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Helltown Insidious IPA - Helltown Brewing

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Helltown Insidious IPA
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

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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Reviews by greg4579:
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

greg4579, Dec 23, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of DWolf
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

DWolf, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

WVbeergeek, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mryoshi33
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mryoshi33, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Messer215
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Messer215, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of shuggy
3/5  rDev -28.4%

shuggy, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of OneDropSoup
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

OneDropSoup, Sep 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

NJBeer265, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

outoffocus, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

OWSLEY069, Aug 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

jrgpitt, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Stinkypuss, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -28.4%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Garlicjosh
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Garlicjosh, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

IPAFrankieH, Jul 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

zekeman17, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of HumphreyLee
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

HumphreyLee, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Cazlo, Mar 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

lach78, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Boto
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Boto, Mar 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

clfrost, Jun 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

davidIPA, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

thecheapies, Jan 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

wvsabbath, Mar 21, 2012
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Helltown Insidious IPA from Helltown Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.