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Chelsea Hoppy Holiday Ale
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Cask at Brazen Head. Clear copper/orange with a fairly substantial head considering the cask pour. Bright citrus and floral hop aroma. Fresh tasting orangey and tea hop flavor, with a bit of spice and citrus zest bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied with a smooth non-carbonated real ale palate, making it very drinkable. The alleged 8.4% ABV is imperceptible. I’m actually wondering why this is designated here as an APA rather than an "American Strong Ale."

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Tap at Chelsea brewery. Poured a copper hue with a thin beige head. Nose was citrusy. Front of citrus hops. Creamy mouthful. Abv easily hidden behind a decent malt base. Hints of orange and spice with a hint of sweetness in the finish. . Pretty easy to drink. Worthwhile.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2004
8.25% ABV so they say. You don’t really taste it all that much though. Amarillo hops used in it, so says Brewer Mark. Berry-cherry aroma. Nice syrupy Christmas taste. Just mellow enough--not over the top on the flavoring attempt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Tap @ Barcade. Clear brown with some off white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus and a light grassy note. Very bitter, fairly full bodied, more grass/earthiness on the palate. A very solid, flavorful, pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Had it on tap at the brewery. Reminded me a lot of holiday ales from Seattle - Maritime Pacific’s Jolly Roger to be specific. High alcohol dominates - tastes higher than it actually is (more like barleywine-level).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Draught at Jimmy’s No 43, Fair head, lastingrough, earthy, very rich. plums, and lemons and wood


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