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

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 18
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
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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
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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of grynder33
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of warriorsoul
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of Homebrew35
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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.


Photo of dogfishandi
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
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!

Photo of sdmrtn
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
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

Photo of dacrza1
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown-orange body with soft effervescence... thick, rocky off-white head that fills a snifter nicely with tremendous lacing... hops to the point of spruce car air freshner, except for the vanilla wafting--and a strange perfumy scent that might not appeal... smooth, slightly carbonated with an active early flourish and a soft finish--little aftertaste--BIG and crunchy when chewed... as HEAVY an IPA taste as I have had in recent memory--arresting and vivacious citric fruit rush --at times a bit thick... my goodbye 2008 beer is another gift from Ryan for another fantasy baseball beatdown...SlyFox is capable of good stuff, and the beer is solid, but possibly one of those that, as the bottle claims, "belches more hops" when it might ease up to not suck the Christmas tree dry of its spruce.... a highway of hops indeed...

Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Ale House in Vestal.

Appearance: A darker amber color with good bubbles and nice symmetrical rings layering around the top with each sip.

Smell: This is a very weird IPA. There's a bit of funky, doughy, caustic, raucous, and altogether weird bitterness going on. Like the husks of a hop sans oils, or saturated. Or something like that. Yet it's aromatic and pungent.

Taste: Kind of like eating a roasted hop drenched in sweet and sour sauce. Not necessarily completely unlike anything I've ever had, but this is a bit weirder. All over the map, but intriguing, and surging, and citrus, and bitter, and sour, and weird, with some caramel and malty sweetness on the forefront.

Mouthfeel: Good and medium-bodied, with a fair creaminess and smooth carbonation.

Drinkability: Again, this is very different for me. Maybe I'll try the bomber and review it again, because it was tough, welcomingly so, to grasp, and for that I applaud it. Here's to more Sly Fox in the future.

Photo of McMatt7
3/5  rDev -18.5%


Photo of YesFest
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz Bottle, poured into a tall Pilsner glass, big mistake considering the mountain of unmoving head that I had to contend with. Appearance is outstanding, pours a light brown orange-peel cloudiness. Thick blotchy lacing that will probably last through the first dishwasher cycle.

Smells great! Citrus/floral, one of the closest IPA's in aromatic robustness to DogFish 90 that I've tried in a while.

Tastes like a grapefruit bouquet. Hoppy and wet. Surprised there's even liquid somewhere below this head, but it's juicy! I gotta say, this is refreshing... The main reason I say it tastes like grapefruit juice is because bitterness and sheer refreshment are battling it out for noticeability.

Mouthfeel is so close to ideal, erring on the thin side. An almost perfect amount of carbonation, erring ever so minutely on the flat side. Good finish. Crisp.

I don't know if I'd want to drink another 22 oz bottle right after this one... but I could see enjoying a few pints of this in a given night.

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Cloudy, burnt orange with a two-finger width, light tan, soft/frothy head. Head slowly disappears and leaves lacing all the way around the glass.

Aroma - Combination of caramel sweetness and floral/resinous hop flavors.

Taste - Similar to the smell with the caramel sweetness and the floral hops.

Mouthfeel - A very, very bitter IPA that almost numbs the tongue. Slight carbonation. Some stickiness to go along with the overpowering bitterness.

Overall - First beer from Sly Fox. Didn't have any real expectations going into it other than knowing it would be a bitter IPA at 113 IBUs. The bitterness of the beer just overpowered all the flavors/aromas which took away from my overall perception of the beer.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22 oz. bomber from my local store....

Poured into a standard pint glass...

A- Burnt orange color- glowing amber hues. Fluffy, hilly head on this one- lots of carbonation as well.

S- Smelled of green hops- nothing more. Maybe a hint of fruit.

T- Mmm. Hops were mostly upfront but were prevalent throughout. Tasted a little maltiness and some fruit. It had a metallic aftertaste as well.

M- Slick and oily.

D- I could drink this all night. An IPA that is a little different from the usual suspects- but damn good and tasty.

Good stuff. Love my IPA's

Photo of morimech
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish amber color with a large white head that had excellant retention. The head never really goes away as it settles to 1/2 inch cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. This beer is a looker. The flavor is not that upfront with the hops but I have to remind myself this is not going to be a West Coast hop bomb. Pine and floral hop aromas compliment the caramel and toasted malt. The flavor is a bit astrigent but I seemed to get use to as I made my way through the bomber as I did not really notice it as I finished. Nice malt backbone on this beer with toasted, bready, and musky notes. Just a touch of sweetness as well. The hops seem to be more for bitterness than flavor. More of a citrus flavor that I did not pick up any in the aroma. Medium body and nice carbonation. Feels right for the style. An interesting beer of the East Coast variety. The astrigency at first kind of turned me off and lowered the score, but as I got to spend more time with this beer, it grew on me.

Photo of PatDreadful
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my DFH Perfect Pint.

Appearance: A big white head rises from the dark orange body. As the pint empties and the beer warms, the brew takes on a distinctly pumpkin colored hue. Crystal clear with nice sticky lacing make for a beautiful experience.

Smell: Woody hops. Most likely German? This is undercut with faint hints of pine and the slightest amount of citrus. Of course, this is all followed up with a nice bready finish.

Taste: Follows the nose but not as intense. The woody hops are a bit more subdued which allow for more of that West Coast flavor to shine. The malt is consistantly present from start to finish and provides a nice canvas for the flavors. This ends with a refreshing hop bitterness that is very nice. I would have gone 4.5 here is there was just a tad more hop character. This is just as much a hoppy amber ale as it is an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light and drinkable. Despite the ABV (which is nicely hidden) this is a highly sessionable beer which would be great for tailgates, cookouts and camping trips. As a big plus- it also comes in cans!

