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Route 113 India Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

Route 113 India Pale AleRoute 113 India Pale Ale

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322 Ratings

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: guinness33 on 03-05-2006)
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Photo of woodychandler


4.55/5  rDev +26.7%
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!

Serving type: can

06-16-2010 22:21:44 | More by woodychandler
Photo of ROMER79


4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

Serving type: cask

03-21-2008 02:18:45 | More by ROMER79
Photo of mynie


4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
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.


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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2006 05:21:58 | More by mynie
Photo of yesyouam

New York

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
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)

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 04:49:27 | More by yesyouam
Photo of IPhantom


4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

Serving type: can

03-03-2014 00:22:30 | More by IPhantom
Photo of MmmIPA


4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2006 01:42:57 | More by MmmIPA
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New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 00:32:32 | More by dsa7783
Photo of MikeRa


4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Serving type: can

05-29-2011 04:23:55 | More by MikeRa
Photo of TheFightfan1


4.2/5  rDev +17%
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.

Serving type: can

05-29-2010 16:42:56 | More by TheFightfan1
Photo of jordanmills


4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2009 01:25:56 | More by jordanmills
Photo of FLima


4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 16:39:17 | More by FLima
Photo of flexabull


4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: can

12-26-2010 05:50:33 | More by flexabull
Photo of Sunnanek


4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours lovely amber with a pretty large tan head that sinks nice lacings.

S: American hops galore; both bitter and floral; pineapple, grapefruit and oranges. Grassy notes from the sweet caramell malt. Bready.

T: The hops are very strong, but not overpowering - nice. Bitter and citric as well as piney. Caramelle malt, sweet and a little bit buttery.

M: Medium body and smooth light carbontion. Aftertaste stays for a long time and holds both bitterness but also a bready sweetness.

O: A nice American IPA, rich in hops, but balanced.

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 13:06:19 | More by Sunnanek
Photo of EStreet20

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sly Fox in NJ?? Awesome

22 ounce bomber bottle poured into a 20 ounce nonic pint glass.

A - A beautiful red tinted amber color with a very dense thick head that's a nearly pure white. A translucent beer with some lively bubbles feeding the head, which doesn't appear to be going anywhere. The head looks pretty sticky as well.

S - Some nice hops int he aroma, mainly a bit of citrus. Not a huge hop profile though, somewhat subdued as well as a rosted smell (interesting).

T - Very interesting as a very bitter beer initially leads to a strange toasted malt finish. A good flavor with a ton of hop goodness for any hopheads but hard to pick out individual flavors. Stilla nice hoppy IPA overall.

M - Goes down smooth and easy, with the roastiness balancing out the bitterness.

D - For such a bit aggresively hopped beer, this drinks extremely easily. At 7 ABV it's by no means a session beer but as far a session ale that goes down easy this one scores. A nice drinkable, megahopped IPA.

Notes: Def not my favorite of the style but when I want something of a hop bomb without the Super hop smackdown of a Ruination or the 9% ABV of a DFH 90 min I might reach for this.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2006 02:20:16 | More by EStreet20
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper-bronze; pours an insane amount of off-white head; great retention & lace.

S: Grapefruit, grassy & piney hops, toffee, cotton candy fruity esters.

T: Grapefruit, piney & grassy hops, plenty of dark toffee, hints of dark fruit; good bitterness; alcohol extremely well-hidden.

M: Moderate body is well-attenuated, acidic, dry finish.

D: Really drinkable for its strength... a bomber catches up to you in no time!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 02:24:10 | More by Derek
Photo of Durge


4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bomber into the pint glass this one pours a solid amber color with a medium off-white head and tons of lacing. The aroma brings on a malty brown sugar and a mild piney hops, very pleasant. The taste is a very nice mellow combination of bready malt and piney hops. Mildly carbonated and a very likeable ipa. Smooth, mellow, highly drinkable medium body ipa. Nothing complex, just super solid, a possible session brew I think.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 04:28:52 | More by Durge
Photo of yuenglings


4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was looking for some thin good that came in cans when i saw this at the beer store.
A:Has a very Nice dark copper color to it with a good foamy head that leaves nice laceing from top to bottom.
S: There is a slight sweet maltyness flowed buy the stronger hop smell of flowery lemon zest ended with a slight earth smell to it all which are very plesant and inviting.
T:Has a very mellow hop taste to it not harsh at all quite good slightly piney sweet.
M:Very smooth with a little bit of a tingle at the end good. has good carbonation.
D: I find this beer very very drinkable for an ipa with abv 7% almost goes down to smooth would buy agian for sure!!.

Serving type: can

06-10-2010 21:47:34 | More by yuenglings
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New York

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours glowing cherry amber with a lumpy white head that trails. Juicy floral resin nose. Big juicy red berry and fruit jam malts, some toast and caramel, then citrus and tropical fruit hops with some grass and deep spice - very layered hops. Tight finish. Incredibly long, bitter, almost heart-burning linger. Chewy, some burn, tingly, on the light side of medium.

Dunno about 113 IBUs, but this is a big, sticky, red IPA. I can taste (or imagine I can) the German, American, and English hop strands. Almost like Gordon, so verging on a hoppy amber.

At the same time, a bit thin and doesn't go down easy. The taste rating is based more on being impressed by the complexity than it actually being tasty.

Something of a flawed masterpiece.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 02:10:39 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange copper body, still, with a highly frothed dentable white whip cream head.

Nicely citric nose of grapefruits, oranges, and a bit of apricots.

