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Helltown Purgatory #3 - Double IPA - Helltown Brewing

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Helltown Purgatory #3 - Double IPA
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Tucquan on 10-23-2013)
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Reviews by Tucquan:
Photo of Tucquan
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-10-16 in Lancaster, PA at Hunger & Thirst.

Note: This is described on their beer board as: "Helltown Purgatory (Idle Hands w/ Galaxy Hops)

A - Hazy golden peach with a 1-finger white head and moderate lacing.

S - Pineapple, light malt, peach, hop floral.

T - Overly-ripe pineapple, peach skin, light pine, light malt. Bitterness comes in pretty quickly and lingers but not too long. Very spicy hop finish.. Dries nicely.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Pretty soft. Hint of prickle and resin but doesn't cling to the mouth.

O - A very enjoyable DIPA although I like their regular Idle Hands DIPA better because it is more balanced.

Tucquan, Oct 23, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of PSU_Mike
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served - Growler filled at the brewery. Got my growler filled less than 6 hours after this batch was kegged. Can't get it any fresher! Poured into a tulip.

A - A very hazy orange with a 1 finger head and medium carbonation. Beautiful looking beer.

S - Very nice smell. Grapefruit, a little pine, citrus, and just a touch of onion. A lot going on here.

T - Follows the nose pretty well. Grapefruit and citrus with a tinge of cardboard on the finish.

M - Goes down smooth with just a touch of bitterness on the tongue. The carbonation tickles the tongue.

O - Very enjoyable. The smell is fantastic. My only complaint is the minor cardboard like finish. Aside from that, it was a great beer. Not quite as good as Idle Hands, but very good.

PSU_Mike, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

WVbeergeek, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of DCHritz
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

DCHritz, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Stigs
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Stigs, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Saxboy10
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Saxboy10, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

buzzy, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev -6.1%

outoffocus, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of HollyHops
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

HollyHops, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of VitoFerrante
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A great example of the style. Very fresh. Not an overwhelming DIPA like some. Resin notes. Some floral. High quality. Malt flavor well balanced with the hops. I could drink a ton this. This beer could use a good canning line. This beer does not disappoint. Drink it. Love it.

VitoFerrante, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of mickeyartery
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

mickeyartery, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed medium gold color with a bit of white head and lace.
The smell is tropical like melon, pineapple and mango.
In the taste, pine and mango flavor with a bit of citrus from the malts and pale malt backing. Some alcohol is noticeable but not distracting. Medium to full bodied, well carbonated feel. Overall, a good double ipa, but not world class.

Stinkypuss, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Hoppytree
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Hoppytree, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -6.1%

ejimhof, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ColForbinBC, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of GeoffreyM
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

GeoffreyM, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Been too long since I have had something new from Helltown.

Looks good on the pour. Nose was nice and boisterous at first but has calmed down rather quickly. Flavor is pine resin, for the most part. It's consistent and very easy to drink. I don't know why, but I was expecting something more obnoxious. This is not that at all. Quite smooth and easy drinking. A nice double ipa from Helltown. Frankly though, I expect no less from them at this point.

RblWthACoz, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Howdymike
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Howdymike, Feb 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Walkerjgt, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

hollywood_15063, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purgatory Batch #3.

It's dark in here, but she looks a hazy orange gold color. The head hasn't really surmounted to much, but I like the hue.

Super citrusy with fleshy mango, pineapple, and stone fruits that go 'boom'. Really smells awesome. Has the aroma of Sunny D or Simply Orange w/Mango. Great juicy aroma with lots of hoppiness, but considerably low bitterness (probably). Sweet and pale, with a breadiness. Awesome nose.

Mango, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and apricot. Sure enough, bitterness is lower. Still has a crisp character that follows with juicy hop fruitiness. Definitely dry-hopped to hell, with some leafiness to showcase. Pulpy sweetness beats out pithy bitterness, which in this case might be raw leafy bitterness.

Tastes juicy, but the feel is kind of light. The alcohol has a slight sting, but I don't know where it should be, because I don't know the ABV. I'd hope it's at least 8%. Carbonation is low, which allows the medium body to feel a little extra wet.

Great beer. Almost rivals Idle Hands.

thecheapies, Feb 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

randylangford, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Mark5252, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

skaboom420, May 27, 2014
Photo of Jramage1
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Jramage1, Feb 16, 2014
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Helltown Purgatory #3 - Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
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