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Route 113 I.P.A. - Sly Fox Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Route 113 I.P.A.Route 113 I.P.A.

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334 Reviews

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Reviews: 334
Hads: 814
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 75 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 07-04-2003

A big, flavorful IPA, brewed with Pale and Crystal malts, and hopped with Bravo, Centennial, Cascade, and East Kent Goldings. Bold and Spicy.

113 IBU
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews by Ozzylizard:
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Six pack from Giant Eagle $9.99
Undated can at 40 degrees into goblet
Aroma piney
Head average (3 cm), off white, frothy, mostly lasting
Body dark orange, hazy
Flavor begins with a piney bitterness, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Ends with a light chalky astringency
Palate medium, slight oilyness, carbonation lively

I’ve had this on draft, in bombers, and in cans. It’s a nice, go-to IPA, easy drinking.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was definantly hopped to the tilt,but the great thing about it was that it had big enough malt backbone to support all the hops.Real nice deep copper color with a sticky head,hop aroma is evident up front for sure but there is a malty sweet tinge in there as well,a real mans beer I believe 8%abv,an awesome brew even for a non-nophead like me.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of steelerguy
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazed amber, lightly carbonated, 1 finger head that leaves some lace and has some staying power.

S - Some caramel malts and mostly citrus hops, a little pine. Good but not special.

T - The pine citrus flavors hit first, followed by the some good malt flavors, then ends with a burst of grapefruit citrus flavors. Bitterness is right for an AIPA, but lacks some coplexity.

M - Feels right for an IPA, not too dry and does not have a sweetness some of the larger IPAs have. A little alcohol warmth on the way down.

D - Easy drinking IPA. Bitterness and malt are in balance, don't feel like one is overwhelming the other.

Overall, it is a good IPA. I expected a bit more after having their Saison which I though was a very good beer. Lacks some pop to make it stand out, a simple IPA. Drinkable and worth trying if you have the opportunity. I would drink it again but not seek it out.

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Photo of grynder33
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light floral hop aroma, some malty sweetness eventually came to the top,orange amber color, my first sip had a quick sweetness up front, and a grainey hop in the middle, and a nice bigtime bittering finish that kept you content for a while. Simple but enjoyable hoppy IPA.

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Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber with no freshness date.

A- Hazed orange amber color, awesome head ... the retention shows lots of stickage with each sip. Most of the haze is probably from the big addition of hops.

S- Creamsicle hop aroma with a earthy herbal back, malty with mild caramel and suggestions of white chocolate.

T&M- Super creamy mouth feel off of a full body, oil hop all over the taste buds. Toasty maltiness gets pushed back by a well rounded hop character that hold a slowly growing pungent bitterness ... not overwhelming but it certainly says AIPA.

D- Not half bad, its a tough style to compete with ... there are so many IPAs out now. This one sits in the middle of the pack IMO, certainly worth a try. Paired well with goat cheese stuffed turkey breast with sherry braised Brussels sprouts.

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Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle w/o any freshness indication. Pours cloudy, ruddy, slightly reddish amber. head is elegantly puffy, then thick filmed, leaving gobs of sticky lacing and sheeting. Nice looking product. Nose of spicy hop plugs. This is a better then average IPA, grainy, citrusy hops early, middle and late. Coating on the teeth and tongue, with a moderatly long, smooth finish. Only $3.75 at New Beer in NYC, a baragain for this easy quafing, pleasantly hoppy ale.

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one in a growler a while back and had to score a bottle of this one...thanks to BeerBeing for sending this my way.
Rust color with two full fingers of eggshell white head...most sticks around and what fades, leaves behind some generous lacing.
Pleasant in the nose with a nice blend of floral and citrus hops, spice, and enough malt to offer up a mild sweetness.
Flavor is more of the same as above, but the hop bitterness overshadows the hint of sweet this one is displaying in the flavor.
I like the addition of the spice, while this is no "spiced" beer, it finishes with a bite and washes away clean after each swig.
The mouthfeel is slightly above average and the carbonation is where I like to see an IPA.
I'll have to see how I scored this one from the growler, but Sly Fox has done an exceptional job to bottle this winner without any flaws.
A great session beer for me...will need to score a few more the next time I visit PA.

