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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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8426) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6789) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Draught at the Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn, NY.
Hazy yellow golden colour with small white head. Malty grainy aroma with citrusy hops and mild bitterness. Flavour is grainy malty and dry hoppy. Bitter fruity aftertaste. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Resinous hoppy aroma with some fruity citric notes and sweet malts. Hoppy flavor, floral and fruity citric notes, with some light malty sweetness. Solid bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5330) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3404) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
On draught. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate white head. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit with some pine notes as well. The flavor is light malt with a solid dose of grapefruit and just a little bit of pine. Moderate-strong bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. No problems.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3385) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 7, 2010
The aroma is floral, dank, earthy, caramel. The appearance is orange/gold, white head. the flavor is earthy, floral, caramel. The finish is resin, hops, enduring. Medium in body. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2640) - 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.


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