Route 113 I.P.A. - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Reviews by PADIV:
3/5 rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I stopped into the Sly Fox on my way home. I bought a six pack of the 113 IPA since it is on a promotional sale.
I drank this from the can. Poured some in a glass to see the color.
Amber color with light carbonation. The beer smells hoppy with "outdoor" hints as well.
The taste is hoppy with a bitter after taste. The bitter flavor is a little much for an IPA and is long lasting.
Mouthfeel is average and nothing special just the left over bitterness.
Overall this is not a great beer but it is drinkable. I wish there was a better balance between the hops and the bitterness.
Serving type: can
01-05-2013 01:14:53 | More by PADIV
More User Reviews:
3.06/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A- Pours a nice, coppery ambery type color with about a half inch of head, leaving behind a good deal of lacing along the sides of the glass.
S- Doesn't give off as much of an aroma as one might expect. Thin caramel malt and pine are the dominant smells. There's also a bit of a metallic edge. From the can, perhaps? No, can't be, can technology has been perfected by now. Get out of my head, preconceived notions!
T- Just a hint of malt sweetness before the bracing hops take over. 113 IBU? That seems... excessive. Hop character is piney and the bitterness, while strong, is not unpleasant. The malt makes an unexpected return on the finish, this time with a toasty character. Actually, most of the flavor in this beer comes from the malt, which is kind of the opposite of what I was expecting from a beer that has its outrageous IBU count in its name. Perhaps it's old? No, the best by date on the bottom says September '14. Plus, I'm pretty sure these cans can preserve beer for literal eons. I have a few that I plan on willing to my grandchildren. So that can't be it. The flavor's not bad, but I was hoping for more hop character.
M- Rather smooth, almost creamy. Carbonation gives it a little bite, but not too much.
O- It's not bad, but I can't say I love it. When a beer boasts 100+ IBU levels, I expect a good amount of hop flavor. This one just doesn't deliver in that respect. I'd like a little more than just toasty malt and bitterness, which is pretty much what this beer is. It's probably not one I'll be buying in the future.
Serving type: can
06-06-2014 22:55:30 | More by vtfan77
Route 113 I.P.A. from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.