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

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435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 15
Gots: 35 | 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:
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 added by: NeroFiddled on 07-04-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Conniehophead, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rusty gold with a nice head of foam and excellent lacing. The aroma is intense, very fruity, and consists of hops(2 cs[cascades centennials], goldings, and one other I think), some sweet biscuity malts, and a special IPA spiciness that sometimes rears its head. The taste is hoppy as hell in the front, with some strong malty flavors in the middle, and a somewhat sweet, fruity, hopbomb-like finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and to style and the drinkability is very good as well. One of the best brewpub IPAs I have had in a while.

francisweizen, Nov 16, 2004
Photo of goindownsouth
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing. I must confess, I went into Sly Fox thinking this was going to be the ONLY brew I was going to drink...

Silly rabbitt...

This IPA presented with a deep and rich golden, almost hazy peach color... hey, I am color-challenged... The aroma filed my sinuses with beautiful hops and a good bit of citrus, but not to a fault. I caught some malt lingering in the bushes, so to speak, and I liked that from this offering... A beautiful rendition of what an IPA should be, and sneaky at that, being 7.3% ABV...

goindownsouth, Jan 16, 2005
Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My bottle of Rt 113 IPA poured a crystal clear dark amber.
A fluffy white head with generous bubbles welled up from the beer.
Tenacious lacing clung to the glass walls right to last drop...
Modest fruity citrus nose heralded the hops flavor to come.
Hops galore is the first note of this fine IPA taste. The flavor differentiates into a hops and citrus with a long lasting bitter that sweeps into a clean finish that doesn't quit.

Flavor brokered a bold up front IPA body with a very congenial personality that makes this IPA a beer to request and enjoy over and over..

I like! I like!

gueuzeonhigh, Dec 21, 2005
Photo of Gavage
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear light amber with orange highlights. Thick 2" fluffy head.

Smell: the nose picked up the hops as the glass was just slid next to me at the bar. As the glass was brought to my nose the citrus and floral hops were very pleasant and up front.

Taste: this was a well balanced IPA, as malt and strong bitterness was joined with grapefruit dancing in background to round it out.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start and finish. The finish was also very dry and long on the bitterness.

Drinkability: I found this beer to be extremely drinkable, and if you are a hophead, this beer is for you.

Gavage, Nov 02, 2005
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4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a vicious craggy cratered vanilla 2 inch head cap atop a well filtered polished copper hue with a few rising bubbles. Killer foamy frothy head cap that just wont quit. Yee-haw!

Aroma is a stark piney bright hops with a crisp honey and grassy compliment. Robust deep vanilla meets pine sap.

First swigs: Woody pine aspects meet well with a slight tea like malt balance but the full front is hop woody. Enjoyable blend of tea aspects and dry white grapefruit slices.

Feel is medium bodied and clean as all get out. Quite drinkable and solid. Too bad that finding this is getting too rare as its popularity increases. Make more!

Last swigs: Could I drink these all night? Ummm..yup! Gimmie more!

Beer is good. Happy good beering.

blitheringidiot, Jun 05, 2006
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4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served in a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer has a very dark amber coloration. The beer has tight carbonation. The head is thick and puffy with a biege coloration. The head never fully resolved while drinking this beer.

Smell: The beer delivers a major grape fruit and pine cone resin hoppyness. The malty backbone has a sweet caramel kick.

Taste: The beer is seriously hoppy. This beer delivers a major grapefruit lead in. The caramel maltyness comes in breaking the intial hoppyness. The beer then goes pine cone oily and citrus zest bitter. The beer has a very good dry finish.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is on the plus side of medium bodied. The hop oilyness prolongs the flavor. This is a well balanced hop treat. This is a very easy to drink beer. I had problems setting this beer down while drinking it.

nlmartin, Jul 31, 2006
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4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a crystal clear amber with a tall billowy head. Aroma is toasty malt and a ton of hops, fresh and citrusy.

Taste is a good toasted malt base with a blanket of sweet hops laid on top. Nice bitter bite at the back of the throat but mostly mild, juicy, citrus hops up front. Nice balance, I like that grassy sweet element.

Mouthfeel is medium, leaves the palate very clean. Not what I would call a hop-bomb but that leaves it quite drinkable.

assurbanipaul, Mar 27, 2006
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4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: My wife bought me a case of this one at our favorite local distributor, In-N-Out. The guys there are very knowledgeable and recommended this one to her and am I glad. This beer poured a beautiful thick frothy two finger head. As I drank the beer it got more impressive with amazing sticky lace. The side of the glass became covered from top to bottom. The color was a very clear orangish amber.
Smell: Grassy hops backed with caramel malt.
Taste: Plenty of grassy hop flavor with just a touch of spice. The hops are domineering, but are balanced well with the sweet malt flavor. Quite good, I'm glad I've got 6 more 22 oz. bottles.
Mouthfeel: Course.
Drinkability: This one went down easy and I'm sure I could easily down another 22 ozer.