Good malty foot in the door, this will not be a one note hop juice. Hops do arrive, but less citric and more earthy, than the nose suggested. Arrival is more subtle than a typical west coast hop snap too. Definitely a swerve here that includes IPA's British origins. Taste grows on you with each swallow, instead of a first sip knock out.

Nice medium moutheel.

Good drinkability, Bomber dives toward the wastebasket quickly.

Sly Fox's first out of state release, and a fine beer to start.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2006 04:50:16 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of Troegman


4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looking for Lagunitas IPA and came home with a case of this in cans. Has a nice amber/orange color, a bit cloudy and a nice thick off white head, seemed strange to see a beer look this good out of a can.
I could detect some sweet malt and a floral hop scent, not real strong. The hop taste, semi dry hop taste was apparent at first sip and at the end. Had a nice malty mid-section that made it a nice balanced IPA.
Has a nice substantnial feel going down but finishes on the dry side.
You can, and I have, put quite a few of these down quickly. This is a nice go to IPA that I think I can find regularly. Once you get past the can thing this is a real nice beer. Way to go Sly Fox.

Serving type: can

06-16-2010 20:20:19 | More by Troegman
Photo of GbVDave


4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz CAN into a 20oz imperial pint. Special thenks to woodychandler for this from our recent trade!

A: Pours a clear, deep copper color with about two fingers of eggshell colored foam perched briefly on top. A small amount of lace was left behind.

S: Nice balance between caramel, pine, light citrus, and perfume-y hops. As it warmed, it took on a bit of a soapy quality that was surprisingly enjoyable.

T: Same as above. Caramel initially with heavy pine (and a thin layer of perfume) for most of the middle and all of the finish.

M: Medium bodied, with a fair amount of sticky and resinous hops that coated everything in my mouth. Finishes quite prickly.

D: A pretty excellent and enjoyable IPA. If this was available by me, it'd be doing regular duty in my fridge.

Serving type: can

06-25-2010 14:24:12 | More by GbVDave
Photo of Chaz


4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark-amber/red in color, and fairly clear apart from a bit of chill haze, and topped with a thick, luscious dark-tan head. Plenty of lacing and a good head retention/duration here, and as far as a visual impression 113 is definitely better than average.

Big nose, full of an unconventional (?) or more accurately a *varied* hop profile: three hops here, nothing uncommon in one sense, but there's no single overwhelming sense impression (C-hops, Noble hops...), and instead it's quite intriguing and inviting. A whiff of musty yeast here and there, along with notes of dark and tropical fruits (pineapple!) . . .

Solid bitterness on the first sip followed by a lightly sweet/tangy tropical fruit melange and a lighter aromatic quality from the yeast. Quite dry.

Light and easy-drinking, and I imagine that this one would be good with food (nothing on hand to pair it with, alas). At 7% I was expecting a bigger body and a sweeter beer, but this is not what I was expecting. It's very quaffable for the strength, and reminds me a little bit of Lips o' Faith! With 113 IBUs this one pushes the IPA style into Imperial IPA, but for whatever reason it doesn't strike me as being as astringent/bitter as e.g. the infamous Surly Furious.

A lighter biscuit malt character emerges long into the drink, once the bitterness becomes a bit more familiar. Great hop interplay here, and that's worth noting.

A good sipper and a very good American IPA, with an excellent sense of balance, drinkability, subtlety, and nuance.

Recommended, and not just for the Tick -- buy a sixer!

Serving type: can

11-14-2010 20:41:03 | More by Chaz
Photo of Ricochet


4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Long lasting lace with bits on the sides of the glass. Dark orange.
S: Nothing distinct. A little sweetness from the hops
M: Burns on the tongue long after the swallow. Not acidic.
T: Peppery grapefruit with fire from alcohol. Candy like in ways but never overly sweet. A bit like Razzles candy.

O: I've gotten this in cans on several occasions. It's not as balanced as say a SN Torpedo, but it's raw and tasty. Made several of my non BA friends make a face and pass the cup when sampling.

Serving type: can

12-01-2012 05:55:04 | More by Ricochet
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4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler obtained at the brewpub.

Pours a deep copper with an off-white head. Perfect clarity. Gorgeous looking beer.

Apricot, grapefruit rind, lemon, caramel, and some floral notes in the nose.

Big malt presence right off the bat. Caramel, toffee, sugary crystal malt flavors dominate the palate upfront. Grapefruit rind and piney hop flavors take over in the middle. Some candy orange flavors as well. The hop character is very fresh and I am now curious to see how the bottled package compares. Bitterness is high and makes itself known in the finish. The finish isn't as dry as some IPAs but not cloying either.

Big mouthfeel almost DIPA in feel. Oily and slick as well. Very nice.

One of the better East Coast IPAs I have tried for sure. Malty without taking anything away from the hops. Recommended.

Serving type: growler

02-11-2008 01:01:19 | More by bosco7
Photo of BeerImmediately


4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a sixtel of this a few months back ... finally getting to entering my notes:

Deep, but clear copper color. Very nice retention throughout.

Smell was mostly of grapefruit, with a light, nutty pine as well.

Taste was of a light pine - not overpowering like some IPAs - along with fresh, grapefruity hoppiness. Very tasty!

Sharp mouthfeel upfront, but with a well balanced malty character as well. Mouthfeel can be tough for some IPAs, but Sly Fox did it up nicely.

I found this to be very enjoyable, and a really nice example of an IPA that's not too overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2008 21:26:54 | More by BeerImmediately
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Route 113 India Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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