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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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very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 06-17-2014)
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From the 650 ml. bottle released in June 2014. Sampled on July 5, 2014 less than a week after this won Bronze at the US Open Beer Championship in the DIPA category.

A slightly cloudy olive-amber pour with a tremendous cream colored head that sticks around.

The aroma is a lovely mantra of earth, floral, pear, apple, citrus, and toasted caramel malts that blend together and invite me in. For 9%, no booze.

The body is medium to full but it also has a honey-like slick texture.

Taste: A quick hello from the toasted caramel malts suddenly make way for the earthy, grassy, floral, and citrus hops. Moderately dry at the end. The judges weren't wrong about this one.

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Just released Double Battle Axe IPA from mis amigos at Kelsen. Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a glass.

A- Amber, not much of a head (but then again, I pour very differently).

S- So good I had my teetotaler wife take a whiff and even she loved it. Hops, citrusy ones galore. Hints of floral linger in the nasal passages.

T- Not as good as the aroma hints at, but still delicious. Sweet and hoppy to start with a deep lasting finish of dark chocolate, pine, and spice. Sampled some at the brewery itself and could taste that rich chocolate all the way home. Definitely a challenging yet satisfying and deep brew that hides its 9.0 ABV well.

M- Nice in the mouth, but it has a syrupy feel afterwards from a lack of carbonation. A little more crispness would make this a better brew.

O- Love IPA's and DIPA's and this one is a nice entry into my repertoire. Nice and hoppy with good citrus and spice notes and a dark chocolate finish that really surprised me. Nice job Kelsen!!!

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Double Battle Axe IPA from Kelsen Brewing Company
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