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Casey Jones Imperial IPA - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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Casey Jones Imperial IPACasey Jones Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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AimToCheat

California

4.88/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer, this is one of the best ipa's I have ever had. It is great from the tap, and great from the bombers that you can pick up at local whole foods. If you are a fan of big ipas, without the weight and syrupy feel (as hatzilla perfectly said below) and love hoppy dankness, then I suggest you give this a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2011 21:09:48 | More by AimToCheat
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

03-29-2012 01:27:12 | More by gleemonger
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harvester

California

4.72/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Iron springs last weekend but this review is from one of the bombers I brought back home with me.

A- Pours nice and smooth with a dark amber tint to it, very thick and hazey a creamy white head that stuck around for most of the beer and laceing from "hip to heel" Very nice

S- Lets just say one word HOPS

T- First and formost I get hops, I do get a little citrus backing to but not much. The hops come marching on through this is a true hop bomb

M- Thick and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation leaves your mouth with a nice bitter hop bite GREAT FINISH

D- If your at home two bombers of this is a great way to cap off your night Now if your chilling at Iron springs you could get in to trouble with this one it goes down way to easy when your sitting there enjoying the great vibe of this place. I love this brew / brewery thanks for putting this one out Michael/Iron Springs

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2009 22:01:01 | More by harvester
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ficknish

California

4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber/dark caramel. Small foamy bubbles.

S - Floral. Strong spiciness. Citrus.

T - Strong bitterness. Spicy. Apparent alcohol taste but not overpowering. Good sweet backbone.

M - Dry bitterness. Full body. Heavy.

O - The strong floral beer went great with my meaty greasy Ruben sandwich. Will definitely be drinking again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2011 23:39:53 | More by ficknish
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ironlung

California

4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap @ toranado yesterday. All I can say is that this is my new favorite i2pa! Read other reviews and can't believe heads are complaning about "too much hops"?!?! Weak sticks...anyway....

A: Super hazy burnt orange. No head. No lacing.

S: Hop bomb. No malt will ye find here.

T: I know a beer exists entitled hop juice, however; I think this one should lay clam to that title. This beer just whacks you in the face with hop goodness! The hippies at Iron Springs must not have heard about any shortage or rise in price.

M: Sticky and Bitter. Friggin' great IMO.

D: I got a growler today since their only 10min from my spot up north. I'll make a dent in it tonight, but this beer gets you trashed pretty handily! The hippies at the brewery are soo cool. This is my new favriote brewery.Bye Marin Brew Co.(except when the white knuckle's on deck), Bye Moylan's(your hopsickle's been outdone). Prices,beer,food,people they're all spot-on!

p.s. old hippies rule!!!

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2008 04:38:43 | More by ironlung
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VE777

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20%

03-15-2014 02:34:20 | More by VE777
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BSW

California

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-26-2013 16:57:17 | More by BSW
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welleshadow

California

4.5/5  rDev +20%

06-17-2014 04:03:24 | More by welleshadow
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WetCoaster

California

4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

* On tap at the one-and-only Toronado

Appearance: A very deep gold, threatening to go copper. Nice, fluffy pure white head with great renention.

Smell: One of the hoppiest beers I've ever sampled. The first pass is like the back of a VW bus at a Phish concert, massive blast of resinous skunk weed. That's followed by huge grapefruit, orange rind, oregano and white pepper. It'll knock you on your ass.

Taste: Complex mix of herbal and fruit hop flavors. Spicy and sweet, with a huge citrus note. Peppery and bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slick and full, oily with fairly subdued carbonation. Goes down without a fight. Quite nice.

Drinkability: Too much to session, but I was very impressed by this offering. Even at the zillion-choice Toronado, I've gone back to this brew time and time again. One of the better IPAs I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2007 02:18:52 | More by WetCoaster
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elNopalero

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don’t think that Iron Springs gets enough recognition. Part of it is because so much of their offering s are only on draught at the brewery, and what they bottle doesn’t get very far. Take Casey Jones—it’s fantastic for a DIPA, and that’s coming from a region that knows DIPAs. This pours a ruddy golden color. There’s a great hoppy profile sitting atop it. Piney and floral. Tasty—some piney and floral hops, chewy too. Big but balanced with a malt backbone that mellows things out without needing to be a star player. It hides its strength. Citrusy, grapefruit notes meet up with some piney resin to create all-around goodness.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2011 21:25:42 | More by elNopalero
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illidurit

