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

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Route 113 I.P.A.
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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 16
Gots: 52 | 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
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With a hoppy balance to caramel malt flavor, the beer straddles the line of where Amber Ales stop and IPAs begin- best of both worlds?

Medium amber in color, the beer pours with an everso slight haze that's light for highly hopped beers, yet a shade darker in color than IPAs as well. A froathy ivory head floats the beer with solid retention and moderate lace. The foam character is satisfactory albeit terse for IPAs as well.

Surprisingly, caramel is the first characteristic to penetrate the olfactory sense instead of hops. But a quick follow up of citrus, pine, and grass round out the aromas after a few visits to the glass. Pungent malt aromas also rise and promise a near-perfect balance.

Balance continues in taste as the malty forefront of caramel malt and crusted breads are intent on stating their ground. But the rush of hops add elements of grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and pine resin particularly in finish where bitterness dictates rather than sweetness. Low on fruity esters or spicy phenolics, the beer is a clean interplay between malt and hops.

Medium to start, the malty weight and creamy carbonation gives the impression of more weight than what is actaully there. Lifting carbonation and amplified hops assist the dryness in finsih and is accompanied by alcohol warmth and semi-dry maltiness.

If standard IPAs are too one-sided hoppy and if Amber Ales don't offer enough intrigue, then this IPA should be as comfortable as baby bear soup. But prized IPAs celebrate hop aroma, flavor and bitterness in part by surpressing malt character so that there's no attempt to balance, but simply a supple support to the hops all leave this IPA much less dry than I more normally appreciate.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper in appearance with little head and some lacing. This offering had a mildly floral nose. Sweet malt dominated the flavor up front and there was a decently bitter finish. The high alcohol makes this beer a borderline DIPA. Because of that, I expected a bit more flavor than was delivered.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the darkest IPA I've seen to date.
This beer is a very deep copper/amber in color. The head produced is about a finger in depth, tan in color and quite dense. Carbonation is pretty lite. Aroma is lite as in not very assertive as an AIPA normally is, but more along the lines of an EIPA. Malts are bold and upfront with caramel notes and hops are light and floral.
Taste is solid malts Hops have a herbal and floral taste but quite sutle and don't do a very good job of balancing out the malts. To me drinks more like an EIPA then an Americian.
The beer feels heavy on the palette and is smooth all way round. There is some soft alcohol warming at the finish. A good drinking beer. More of an EIPA to me.

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Route 113 I.P.A. from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.