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Higher Standard - Peekskill Brewery

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 22
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peekskill Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With Simcoe and Citra Hops added to our kettle, coolship, hopback, and then dryhopped twice in the fermenter, this smooth Triple IPA will satisfy your inner hophead.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 04-08-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

acurtis, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.26/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Peekskill.

Golden orange pour, fairly hazy, with a thin collar of white bubbles; a few dots of lacing on the glass. In the nose, oily hops and sweet bready malts, with solventy undertones. The taste was malt-forward, way too sweet for the style, with some citrus oils present, but too dense and too overpowered by the malt profile. Some fusel flavors were also present, which came out more as the beer warmed. Mouthfeel was dense and chewy, body was medium. Kind of messy overall, and not very good for a DIPA.

Rifugium, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of mdfb79
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 07/29/13 notes. Was very happy to see this on tap at ABC Beer Co. on the LES in NYC as I've really liked the Peekskill beers I've had so far, and have heard great things about this one.

a - Pours a hazy bright burnt orange color with two fingers of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, pine hops, grapefruit, pineapples, fruity malts, oranges, and some earthy notes. Tons of fresh hops, especially pine...amazing nose. Love it.

t - Tastes of grapefruit, citrus hops, pine hops, torpical fruits, fruity malts, earthy notes, hay, grass, and floral hops. more grapefruit than the nose and a little less of that dnak pine, but only the tiniest bit of bitterness. Great taste, though not quite as great as the nose was.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, almost no bitterness. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I'm glad this was on tap...I think this is the best of the 5-6 Peekskill beers I've had so far. I loved Eastern Standard and this seems like a bigger, hoppier version of that, full of fresh tropical fruits and pine hops. Loved this one, looking forward to having this again and trying more of their beers.

mdfb79, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Billolick
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

New one from PB, 32 ounce growler filled at the brewery last night and being enjoyed about 24 hours later.

Pours clouded darker clemintine, heavily hazed/clouded. Lite tan head, fluffy then goes to a nice looking tiny bubble film, and nice looking extensive fields of sheeting/lace. Nice looking beer.

Fresh and pungent hopped up citric nose. Smells like you just stuck your nose in a fresh bag of sticky hops.

Hop lovers rejoice. Hop, hops and more hops oozing out of this one. Fresh and flavorful. Grapefruit, oranges, tropical fruits, mint, basil, all sorts of aromatics and hoppy goodness, without biting, overboard or off putting bitterness.

Very well done, brewing craftsmanship all over this creation. More high quality beer from Peekskill Brewery.

Go get some....Cheers!

Billolick, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

duceswild, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

BARFLYB, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a hazy bright brassy hue with a one and half finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured balmy orange, pine and apricot aromas.

The flavor was certainly hop forward with waves of resinous pine and orange. A soft sweetness was detected as well.

The mouthfeel was full and smooth.

Overall an excellent user friendly DIPA.

plaid75, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

PEIhop, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

tobelerone, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Griffith, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

BGsWo22, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

ColForbinBC, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31%

kscaldef, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

petermethot, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31%

jenray, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

muskiesman, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

IrishColonial, May 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -36.8%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I can't believe this is a Triple IPA. It's so drinkable and goes down like a traditional single IPA.

Pours a dark orange on tap at the source. One inch of fluffy, aesthetically pleasing head. Lattice work lacing down the glass.

Smells brightly and outstandingly hoppy. Tons of fruits are most evident on the nose, orange and pineapple particularly, with some pine.

Tastes incredible. Citrusy and resinously piney, with an underlying dank, earthy hop flavor. Very little malt to speak of, which is fine, because it lets the hop speak as loud as they can. Lingering but minor hop bitterness at the end of each sip.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and crisp. Somehow this beer is refreshing. I don't know how that's possible, given the amount of ingredients used and the ABV.

Peekskill Brewery needs to be more recognized. They are a force to be reckoned with in the Hudson Valley, and the best brewery in our fair state.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

markgugs, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31%

vonnegut21, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer pours out in a very hazy amber color.

The aroma has tons of citrus and pine.

The flavor follows with a complex combination of juicy citrus, pine, grapefruit. Then the flavor calms down into a really good malt backbone with some sweetness and then it leaves some lingering bitterness.

This was actually my favorite of the hoppy beers at Peekskill, having tried almost 10 beers. Some of their other beers lack a bready malt to balance with the hops. What an amazingly balanced, yet super hoppy DIPA. Up there with the best DIPAs the East Coast has the offer.

dar482, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of mltobin
3.81/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at their brewery.

Appearance is a light amber color with a thin white head, doesn`t look as nice as some of its` peers. The nose contains oranges, pine, hard cheese, some hops. For the taste, I came across grains, grapefruit, hay, malts. The taste is a little richer than I would have liked, but still nice. Mouthfeel was very good, especially for a beer nearing 9%. It is medium bodied, good carbonation level, finishes clean. All in all, a very good beer, but it did not strike the same impression for me as it seems to have with some other reviewers.

mltobin, Jul 14, 2013
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Higher Standard from Peekskill Brewery
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