mstrcrwly (142) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this over the summer..growler fill..really good industrial/DIPA..citrus, pine..not overly alcoholic for 11.5% abv..from start to finish a winner
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is dark golden with a two-finger-wide white head. Aroma and flavor both consist of caramel malt, pine needles, citrus, resin, and grapefruit. Alcohol is well hidden, but only behind a viscous and resin filled body.
taestee (47) - USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler filled at Beer Boutique in Brooklyn. A really thick IPA. Hides its 11.5% pretty well. Lots of pine and resin but with a nice sweetness you’d expect from the ABV. Would get it again.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Strand Smokehouse in Queens. #1600 as it happens. Deep orange, awesome aroma of thick hops. Resinous pine, sweet bittering. Nice carbonation on a big beer. Quite tasty and well put together.
jredmond (4847) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pony bar HK with Linh. Pours an amber body with no head. Aroma is fresh pine hop and light bitter citrus (grapefruit). Mouthfeel is medium with notes of citrus, pine, sweet honey drizzled grapefruit and some booze. This is just on the verge of being awesome. I feel like if they dry hopped and dialed back the alcohol this would be Kelso’s top offering. Still, solid but just a touch cloying.
Jow (1816) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Stagshead. Pours amber brown with nice enough aromas of sweet hops. tastes lightly hoppy, malty, caramel, and citrus. warm boozy finish but unfortunately this was so cloyingly sweet on palate that i had trouble finishing it.
Slipstream (1922) - USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Good Beer. Aromatic, resiny aroma with a lot of juicy hop sweetness. Dark brass colored pour. A sticky and nicely balanced IIPA, with pine, herb, and caramel flavors. The penetrating aroma lingers in the glass after the liquid is gone. Really, really good, the best thing I’ve had from Kelso. Deserves a higher rating.
Wanja (553) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark golden color. Perfect bitter ipa taste... One of the I best IPA, I love it...
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at City Swiggers, NYC. Cheers, Sander! Pours rich, ruby-gold with a frothy, white head. Big pine and ripe citrus aroma. Big sweet flavor, heavily resinous with more pine, ripe grapefruit. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with lots of sticky sugars, pine, berries. Not bad. It isn’t a subtle DIPA by any means, but it gets the job done.
mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lucky Dog, Brooklyn tap ($5): Pours light brown with an off-white head. Aroma is perfectly fine: citrus, pine, and caramel malt. I have, however, a problem with the taste. This is pretty cloyingly sweet. If you like beers that taste like sugar balls, then this beer is perfect for you. There was not enough hop character. I am really not like this beer.