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Felony IPA - Prism Brewing Company

Felony IPA
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%

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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Photo of Knapp85


3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
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
Photo of Rifugium


3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
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
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
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
Photo of oline73


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2011 03:01:59 | More by oline73
Photo of jmdrpi


3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2011 01:22:55 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of BigMike


4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

11-11-2011 00:39:08 | More by BigMike
Photo of thebigredone


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 21:19:49 | More by thebigredone
Photo of Dix90


3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: amber orange with almost no head which disappears almost immediately. Carbonation bubbles disappear quickly, next to no lacing.

Smell: sweet and caramelly, more English hops are present, hard to decipher the American hops used.

Taste: Malty sweetness with a mild bitter presence. Flavor lingers well, pleasant but not impressive. Alcohol presence is decipherable but subtle.

Mouthfeel: Much heavier than I was expecting from a signature dipa.

Overall: easy to drink, especially as a dipa. Not what I was expecting but a flavorful beer nonetheless. Probably would buy again, but not often, especially when I'm in a hophead mood.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 21:27:01 | More by Dix90
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