Kelso Industrial Pumpkin Ale | Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
New York, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mdfb79 on 11-13-2012

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear amber-orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices are present in the nose. It's tough to pick out individual spices because the smell isn't that strong but I think I can pick up some cinnamon and nutmeg. The pumpkin aromas become more apparent as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the flavors of pumpkins and pumpkin spices are just a bit stronger and there are some slight hints of alcohol towards the finish. Like the smell, the pumpkin flavors strengthen a bit as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't quite as complex as some of the other imperial pumpkin ales that I have tried, but it is extremely drinkable considering its strength—it tastes nowhere near being 10.5% abv.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Pony Bar in NYC on the EUS. 8 oz pour. Per the menu:

"Flavors of pumpkin pie, maple, and bourbon round out this dangerously drinkable high octane season ale."

a - Pours a hazy orange amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like most pumpkin beers.

s - Smells of pumpkin, gingerbread, sweet and sour dark fruits, sour bread pumpkin, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and gingerbread. Sourness is certainly there and is nice, and not overpowering.

t - Tastes of pumpking, gingerbread, sticky sweet sour dark fruits, spice, cloves, vanilla, oak, toasted malts, bread, dough. Taste doesn't really have the bourbon from the nose, and is less sour, but more of a traditional pumpkin taste. Different than the nose, but equally as good.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink beer; certainly does not taste 10.5% ABV at all...I would have guessed 6% ABV. Not too sour and not hot.

o - Overall a really interesting and good pumpking beer; one of the most interesting in the style I've had, and one of my favorite Kelso beers so far. The beer is a nice mix of pumpkin ale, sour dark fruits, and light bourbon in the nose, and it is very easy to drink considering the ABV. Would certainly look to have it again.

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Kelso Industrial Pumpkin Ale from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
4.04 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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