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Felony IPA - Prism Brewing Company

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Felony IPA
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Prism Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BigMike on 11-11-2011)
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4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So this is Felony IPA from Prism Brewing. It's a 10% Double IPA that uses 10 different hop varieties and comes in 100 IBU's.

A: Felony pours a warm golden orange honey color. It's pretty hazy and looks to be unfiltered or not filtered much. Even from the growler, the pour produced a nice thick head consisting of small and large sized bubbles. It's an eggshell color and seems to be leaving some nice lacing along the glass. Overall a real nice looking beer.

S: So there is a few different aromas i'm picking up in the nose. Different from most DIPA's i've smelled. Instead of the usual pine,citrus,tropical like most ipa's, this has a bit more earthiness and grassy aromas coming out of it. A touch of floral in the backgrouns and some light caramel maltiness also. I'm curious as to what the 10 hop varieties are. I believe i read one of them is Brambling Cross which is an English hop. It makes sense as this beer has an English feel so far.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty closely. Grassy, earthiness, floral. Again, the toasted caramel malts are present. For 100 ibu's i was expecting an extremely bitter beer but this isn't all that bitter. It's actually very balanced. There's an initial bitterness upon swallowing but it's gone in a second and the rest of the flavors take over and this one finishes very smooth.

M: For 10% Abv. this beer is insanely easy to drink. I'm getting zero alcohol flavor. It's just not there. The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation seems to be right on. It's really soft on the tongue and finishes very smoothly. I would say they nailed the body on this one.

Overall: My overall opinion of Felony IPA from Prism is, i really like it! It's nice to have a different style DIPA then the usual. Seems to me that lot's of unique hops were used in making this beer and it shows. You wouldn't think a 10% abv, 100ibu beer would be subtle. But thats exactly what this beer is. It's well balanced and feels great in the mouth. Easy to drink and very tasty!
This is only my second beer from Prism and i'm very intrigued by them. I can't wait to sample more of their offerings.

BigMike, Nov 11, 2011
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's Black Friday event: This poured out as a nice looking golden copper color. The head was minimal here and didn't really have any lacing either. The smell of this beer has a really nice floral hoppy aroma to it with some citrus notes in the back end. The taste of the beer had some of the earthy floral flavors with some nice fruity melon flavors in there too. The mouthfeel of this beer was pretty good, it was soft and oily. Overall I liked this IPA, glad I got to try it.

Knapp85, Nov 26, 2011
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Felony IPA from Prism Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.