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Helltown Insidious IPA - Helltown Brewing

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Helltown Insidious IPA
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91
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 08-06-2011)
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-18-2013 15:27:23 | More by NJBeer265
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance: Coppery orange with about one finger of creamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and resiny pine; a touch of malty sweetness.

Taste: The hops immediately bite you. This is a pretty serious IPA. Grapefruit, orange, citrus, caramel, malts, with a touch of grass - what you'd expect from a good IPA.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, medium body.

Overall: A very enjoyable IPA - well balanced and full of hop flavor. Overall, a well-done beer from a relatively new local brewer.

03-07-2012 21:33:52 | More by DWolf
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-09-2013 23:15:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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mryoshi33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-16-2012 22:23:12 | More by mryoshi33
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Messer215

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-26-2012 03:39:06 | More by Messer215
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shuggy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.4%

02-07-2013 13:53:44 | More by shuggy
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5%

Had this on tap at House of 1000 Beers at New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a shaker: Honey-colored body under a finger of soft head that falls to a thin coating. Nice color, weak head.

Very grapefruity right up front in the aroma. Really, that's pretty much it, plain & simple, nice & straightforward.

Moderate citrusy bitterness & a little sweetness, also citrusy. Pretty much follows with the nose, with a restrained bitterness.

Medium-bodied with a nice crispness.

Honestly, not much to say about this other than it's pretty solid & I really enjoyed it. A good drinker, not too bitter, not too sweet. Kind of one-note, but it's a good note. Well done, no complaints here. So far I'm liking what I'm seeing come out of Helltown.

09-25-2011 11:36:01 | More by OneDropSoup
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-17-2013 00:31:32 | More by outoffocus
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, sticky sweet orange citrus hops. In the taste, dry pine to a small orange citrus hop, with a nice malt backing. A hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Big nose, more pine in nose than in taste. Very enjoyable.

08-06-2011 16:24:18 | More by OWSLEY069
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jrgpitt

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

10-07-2012 16:07:52 | More by jrgpitt
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

Helltown Insidious IPA

Ontap, pours a bright copper with a chill haze. Aroma is light of citrusy hops, herbal elements and alittle malt sweetness poking through. In the taste, citrusy hops, a touch of west coast IPA hop fruityness. Suggestions of grapefruit, pineapple, pine and earth. The malt body had a firm sweetness and almost reminded me of extract. A nice rounded bitterness and hop bite are there throughout. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequate carbonation and smooth. Overall, the Insidious IPA is a nice fresh local option, could definately be a staple.

01-02-2012 18:09:40 | More by Stinkypuss
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.4%

12-25-2012 22:59:34 | More by ejimhof
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%

A;
Poured a 1/4 finger white head. Fades to a great lacing ring. Goldish in color.

s:
Flower, sweet...like grapefruit/ citrus..or lemon

t:
taste is almost the same as the smell. I get a good hint of hops that plays around my palate slightly that the sweet flavors push out.. For sure, citrus fruit, a honey like sweetness, and that hops.

M;
mouth feel is pretty light which is surprising for the hops. I get a slight tang on the tip of my palate which I really enjoy.

Overall:
I would love this during a humid Pittsburgh spring day. Count me in for a case of it.

03-06-2012 01:23:51 | More by Garlicjosh
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-18-2012 20:09:32 | More by IPAFrankieH
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-04-2013 18:21:24 | More by zekeman17
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-31-2013 05:49:39 | More by HumphreyLee
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-16-2013 02:54:22 | More by Cazlo
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lach78

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-31-2013 13:45:18 | More by lach78
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-22-2012 01:50:04 | More by hollywood_15063
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Boto

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -5%

Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a clear golden color. There is a pretty good sized off-white head on it. There is some lacing. It has a noce nose. Pine and citrus hops dominate. Some biscuit and earthy notes also. Taste is good. Not too bitter. Earthy, biscuity body, with a somewhat subdued pine and citrus hop bite. A nice IPA.

03-15-2012 20:20:29 | More by Boto
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-20-2013 23:04:26 | More by clfrost
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-23-2011 20:48:02 | More by greg4579
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davidIPA

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-03-2012 01:16:27 | More by davidIPA
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%

Pale golden body with clover honey colored highlights. Some splotches of dense lace on the glass.

Pink grapefruit, fresh lilac, perfumey and sweet. Some green peppercorn as it warms up.

Citrus hoppiness, salty seawater, green peppercorn, carrot, dishwater, and a touch of buckwheat. That must seem absurd that I just listed those combinations. The finish is very floral and mild. Little spiciness, and not much pronunciation of the malt. Just a nice balance.

Medium carbonation. Medium body.

Love a local brew. This IPA was a nice surprise.

01-10-2012 04:00:15 | More by thecheapies
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-21-2012 02:40:53 | More by wvsabbath
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Helltown Insidious IPA from Helltown Brewing
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