Battle Axe IPA | Kelsen Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
112 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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Battle Axe IPABattle Axe IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kelsen Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
kelsenbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Battle Axe IPA is a unique example of the style, focused on smooth hop flavors and aroma, while avoiding the harsh bitterness found so often in today’s IPAs. Rather than competing for the most bitter beer available, we chose to leverage voluminous late hop additions in the boil to produce a highly drinkable IPA with strong hop flavors, fresh citrus hop aroma and a profound drinkability that makes it a great beer to pair with food.

Added by JakerLou on 03-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of jviveney
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Docpeter1982
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer, hoppy and malty, a treat

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Photo of Ski4beer
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible hop aroma and flavor.

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Photo of Cynthia38
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great hop aroma and hop flavor. Danky but balanced with great malt flavors and balanced bitterness.

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Photo of Jamo3UpGolf
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great tasting easy to drink. Gotta love their labels!

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Photo of Szopa258
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Such a danky beer! Love the balance and how refreshing it is.

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Photo of erniethebeermonster
4.79/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Better then double great hops

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Photo of theandyday
4.71/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I just had the most recent Battle Axe on tap at the brewery. They apparently dropped a malt and my god - amazing.

I remember the first BA I had and could taste the promise. I've waited to review this beer as the brewery has tweaked it and I think they've found what they were looking for. It's a crushable IPA, and an outstanding go-to beer.

This batch is crisp, bright and has just enough malt to balance the hop profile. I've killed growlers of this in a night by myself without even trying. I suppose I could get more technical, but at the end of a long day, you just want a beer you can kick back and crush. This is it.

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Photo of Shon_Haley
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The first release of the Battle Axe was good but this latest release is killer. Loving all the offerings these guys are putting out.

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Photo of LXMRTN
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Matthowland
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Melaiz
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justin82
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwwjd
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfcaa193
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njcraftguy
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lucked upon this while visiting my sister in NH. Really enjoyed it. Not a juice bomb but a smooth tasty brew. Good flavor and easy to drink. . Could see myself putting down a bunch of these. Well done.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datalager
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of theIPAman
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is right in my wheelhouse. A huge nose of dank hops. Lots of juicy fruit, just a touch of sweetness, and a mildly bitter close. Hops are showcased and are upfront and lingering. This beer really stood out among the 15 beers we sampled at today's brew festival with its unabashed use of hops, earning Kelsen my eventual vote. If you like hop bombs, give this one a try.

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Photo of ElGallo
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Battle Axe IPA from Kelsen Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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