Route 113 India Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Reviews by jordanmills:
4.18/5 rDev +16.8%
Bomber into glass. Whee.
Pours a dark amber with little head, but lots of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass in the beer.
Smells hoppy and malty, kind of earthy, with a heavy sweetness threatening from behind.
Hits lightly sweet and spicy, in the middle the hops really come out with bitterness and pine, then finishes bitter with some hoppy pine. There's very little of the heavy sweetness that you'd get in the smell. It's a good contrast. While the flavors aren't all that, the consistence with contrasting accessory flavors make it very intersting.
It has a medium weight on the tongue, especially at first, but finishes somewhat crisp with lingering bite.
By individual flavors this one doesn't really stand out, but the interplay adds a lot.
09-13-2009 01:25:56 | More by jordanmills
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
I used to travel down route 113 back in the day when I lived in the Philly area to drink the wares of Sly Fox in Phoenixville I may have had this a few times I am quite sure I did.Poured into a standard pint glass a slight hazed copper/orange with a huge blooming off white head Iam not sure how old this bottle is but it seemed overcarbonated for sure.Nice hop profile in the nose minty and citrusy with an underlying caramael biscuit malt base,more balanced than alot of AIPA's a herbal and citric hoppiness melds with a big lightly sweet firm biscuity caramel malt base.A no frills IPA it hides its alcohol well but its pretty basic for the genre in my mind wich isnt all bad.
05-28-2007 22:13:31 | More by oberon
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
A - Slightly hazed amber, lightly carbonated, 1 finger head that leaves some lace and has some staying power.
S - Some caramel malts and mostly citrus hops, a little pine. Good but not special.
T - The pine citrus flavors hit first, followed by the some good malt flavors, then ends with a burst of grapefruit citrus flavors. Bitterness is right for an AIPA, but lacks some coplexity.
M - Feels right for an IPA, not too dry and does not have a sweetness some of the larger IPAs have. A little alcohol warmth on the way down.
D - Easy drinking IPA. Bitterness and malt are in balance, don't feel like one is overwhelming the other.
Overall, it is a good IPA. I expected a bit more after having their Saison which I though was a very good beer. Lacks some pop to make it stand out, a simple IPA. Drinkable and worth trying if you have the opportunity. I would drink it again but not seek it out.
04-15-2009 02:02:18 | More by steelerguy
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
22 oz bomber with no freshness date.
A- Hazed orange amber color, awesome head ... the retention shows lots of stickage with each sip. Most of the haze is probably from the big addition of hops.
S- Creamsicle hop aroma with a earthy herbal back, malty with mild caramel and suggestions of white chocolate.
T&M- Super creamy mouth feel off of a full body, oil hop all over the taste buds. Toasty maltiness gets pushed back by a well rounded hop character that hold a slowly growing pungent bitterness ... not overwhelming but it certainly says AIPA.
D- Not half bad, its a tough style to compete with ... there are so many IPAs out now. This one sits in the middle of the pack IMO, certainly worth a try. Paired well with goat cheese stuffed turkey breast with sherry braised Brussels sprouts.
05-29-2006 00:39:17 | More by Jason
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
Bomber bottle w/o any freshness indication. Pours cloudy, ruddy, slightly reddish amber. head is elegantly puffy, then thick filmed, leaving gobs of sticky lacing and sheeting. Nice looking product. Nose of spicy hop plugs. This is a better then average IPA, grainy, citrusy hops early, middle and late. Coating on the teeth and tongue, with a moderatly long, smooth finish. Only $3.75 at New Beer in NYC, a baragain for this easy quafing, pleasantly hoppy ale.
09-28-2006 21:31:06 | More by Billolick
3.18/5 rDev -11.2%
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, cloudy, orange/brown in color
Smell: caramel, bread, and small citrus hops
Taste: caramel, bread, some earth, and citrus hops
Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweetish start--bitter middle and less bitter finish
Drinkability: This one was a lot more bitter and earthy than I expected. A slightly above average IPA. I could have a couple, but am unlikely to rush out to get this.
