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Iron Hill 2nd Degree IPA˛
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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2nd Degree is a Double IPA. It's 80 IBUs, 9.8% ABV and loaded with 39 Pounds of hops including Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo and Columbus! In case you aren't aware hops are in short supply....and we still used a TON in this beer including 13 pounds in the hop back.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Hand bottle courtesy of hopdog. Thanks Steve!
Pours a nice medium amber with a lasting offwhite colored head. Smell is nice and fruity with a good sweet hop nose, but balanced and not ridiculously hoppy. Some very light metallic notes and alcohol in the nose perhaps. Smooth and very slick in the mouth, with a good piney and fruity bitterness that lingers. Kind of a strong, lasting odd bitterness the more I drink. Nice hop flavor, but still with smooth and sticky malt behind it and a bit of an overly chalky lasting bitterness. Nice beer overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
12 oz. draft at the brewpub. Pour is brown orange with not much of an off white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops some malt too. The hops are fresh, and very nice. Taste is resin pine primarily, with some of the citrus coming through in the middle. Nice full palate balanced hops and malt out well. This beer hid the 9.9% really well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Orange-amber color with a medium head. Aroma is thick with citrus and floral hops with a malty sweetness in the background. Flavor is a nice mix of "C" hops with lots of floral and citrus goodness plus some sweeter malts and a full, sticky feel. A nice DIPA from what I consider to be the best Iron Hill location beer wise.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Aroma is that utter perfection of the finest qualities of the many different hops used in this brew,that sweet combination of citrus,pine, and slight sweet maltiness that us hopheads seek in our hop bombs, taste doesn’t quite capture all those components as well,the sweet caramel maltiness is more of a factor, all that hopping results in a tangy, mix of citrusy ,slightly slick hop juice, with different hop charateristics slightly clashing , and a pleasantly bitter finish. Top grade stuff,thanks again Kingpin, an excellent hand bottled

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Big thanks to Hopdog. Poured a clear bright deep orange with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and toasted malt. Caramel malt flavor with a piny hop middle to finish. Dry and moderately bitter very long finish. Almost a medium body. A nice drinking IIPA with the alcohol very well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Tasted from Growler filled earlier in the day. Poured a medium and clear orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of light citrus, toasted caramel, floral hops, and earthy. Tastes of caramel, floral hops, pine, and had a nice grapefruit bitter finish. Some alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for picking up this growler and sharing it. Pours a translucent orange/amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of pine resin, floral notes, caramel, some toasted malt, lots of orange notes from the American hops. Flavor of pine, citrus notes, a good amount of caramel, some toasted malt, lots of hop flavor and bitterness, enough malt to help balance and some alcohol coming through in flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 Draft. Clear amber color with medium sized head. Clean looking beer. Small tight white head. Oily full bodied brew. Aroma. of malt light alcohol, pine, and caramel The taste was the same but sweet with thick hoppy light caramel tones. Bitter finish. Good stuff, had two while I watched the Detriot Vs Orlando B-ball game.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2008
[Gravity Cask] Poured a dark amber color with a small white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, lots of amarillo, light toast, and caramel. Taste of pine, bitter grapefruit, toasted malts, toffee, citrus fruits, pine, and a very bitter finish... fair amount of alcohol detected.


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