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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Hand bottled by TY! Copper/amber color. Smell of hops, honey, citrus peal, grapefruit, flowers, malt, caramel, pine and alcohol. I remember smelling this for my first time when I opened it. Tastes the same but a little bit lighter than the smell. Wonderful hop flavor. Thanks TY!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5275) - 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.

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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
12 oz. handbottle courtesy of hopdog. Pours a clear amber orange colr with a smaller off white head. The aroma is in your face citrus hops, moderate sweetness, a touch of pine, and some floral notes. The flavor is still citrus, but more in the finish where it presents as grapefruit bitterness. Up front there is more caramel malt, pine, floral, and slight earthy combinations. I think they work well together. I don’t notice the alcohol at all. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. This is a very solid beer and a great intro to Iron Hill for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Growler shared by kp: Pours a transparent bright copper orange with a wispy-lacing white head. Nice aroma of fresh grapefruity resiny hops and some sweet toasty caramel malty balance. Body starts fairly full and toasty caramely malty sweet with great balance of fresh assertive resiny piny and grapefruity hops. Finishes crisp, smooth and bittersweet, hiding the alcohol quite well. A very nice double IPA.

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4445) - Milton, Delaware, 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 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Big thanks to JB175 for a growler of this stuff. Send me some more! Pours amber with a small white head. Up front citrus hop aroma. Flavor is oranges, more citrus hops, pine hops, sweet caramel. Finishes with that nice sweet up front but bitter in the rear combo. No hint of the abv. Well made and a great example of what I think of when I hear DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8821) - 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.


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