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Double Battle Axe IPA - Kelsen Brewing Company

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Double Battle Axe IPADouble Battle Axe IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kelsen Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 06-17-2014

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 13
Photo of Ski4beer
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With the intense hop flavors in parallel with hop aroma, I can see why this beer is award winning.

Photo of KMDiPas
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 12 oz tulip glass, not sure when it was bottled. Pours a dark yellow, with a two inch fluffy white head that leaves behind loads of lace.

Smell is lots of mango, lemon, grapefruit, biscuit, and hard candy, but something is a little off.

Taste is very aggressive grapefruit rind and lemon, wow this is really bitter on the tongue, in a good way I think. Way more bitter than the nose would have you expect.

Body is medium large, plenty of life, a touch dry, and drinks easy enough considering it's bitterness and full body.

This is a very aggressive, bitter, and one dimensional DIPA, not saying it is bad.

Photo of wreck
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbkdev
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynthia38
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge bitterness aroma and flavor. I had it extremely fresh and it is incredible. I think maybe the guy who rated it low got an old bottle from the sound of his description.

Photo of Szopa258
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great imperial ipa! You must pick one up asap.

Photo of Jamo3UpGolf
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you thought the ipa was good then you have to try the double ipa. Good rich taste to it

Photo of AshlandNacho
1.83/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

L: not a color I like to see in my IPAs (of any variety). If I threw a couple ice cubes in it it would pass for iced tea. S: syrupy sweet cleaning fluid. T: way too sweet for me, caramel sugar sweet, like a Werther's Original dipped in butter. MF: this was quite decent actually. O: had high hopes after reading other reviews but I honestly am not sure what beer you had. Battle Axe was good but I regret to say DBA was a drain pour.

Photo of Pjkutah
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tons of hop flavor with a big bitterness expected from a double IPA. Huge flavor and tons of hops.

Photo of Oakenator
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of b1ackdeath
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of softtracii
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is their recent batch Jan 2015 approx? This one is excellent compared to their first release. This is another go to double. Very rich all around.

Photo of trevorpost
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mackeyse
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottP
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of 603to843
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kdivers
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of smanson56
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Al_C
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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Double Battle Axe IPA from Kelsen Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.