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Kelso Industrial Pale Ale - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Kelso Industrial Pale AleKelso Industrial Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dragonWhale on 04-24-2011

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Photo of RoyaleWithCheese
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had never heard of this beer before until stumbling upon it at a local distributor. It was the only 4 pack left, so I figured I'd give it a shot. First can wasn't all that awesome. For some reason it just didn't go down great. Had a second can a night or two later and it was awesome. Very syrupy and boozy, but it's a malty and high alcohol beer, that's just how it is. looking back, it reminded me of Hi-Res but they do not taste the same. Similar, but Kelso is far more malty. I'd love to pick this up again if I can find it. Recommended if you're into no joke heavy beers that require attention when drinking.

Photo of stomioka
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 57md
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy copper color with a very good hop nose. The can says “bold malts and huge hops;” while I hate to bow to marketing, I’d say this is a dead on accurate description.
The booze is not at all intrusive but it’s not hidden either – when you drink this, you know it is a 10%.

Photo of corysmith01
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.06/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Outlier detected. Justify with a review ??? Didn't like it. Too thick, boozy and syrupy. Not to my liking.

Photo of ronricorossi
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmos27
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BoOmerG
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2Xmd
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rojapa
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CayseyW
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After another go-round with this beer I had to lower the rating. My first score was 4.03, which in hindsight makes me wonder what I was thinking. To say that this is a pallet burner would be a huge understatement. This beer is a palate waster. It's just so unrefined and so over the top that it becomes very hard to drink after a while. It's most redeeming quality is the well-masked 10% ABV that allows you to forget about the taste because you develop a decent buzz quickly. It's by no means the worst DIPA I've had, but I won't be revisiting it.

Photo of tvghost
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flounder57
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2L growler was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange color with some clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, citrus, grassy, and danky hops followed by toasted, caramel, and bready malts. Slight aroma of ethanol alcohol given the 10% ABV.

Taste: Same as above. Got slightly better as it warmed, but ethanol alcohol flavor was their in the rear with bitterness and slight aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, strong bitterness, ethanol alcohol, slight aftertaste, and medium carbonation.

Overall: If this beer could be tweeted a little bit,.it could have more potential. Will check out the cans next time instead of getting a growler.

Photo of whatname
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, rusty orange with lacey off white film. 4
Dank, rindy citrus nose. 4.25
Honey and marmalade then musty resin, Cointreau, and pine sap hops. 4.25
Oily lemon balm and citrus rind end and stinging nettle linger.
Medium and sticky, no heat. 4

Plenty of citrus, but plenty of sticky dank, too. East coast, but no slouch with the hops. Not sure it has much at 10% that it couldn’t have at, say, 8%. But still a DIPA to be reckoned with. 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejane
4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Justindemino
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoGators
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldmankoch
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent balance between malts and hops. Nice interplay of initial tropical fruit burst that fades into a dank resin finish. Pretty thick and oily but kinda expected considering it's a IIPA with a high ABV

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Kelso Industrial Pale Ale from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
92 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.