jredmond (5341) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at RnH with Linh. Pours an amber body with light white lacing. Aroma is citrus and hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat astringent with bitter notes of citrus, hops, and some artificial cleaner.
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Graziellie’s. Pours is dirty, clear blonde, sickly urine color with a
rocky, medium thickness white head. Sheety lace. Fairly dank fruity
hop nose. Odd characters come out like jackfruit and tropical melons- maybe not super fresh and bright but certainly there is some Nelson Sauvin character. Taste is super bitter: big pine, melon rinds, massive sweet melons, something odd and meaty like durian. Very dry and almost buttery to near chalky on the palate. Bitter melon rinds. Coating mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation. As I drink this more I simply do not like it. The palate is just so soapy, buttery, coating, and harsh with carbonation. The hops are adding astringency and not really much fresh fruit and balance.
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Saloon (?) tap ($6): Pours an amber color with white head. Pine, pine, and more pine. Taste is similar to aroma. Got the pine and citrus, with minimal malts. Reminds me of Greenpoint’s Heartland Indiana Pale Ale, which I tried once. One would think they are the same beer although they apparently have different alcohol levels. In any case, not my thing, just too piny and tastes like medicine or something like that.
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap somewhere I don’t feel like disclosing. Pours a hazy gold, with lots of pine and citrus. nice medium body and really interesting hop character. pretty nice indeed.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an average IPA with not great detail in the hops I had this on tap at the Birdsall house and it was ok but not spectacular
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lazy Boy. Pours clear orange with white head. Aromas of grassy hops and resin, pine, caramel malts, and some citrus. Flavors of resiny hops, pine, citrus, and caramel malts. Finishes bitter. Pretty solid IPA.
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at RnH. Light amber pour. Big punchy citrus hop aroma. Taste is light malt with a pronounced hop bitterness, somewhat citrus like. Pretty good.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at RnH, 8/6/2010.
Strong floral fresh hop aroma, like a muted Pliny. Taste less distinct--expected hop flavors, without as much freshness as the aroma. Still very good, a quite above-average locally produced IPA.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Hazy golden pour. Thick, pillowy sticky head. The nose is quite piny and resinous with a touch of light citrus. Very bright sticky hop nose. Tooth-coating hop oils and a nice sticky hop character. Really quite fresh. The malts are definitely here but they don’t really interfere with the hops at all. As it warms up the hops fade a little bit leaving a more juicy orange-citrus from behind the bright pine resin. Nice, solid well-crafted IPA
ben4321 (3920) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: On tap at RnH, 3/22/10
Aroma: The aroma is lots of pine/resin, with a nice hop feel
Appearance: Pours an orange color with a white head
Flavor: Taste is resiny as well, mild sweetness, medium bitter
Palate: It has a nice mouthfeel and a medium body
Overall, this beer is pretty nice. This is my first Kelso beer, though I have had a bunch of the Heartland stuff, and I now see they are related through Greenpoint. Anyway, I liked this beer, a very solid IPA.