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Felony IPA - Prism Brewing Company

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81
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigMike on 11-11-2011)
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Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at the Capone's Black Friday event. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with hardly any head at all.

Smell: Sweet malt with some fruity notes, mainly banana. There are some mild spice notes. Not a whole lot of hops.

Taste: Malty with some fruity notes. The banana shows up again with some caramel and spice. The finish is quite bitter and hoppy.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick side of medium. The carbonation is tingly with a slick finish.

Overall: This is a really fruity double IPA. The malt is more prevalent than I expected. I might have another.

Photo of Rifugium
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Gavage
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on tap at the brewery, served in a 10 oz snifter-style glass.

appears a hazy dark golden color, with a thin bone-white head. decent lacing as a I drank the beer. smell is a variety of hop aromas, pine and floral notes dominate.

taste is also dominated by the hops. the underlying malt is sorta there, I personally would have liked more. Mouthfeel is decent, medium thickness with medium to high carbonation. easy to drink, no alcohol flavors show up.

Prism played this one straight, with no funky ingredients. A good result, but there are other DIPA's I prefer.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of Lehighace06
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of justintcoons
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
gold with hardly any head to speak of. Decent clarity with suspended yeast particles throughout. Light carbonation.

Nose
Sugar coated grapefruit, melon, bubblegum, apple juice, honey, lemon, lime, and caramel.

Taste
Bubblegum, sugar coated grapefruit, apple juice, honeydew melon, lemon pith, and lime. Caramel and honey. Wintergreen and wet pine on the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, smooth, warming, and moderately bitter.

Overall
A lot of melon, apple juice, bubblegum, and honey. So it's a bit off from a more classic DIPA. Pretty smooth for 10%. Maybe throwing 10 hop varieties into a beer isn't necessarily the best way to go.

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jason (and Jennifer) for hooking me up with this. Never heard of the beer or the brewery, should be fun to try.

Pours a deep orangeish-gold with a thin white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell like earthy hops, maybe a tinge of sweetness coming through. Not much happening on the nose.

Taste is better - this does not whack you in the face with hops, but there is definitely a strong, oily, earthy hoppiness coming through. Makes me think of pine sap and forest floor. Just the barest hint of citrus occasionally peeks through. All is balanced by caramel malts. The10% ABV really shows up on the back end.

Mouthfeel is good. Nice and thick.

Overall, an interesting IPA. Not among the top tier of IIPAs, but very solid for a smaller brewery. The beer does seem slightly confused though, if it were just a touch maltier I would have guessed it was an American Barleywine. Still, fun to try.

Photo of mpalestino
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Felony IPA from Prism Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.