California

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #700! On tap at Toronado SF. Poured into a pint glass. Orange-goldenrod color with a creamy ecru head that lasts for a while. Aroma is hugely hoppy, with tons of resinous unripe grapefruit drupelets and no malt to speak of. Flavor is similar, very dry and resinous with pine and citrus zest coating the tongue. Insanely herbal and bitter, easily the bitterest beer I've ever had. Pure hop juice. Zero malt. Finish is very dry and lingers for a while. Medium body and good drinkability if you're a hop addict. Epic beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2009 03:29:06 | More by illidurit
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GlassHound

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-02-2014 06:22:43 | More by GlassHound
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-08-2014 02:50:47 | More by JRod1969
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LittleDon

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-21-2013 00:58:44 | More by LittleDon
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Hatzilla

California

4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass at the 540 club.

A: Cloudy amber with a 1/2 inch head leaving nice lacing.

S: Earthy grapefruit hops with honey and malts.

T: A nice caramel - citrus grapefruit hop attack followed with more earthy hops in the aftertaste. Very tasty, I'm pleasantly surprised with this DIPA.

M: A smooth, well carbonated DIPA without the syrupy nature of some beers for the style.

O: A great DIPA which is bitter, but not too bitter, and strong but without any alcohol taste or scent.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2011 01:14:06 | More by Hatzilla
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popery

California

4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't usually use the terms "unbalanced" or "over-hopped," and those terms are not necessarily criticisms, but this beer is nearly a hop tea. I like hops and I certainly like this beer, but I'm not sure that I will be able to taste anything for a week. The beer pours a solid, darkened amber, and the head leaves good lacing. The aroma is very strong and excellent. The beer smells like a handful of crushed hops. There are floral, citric and pine notes. While adding this much hops made for a great aroma, they just overwhelm the taste. I like hops and like the flavor, but you can't quite taste everything without more malt. The beer is quite bitter, so the feel suffers somewhat but the oiliness of the hops is still enjoyable. Drinkability is good, but switching to anything but a DIPA would be impossible after a glass of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 08:15:54 | More by popery
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flexabull

California

4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear dark gold color with a large fluffy head. Looks great!

Aromas are of caramel, and some bitter mineral notes from the hops.

Taste has an undertone of caramel and creamy malts. There is a tangy and tart citrus hop finish, it is slightly bitter as well. The hops are not overwhelming, but they are there, and are done well. This beer is nicely balanced, a bit more subtle than others in the style. However, it is certainly not lacking in flavors, and is quite interesting.

Nice full mouthfeel, with a good carbonation level.

Drinkability is good. A nice beer, this is an easy to drink DIPA, that has some very nice flavors.

Also sampled this on tap at the brewery a few days ago... a bit better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 20:01:25 | More by flexabull
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Beericjb

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a clear orange, nice head and great retention
S: love the smell here. Get a sweet, bready malt. Not much hops here, but I don't mind.
T: first I get the piney/earthy hops, followed by a nice, kind of sweet, bready malt. Can' really tell that its 9%.
M: the mouthfeel is just decent. Light to moderate carbonation
O: definitely a good beer. Really tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 00:02:48 | More by Beericjb
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Belgeko


4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-31-2014 00:06:30 | More by Belgeko
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-12-2012 04:47:43 | More by jh1982
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-31-2014 23:43:33 | More by mc4z
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bouncepass

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-10-2014 05:17:52 | More by bouncepass
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-28-2011 05:31:04 | More by leprakhan
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mcc1654

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-13-2011 05:51:08 | More by mcc1654
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the brewpub on 05.27.10, 22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Blood orange/amber in color and quite opaque. 2 fingers of fluffy white head- nice to admire. Striking aroma of pink grapefruit, peach, granny smith apple and white pepper. Fragrant pink grapefruit up front with a subtle smack of pine. Light sourdough bready malt, but the hops truly shine here. Chalky hop mouthfeel, tart orange rind yet creamy with some tropical hop flavor coming through. Piney bitterness in the back, pronounced and long lasting. Great lacing in the glass with a white ring staying on throughout. A noticeable twinge of 9% in the middle to back...a true palate coater. Very enjoyable and glad I stopped into the pub.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 20:15:59 | More by RustyDiamond
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Casey Jones Imperial IPA from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.