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Ichor - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

154 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Abbey-style Quadruple brewed with German Pils and Roast malts and dark candi sugar, hopped with German Tradition hops. Luscious and seductive, Ichor is brewed for both the body and the soul. This beer will improve with careful aging but is ready to drink now.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 02-18-2003)
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Ratings: 154 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle brewed and bottled in Royersford, PA.

A: deep mahogany color, clear, head dissipated quickly
S: dark fruits, jam-like, leathery, cidery hints
T: mellow, sweeter, cloying, leather, dark fruit
M: well-balanced, mellow
O: overall I thought about rating this beer lower but after contemplating on the style, it's not bad, a well-aged quad

wisrarebeer, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Welcome to DC, Sly Fox!

Served in a "Game of Thrones" glass.

A: Poured a dark, dark, brown with a slight bit of translucence, possibly only detected by some serious astronomical tools.

S: PEZ dust, with figs, plums, and various dark fruit. Somewhat understated, yet still present.

T: Kinda strong on the sugar and Belgian yeast front. Totally overwhelming. The fruit was there, along with a bucket of brown sugar.

M: Decent carbonation bill, but this stuff is boozy as hell. Seriously, It's hard to take a gulp of it.

O: This one was fairly cheap, at only $8.99. If you're looking for some cheap social lubricant, go ahead. However, I'll pass on this in the future.

Chaney, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of aengleman
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

aengleman, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

InspectorBob, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of KRella
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

KRella, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Daniellobo, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +3.9%

oriolesfan4, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +3.9%

rydev24, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +3.9%

JMS1512, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ROGUE16, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +3.9%

bcm75, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of BKBassist
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BKBassist, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of jborg
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jborg, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of DIM
2.51/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a: Clear dark chestnut; pours with a thick fizzy head.

s: Lots of cherries, some kind of artificial sweetner, and flowery booze. Not very Quad like.

t: Very sweet overall but not all that malty. Raisins and cherries are there but kind of syrupy. That artificial from the smell is here too. Lots of sugar but lacks any Belgian yeat character.

m: Gentle fizzy carbonation and a syrupy body.

o: Too sweet and pretty far off-style.

DIM, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

smithj4, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of CJfromPhilly
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 25.4oz bottle a cola-ish brown with a 2 finger head. I cant see much in the way of carbonation in the darkness. Aroma is surprisingly faint ( or is it my allergies?) but I catch a hint of bread & dark fruit. 1st sip is of dark cherries, plums, and a hint of caramel. It's quite sweet & malty even after 2 months of aging. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly, but there is not as much carbonation as one would expect. Overall, this is a pretty solid quadrupel, a quite suitable offering on National Beer Day!

CJfromPhilly, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of quakeroatmealstout
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

quakeroatmealstout, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of DruRho
4/5  rDev +3.9%

DruRho, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Mypintishalffull
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Mypintishalffull, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

calcnerd, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of jiffymon
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

jiffymon, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

THECPJ, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It came down to this or Incubus, Chose Ichor strictly based on the style of the beer. I enjoy Quad's quite a bit so I wanted to give this one a shot. The beer poured out as a traditional brown color with a cream colored head on top. The retention wasn't too bad here but there wasn't any lacing at all. The smell of the beer was bready and fruity, there were also some aromas of caramel in there too. The taste of the beer has a sweet start to it that gives off flavors that coinside with the nose of the beer. The finishing flavors remind me of bubblegum. The mouthfeel is well carbonated and gives the beer is a decent dry finish. Overall it's not a terrible Quad and I'm thankful for that. It is probably one of the better Slyfox beers on the market.

Knapp85, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of astidad
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

astidad, Dec 20, 2012
Ichor from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.