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Route 113 India Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Route 113 India Pale Ale
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81
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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 03-05-2006

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4.55/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The CANQuest has a real friend in Brian O'Reilly and the Giannoplous family, lemme tell you! CAN you dig it?!?

Wow, another CAN which was filled almost to the brim and which could hardly contain itself when cracked open and began to foam out briefly! I got two fingers of foamy eggnog-colored head off of my initial pour before I had to back off lest it foam over the lip of the glass. As the head fell, a lot of sticky Belgian lace began to form on the edge of the glass. The nose was redolent with hops and my mouth was watering as I typed. Color was a deep orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was full, thick and creamy with a riot of hops up front with a sweet malty undertone. Wow! Finish was incredibly dry, very spicy with hops but with just enough sweetness to keep it in balance. Look out, Red Racy IPA, you now have competition for cooler space!

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of ROMER79
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a cloudy gold with a three finger white head which laced the glass to the last drop. It had an aroma of hops, citrus, and wheat. The taste was excellent. The hops and citrus flavors were well balanced. It was a nice smooth beer to drink. Very easy on the palate and very easy to drink. Cask was the way to go on this beer. Definitely a session beer for me.

Photo of mynie
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber. Thanks to Hero27 for the trade.

Very dark amber with an absolutely amazing head that climbs over the top of the glass and has stood tall for nearly and hour.

Smells like sticky hops and big, fruity malt. Intense, but different than most x2 IPAs. No breadiness, and the balance comes from a ripe, sweet fruit, not a caramel malt. Still, it's pretty darn good.

Taste starts with overwhelming pine cone hops dripping with sap, moving into a tasty fruit and caramel middle, and ending on a long, dry hop. Not the most intense double IPA I've ever had, but with more than enough flavor and complexity to be solidly above average.

Well worth trying, if you can get your hands on it.

Edit:

As the bomber grows warm, the flavor grows hoppier. Still seeping with caramel, which I know will turn some people off from an IPA, but not as brazenly fruity a malt as it was when it started. Well worth an increase in score to a 4.5.

Photo of yesyouam
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sly Fox Rte. 113 India Pale Ale is a dense, vermilion light-brown ale with a soapy off-white head that leaves dense lacing and has good retention. The aroma is sweet and spicy. The hops come off as herbal in the nose. The malt smells earthy and semi-dry. It is medium-full bodied with a silky feel and a crisp finish. Citrus (orange, grapefruit and lime) is the dominant flavor. It's very bitter, but well stacked to deliver it smoothly. The base flavor is oaken, earthy and mossy. I would consider this an extreme beer, but nothing's out of whack with it. Is this really from PA? It tastes very 'West Coast'. I'm pro-it.
(rated Jan 11, 2008)

Photo of IPhantom
4.26/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber orange with a huge, fluffy pure white head, leaving a solid ring of lace. Nose is sweet citrus and bready malt, with maybe just a hint of pineyness. Taste is big on hops up front, very assertive without being too bitter, with a nicely balanced sweetness. Mouthfeel follows suit--crisp and bitter enough without being too sticky. A very solid IPA that has a lot of the flavor of an Imperial without the headache (or limited availability). Try it out if you feel like you're burnt out on too much hoppiness or can't find what you were originally looking for--it's hard to imagine you'll be too disappointed.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of dsa7783
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 Oz bottle copped from Nutley Wine Shop in Nutley, NJ... great amber and copper appearnce with an impressive foamy and frothy head... smell was loaded with ultra-fresh hops, caramel, and slight vanilla... taste strongly paid homage to the flavor with a burst of strong, fresh hops, honey, bittersweet florals and vanilla... a very classic, IPA taste... true-to-the-style, classic, and original... Sly Fox hit the money on this one... a real, flavorful American IPA... one of the better ones out there.... a must-try for all hop heads... loaded with flavor, character, and style... the best Sly Fox brew I've tasted thus far... definitely worth the $4.99 I paid for the bottle... both the smell and the taste were top-notch.... an awesome depiction of the style... If you like IPA's, this one is certainly recommended...

Photo of MmmIPA
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into my Brooklyn lager pint glass.

A-Dark copper color,no bubbles and no head.Faint lacing

S-Faint citrus smell and grapfruit

T-Oh boy! This is some good stuff.Ive read that this stuff is overpowering and very hoppy but I have to disagree.It does however have a dank aftertaste.

M-Hoppy taste and a thin bodied beer.Nice mouthful and light and refreshing.

D-Nice but not as good as there Pheonix pale ale serving.Good though,not as bitter as people say.I could drink more of this stuff.


UPDATE 10/8/06

I had a chance to try this beer on tap.

A-amber color very thick head and no bubbles

S-At first it didnt smell like a ipa,i guess cause the glass was cold as it warmed up it got better,very citrusy and grapfruit.

T-Not very strong like the bomber taste.Good though,citrus,grapfruit and some pine.

M-Mouthful seemed a bit thick out of the tap,not thin like the bottle,real crisp and hoppy

D-At first it was a different taste,but it turned out to be a glorious beauty.I like this stuff on tape but I think it taste a tad bit better in the bottle.

Photo of MikeRa
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This IPA has a nice hazy copper color with a 1" head

S: This IPA has a piney smell, due to the British Pale and Crystal malts, and the Centennial, Cascade, German Northern Brewer, & UK East Kent Goldings hops.

T: This IPA has a nice carmel taste mixed with some breadly taste.

M: This IPA goes down real smooth.

O: This is a IPA that I will drink again.

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear amber color with a nice off white colored heading. Great retention in the heading. LEaves ring's all the way down the glass. Beautiful looking IPA.

Smell is more of a toasty maltiness than a hoppy IPA. Some spicier hop notes as well as a decent flowery aroma not as it states on the can 113 IBU's. Seems a bit even.

Taste ....Well the nose through me for a loop this is hoppy as hell. This is what I call hop juice in a can. A nice balance of lighter crips malts and again for how high the IBU's this remains very well balanced.

Mouth is very well carbonated with the beautiful tingliness that only bitter hops can leave behind. Leaves a slight butteriness in the mouth and linger of hops.

Again this is hop juice in a can. A hop lover's dream. I like this alot better out of a can than on tap.

Photo of FLima
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Copper color with a one finger thick head that reduces to a constant plate and leaves a wall of laces.
Aroma of caramel malt, bread, faint herbal citrus and earthy hops. Although, it is not heavily dry-hopped, it is quite pleasant.
Very original flavor for an IPA with an initial bitter punch, triggering a couple of sneezes (my internal thermometer for hopness). Notes of caramels, citrus, herbal and earthy hops, pine, tea bag, grass, pineapple, and American spice yeast.
Medium body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 7% abv is definitely not felt.
This beer is a hop sampler, quite opposite to a single hop. Hard to interpret its multiple personalities, that sometimes even fells assertive. Recommendable. In my opinion it is underated.

Photo of flexabull
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted blind courtesy of KimR, thanks again!

Pours a bright and clear copper color, with a nice rocky off white head. Looks good.

Aromas are of earthy hops, light caramel, and some pine. Smells like a nicely hopped pale ale.

Taste is quite nice. Light creamy, caramel sweetness, hints of hard candies, and mellow grainy malts. Finish is nicely hopped, really earthy, with a very green resiny taste. This nice, and well balanced. Still thinking pale, possibly an IPA though.

Mouthfeel is quite good. Really full, nice body, but not heavy at all.

Drinkablility is great. This is a very tasty beer, that isn't to strong, I really like it, and would happily drink another.

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Route 113 India Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.