Schwarzbart, Feb 08, 2006
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4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber.

medium amber color, with HUGE, thick, creamy head.

My olfactory bulb is telling me that it's a Schmidt's 12oz grenade-bottle.... reminds me of fetching my dad a beer when I was a kid.

Hoppy, citrus, pine flavorings, with nice bite in the aftertaste.

This is NOT an "extreme" hop-fest, but rather nicely balaced and pleasing.

VERY DRINKABLE, tasty, yet mellow IPA. Very nice beer to stick with throughout an entire evening.

rawhydes1, Feb 20, 2009
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4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a 1/6 of this on the suggestion of Matt @The Beer Yard. Fantastic brew. This is the last beer from the keg and it's STILL amazing with perfect head and carbonation in the last glass. I could be crazy but the keg over 2 weeks seemed to mellow out and become better with each passing day. Anyway, it poured a deep and clean amber/copper color. The scent was very Hoppy --- strong asertive hops, not light citrus hops from the west coast. This just felt like an East Coast IPA. The taste was smooth and raw at the same time. The only way to describe is earthy and grassy, but clean and crisp as well. There was a nice toasted malt backbone as well and the sweetness was nice but not overbearing. The moutfeel as I stated before was effervescent and lasted until way after the last sip. This was TOO drinkable --- at 7% this puppy sneeks up on you quick. A great brew from a small but noteable brewery. This IPA is up there with some of the great East Coast IPA's (even Hop Devil).

Gasp100, Feb 12, 2004
Photo of djeffbee
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber out of a case from the Beer Yard.

Poured into a special edition Sam Adams etched glass.

A- Deep amber with orange hues. One finger head, not much lacing.

S- Malt first, then a slight citrus hop aroma. Was expecting a bit more hop aroma, but still nice.

T- Upfront hops, nice malt balance, great finish.

M- Bitter (good), tingles on the tongue with no sign of alcohol.

D- Very easy to drink, perfect carbonation. Could drink this one all night...

Another SlyFox flagship masterpiece...

djeffbee, Nov 24, 2007
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4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on a beer run to Monster Beverage in Glassborg, NJ.

Pours from the bottle a pale orange, nearly a caramel color. Very thick head, that dissipates very slowly and clings heavily to the glass.

Smell is a malt start with citrusy hop finish. Not as strong as I anticipated.

Taste is malt at first, with a citrusy hops follow up and bitter finish. Not an overpowering aftertaste. I like the strong malt notes and citrus hops combination.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, considering the bitterness. Lightly carbonated and pretty smooth finish.

Very drinkable, I could put back a few so I am glad I picked this up in the 22oz bottle.

mvanaskie13, Mar 11, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served a clear deep amber colored beer with moderate white puffy head. Smell is domianted by pine, citrus and fresh cut grassiness. Taste is also strong on hops with enough malt to provide a good balance. Finishes on the dry side with the malt mainly supressed. An extremely enjoyable beer with too easy drinkability for a 7% beer.

tgbljb, May 05, 2006
Photo of steveh
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another gift from the east -- and another in the first of my canned-crafts.

A -- Rich, deep amber-orange color with a soft, light tan head that settles to a persistent cap.

S -- Mellow spicy and earthy hops dominate. Biscuit malts peek through with more warming.

T -- Fruity esters up front that blend into spicy, earthy hops and mellow biscuit malt making a strong backbone. Very English character in the malt balance and nodding to U.S. influence with just the right hops. Finishes with fruit esters and a pleasantly bitter kick in the aftertaste. Very delicious and deceiving at 7%.

M -- Light medium body with a crisp mouthfeel. Dry in the finish.

D -- Flavorful and tasty -- well-balanced, luring you to want another... and maybe another. This is not the most extreme IPA out there, just very well crafted.

steveh, Oct 22, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The latest can from Sly Fox. Very happy to see it!

A-Pours a hazy copper with hints of amber, a frothy off white head and nice sticky lacing.

S-Seems more aromatic than the bottle to me, especially in the citrus part of the nose. Nice grapefruit, some juicy peach and good strong caramel malt.

T-Nicely crisp and earthy. Sweet and slightly roasty malt in the front, earthy bitter hops kick in nicely in the finish. Nice complex, well blended flavors. Again, I prefer this to my recollection of the bottled version.

M-Medium bodied with a good crisp dryness.

D-Completely enjoyable. Great flavors, crisp and fresh. Travels well in a can, which was a great thing on our recent vacation. No room in the car for lots of beer, so carting the cans was a huge space saver.

HV

sholland119, Aug 15, 2010
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Route 113 I.P.A. from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.