grapefruit.

Taste follows perfectly, very tropical, with some malt and biscuit with a little grapefruit finish.

Body is close to medium, nice light carbonation, not dry, and very drinkable, but drinks larger than its abv says.

Overall another solid brew made in my state by a tiny brewery.

SawDog505, May 27, 2014
Spacetown Pale Ale from Kelsen Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.