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Route 113 India Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Route 113 India Pale AleRoute 113 India Pale Ale

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342 Ratings

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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


3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep dark cherry wood red with a respectable translucence. A tall, persistent head of seafoam sludge that just screams "I came from a can and I'm all malt!"

S- A sharp hoppy nip at the tip followed by strong honey malts, a slight hint of dull alcohol, tons of florals throughout with a bitter undertone.

T- Bitter and piney is the dominant hop profile, not much in the way of citrus juice. Tons of toasty malts that taste like they were fresh cracked for cereal. Not even an east coast IPA, so much as an old world IPA. Unique for sure.

M- Creamy and full, the can provides a hand pump quality.

D- A good solid brew, tons of flavor and just enough intensity, a bit heavy for a sessioner, but a viable staple.

Serving type: can

07-21-2010 01:20:15 | More by rawthar
Photo of ATPete

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can

Pours a warm orange brown color with a medium sized sticky tan head. The nose is malt dominated with a mild herbal hoppy aroma. Graham cracker and caramel malt sweetness are noted first a leafy bitterness takes over mid palate and lingers long into the aftertaste. Very balanced for sure but not my favorite IPA, too sweet initially, the hop profile is one dimensional and tiring.

Serving type: can

07-18-2010 20:11:18 | More by ATPete
Photo of BeerSquid


3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into standard pint glass.

A- Very nice look. Clean and clear orange and bronze pour that settles into a red hue with a light layer of head on the top. Slight amounts of lacing.

S- Distinct notes of pine. Mildly floral.

T- Pine on the nose carries through in the taste and lingers significantly with the hops on the finish. Sweet much more than citrus. While the bite is not tremendous it certainly is adequate. The strong pine hides the alcohol well and it does sneak up on you.

M- Smooth, the light carbonation seems to increase the enjoyment for me personlly, though it does still bubble and tingle on the tounge.

D- HIghly drinkable, refreshing, perfect for a hot day like today (99).

I'd certainly recomend this brew to an IPA fan. Nice, flavourful, and bold. Plus the brewery is only a few towns over. Only real criticizms would be to add more hoppy bitter kick and a dash of citrus. Support your local breweries. Buy good beer.


Serving type: can

07-17-2010 00:00:42 | More by BeerSquid
Photo of bamadog


3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to beerman207 for hooking me up with this offering. Review is from notes taken on 7/12/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a solid coppery color and starts with a 1/2 finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin, but full cap; body has good clarity and shows quick and strong carbonation; fair washes, spots and strands of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Bitter grassy and citric hops and just a slight hint of mild skunkiness that slowly disappears (fortunately - I was getting a little nervous); a wet bit of graininess lingers around as well -- the smell is OK, but is considerably weak.

Taste: Pretty nice -- solid bitterness that is grassy, and astringently citric -- like a lot of rind and peel; a lightly sweet maltiness rides out in the finish. Simple, straightforward, and pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with carbonation that's just about right -- present and lively, but not sharp and irritating; a dry and thick sticky resin coating is left behind, and it holds fast to the bitterness; really comes across as refreshing.

Drinkability: Pretty solid, and there's really nothing wrong with this beer -- getting through a 22 oz. bottle is really not proving to be an issue.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 03:12:06 | More by bamadog
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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A can from Al's.

A: The IPA is a coppery red amber color, dark but not opaque. The darker colors create a visual contrast with the white head that rests atop the ale. The can required two pours to empty and left splotchy lace around the mouth of the glass.

S: The aroma is kind of bland, strange because I don't remember that from the last time I had the beer. A bit of soapy hoppiness hangs around, but I had to search for it. Not the best start.

T: The first sip really kicks things up, at least compared to the aroma. The caramel malts are strong, standing out immediately. They are paired with citrusy hops, leafy and vegetal. The hops aren't nearly as strong as they should be. As a result, the ale hums along but doesn't set off any bells (or whistles). Don't get me wrong, there are no off flavors, just a smaller hop profile that I hoped for. Very bready.

M: The mouthfeel is strong, well-assembled. The hops are there, no doubt about it. They just take their time coming to the forefront.

D: It's good, a nice go-to in a can. But I'm not enamored enough to stock up.

Serving type: can

07-12-2010 01:34:54 | More by akorsak
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3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark copper, with a finger of eggshell-white head. This retains with a 1/4 finger of frothy flareup that drenches the sides of the glass with sticky patchy lace. The aroma is floral and spicy, with grapefruit adding some extra bitterness to the nose. Some softer tropical fruit and bready caramel gives this some tang in the back of the nostrils.

