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Idle Hands Double IPA - Helltown Brewing

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Idle Hands Double IPA
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by kmoore149:
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +9.2%

Very excited to have a Pittsburgh area brewery finally make an outstanding IPA. I usually do not enjoy 2x IPAs, as they are generally more abv and less hops, but this fantastic brew does an awesome job of blending a higher abv with an incredible hop taste & flavor. It is 1 of the best doubles I ever had. Well done Helltown.

11-20-2012 01:43:29 | More by kmoore149
More User Reviews:
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

A- Pours a hazy orange-gold color, with a frothy off-white head that laces nicely down the stemmed glass.

S- Citrus, mainly grapefruit, honey, pine, hops, etc..

T- Sweet honey, citrus hops, a little bit of pine, finishes between bitter and sweet. it's hard to tell. Regardless, nicely balanced.

M- Medium bodied and relatively smooth. The ABV (whatever it is) is pretty well-hidden, but you notice later (especially after 2, which I had).

O- This was a very good DIPA. Idle Hands has a nice sweet taste that is well balanced between the hops and the malt. ANOTHER GREAT IPA from Helltown. For a small operation, Helltown continues to put out high quality beers.

06-11-2012 01:13:27 | More by DWolf
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-29-2013 16:24:54 | More by megamass
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-22-2012 22:18:09 | More by reitzbrewing
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%

On tap - I stumbled into this gem at Ten Penny's in the Strip

A - A touch lighter for an IPA with low carbonation and a decent head

S - Smell was wonderful. Grapefruit, tropical fruit, a touch of onion, and dank hops. It really had a wide spectrum of earthy and citrusy hops.

T - Very similar to the nose. Almost no malt presence. Huge hops up front, very prevalent, no malt presence to speak of...just how I like it. Citrus is the most forward flavor.

M - 8% is very well hidden. Pretty light on the tongue due to such low malt.

O - Overall this is the best local IPA I've had. I find it very similar to Sculpin and Jai Alai which are 2 of my favorites. I really recommend this one.

01-04-2014 04:03:13 | More by PSU_Mike
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

At Piper's Pub, Wednesday 2/1/12 at day that put Helltown on the map for me. I also got to try their Brown Ale, Insidious IPA, and this beer Idle Hands DIPA. This one pours almost a clear golden/brilliant copper hue, a bright white head that dwindles slow leaving bands of lacing around the sides of my glass. Aroma has deep citric notes of alcohol with a slew of tropical fruit including papaya, mango, and a touch of juicy pineapple, extreme tropical fruit from the hops. Flavor is sweet upfront with honey malts but the tropical fruit combinations hit with ample bitterness balancing out this beastly beer into somethin extraordinarily enjoyable. Candy coated hops with a bit of booze in the back end, only 8% not nearly as kicking as some of the DIPAs out there. Mouthfeel is not cloying, carbonation is even medium to fuller bodied DIPA a solid solid big hoppy beer possibly the best brewed in the greater Pittsburgh region. Overall, I'm a fan of Helltown needless to say the cream of the crop of the newcomers flooding the scene.

02-05-2012 19:53:14 | More by WVbeergeek
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-10-2014 19:55:06 | More by Iparedman
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-21-2012 19:21:25 | More by Stigs
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-12-2014 04:08:50 | More by Sammy
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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mryoshi33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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rturkaly

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.