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Photo of Homebrew35
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a egg shell colored one and half finger head. Clear reddish body. Very nice lacing and a nice cap remains, big ring of lacing as well. Smells quite floral, some alcohol but not in a bad way, touch of carmel malts, some bready yeast. Tastes, neutral bready malts, touch of sweet crystal malts, earthy hops, a big piney resinous hoppy bitter finish. Medium dry, medium full bodied quite nice, low carbing. $2.19 a single not bad for a %7 IPA.

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Photo of tigg924
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, cloudy, orange/brown in color

Smell: caramel, bread, and small citrus hops

Taste: caramel, bread, some earth, and citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweetish start--bitter middle and less bitter finish

Drinkability: This one was a lot more bitter and earthy than I expected. A slightly above average IPA. I could have a couple, but am unlikely to rush out to get this.

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Photo of KolbMarley
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is orange and pine hops with a caramel malt backbone. The flavor is more orange and pine hops. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been on BA for a while but here is my first review. I snagged a case of the 113 22-ounce bottles to see how it tastes compared to 113 that I have had on tap (which I enjoy).

I was very pleased with how it has held up compared to on-draft. The smell and taste are hoppy and smooth. It is extremely drinkable which means it won't last long in my household with myself and a few other BA's lurking about. I got this at the BeerYard for $37.50 a case which makes it a great bargain at that price IMO. I am a huge IPA fan & this beer at that price will make it a mainstay in my household.


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Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. pours a little on the darkside for an IPA which i kinda like. a bronze color bordering on reddish orange. really nice retentive off white rocky bubbly head. lots of soapy like bubbles clinging to the glass. a little sediment visible, but still clear. this one looks oh soo good.

strong pungent hops right off the pour...ahh yes. a nice caramel malt rounds it out. as balanced as you would want it to be, with the balance leaning towards the hoppy side. maybe some tropical fruits, some spruce like wood.

it just tingles your taste buds with hops. citrus hops turn into a spucy, woody, caramel malt. then finishs with a mix of the hops and malts. some subtle tropical fruity flavors in the mix. finishs with an intense lingering hop bitterness.
im torn between a 4 and 4.5.

has a hoppy, oily, resiny mouthfeel, left with a bitter drymouth after the bottle, but you gotta expect that from a big ipa. medium body.

pretty good drinkability, but because it only comes in bombers your not likely to drink more than one in a sitting. you feel it pretty good off of one bomber however. very good ipa, wouldnt mind having it again. i think it should be classified as a double ipa, but what do i know.
now time to go see what my hop plants look like after a long winter. beautiful spring day today, almost 80 degrees!

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Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of sdmrtn
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler at Als of Hampton

Appearance: copper orange tan head nice lacing all the way down

Smell: I smell pine hops and some fruitiness, very nice.

Taste: pine hops and fruit, good bitterness

Mouthfeel: is rather light which I like

Drinkability: I could certainly down a few of these

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 355ml can with a BB of Oct 2013. Acquired recently from Trembling Madness in York. The label mentions that it contains British, German and Pacific NW hop varieties.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A bright coppery-amber hue with good carbonation. Yields a small head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of resinous pine, weed, caramel malt, stewed hops, earthy yeast and a warming whiff of booze. Not as aromatic as I expected.

It tastes intensely hoppy with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, weed, herbs, caramel malt, stewed hops and mild earthy yeast. Highly attenuated, with a harsh quality and a whiff of booze in the background. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and very dry, with a mild spiciness. Pleasant carbonation and good body. Highly astringent - strips the palate. Aftertaste of overwhelming pine resin, weed and stewed herbs.

A fairly tasty beer but rather one-dimensional. Tons of bitter pine-laden hop notes and little else. Looks OK, but the aroma/flavour are dominated by pine resin and a somewhat acrid herbal character. The caramel malt doesn't stand up to the hops, resulting in an unbalanced brew. Body is alright. Decent enough but not the best example of an American IPA that I've tried. Worth sampling but no need to go out of your way to find it.

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Photo of butters_mcgee
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Route 113 I.P.A. from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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