Iron Hill FE 15 Anniversary Ale

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
A full-bodied American Imperial Tripel. Gold in color. Huge malt character is balanced by complex fruity character of plums, spice and bananas. Generous addition of American hops imparts a citrus, tropical fruit and pine aroma and flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Served on-tap at Iron Hill - Lancaster into a small flute glass.

A - Pours slightly hazed amber orange with a small one finger tall white head leaving very little lace down the glass.

S - This one smells like liquid sugar with hints of oranges and light hop bitterness. I can not get over how sweet this beer actually smells. Kinda smells like 120min honestly.

T - Starts off with a HUGE sugar rush that never really goes away. There are hints of oranges and other fruits, dulled hop bitterness, and a decent sized alcohol burn after each sip. The finish is all sugar and burn, lingering on the pallet.

M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, boozy, feel that lingers long after consumption.

O - Another one? No thanks. I could see where this one was going the second I smelled it. The amount of sugar in this beer is staggering. I could see where they were taking it but it didnt get there for me. I may give it another try from the bottle but I surely wont be paying for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3687) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours clear orange with a thick white soapy head. Aroma of caramel, tropical fruit, plums, banana, and spice. Very sweet with toffee, tropical fruit, spice, and banana. A very big beer. Glad it was aged a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6316) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Dark golden color with a small white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, honey, rum bread, banana, and alcohol. Taste of tropical fruits, rum, honey, candied fruit, so sweet and alcoholic. There were some nice favors in here, it was just too sweet or strong to really enjoy it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours clearer somewhat hazey amber with a lush creamy white head and some nice lacing. Aroma bring sweet tropical malts and some booze. Flavor is huge as well, unfortunately too sweet but there are nice flavors of tropical fruit and esters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle shared on New Years Eve... Poured hazy, vibrant golden/yellow with a frothy white. Nose had light fruits lending towards citrus with some yeast and thick boozy characters. This was so cloyingly sweet. I made it about three or four sips before this became a drain pour for me. Honey and malt took over and this just overpowered my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (1057) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
From notes: Brewers Reserve bomber purchased from Phoenixville location. Poured golden amber with a touch of red. Moderate bubbling along the glass and a small off-white head. Aroma is light and fruity with a touch of yeast in it. Full-bodied with a bit of syrupy thickness. Flavor of sweet tropical fruit, with a mild spice note I couldnt identify and perhaps a touch of stone fruit as well. Mild banana note as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Steasy66 (1119) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2012
XV anniversary ale. Apricot color with huge head, highly carbed. Aroma is nice, honey, fruit. Taste is all honey, super sweet, too sweet. Hides the alcohol well, but just way too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
750ml Bottle: MAJOR GUSHER! Lost more than 1/2 the bottle to gushing. Aroma of fruit, yeast, hops, floral, pine, pears, sugar, light spice, light banana, and citrus. Poured orange in color with a huge, foamy, creamy, frothy, rocky, off-white/beige head that diminished very slowly. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of alcohol, malt, yeast, fruit, pear, sugar, hops, citrus, and a hint of resin. Medium body. Viscous, then sticky and dry texture. Lively carbonation. Heavily sweet, malt, sugar, fruit, hop, pine, finish is dry and sticky. 15%ABV is noticeable in the flavor but dissipates quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5762) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Pours clear copper with white head. Aroma was sweeter than expected with heavy floral and citrus fruit notes. Sweet taste matches the nose with honey and sugar flavors. Full body with a lingering alcohol finish providing moderate warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GMCC2181 (1606) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draft at IH Newark (15 Anv Party). Red hue color, decent little head. Aroma of some caramal notes, sweet malts and sugar.. Man... taste is super sweet... Alcohol is noticable. Hard to get past the sweetness of the high alcohol beer. Some fruity notes... Sticky body, average carbonation. Overall. This beer is not for me and not worth the price tag.

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