Kelso IPA - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
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4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
04-10-2011 00:59:33 | More by socon67
4.58/5 rDev +20.5%
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!).
09-18-2012 23:54:36 | More by Hopdaemon39
4/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
04-27-2011 22:49:32 | More by Fikash
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
09-26-2010 12:16:11 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style.
Overall a very nice, tasty IPA.
04-07-2010 17:53:59 | More by plaid75
2.42/5 rDev -36.3%
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.
12-21-2011 19:12:42 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
I had a sixteen ounce draft of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's upper west side. It was not my favorite ipa and suffers from what I believe a lot of east coast versions suffer from; not enough hops. I would rate this as a decent pale ale but not much more than that. OK aroma, again not hoppy enough. Light in color, low carbonation. Worth a try but don't be surprised if you don't fall in love with it.
09-01-2010 17:53:17 | More by david18
Kelso IPA from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.