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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made with fresh Nelson Sauvin hops from new Zealand, this beer is punchy, bright and very unique


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3287) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2010
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2010
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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2611) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2010
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2010
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3800) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
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 Impression: 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.


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