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Idle Hands Double IPA - Helltown Brewing

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Idle Hands Double IPA
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 17
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Helltown Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 01-27-2012

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Growler from the source. Pour is a dark copperish amber with a small amount of white head. Nose has some grain up front, lots of hops, a bit of resinous hops dominate but citrus and grapefruit make an appearance. Taste is a bit boozy and sweet, lots of hop presence, candied oranges, hop resin, citrus. Moderately carbonated, smooth feel, decent body.

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3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Pinocchio's Pizza in Media, PA.

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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Helltown Brewing
Idle Hands Double IPA

Pours a perfectly clear golden color, with white head that dies down to a small lace. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, pine, herbs and alcohol. In the taste, a nice sharp hop bite, with piney, earthy resins. Herbal elements, more citrus and a solid bitterness. Malt body is pale and sweet, almost honey like. Alcohol is well balanced by the other flavors, but this is a big beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp and well carbonated. Overall, a very solid imperial IPA. Local, fresh, and tasty.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Golden body, slightly hazed, white head has some retention and little lace.

S - A little weak for the style. Some tropical fruits and caramel sweetness with a touch of pine.

T - Green, herbal, leafy, pine hops with a bready, caramel malt backdrop providing a nice balance. Light on tropical fruit notes, but has a nice bouquet while maintaining a relatively low bitterness level.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Finishes clean and dry with little lingering bitterness. Not a palate ripper by any means.

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Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
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