Kelso Industrial Pale Ale - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Kelso Industrial Pale Ale
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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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

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(Beer added by: dragonWhale on 04-24-2011)
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Reviews by Altoon88:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
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!

Photo of Thezacshow
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Billolick
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
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...

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ehammond1
3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler

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.

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of r0nyn
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of rdilauro
3.23/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | 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.

Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of sjones5045
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of kwa357
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of scootny
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy burnt orange with a creme colored head that leaves sheeting and lace. Nice retention and consistency. Fades to a light covering. Smell has tropical fruits, lots of pineapple and guava. Pine forrest with hop oily accents. Taste is superb. Caramel sweet malt front is quickly covered by a pine cone bomb that leaves a firm but restrained grapefruit presence. Tropical fruits from the nose flesh out the flavor. Dry finish has resinous pine and oil with faint mint. A lingering hop oil and breadcrust. Feel is medium weight with a crisp carbonation that has a light creaminess. Each swallow brings forth a cascade of superfine bubble that refreshes the covering that stays on the beer throughout consumption. So easy to drink this one It goes down like a standard IPA. No trace of alcohol anywhere. Crisp and refreshing this may be that alltime great session DIPA if one existed. Wow!

Photo of JohnQBeer
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of labattblueribbon
3.06/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

growler to glass. personally this brew was too boozy for me. However, the first few sniffs and sips were actually really pleasant, but the more i drank the less i enjoyed it, it's honestly hard to discern much flavor by the end of this beer. finished really really dry, too dry for me. lacing was minimal at best. i will say by the end of the growler it started to ease on the palate booze-wise, but still fell short in what i expect from a DIPA (flavor and drinkability). bottom line a pretty forgettable brew and i don't see myself seeking this one out or buying again.

Photo of sunofneurot
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of AaronRed
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of dangelop
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of mdimeglio
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: translucent medium amber with orange highlights; big-bubbled off-white head a few fingers high; slick sheen left behind

S: deep citrus pith - dark and musty; caramelized grains; some floral notes

T: wet, rich grains hit up front, malty caramels; then bitter hops, drier and woodsier reclaim your malt drenched palate and elevate the flavor profile with their tight bitterness - hop and malt vie for your attention, alternating currents of wet and dry, rich and airy

M: dense up front, full-bodied; palate clamping hop bitterness airs out the mouth with woody vapors

O: epic DIPA action - not for the timid - the malts and hops are equally aggressive, and more-or-less balance out - great flavor profile, powerful nose, and massive body. Get yourself crushed. I rank it up there with the big boys of the DIPA set.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Kelso Industrial Pale Ale from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
92 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.