Spacetown Pale Ale | Kelsen Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by puboflyons on 05-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAFoley
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First I have to say I love the online beer tracker. I wish more Brewers had such a feature. Unfortunately it showed me that my bomber was brewed 8 months ago! So I guess my review should be inflated to account for lack of freshness.

A - clear pale amber body with dense off-white foam. Very good retention and sudsy lacing.

S - citrus hops, sweet malt

T - slight bitter hop, citrus, and slightly piney. Toasted malt, earthy, and doughy.

M - medium/light body with moderate carbonation.

O - this was ok but the age really killed the flavor. Flavors were weak and dropped off fast. I'm sure this is much tastier when fresh and of course on tap.

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Photo of jwwjd
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Very average. No date on bottle - stale.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tscanlon51
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamo3UpGolf
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great tasting beer. Was my first Kelsen brew and I haven't stopped yet

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Photo of BillDon
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cool feature to track the bottles
http://kelsenbrewing.com/Beertracker/. Bottled 9/30/2014

Had both on draft in taproom and in bottle. On tap was clearly better. Maybe fresher. The bottle was about four months old and might have lost some of the hops.

Look: nice head clear and a little dark golden color for the style.

Smell: more malt then hops, on tap it was a little brighter and hop nose.

Taste: on tap the hops were more prevalent, in bottle not as much hops

Mouthfeel: thank god for the solid mouthfeel in a nano. Might have a little too much proteins.

Overall: oh on tap it was really a session ipa, in bottle it was too malty. But a great beer for a nano brewery. Drink a few you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kelp
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of st9647v3
2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It was a foamy mess but tasted aight.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stopped by the brewery to pick up one each of their 22's. Right off the highway too.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Citrus, tangerine, clementine, grapefruit, some resiny pine, biscuity, and pale malts.

Taste: The hop flavors are more noticeable in the taste. Mild tingly bitterness and cracker notes and sweetness from the malts too.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light bodied, chewy, smooth, light bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Nice hoppiness to this pale ale. Biscuity and pale malts make thus a nicely balanced and enjoyable APA.

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Photo of drouss48
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of ScottP
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hockeypuck
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of 603to843
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Glenney67
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of newcastledave
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of huddyball
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of RRC03
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of risendragon
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Bought from Craft Beer Cellar over in Nashua and poured from a bomber into a standard glass.

A- Thick white head, actually overflowed my glass. Nice bronze/amber coloring with good carbonation.

S- First thing I get is pine. Second thing I get is grapefruit. Finally, some more earthy notes with malt undertones.

T- Citrus all around with some pine notes. The malt is somewhat muted as the hops really shine on this one. I think that with a bit more of a malt backbone that this pale ale would really shine is it kind of blurs the line between American pale ale and American IPA.

M- Light, crisp, dry finish. Perfect after a night of canvassing in Goffstown.

O- My amazement over the quality that this tiny brewery can muster never ceases. This is a great pale ale, I will stop short of calling it amazing because I feel that the malts were not as forthcoming as I would like in an APA. But that is a personal preference and it certainly does not detract from the fact that this is a great beer. I hear that there is a new beer coming from these guys very soon, so very excited about that! Cheers!

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Photo of wreck
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of sdaly3
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Spacetown Pale Ale from Kelsen Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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