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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

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: merc7186 on 11-15-2011)
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Reviews by Omnium:
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%

Had on-tap at Double Wide Grille

A - Gold orange with one finger of foamy white head, thick rings of lacing. Looks awesome
S - Lush hops, big orange papaya, grapefruit, lemon candy, a little sweet malt and pine.
T - Pine, orange juice, mango, grapefruit, lemon, sweet caramel malt, just awesome
M - Clean and bright, a little chew to it.
O - Legit IPA, bursting with lots of fruit flavor and aroma.

04-22-2014 12:54:28 | More by Omnium
More User Reviews:
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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!

04-23-2012 16:22:39 | More by DWolf
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

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.

04-07-2012 18:39:17 | More by WVbeergeek
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

09-07-2013 23:17:17 | More by cclark67789
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

06-03-2014 23:24:31 | More by whatname
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RoyAlan

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

10-16-2013 16:19:49 | More by RoyAlan
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-20-2013 12:53:08 | More by Seaba
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Saxboy10

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-16-2014 03:52:49 | More by Saxboy10
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Apex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2012 18:45:25 | More by Apex
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-03-2013 02:04:56 | More by GrantBrennan
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-29-2013 22:48:19 | More by jtyson
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-02-2013 19:44:24 | More by rondufresne
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-27-2014 04:46:38 | More by DrBier
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

07-12-2013 00:00:15 | More by ShanePB
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

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!

04-03-2012 06:03:42 | More by DrDemento456
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-01-2013 00:13:46 | More by Eric908
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BeerHo

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +7.7%

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!

07-16-2013 20:28:11 | More by BeerHo
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

09-18-2013 21:46:23 | More by Drknight
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-06-2012 21:38:21 | More by IPAchris
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-24-2014 23:56:02 | More by outoffocus
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-09-2014 08:14:40 | More by HollyHops
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +20%

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.

06-01-2012 18:51:58 | More by OWSLEY069
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jrgpitt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

10-07-2012 16:09:22 | More by jrgpitt
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John_M

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

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.

11-13-2012 17:41:10 | More by John_M
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srw

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-13-2013 01:26:29 | More by srw
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Helltown The Rapture IPA from Helltown Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.