Chelsea Hop Angel IPA | Chelsea Craft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Billolick on 07-03-2006

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Photo of bonbini26
4.67/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this from a cask at David Copperfield's in Manhattan.

This was my 1st time having this beer, and could not compare it to a non-cask one, but it was a great IPA. Served at just the right temperature, nice citrus, pine nose to it. The hops hit you nice and even. Really an easy drinking, flavorful IPA

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Photo of Gavage
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly hazy orange in color with a one finger head that breaks apart pretty quickly. Some spots of lace develop on the glass.

Smell: citrus and soft pine tones are mellow but detectable.

Taste: nice sweet malt levels balanced by a oily bitterness. Grapefruits and pine are most notable with some softer orange sweeteness in the background.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp at the start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Relatively short aftertaste but it is dominated by the bitterness.

Drinkability: solid sessionable IPA. Not much more to say about it.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly fogged gold. Nose is very hopped. And the flavor is a hop bomb. It is strong, but certainly not over done by any means, though. Nice lasting aftertaste that leaves a thick liquid feel in the mouth. Feel has an attacking bubble and a thick liquid touch. Overall a good IPA that is even and well rounded.

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Photo of sleazo
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy copper coloured with a smll light cream coloured reamy head.

S-light piney resinous hops

T_piney hops up front with a biscuity follow through which is slightly acidic aftertaste and a bit of the hops once again. Hints of lemon and orange

M-slightly below medium with an avg carbonation

D-a mediocre IPA. One I suspect is made with extracts. However it does provide some hops and it is in no way bad. Still very drinkable and above average

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured draft (Waterfront Ale House 30th/2nd Ave) with half finger head at best. Light auburn color and paperclip thin head after few quafs. Hop Angle says it all, with peppery accents to my pallet. While it's called Hop Angel, the hopps are balances and come in strong at the middle of the drink, not on either end which I found impressive. Sharp texture and plenty of legs. West side boys did quite well on this one.

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Photo of TeddyBrew
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on cask July 4th at David Copperfield's in NYC. A fine cask ale defined by round, sweet flavors, subtle hopping and a very full taste. A very enjoyable ale, and I would guess best on cask. I would say this compares very favorably with the Six Points Bengali Tiger.

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Photo of BurnsTau
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on cask at Blind Tiger.

Great medium copper pour, no head or carbonation. Smell is mostly hoppy. Tastes was great. Mostly hoppy bitterness up front, but theres a great toasty malt flavor coming through as well. Lots of good toasty flavors throughout. Medium body with no carbonation. This was a great cask beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Well hopped, medium mouthfeel. Lace on the way down the glass. Aggressive carbonation with everything I had at the brewery, maybe it is better served elsewhere, and this IPA is a popular one about town, and the hops were tasty. Amber orange colour. Best hoppy aroma. Dry finish. Had again almost 4 years later At House of Beers and found the hoppyness, the taste, somewhat muted by carbonation. Could not finish, and dry. Weak for style.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured juicy orange, resiny hop and white pepper aromas.

The taste consisted of an upfront sweet orange hop, some pine, some grapefruit and a lingering spicy white pepper. Decent grain bill as well.

The mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side, yet a bit creamy due to the cask. Dry spicy finish.

Overall very drinkable and tasty on cask. Could benefit from a bit more body however.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a gravity keg at the newly reopened Blind Tiger.
Headless and lace-free this beer be. Clear amber color.
Smells hoppy. Tastes hoppy with a mild, underlying malt spine. Not too many dimensions, not even too many bubbles on the palate. Rather like an herbal juice with some seltzer added to lighten things up.
Nice to have some fresh brewed beer from down the road. This lacks the wow factor of many IPAs... this sorta reminds me of hoppy Perrier... but worth trying.

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Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pizza Plant on Transit,poured from the tap a hazed burnt orange color with a thinner but well retained white head.Resiny,piney hop sticks out most in the nose with a lighter cracker malt note it reminds me a bit of Bridgeport IPA in appearance and in the nose,nice hop complexity on the palate somewhat citrusy and piney/resiny with a bold drier malt base the resiny hop lingers inducing beautiful hop burps.I like the hops and this is quaffable,back to the Bridgeport IPA comparison its lighter with a big resiny hop character with underlying grassy and citrus fruit its a very nice IPA.

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Photo of JulieRFoster
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Almost translucent golden-amber in color (exactly the color of the amber stone in Jurassic park from which they extracted dinosaur DNA). Thick ribbed lacing smothers the rim

Smells sweet and juicy. Orange, cherry and RASPBERRY. Blueberry too. Oh sweet delicious hops, how you turn me on… It’s like a psychoactive is messing with my receptors and I’m visualizing the smell as giant slices of swollen red grapefruit. Damn.

Taste is nice and tart. It’s almost a little dusty, and seems like it’s dry-hopped, as a slightly dry residue is left in my mouth. The flavor pretty damn smooth, and fairly well-balanced with the crazy hops dancing around on a solid malt foundation. I would go so far to describe the flavor as round.

It has a solid medium mouthfeel: quite viscous for an IPA, but the weight is welcomed. The carbonation is small yet rippy. It has a generally crisp finish, but clearly my palette was recently inundated by hops.

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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass at Standings, sports bar, NYC, "Lets Go Mets!" This one pours fairly light amber, with a spicy hop nose, showing off a near white head and leaving on the glass, moderate amounts of fine lacing. A respectable grapefruit dominated hop crunch is the overarching understanding here. Pleasant, thoroughly American, BA worthy, IPA from Chelsea.

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Chelsea Hop Angel IPA from Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
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