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Felony IPA - Prism Brewing Company

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Felony IPAFelony IPA

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigMike on 11-11-2011)
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Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
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
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -2%
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.

oline73, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Rifugium, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Gavage
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Gavage, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

beerthulhu, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +5%

rolltide8425, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -2%

IPAchris, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +12%

st9647v3, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

jmdrpi, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -2%

IdrinkGas, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jpd7374, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +5%

mdillon86, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.25/5  rDev -9%

hoppymcgee, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

bigfnjoe, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

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

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

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

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

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.

justintcoons, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -2%

buzzy, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Drknight, May 13, 2014
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev -2%

JeffTheJuice, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +5%

waddellc2, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Lehighace06
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Lehighace06, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev +5%
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.

thebigredone, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +19%

zekeman17, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.5/5  rDev -2%

stephenjmoore, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.5/5  rDev -2%

TheFightfan1, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
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

Bouleboubier, Sep 24, 2014
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Felony IPA from Prism Brewing Company
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