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Iron Hill Belgian IPA
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   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


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (888) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2008
The best way to describe this one is full of citrus flavor that compliments the hops in it. Very enjoyable although not quite the same as most IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Draft at IHP/ Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is hops, pale malt, slight funky yeast. Tastes hoppy with a rock sugary and slight funky finish. Smooth and enjoyable.

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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2688) - 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 (2509) - Pine Barrens, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Growler from Dmac- Maple Shade, NJ location. Looks mostly clear medium amber with a nice lingering off white sticky head- good lace. Aroma is balanced between big fruity esters from the belg yeast, and also good big fruity citrusy american hops- simcoe, and centennial like- piny, tropical fruits, grapefruit, etc. Flavor is good caramel malt backbone, - clean light sweetness, some toffee, then Belgian yeasty phenols and esters, raisin mixed with big citrus and pine hops- clean yet somewhat abrasive tacky hoppy bitterness in the end. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Growler at Paul’s tasting. Shared by Dmac. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Nice citric and spicy hop aroma with some lighter belgian yeasty notes. The flavor has citric, almost piney hops, sweeter malts, belgian yeasty notes, and a moderately dry and bitter finish. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4939) - 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.


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