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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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very good

52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 246
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 22.03%
Wants: 13
Gots: 72 | FT: 2
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Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
New York, United States | website

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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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 246
Reviews by AaronRed:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It is unbelievable that a beer this high in alcohol can go down so smoothly. Sure this brew has a wonderful and typical IPA style aroma of citrus etc, but is also has a deep texture that tell you this is a high quality beer and is not all about the high ABV. A nice malty smoothness hits your palate and while the hops are sitting right on your tongue, it is not overly aggressive, but more balanced. This beer has somehow found a way to provide the drinker with all the wonderfulness of a double IPA and make it profoundly drinkable.

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Photo of Billolick
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Called "Industrial IPA" at DeCicco's in Ardsley...same ABV/same style listed so I'll go with it...

$8.99 for a 32 ounce growler fill.

Pours a typical shade of amber, slight haze, light tan head, creamy and luxorious, slowly going to a thick film, collar and nice webs and bands of fine lace.

Pungent hopped up nose, fortified with pinapple, mango and more resiny hop notes.

Full throtle DIPA, they are not kidding! "Industrial" sums it up. On the palate it's crunching hops, waves of tropical and citric fruit...Lots and lots of ripe pineapple dominates. Lime soaked alcohol notes trying to peak through, but the hops/malt/fruit thingy keeps their tendrils mostly at bay.

Big bold and quite heady stuff, not for the faint of heart...bring on the stinky cheese and smoked meats, I love it...please make more of it...keg it, bottle it, distribute it...

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Photo of snaotheus
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can brought from New York by @mr-jj. 08/17/2015 is stamped on the bottom. Served in a snifter. The can looks like the one pictured in this listing, but it says "Imperial" instead of "industrial".

Pours a pretty ruby-amber, clear, with a smallish head that lasts, and is supported by lots of carbonation. Smell is super orangey, very citrus. Can't get much besides that oranginess, although it smells good, it's a bit one-sided.

Taste is (thankfully) less orange-forward, although it's certainly present and noticeable. But, there's plenty of piney bitterness, a moderate bready malt characteristic. Nice, interesting beer.

Mouthfeel is creamy and nice. Overall, nice beer.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can to into pint glas
L- golden,slightly cloudy reasonable head, fades in about 2-3 minutes
S-malty, candy like, maple
T- well balanced, quick hop hit smothered in malt
Feel- effervescence spread it well on tongue
Overall- I would buy this again. Never heard of them until this beer. Read their bio online, good luck to them.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellowish-Orange with a little haziness

S - Smells very piney, and I got a very citrusy lemon note too

T - You can definitely tell this is a very strong beer right off the bat but it does a good job of not overpowering the beer. This is a piney, lemony DIPA that is very smooth for it being 11.5% abv. It's also very sweet.

O - This is a very good beer from Kelso that I hope they keep making. They nailed this one for sure and I definitely want more!

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Photo of TTripp725
3.17/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I can't stand this new rating system

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Photo of Thezacshow
4.04/5  rDev 0%

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ehammond1
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


Acquired via trade
Thanks, cosmicevan!

A darker pour than expected: dark amber with dark orange (think scorched, fiery earth) edges along with a thin off-white head. There's not a lot of visible carbonation present. Eventually, the beer leaves the glass oily and spotted with stick. This looks potent and somewhat heavy in the glass.

Big aroma of pine and earth, along with a tinge of grapefruit rind, and sticky, caramel malts, and a warming alcohol presence.

The flavor follows the aroma, with notes of pine, earth, and some grapefruit leading the way. A somewhat sweet, malty DIPA, at least compared to the ones I most often drink, with some alcohol presence as well. Maltier than I'm accustomed to, with large amounts of hop bitterness. A very big, but balanced, DIPA.

Medium to full bodied for the style with low carbonation--somewhat oily.

Good enough, and I'm glad I got the chance to try it, but not one of my favorites.

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Photo of Jsonta
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not really impressed with this one like I thought I'd be. The heavy astringent alcohol taste takes away from whatever good qualities it has.

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Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev -1%

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

Photo of dcbeers
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of r0nyn
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of rdilauro
3.09/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I was interested in tasting this beer. I heard mixed reviews about it. But the idea of a cheesy / malty beer got the best of me.
No question that the heavy dosages of malt gave this one a real 'heavy' feel. I didnt detect anything in the nose, in fact, even in the taste. Except that it was big and bold, very big, almost too much.

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Photo of kmbeer
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of AkAndy
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aerol
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A malt liquor had sex with an IPA and had a home birth c-section. Overall, I enjoyed the beer but the alcohol started to get very noticeable on the tongue towards the end.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Kelso Industrial Pale Ale from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
89 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.