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Spacetown Pale Ale - Kelsen Brewing Company

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85
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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 +13.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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2.85/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It was a foamy mess but tasted aight.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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!

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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Spacetown Pale Ale from Kelsen Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.