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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4281) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3497) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2950) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the brew pub. Nice amber with a small head. Aroma of citrus and sweet malt. Flavor starts sweet and malty followed by a hop kick. Very dry and refreshing but beware, This stuff packs a punch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Tap at Maple Shade, under the name "Digression". Pours out a light copper/Amber color with a moderate white head. Aroma is of some spice, fruit and slight citrus hops. Taste is fruity yeast, slight spices and some nice citrus/pine hop notes creeping in there. Always like these hybrid styles, but I almost found myself looking for a little more hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2009
From Iron HIll Maple Shade, this one has a floral nose, mildly hopped with a nice belgian yeast taste to round it out. 8% ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2011
Aroma of pine. Appears deep red. Tastes of pine, floral, and yeast. Feel tingling from carbonation. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1885) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 29, 2011
At Media location. Orange, amber po ur. Huge citrusy, spicy nose. Flavor was intensely hoppy with herbal, earthy flavors. Spices and zingy. You can really taste the rye. Really grainy as well. Kind of a large mish-mash of flavors, maybe one too many. Either a rye IPA or a Belgian IPA, but both made this a little chaotic tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Draft at North Wales - Nice golden color with a medium soapy head. Aroma is very sweet with some nice Tripel/candi sugar, Sweeter, sugary breads, yeast and some sweet fruit aroma. Flavor is quite sweet with some nice Belgian candi sugar playing well with the hops - lots of orange, sugar, yeast, and sweeter breads in here. Nice mouthfeel - I like it, but it falls just short of others in this niche style of "hoppy Tripel/IPA" (Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel, Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold, East End Ugly American). Pretty tasty

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1247) - 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


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