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Iron Hill American IPA
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A copper-colored American-style IPA with full malt flavor, pronounced bitterness and an overwhelming hop presence. Dry hopped with one pound of hops per barrel. OG: 1.065 Color: 10


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Cask at P-ville. Hazy deep golden straw color with frothy white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, hops, citrus, caramel malt. Tastes hoppy with a well balanced and multi-layered fruit/citrus presence, plus a solid malt base. The assertive hops never overtake the malt or the fruit here, and the fact that it is on cask here translates to a superior smoothness and complexity. Outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2076) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Really nice IPA on draft at Phoenixville. Pours a light gold color with an ample white head. The head leaves some really nice, sticky lacing inside the glass. The nose featured a great profile of dry and spicy hops. The flavors were really delicious and well-balanced, with notes of grapefruit, lime and pine. This IPA had just enough bready and sweet malt for balance and flavor. The finish was well-rounded, dry, spicy and hoppy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Newark. Poured a cloudy orange/red color body with a frothy white head. Aroma is big grassy hops with a little carmel buried in there. Flavors are lemongrass through-out with some hints of sticky pine and some very mild carmel. Very Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2008
On draft at Newark. Poured hazy amber in color with a large white head. Aroma was of slight citrus hops. Taste was of piney hops with hints of lemongrass and caramel. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
On tap at the Phoenixville location. On cask. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus (oranges), pine and caramel. Some ’green leafiness’ as well. Tastes of oranges, caramel, and light pine. Nice and balanced. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Draft @ Maple Shade and Cask @ Newark. Nice golden color with a thick head (on the draft). Aroma of citrus, grass, and some sweetness. Flavor has a nice citra-grassy hop bite that I really dug and just enough maltiness. Also a nice feel. Definitely prefer cask on this one, but good on both. Surprised to see it rated so low.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1515) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2009
On tap at Newark location... "Elvis’ side burns" I have no idea if this is the right listing.... my reciept said Imp IPA... but the website says American IPA. Anyway poured into a pint glass. Good head, nice bright orange color, good lacing and strong hoppy aroma. Taste is a nice bitter, well balanced hoppy beer. Nice fruiy hoppiness with the pine flavor as well. Easy to drink, very clean. Nice IPA that I would go back just to get.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2010
20100830 Tap at Newark brewpub. Beautiful amber, lightly hazed, streaming eff as if a commercial prop, and a sticky white mountain of froth sheeting lace. Lovely grapefruit and pine resin aroma and some classic orange marmalade and biscuit malts. Excellent and lingering bitterness with lots of sticky resins. In all its just a very hoppy and solid double ipa. Iron Hill, please expand to Harford County MD. Please?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
I tasted this at a beer event hosted by Iron Hill West Chester at TRIA in Philadelphia. Hard to be too sure about the appearance, since it had been poured well in advance. Good golden color. Nose of malts and citrus ... well hopped with North West American hops. Taste of malts, mint, and grapefruit, bitter finish. Great full mouth feel, balance of solid malt backbone, hoppy bitterness and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2007
[Cask] Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, light toffee and toast. Taste of citrus fruits, light caramel, pine, more resin, and a bitter grapefruit finish. Nicer than the regular English IPA.


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