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Iron Hill Belgian IPA
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Amber, Belgian-style IPA with full malt flavor, pronounced bitterness and overwhelming hop presence. Classic Belgian yeast flavors add complexity. OG: 1.083 Color: 14


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Tap. Newark. Pours a clear gold body with a small white head. The nose is very fruity and spicy, smells like there might be some New Zealand hops in here. Clean pale malt and a light yeastiness as well. The flavor is just lightly bitter, the hops are very juicy and fruity and work really well with the pale malt and fruitiness from the Belgian yeast. Clean and crisp finish with some lingering light bitterness. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2013
At Maple Shade. Hazy orange with lasting thin foamy beige head; aroma is complex array of spice sweet grains and hops; Flava pops with hops but is blended nicely with some sugary sweetness and dry grain; feels medium with nice foamy zing; finishes very bitter with some spicy hop notes

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3259) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 oz sample at Iron Hill Maple Shade, New Jersey. The pour is an amber copper with a loose off white head. The aroma is fruity Belgian yeast, along with banana and a bit of citrus. The taste is initially the Belgian yeast fruit banana, then turns to pine and orange citrus hop bitterness. The palate is medium to light bodied, softer carbonation, and a dry yeasty finish. A bit muddled, though still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3613) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. aroma is floral and grassy hops, lemon, grapefruit, Belgian sugar, bread and cereal malts, and light herbs. Flavor is sweet malts forward with Belgian sugar and yeast, grassy and floral hops, and light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9883) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear dark orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast esters with biscuit malt and spicy hops, and light phenols. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with Belgian yeast esters and phenols, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (948) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On tap at IH Chestnut Hill - Hazy straw colored with dense white head. Big citrus pine nose. Fuller palate. Hops are cloying, malt provides good body, but not too much to diminish hop profile or being too sweet. Decent. I’d do this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
On tap at NW. Poured a cloudy golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Citrus, floral, yeasty, fruity, with some toastiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilgrimoutlaw (777) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2011
On tap at Earth Bread King of Iron Hill Event. Pours cloudy yellow/orange with white head. Aromas of bread/pine/coriander. Moderately bitter. Starts out well, but the flavors quickly become muted and bland by the time you reach the bottom of the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (818) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Light amber with thin cream head. Aroma is full of american hops, floral mainly (simcoe??) and only slight clean fruit. Flavor is also dominated by the hops but with a slight touch of banana and berries from the yeast and only minimal phenols and higher alcohols. this is the best Belgian IPA I’ve had, it does well by restraining the yeast character enough to let the hops shine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2900) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2011
On draft at the Lancaster location, pint that closed out the night. The pour was amber orange with a generous white head and rings of lacing all the way down. The aroma was that styrofoamy hoppiness with some phenolic yeast character behind it, bready yeast, floral character. The flavor followed with citrus and spicey character mixed in. Full bodied, clean finish. YUM.


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