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Helltown The Rapture IPA - Helltown Brewing

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Helltown The Rapture IPA
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BA SCORE
89
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: merc7186 on 11-15-2011)
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Reviews by OWSLEY069:
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4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange color, with a small off white head. In the aroma, big orange citrus hops. In the taste, starts an orange citrus hop and a bit abrasive to a pine hop that is smooth. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small hint of dry hops, again citrus to pine. Quite a spectacular beer with a nice mix of hops.

OWSLEY069, Jun 01, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of DWolf
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rusty orange color with a nice finger of sea foam white head, which dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing down the pint glass.

The aroma is pleasantly strong. The citrusy hops of orange and grapefruit and pine hit your nose. There is a slight caramel sweet malt presence.

Taste follows the nose with the citrus notes and a wonderful hoppy, piney bitterness. It drinks smoothly and relatively dry. It's full-bodied and well-balanced with an appropriate level of carbonation. You don't even really notice the 7.X% AVB. (Good thing I limited myself to 2 of them!)

Overall, this is another excellent IPA. Reminds me a lot of some "west-coast" style IPA's, whereas some of Helltown's IPA's I've had have felt more "east-coast." But, that could just be me. Regardless, for a small operation, Helltown is turning out some impressive beers, in the hoppy-style I prefer. Nicely done!

DWolf, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rock solid offering, more in the balanced malt variety of IPAs than their Insidious or Idle Hands but equally well crafted. Pours a copper pale slightly hazed body with abright white speckled lacing forming on the sides of my pint glass at Mad Mex Robinson. Aroma has a pungent citric and floral hop nose with a balancing mild booziness abv clocked in at 7% if you're interested. Malt breadiness a touch of caramel/crystal malt action to candy coat the hop additions. Flavor wise I liked the upfront bitterness, with citric peel, layered with some earthy herbal hops. Mild sweet bready malts interplay perfectly with the hop profile, you can't tell me this stuff isn't super drinkable. My glass was empty before I knew it, medium bodied slightly slick with hop oils gracing the palate. Moderate carbonation just well made enjoyable beer to come across, I'm sold at this point I don't care if says Helltown on the tap handle I'm drinking that.

WVbeergeek, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

cclark67789, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +0.3%

whatname, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of RoyAlan
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At P.J. Whelihan's served in a pint glass. Beautiful copper color, with a quickly dissipating head. Lacing hung in there. Big hop hit on first taste. Very we'll made American IPA. Gonna have a couple while Im here. Hope to see more of this brewery in the eastern PA area.

RoyAlan, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Seaba, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Saxboy10, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Apex, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

GrantBrennan, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

jtyson, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of rondufresne
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

rondufresne, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev +0.3%

ShanePB, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had a 4 dollar pint pour at the Beermuda Triangle (New Ken)

A - A nice full pour produced only a 1/4 inch of head atop of typical golden amber hue beer.

S - Smells pretty balanced and inviting I get mild citrus and pine hops and typical sweet and crystal malts.

T - Well being impressed by the Devious and enjoyed the Mischievous I can say that Rapture was a very solid IPA offering. Sure you get bittering hops but it plays with the sweet crystal malts in a way that it never gets too cloying or bites the palate. Not saying it's the best IPA but it was pretty good.

M - Light to medium a very easy drink despite what ABV it was.

Overall I liked the Devious more and will seek out others for an IPA fix. Sorry guys!

DrDemento456, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Eric908, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of BeerHo
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap at Canal Street Pub in Reading, PA. The color is gorgeous. There was no foam whatsoever and the lacing dissipated quickly which was disappointing but this beer still packs a ton of flavor!

Carbonation was very good.

Smell & taste were fantastic with obvious sweet ripe citrus & apricot immediately noticeable and lingering well on the tip of the tongue after each sip.

Mouthfeel is very good and satisfying with No disturbing flavors popping up.

Overall a very good summer IPA that I could see myself ordering a few at the bar. will try to get a sixtel to have at home. Very Drinkable at 7.00% ABV. Highly recommended!

BeerHo, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Drknight, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

IPAchris, Jul 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

outoffocus, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

HollyHops, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Dogleg, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jrgpitt, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

chefduff2, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Rivertowne Inn Verona the other day.

The beer pours a somewhat light copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise fairly attractive, as I pick up some sweet malt, light tropical fruit and considerable grapefruit. If anything, this beer tasted even better than it smelled, as there was plenty of grapefruit and hoppy goodness, that almost compleleted dried out the modest swetness in this beer. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, and the beer had a fairly long, moderately bitter finish. Alcohol was very well integrated into the flavor profile, and I thought drinkability was pretty high.

While perhaps nothing extraordinary, I thought this a very solid, very enjoyable beer from this new to me brewery.

John_M, Nov 13, 2012
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Helltown The Rapture IPA from Helltown Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.