The taste mirrors this, with more earth, spice, and bitter grapefruit. Lighter fruity notes of orange and mango combine with the bread and light toffee character of the malts to balance out the back with some sweetness. Dry spice and bitter rind linger hard in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very easy feeling creamy slickness to that just goes down effortlessly. Just a touch of warmth on the backend but that is it for that 7% ABV. Fantastic.

It's been a while since I've danced with this staple Sly Fox IPA and I must say that I forgot how enjoyable it can be. The flavor was just a little tangy and sweeter than I normally like it but the overall feel and drinkability of this was absolutely killer. They definitely timed the summer arrival of this in cans just right.

Serving type: can

07-01-2010 17:00:21 | More by Kegatron
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New York

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh cans just arrived.

A:Very clear copper color. Poured with a little less than a finger of white head. Nice sticky lacing. Looks just like an IPA should.

S: The nose focuses more on malt than hops. Continental bittering hops.

T: It again is more malt forward. Bitterness in the finish. The malt is really nice and it has an almost tea like quality.

M: Medium body that is a little bit sticky.

D: Fairly drinkable. This would be great if it were just a touch hoppier. Glad I got a fresh can of this.

Serving type: can

06-26-2010 22:45:33 | More by aerozeppl
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New York

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: Intense dark caramel malt sweetness with some low roasted notes. Hops seem to be intense enough to balance but I'm still getting a lot of malt based aromas. Hops strike me as dank and herbal with a little bit of citrus - Columbus?

Appearance: Red/brown, clear, head is there but not especially fluffy or long lasting. Color is really borderline too dark for the style.

Flavor: Reminds me a lot of a Hop Head Red from Green Flash in terms of the intensity and character of the malt flavors. Starts with roasted caramel flavors that are deep and rich - kind of mini barleywine-esque. High level of hop bitterness follows with moderate resin and a mid palate hop flavor that's citrusy and a little fruity. Fermentation profile seems pretty clean. Malt character is a few degrees too intense for a classic IPA - more like a West Coast Red but it finishes bitter and citric.

Mouthfeel: Medium- full body - a bit sticky and sweet. Resin present.

Overall: A very tasty well brewed beer. However, not a great IPA in my book. If you like a lot of malt with your hops this would be a good one to try. I enjoyed it but it diverges a little for the style.

Serving type: can

06-25-2010 18:43:46 | More by jlapennas
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4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
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
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4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
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
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4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
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
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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a nice, dark, copper body with an off white head that stood about two fingers...nice retention lead to great lacing

S - Nothing special in the nose...resiny hops and sweet malt to balance it out

T - After showing balance in the nose...the taste was a little off balance...totally hop dominated...there's a sweetness in the beginning provided by the malt but that doesn't last long...bitter hops come in and take over for the rest of the beer...the beer finishes dry and bitter

M - Medium bodied...oily, dry, and bitter...a nice finish

D - I'm an IPA fan but this one was a little off balance for me...maybe if the hops had a little more citrus flavor I would have enjoyed it a little more...I'm glad Sly Fox decided to can this one

Serving type: can

06-11-2010 15:56:32 | More by thain709
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4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
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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3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes

Pours a copper/orange with a finger of persistent head and spots of lacing. Aroma is unfortunately waxy, and any hop presence that should be there is trumped by that waxiness. Lots of sweet caramel and bready malts as well. The flavor is an improvement but mainly in that the waxiness is gone. The bready maltiness dominates a little too much to really qualify this as an india pale ale. Rename it an amber ale and it might be a bit more acceptable (3.5 worthy maybe). Overall this was definitely a manageable beer, but really pretty average.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 20:40:19 | More by alcstradamus
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4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
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
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3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Body is a transparent rusty amber hue. Pours with a nice 1-2 finger head which eventually fades to 1/2 finger and has perfect retention from there. Plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass. A beautiful IPA.

S-Nose is fairly mild and offers a pale malt sweetness and a light earthy hop accent as well as a very faint citrus.

T-Upfront is a moderate dose of herbal/earthy hop flavor with a faint sweetness and pale malt backbone. The finish is a moderate dose of herbal and earthy hops as well as their accompanying bitterness...though t he bitterness is slightly prickly. Flavor isn't bad-but a very mediocre "every IPA" flavor.

