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Kelso IPA - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Kelso IPA
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85
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 04-07-2010)
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-21-2014 00:22:49 | More by wiegs4life
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01-26-2012 01:27:12 | More by DWolf
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-07-2014 12:18:51 | More by dcbeers
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socon67

New York

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
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-19-2014 21:13:48 | More by let8it8grow
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Hopdaemon39

New York

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
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Bieniek30

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Fikash

California

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
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Chris_Coughlin

New York

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New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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metter98

New York

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
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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plaid75

New York

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
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

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
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Bustersuess

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-10-2013 00:11:05 | More by Bustersuess
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david18

New York

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
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-16-2011 17:50:44 | More by alalvarez75
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Kelso IPA from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.