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Casey Jones Imperial IPA - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Casey Jones Imperial IPACasey Jones Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%


Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: flexabull on 05-13-2007)
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 49 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cpetrone84:
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

pour is a hazy dark copper with a dark murky grey head and large bubbles. Nose is slightly burnt caramel and brown sugar, doughy underneath with pine and faint citrus in back. Taste is a touch more hoppy and citrusy. The malt is sugary and lightly sweet with a burnt grain. Body falls off in back, nicely carbonated but the sugar gives it a grainy feel.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 18:10:49 | More by cpetrone84
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 1/21/14.

Pours a hazy dark honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, candied citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that leans more towards the herbal side of the hop spectrum in my opinion.

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03-09-2014 03:47:48 | More by snakeayes11
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mactrail

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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark clear amber color with a white foam, not too abundant, poured in the Affligem chalice. A little lacing adds to the attractiveness. Filtered; no sediment. Lovely flowery aroma with some piney resins. Spritzy on the tongue with a medium malty body.

This is a darker, less sweet sort of DIPA. The taste of bark and herbs comes through the roasted malt. More grainy than most big IPAs. Some candied grapefruit peel, but not overly bitter. Hints of chestnuts and a whiff of fermenting pineapple. A little woody with some orange in the finish.

This gets better as it warms. An interesting mix of dark, yet flowery flavors. A surprisingly tasty brew that provides a lot of fruit and aromatics. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

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angrybabboon

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 4/5/13

Appearance: Hazy caramel color - dark amber, with a lot of orange and yellow when held up to the light - nicely sized, off-white head - keeps a nice cap, leaves some nice splotches of lacing

Smell: Fruity, hoppy, herbal, and grassy - an interesting number of things going on here - orange and grapefruit rinds, somewhat oily, with some pith - herbal, leafy, and grassy - caramel, lightly syrupy malts - hoppy and malty, but I don't think I would necessarily call this balanced

Taste: Bitter and intense, somewhat unexpectedly - oily, wet, sticky citrus - resinous, wet pine - very bitter - big malts as well - caramel, with bready and crackery flavors - leafy, grassy, and herbal - lightly earthy, with some strange (but not bad) spiciness

Mouthfeel: On the full side of medium, nicely carbonated, smooth, somewhat harsh bitter aftertaste - harshness builds over time

Overall: Is this a TMNT reference?

I thought this would be the least intense DIPA that I acquired from San Francisco. I was wrong. This is legitimately intense. Very oily, wet, and hoppy, with some sweet, big malts. Best consumed in a hockey mask, I guess.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 00:55:57 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

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3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for procuring the bottle in San Francisco.

Appearance:Slightly hazed copper with some.burnt orange hues. Head is white and loose. Drops to a small loose, bubbly cap with a small.collar. Some splotches and spots of lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit for days. Pithy, juicy flesh. Bright citrus with some.nice elements of tangerine. A small backing pine bitterness. Malts offer a nice supporting backbone. Deeply breast with caramel malt sweetness. Nicely balanced. Pear. Mealy and floral. So much grapefruit.

Taste: Cooked caramel malt sweetness layered over a ton of grapefruit at the start. Pithy with a floral edge. Bready. Pine needle bitterness. Sweet flowers. Some mealy pear, tangerine flesh and zest, and of course, grapefruit. Oily. Warming amps up the sweetness and the breast aspect. Almost like challah at times. Vaguely minty with an aspirin bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit slick and oily. Medium body with a slightly above average carbonation. Some lingering bitterness. Juicy and wet.

Overall: Not quite cool enough to hang with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Balanced but a bit off overall. Hop profile feels a bit mismatched and unpolished. Decent malt presence, but a bit too sweet and wet in the long run.

Serving type: bottle

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ccrida

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the toranado, casey jones is brownish orange with a white head leaving pretty heavy lace.

Smell is bready malt, pine and grapefruit.

Taste starts off heavy on the malt, sweet caramel. The hops come through with big citrus, orange marmelade. A little tropical. Modest bitterness. Smooth, the bruising ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is on the heavier, chewy side. Slick.

Drinkability is pretty good. Very well made, balanced, and dangerously smooth. Too much caramel for me though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2012 00:03:40 | More by ccrida
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Casey Jones Imperial IPA from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.