11-15-2010 14:29:29 | More by tigg924
3.93/5 rDev +9.8%
12oz can out of the fridge poured into a snifter.
the crack and glug reveals a nice, slightly hazy bronze, amber, orange color with a nice foamy, bubbly 2 fingers of slightly off white head. very nice retention with lots of sticky lace. loving the color of this brew, darker than your average IPA.
not the most exciting aroma. metallic malts are at the forefront. next to that theres some candied caramel, bready, biscuity malts with some orange like citrus and some woody hops. kind of lacking with the hops however.
i enjoy the taste more than the aroma suggested. a very nice balance. earthy, leafy, citrusy, woody hops balanced by candied caramel, biscuity, bready malts. lots of bitterness in the finish.
medium bodied, a little towards the heavier side of medium. carbonation feels good for the style. lots of resinous oils in the mouth after each sip. wrecks the palate a bit.
drinks very good, exspecially love that they started canning this. for me that makes the drinkability even better. many days of frisbee golf ahead with this beer.
overall: a stand up IPA, ill be enjoying this again for sure, hopefully just a little bit fresher, make that aroma pop out a bit more. i reviewed this in a 22oz bottle roughly one year ago and i enjoyed just as much as i did then. i would recommend this if you can find it.
03-15-2011 01:54:55 | More by dogfishandi
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
A 355ml can with a BB of Oct 2013. Acquired recently from Trembling Madness in York. The label mentions that it contains British, German and Pacific NW hop varieties.
Poured into a Delirium chalice. A bright coppery-amber hue with good carbonation. Yields a small head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of resinous pine, weed, caramel malt, stewed hops, earthy yeast and a warming whiff of booze. Not as aromatic as I expected.
It tastes intensely hoppy with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, weed, herbs, caramel malt, stewed hops and mild earthy yeast. Highly attenuated, with a harsh quality and a whiff of booze in the background. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and very dry, with a mild spiciness. Pleasant carbonation and good body. Highly astringent - strips the palate. Aftertaste of overwhelming pine resin, weed and stewed herbs.
A fairly tasty beer but rather one-dimensional. Tons of bitter pine-laden hop notes and little else. Looks OK, but the aroma/flavour are dominated by pine resin and a somewhat acrid herbal character. The caramel malt doesn't stand up to the hops, resulting in an unbalanced brew. Body is alright. Decent enough but not the best example of an American IPA that I've tried. Worth sampling but no need to go out of your way to find it.
07-07-2013 00:37:02 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.8/5 rDev +6.1%
Deep ruddy orange color, slightly hazed, with a thick and dimpled two inch head that caps the top of the glass and hangs out for a good long while.
Inviting aroma of doughey malt, grainy brown sugar, some citric hoppiness, floral notes, and some faint yeastiness.
Flavor is orange rind hoppiness right upfront, but not too aggressive. Moves to piney bitters, getting more aggressive, and shortly morphs into a grapefruit rind pucker as the bitterness snowballs. Some firm malt rides beneath suggesting caramel and toffee and adding some balance, but the bitterness pushes it back.
Full and chewy mouthfeel, round and firm. Tasty beer and quite bitter and drinkable, but I would prefer more malt in the mix.
06-30-2009 03:57:25 | More by far333
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
After long anticipation of picking up some Sly Fox in the Pittsburgh Market a tracked down a couple bottles in Moon at the Beer Store above Trivia Pub. The owner Frank was open to my tip off of the new arrival in the Pittsburgh beer scene and he jumped on it...nice customer service folks. Appears a slightly hazed copper amber hue with a large nicely formed creamy tan head leaves even thick bands of lacing around my pint. Aroma is grassy, citrus aka grapefruit peel along with piney edges...very aromatic in the hop department along with a solid hint of doughy bread and mild caramel sweetness. Flavor more of that caramel/biscuit malt sweetness arises with a sturdy amount of hop bitterness and complex flavors with more citrus, pine, nand grassy earthiness finishes dry in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with more than ample carbonation maybe enve a bit much touch of oily resins from the hops. Drinkability...definitely demands a 22oz. portion serving nice hoppy IPA yet with some balance.
07-12-2006 13:41:29 | More by WVbeergeek
3.05/5 rDev -14.8%
Best by 10/10/12
Acquired by trade with Gran8man
Pours a cloudy red amber color with a massive three finger fluffy white head. Some small fines and sediment are noticeable as the glass empties. This beer is plenty sticky and leaves behind heavy thick lacing draped along the glassware. A solid appearance and overall it's finest quality.