M-Medium weight body that is pretty smooth and oily-a hair thin but well done over all.

D-This IPA is drinkable and decent but rather boring for the style. I found a bomber of this at giant eagle and was looking forward to trying it-as it is my first sly fox brew. Its pretty good overall...but mediocre for the style. Not my favorite...but far from my least favorite.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 02:45:15 | More by PittBeerGirl
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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a live one - reviewing it as I drink it, instead of writing it down for later.

Poured a duece-duece into my Dortmunder Boot (I think its the perfect beer drinking glass for any style or occasion)

Pour - litte bit cloudy, nice solemn amber-brown with hues of red, yellow and orange. Poured two fingers, laced down to an even one that sticks around. Very smooth head - almost microscopic bubbles. Creamy to say the least.

Nose - Citrusy with a mellow hop. Light aroma, nothing TOO serious.

Taste - smell is decieving. A very prominent hoppiness right out of the gate. Body is full, thick and very creamy, almost like a porter. Notes of palm, grapefruit and something in the area of plums, or raisins. A bittersweet after taste with all cascade hops on the birp. Butter comes to mind as well.

Mouthfeel - very smooth for an IPA. Carbonation is kept in good check, yet enough to add to the hopps. Body is excellent - present but not overwhelming. A very well balanced beer.

Drinkability - I will have more of this one. As a session beer, Id say "absolutely 100%" this one is for hop fanatics.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 01:44:11 | More by BricksandPorter
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another treat I got from Jason
Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass produced a finger worth of white head that trailed off to a thin lace. The body was a clear reddish bronze color.

It had a nice amount of citrus aromas coming up from the glass. A rather nice showing of the hops in the flavors as well but balanced well with the malt bill so you have a nice drinkable IPA . It was light and crisp in my mouth with good carbonation.

It drank well and went well with my spicy Asian food. I had for lunch. I would drink this one again

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 20:11:23 | More by joepais
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark shade of burnt orange, bordering on brown. Thin head with very fine bubbles. Leaves a bit of lacing.

Judging by the scent, I'm going to say this is a well balanced IPA. Big caramel malt scent, brown sugar and citric hops bringing up the rear.

Kind of a mess on the palate. Very malty, but lacking the sweetness from the nose. Hops are quite bitter, but more grassy than citrus. Burnt sugar in the aftertaste. Some sweetness could really help to balance this out.

Medium bodied and pretty smooth, but as soon as the beer is down the hatch, the tongue is unpleasantly dried out to the feel of sandpaper. It's like the beer sucks every last drop of moisture out of the mouth. Never experienced anything like it.

Sure it's drinkable, it's just not the most enjoyable beer. Average at best IPA. There are just so many better ones out there. I would pass on this one next time.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 21:34:36 | More by jera1350
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3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber: This one poured about 1/4 beer and 3/4 head. It took an awfully long time for the off-white head to die down. The beer itself is clear and somewhat orange in color. Pine, grapefruit and earthy hops. I also get some malts coming through. The taste is very well balanced. The hops aren't overpowering and there is a good malt body to it. Another fine beer from Sly Fox.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 21:58:05 | More by Boto
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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, with "99604BY7/14/10" printed on top of the Route 113 part of the label. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a dark amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is pine and citrusy (grapefruit, orange) hops, along with some caramel malt and bread. It's a nice smelling brew, but the aroma is a bit weak. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, however the hops are stronger in the taste than the aroma would indicate. There's also a good lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, and it's well carbonated. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and it's easy to drink. For the style I think it's a good overall brew. I'd pick up a bomber of this again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 22:04:50 | More by bluejacket74
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3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2009 03:55:18 | More by rickmick
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4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
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
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Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found this in the grocery store when I was shopping across the border.

A-Poured a nice dark amber with a fairly long lasting head. Some lacing

S-Malty brown sugar notes were most prominant with some citrusy hops rounding it out.

T-Def more Malty in my opinion with the hops being more of a spicy influence than a bittering punch you in the face taste like other AIPAs. Still very hoppy but I just found the hops to be slightly different than in some of the other AIPAs

M-Somewhat heavier almost as if you were getting some hop oils in there as well as speaking to the higher ABV of 7%.

D- Very drinkable although with the higher strength you may not want to have too many. It seems like it would be a great beer to have on a cold fall day or while shovelling snow. The spicyness reminded me of colder times for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 03:29:01 | More by Mit
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 03:57:25 | More by far333
Route 113 India Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.