Photo of Swift989
2.41/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a fabrication.

It has a beautiful color and head retention A+ for appearance.
It barely smells of the hops that are about to blast you in the tongue, actually spells sweet like a brown ale or esb.
Taste is intense, but there is no way there are 113 IBUs in this IPA. That is some BS, probaly around 75 max, or else it would be called a Triple IPA RIGHT!?!?!?! and why would they brew the Odyssey DIPA!? THAT IS WAY HARSHER THAN THIS! Taste is sweet breadyness and bagel up front then moves into drying sensation that becomes grapefruity then grassy then just plain old bittttttterness.
Mouthfeel is nice, then very dry. Definitely has that dry mouthfeel alot of people look for.

Overall I can't take this beer seriously. It looks like a great IPA, and it tastes like an IPA a lot of people want, perhaps drier then desired, but it smells like nothing, and has two overly dominate flavors: sweet upfront, grass on the tail end. Plus negative 1 overall for saying this is 113 IBUs.

Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber almost hazel like color with auburn highlights. Nice clarity and a huge tarnished white head. Noticeable toffee malt on the nose with piney pink grapefruit hops lingering through the room.

Lingering caramel sweetness after the swallow. Head doesn not wanna die down. Earthy and piney hops are big players in this beer. For 113 ibus the beer has good balance and a nice toffee and caramel malt body to back up the hops. Some bite still exists but not as much as expected. Spicy earthy hops are present with a floral bouquet like finish. Medium body. Pretty good and slightly different offering. Complex. Nice blending of the fruity hop bombs and subtle earthy ipa offerings.

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some malts. Taste is dominated by hops, considerable bitternesss, some slight notes of citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a pretty good brew.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in their brewery in phoenixville.

A: Poured a light-medium copper with orange hues with a slight, fluffy white head that quickly dissipated after the pour. Lively vibrante carbonation streams upwards.

S: The nose was strong and hoppy with scents of pine and grapefruit grinds.

T: The initial flavor yielded dominant citrus hops and grapefruit against a light pale grain backing. Some sweet citrus, oranges and spicy hops (EKG?) gives this a zesty spicing before finishing with a nice floral bitterness and bite.

M: light-medium, semi-dry with a good hoppiness resting on the tongue.

D: Very good drinkability and sure to satisfy. This would be no problem ordering seconds or thirds.

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tumbler glass served at the 3rd and Spruce Cafe in West Reading, PA.

A: The IPA is a brilliant amber color with a 1 finger head that fails to retain in the tumbler.

S: The nose is piquantly hoppy, zesty with some citrus and pine notes. As the ale breathes and warms, that hoppy strength continues to increase.

T: The IPA is a well-balanced drink, showing off a strong malty body with caramel and cereal flavors. The hops are resiny with citrus and pine elements, both of which are concentrated and pleasantly bitter. The finish follows the hops, leaving a lasting bitterness in the mouth.

M: The focus on hops becomes much more evident as the ale warms. Overall, the flavor is strong with enough of a focus on the hops to keep me happy.

D: The ale is quite drinkable, so much so that I went through three pints at 3rd and Spruce.

Photo of SickGnar
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly ambery, reddish burnished copper. Quite clear with just a few rising bubbles. 2 + fingers of light-tan head (actually more golden tinged off-white). Good retention with alright, but splotchy lace.

S: Rather clean actually. Some caramel & bready malts. Citrus hops, but none too powerful for the style. Maybe an old bomber? Right notes, but rather weak.

T: Much improved from the nose. Hops are mostly citrusy without too much rind. Pine and resin come in close second with a little bit of an earthy and herbal edge. Malts are predominantly caramel and toasty bread, but also with some hints of toffee and even darker roast grain.

M: Barely a hair over medium body with carbonation to match. Nice mouthfeel, almost smooth overall. Some tack from sugars – check. Dextrins to chew – check. Ultimately drying from hops – check. Some sneaking warmth.

D: Noticeably hefty, but with a nice balance and roundness for the style. Nose is a weak point, but the rest is quite nice.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (courtesy of Adrian910ss): Poured a medium orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention (better then average for the style). Aroma of green citrusy hops is quite powerful and is dominating. Taste is also dominated by citrusy hops with some light caramel malt also noticeable. Boy is slightly above average with some good carbonation. I didn’t notice the presence of the English hops thought.

Photo of CRJMellor
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a sort of bronze/copper/orange amalgamation with a moderate, soft, tan head that left scattered lace.
Aroma had some light pine and wood sap notes with a caramel underpinning and some floral and fruity notes.
Flavors of orange and hint of grapefruit along with some caramel and grainy notes. As it warms released a resiny, pine bite.
Mouthfeel was past moderate but not quite heavy with a decnt balance of sweet and pepper, finished a bit too dry.
Drinkability was solid, not spectacular. Progression of flavors and overall flavor and feel profile didn't quite seem to work. Decent brew but nothing outstanding.

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #176
Served On: 06/21/2012
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: 7.0%
Date/ Code: -

This can was from a 24-pack I picked up at Brewskee’s of New Oxford, PA.

Look: Poured a very clear copper color with 2 fingers of impressive beige foam. Heavy lacing was evident after the very first sip. Carbonation bubbles were surprisingly sparse.

Smell: Sweet cotton candy hop aroma. Also a light pine smell.

Taste: First off was a hard-tack candy character that quickly moved into a nice hoppy pine. The typical IPA bitterness hit in the middle and was followed by some remaining malty caramel notes in the backend. Aftertaste was a washed out grapefruit that slowly faded into just plain bitterness.

This was an excellent IPA that would certainly stand up to anything like a SN Torpedo or a Bells Two Hearted. - Yes it was that good.

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Route 113 I.P.A. from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.