The smell is strong with bitter hops followed by caramel malt. A hint of tropical fruit reveals it's former path before perhaps a little too much age over took and spoiled it.
Taste is strong with pine and peppery spice followed by caramel and toffee. The tropical fruit flavor mentioned in several reviews is barely noticeable which again may be subdued in part by the longer age.
A bitter bite greets the taste buds quickly followed by a warming sensation. The heavy hop bite isn't a real surprise , after all it does clock in at 113 IBUs. The mouthfeel is medium in body and pleasent. The beer finishes tangy and very dry, too dry in fact. The heavy dryness causes cotton mouth after just one 12 oz serving.
Overall a decent beer. A little older than it should be? Maybe, but it's sometimes necessary to stretch the boundaries and see how beer transcends over time.
11-25-2012 23:31:46 | More by 05Harley
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
There are two entries for this beer, so I will post the review in the one where the bros made theirs.
Poured from a can into a tulip glass.
A-Slightly veiled deep copper orange with an ample eggshell head that laces nicely. Nice coloration.
S-Orange citrus hops with a hint of pine with sweet malts equally present.
T-This is a very malt forward IPA, with a strong balance of sweet caramel malt offsetting the citrus hops. A decent beer, but a bit too malt-forward to be a great IPA candidate.
M-Well balanced carbonation and medium mouthfeel.
D-I enjoyed this brew, and I very much like that it comes in cans, but would prefer it a bit more amped up in the hop department.
08-10-2010 22:34:45 | More by caddybuyer
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
This beer looks great and is a bit darker than most IPAs.
The smell-I didn't really get anything, but light hops.
Not a terribly complex brew, just a strong, balanced hop flavor throughout--in the front & finish.
The mouthfeel is fantastic. Thick, not too syrupy, but not too carbonated. Really makes the beer.
With the constant hop notes--and little else--not a terribly drinkable beer.
10-02-2009 03:55:18 | More by rickmick
3.35/5 rDev -6.4%
Poured a cloudy, medium dark orange with a massive off white head that melts very slowly to very thick lacing.
Aroma is woody and a sweet orange citrus. There is also a little bit of a stale odor to it.
Flavors are sweet orange citrus peel with a bit of a woody back to them. Very interesting for an IPA.
Mouthfeel is full of tiny carbonation and smooth from the sweetness.
Aftertaste is all citrus peel.
11-24-2007 21:02:01 | More by IntriqKen
3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
Sly Fox- 113 IPA
Appearance- Reddish Orange with a big sticky head. Heavy lacing on the glass.
Smell- Big floral hops.
Taste- Again, big floral hops with a mild pine tinge. Grapefruit and orange notes come through as well.
Mouthfeel- Mild bitterness with a smooth flavor and finish.
Overall- A session IPA. Could throw back several of these during the evening!
11-20-2006 00:16:36 | More by NJpadreFan
3.65/5 rDev +2%
Poured into A Glass from a 22oz bomber
A: Copper, Good head
S: Malty, not a big Citrus Smack, earthier mossy...
t: Smokey, Moss, a slight berry component before the hops set in for the finish. Long lasting finish
m: thin, good carbonation, astringic finish-
I like it overall, Lots of IPA's out there and its a bit different than what I usually pickup. That may be why its standing out as a nice drinking beer.
01-11-2011 21:44:41 | More by nbbd
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
22oz bomber, served in a standard pint glass
A - pours with about two fingers of loose, fizzy off-white foam. the beer is just about crystal clear, copper in color.
S - ample balance between caramel, toasted malts and handful of C-hops. hops are somewhat bright, piney with a bit of grass.
T - bitterness is there, flashing right away before turning to the sweeter side. pine is abundant, joined by bits of grassiness and a hint of citrus. tbh this tastes like an imperial, slightly more hopped version of Sam Adams.
M - thin body with bright, prickly carbonation. lack of body and slick, oil found in better IPA's. very dry finish, slightly sticky.
O - this IPA offers a fair amount of IBU's, but lacks some interesting hop flavors. a bit one sided with what I'm guessing is Cascades, a solid malt base provides a fair amount of balance but there just isnt enough interesting qualities to keep me interested.
07-01-2011 04:06:06 | More by Stigs
Route 113 India Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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