Felony IPA - Prism Brewing Company
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
Serving type: growler
11-11-2011 00:39:08 | More by BigMike
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2011 07:36:58 | More by Knapp85
3.96/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
- 10 hops, 10% abv, 100 ibus.
A: A great sized building head rests above an autumn orange colored body. A strong sense of effervesce rages within. Head retention is rock solid, lengthy in stay and leaves big clumpy patches of lace on the glass.
S: Nose showed a brief moment of tropical fruitiness and caramel, sweet and wet sense, fresh, very nice.
T: Flavor had a sweet lemony pine start, fresh citrus, wet with some spruce and warm toasty caramel. Tropical fruitiness with a finish of a small alcoholic lemon warmth. Warm pine, evergreen and a fading mint flavor.
M: Prickly mouthful, active carbonation, body leans on the light-medium side.
O: Overall like the fresh and wet approach, sweet and smooth start, citrus, nice complexity of hops that accent and play off one another rather then clash like so many other examples that overload the hop bill. The alcohol is near undetectable, with a very high rate of drinkability, multiples are not an option but a must and given. Tasty, sweet flavor forward hop palate, not dry and overly bitter like the norm, very good and a crime to miss. So far a newer offering that seems to be flying under the radar but for how long.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2013 00:47:45 | More by beerthulhu
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA
Very nice IPA. Poured into a tulip glass, a darker honey-amber color, clear--maybe a bit of chill haze--and a small layer of off-white head. Wide variety of hops in the aroma, with a resinous scent being dominant, and a detectable sweetness in the background. Definitely hop-centric on the palate, with oily pine notes, dried fruits, and plenty of bitterness. A solid sweet malt base still noticeable. Medium-bodied, filmy, and generally drinkable, if you're in the mood for a strong, non-subtle IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2011 15:31:28 | More by Rifugium
3.76/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: orange in color with a minimal head that breaks down pretty quickly.
Smell: caramel and malt sweetness, with some grassy and earthy tones.
Taste: caramel, pear, some grapefruit, grass, a nice bitterness that isn't overboard, and a milder earthy flavor arrives late. Alcohol is pretty well hidden here, but is warming.
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness to start, dry and smooth at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger in the mouth a while.
Overall: a dangerously easy to drink DIPA with just the right amount of hops that compliment the beer.
Serving type: on-tap
08-09-2013 18:50:23 | More by Gavage
Felony IPA from Prism Brewing Company
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