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Idle Hands Double IPA - Helltown Brewing

Idle Hands Double IPA
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.1%


Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 01-27-2012)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good. About time I come across a new (to me) Helltown brew. Solid dipa heavy on the citrus with a strong tang going on as well. Consistent and smooth flavor. This is an extremely solid dipa. As long as you like citrus tones, I can't see why you wouldn't like this one. Great balance.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2013 20:39:50 | More by RblWthACoz
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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A: A hazy honey-like hue with a 1 1/2 finger slightly off-white head. Head retention is a bit weak and not much lacing is left behind.

S: Lots of tropical fruit notes. Pineapple and mango, namely. Lots of grapefruit aroma melded in as well, with a little bit of grassiness and earthiness underneath.

T: Some bready malts upfront with a bit of mango seeping through before being overrun by the grapefruit characteristics of the hops. Lots of floral and grassy notes underneath it all as well. Finishes a bit citrusy and piney. Lots of standard flavors, but the mesh in a rather unique way, if I can be honest...

M: This brew was a bit on the full side, which made it kind of a chore to drink at the bar... Lots of creaminess to be found with a subdued carbonation. Normally this is a texture that I'm quite fond of, but I prefer my IPAs and DIPAs to have a little bit of a bite and crispness to them, and I didn't find it here.

O: I'd feel like I was lying if I called this world-class, but I'd also feel like I was doing an injustice if I didn't give it the praise it deserved. It's a complex brew with some great flavors that drinks decently, even though it has a bit of a clunky body. It might be better to sit at home and have a bottle of it whilst relaxing, but I didn't find myself enjoying it too much at the bar. Perhaps a re-visit will result in a better impression.

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Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden-amber color with a one finger of white foam atop the surface. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer a nice mix of sweet and hoppy. The sweet is a blend of tropical fruit smells of tangerine, mango and pineapple with just a hint of apple in there as well. The hop aromas are heaviest of a grapefruit smell but also have a good showing of a pine hop aroma. Rounding out these smells are a light bready and caramel aroma as well as just a hint of earth.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and tropical fruit taste. The tropical fruits are mainly of a tangerine and mango nature. Along with these flavors are a rather moderately strong bready taste and a decent showing of pine hops. As the flavor advances the pine grows slightly stronger and is joined by a grapefruit hop flavor. While the pine is heavier than the grapefruit upfront, this quickly changes with the grapefruit soon surpassing the pine and really making a strong presence in the taste. A lighter bit of an earthy flavor works its way onto the tongue as well, mixing with the strong grapefruit and moderate pine flavor as well as the tropical fruit flavors of the brew to leave a nice resinous bitter but balanced hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average. Overall the mix of a thicker body and moderate carbonation are quite nice for the blend of sweet and hop flavors of the brew, making for a rather nice medium for the flavors.

Overall – A nice somewhat resinous, but very balanced and good drinking double.

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A nice pour from the tap into a standard cheater pint.

A: golden clear with 2 finger white head. A good bit of lively caronation. Lacing evident and thin disk lasts throughout.

S: some dank lively hops, a lot of the mosiac and simcoe found in new age east coast IPAs. Very nicely presented.

T: Follows nose, getting that earthy cumin/cilantro (A-hops?) and that now classic mosaic style hops straight up.

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Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
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