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Felony IPA - Prism Brewing Company

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Prism Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BigMike on 11-11-2011

Felony IPA is an English / American Hybrid double IPA that features more European hops than American. Brewed in an English style to maintain a malt backbone and coming in at 10% ABV, 100 IBU’s and using 10 hop varieties to give it that American attitude Unlike those traditional IPA’s that hit you in the face with citrus, we prefer to sneak up on you with an amazingly smooth 100 IBUs of piney, earth, and citrusy hops and high octane 10% ABV. This translates into an experience that should be illegal.

This beer is one of the few beers in the world whose base malt is Low-Lox, an anti-oxidation malt that provides superior shelf-life and flavor stability which we believe is of utmost importance when making IPA’s. Learn more about the Low-Lox malt that we use.

We decided that although we love our West Coast brethren, we wanted to make our double IPA a bit differently. Our anti-reinheitsgebot perspective made this ‘illegal’ in our books so we made it the first of our Prison series. Originally a limited release beer it quickly became such a hit that we decided to make it available year round.
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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 19
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3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is smooth on the palate and then the bitterness does sneak up on you and slam your mouth. The base malt is biscuity and dry and the alcohol remains hidden well. It is a very interesting IPA and one unlike any I have tried. I would certainly try this again and I am happy to give these local guys my business.

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2.13/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

I'm only rating this beer beca use it was so terrible BA is making my write a review. The nose is pure rubbing alcohol. The look is okay at best thin head no lacing. The flavor is a mess of bad alcohol, astringent bitterness, and no malt background. Absolutely terrible.

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.24/5  rDev -8%

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2.32/5  rDev -34.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.32/5  rDev -5.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.3%

Photo of Lookingloo2
3.8/5  rDev +8%

Photo of ShaneHarris
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

One of the best DIPAs I have ever had. It's called Felony because it's 10% and by tasting you'd think it was a 4%, and by the time you realize it's 10%, you would have committed a Felony! It's an awesome beer, and I would recommend this to even the non-IPA drinkers.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.16/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(best by 01/17/15 - poured into a balloon)

L: the clearest brew I've seen by Prism - only a mild, dull-polished haze... ultra-frothy/sudsy white foam with a soapy shine, doesn't stay long in pad-form - collects as many larger bubbles on one edge of the glass... I do believe this beer has legs

S: their signature character can be found here - must be the yeast... woody malts, exotic flowers, dried grapefruit peel... little bit of perfumy booze poking through in the back... slight peppery notes highlighting the fruity aromas, as well as a touch of hippy b.o.

T: lemon/yellow-grapefruit, herbal-like, concentrated bitterness to the hops that stuns the tongue, while the dry, toasty malts sneak around its sides and dance on the back of the palate... the bitterness stings, while the alcohol rubs salt in the wound - after several sips, all that's left to taste is high-test lemon polish - good stuff, though

F: has Prism's characteristic porcelain smoothness in its light-medium body and soft, dry finish... very easy drinking, even at 10%

O: not all that bad... if their goal was to make the most bracingly-bitter IPA they could, I think they've done it

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of dacrza1
4/5  rDev +13.6%

DATE REVIEWED: August 31, 2014... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: Labor Day celebration begins early... APPEARANCE: intimidating dark, murky burnt sienna body that hoists thick, foamy off-white head; lacing stratifies beautifully and with balance... AROMA: explosive hop bomb that borders on pure syrup--but the cone is legitimately a west coast varietal; welcoming despite its intensity... PALATE: full-bodied, somewhat crunchy--but highly drinkable at 10 ABV! incredibly long aftertaste... TASTE: the hops are strong though not aromatic; the malts are present but not noticeable; a rather middling effect, with heat overtaking the profile ...OVERALL: impossible to say this is better than Two-Hearted or Heavy Seas, but third place in the roommates IPA challenge isn’t too shabby considering the competition--this packs a warming wallop, a powerful albeit more singular profile than other BIG IPAs...

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.35/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Felony IPA from Prism Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.