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Kelso IPA - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Kelso IPA
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: plaid75 on 04-07-2010)
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Pours orange with a yellow to orange head. the first smell is floral and citrusy sweet. Very nice balance. The flavor prfile follows suit but with a good kick of Simcoe hops to give it a dry and slightly bitter finish. While a bit raspy it is crisp and refreshing. A good drinker, and what one would call a "session beer" while walking the town in Brooklyn.

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Poured from a 64 oz growler into a nonic tumbler- pours a hazy golden color with about a finger of head that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing.

Smell's good- a good dose of pine and citrus hop goodness. Some pale malt in there as well. Not a blast to the face but you don't have to search for it.

Hot damn that is a good taste! Now there is a blast of hops. As soon as it hits your mouth you know what you're in for- lots of resiny hop flavors up front, followed by a meagre malt profile (no complaints here), then back in it again for some serious hops to finish out strong and bitter.

Mouthfeel is also great- light to medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate resiny feeling. This is a fantastic single IPA- well balanced, hoppy as hell, drinkable. If you're in New York, this should be your go-to IPA (yes get it instead of DFH 60 minute- buy local!).

Hopdaemon39, Sep 18, 2012
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After growing accustomed to more bitter IPAs like Smuttynose or something from Stone, this IPA struck me as a bit on the weaker side because I didn't get much of a bitter bite at all. By the end of my first glass though, I really took to its strong flavors - grapefruit, citrus, grass. The aftertaste stays with you for quite some time as well. It's a very sweet, pleasant drink.

EDIT: After revisiting Stone IPA and having the Kelso immediately after, I have to comment on the strong grassy flavors that dominate this beer. They are not as pleasant as the Stone, but they are distinct. A very, very grassy beer.

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A: The beer is cloudy dark yellow in color and has lacy patterns of bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There is a strong aroma of fresh hops in the nose, which is very unique.
T: Like the smell, flavors of hops dominate the taste, which has some notes of citrus. There is a good balance among the flavors.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate.
D: The beer has good drinkability and I will definitely try this one again if I can find it.

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On draft at The Waterfront, Brooklyn, New York.

Poured a slightly hazy medium copper hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell was dominated by a piney resinous hop.

The taste consisted of a spicy balmy pine hop with essences of sweet oranges. A touch of malt sweetness as well.

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Overall a very nice, tasty IPA.

plaid75, Apr 07, 2010
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On tap at Brooklyn Bowl. Poured into pint glass. Hazy to clear chestnut brown/ orangey. Little head. Grassy, bitter hop aroma.
I love IPAs, but this was bad...really bad. Sweet malts, followed by bitter hops and grassy/earthy flavor. I finished it only because it cost $6. Maybe I got a bad batch or something, but I would never get again.

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Kelso IPA from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.