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Kelso Industrial Pale Ale - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Kelso Industrial Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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:
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(Beer added by: dragonWhale on 04-24-2011)
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Reviews by PicoPapa:
Photo of PicoPapa
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32oz mini growler from Whole Foods in Manhattan. Pours a brownish dark orange color with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. Great aroma of tropical fruits and citrus hops. Pineapple and orange. The taste is bitter citrus and boozey up front followed by some pine. Bitter reisnous finish. Not as much tropical fruit flavor as I thought there would be juding from the aroma but it's still tasty and there is some pineapple. You can definitely taste the 11.5%. Medium bodied and carbonated. This is a well made bitter, high ABV tasty Imperial Ipa. Glad I took a chance and grabbed a growler. Overall, I will be buying this again.

PicoPapa, Sep 06, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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!

SkiBum22, May 15, 2011
Photo of Billolick
4.43/5  rDev +6%
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...

Billolick, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

virinow, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

ehammond1, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of r0nyn
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

r0nyn, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Bieniek30
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Bieniek30, Thursday at 04:03 AM
Photo of Comparison_Ford
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Comparison_Ford, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of kwa357
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kwa357, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of scootny
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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!

scootny, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of JohnQBeer
5/5  rDev +19.6%

JohnQBeer, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of labattblueribbon
3.06/5  rDev -26.8%
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.

labattblueribbon, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

sunofneurot, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

KevinGordon, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mdillon86, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of AaronRed
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

AaronRed, May 27, 2013
Photo of dangelop
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

dangelop, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

mdimeglio, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Greywulfken, May 23, 2014
Photo of BodyPolitic
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

BodyPolitic, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of campfirebrew
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

campfirebrew, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy light amber in color. It poured with a half-finger high off white head that died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are strong aromas of grapefruit in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very citrusy with strong flavors of grapefruit.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is very easy to drink because the alcohol is remarkably well hidden from the taste.

metter98, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of dreichus
4/5  rDev -4.3%

dreichus, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of plaid75
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, New York.

Poured a murky dark copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a balmy resinous tropical fruit aroma with waves of pine and citrus.

The flavor consisted of mouth coating hop resins - mango, pineapple and apricot. Full piney spice detected as well. A well masked alcohol crept in toward the finish along with a smooth and soft sweetness.

The mouthfeel was full and all encompassing.

Overall a major league DIPA. One of the best beers to come out of NYC in recent memory. Incredibly user friendly.

plaid75, May 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

odomosan, Apr 30, 2014
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Kelso Industrial Pale Ale from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
92 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.