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Idle Hands Double IPA - Helltown Brewing

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Idle Hands Double IPA
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 18
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 24
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2013-08-18 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy golden peach with a 1-finger white head and moderate lacing.

S - Fresh and juicy pineapple, peach and orange, light malt, touch of pine and hop floral.

T - Initial pineapple and peach, some pine, light malt. Bitterness comes in pretty quickly and lingers but not too long. This is very fresh tasting. Dries nicely leaving a fresh tropical and orange zinger tea flavor to compliment the bitterness. Alcohol almost unnoticeable.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Pretty soft. Hint of prickle and resin but doesn't cling to the mouth.

O - This is a wonderful DIPA from our home state. My son-in-law turned me on to this and I'm glad he did. Ranks quite high on my list of favorite DIPAs.

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32 oz. Growler into DFH Signature glass. Growler was filled this afternoon, 8/14/13.

A - Pours a hazy apricot color with just over a finger of cream colored head. The head sticks around for a while and peels back to reveal a painted coat of lacing.

S - The aroma was apparent as soon as I started pouring. Huge ruby red grapefruit and nectarine, coupled with overripened tropical fruits. There is a distinct bitterness lingering behind the sweet, tangy fruits. Just a touch of light grain to round it out. Smells very similar to some of my favorite Vermont/Maine IPAs.

T - Picks up right where the nose left off. Citrus dominates along with some cereal grain. Tropical fruits in the back of the throat. Bittering hops of the pine and citrus varieties add a drying quality to the finish. The flavors improve as it warms just a bit. Amazing.

M - Maybe a little bit undercarbonated but I credit that to the growler pour. Dry, crisp, and refreshing.

O - I was excited to see this on draft at Whole Foods. From the first pour, I could smell the hoppy goodness that is Idle Hands Double IPA. The citrus and tropical fruits are in full effect with just enough bitter hops to keep you honest. Malts take a back seat, but that doesn't diminish the high drinkability of this beer. Reminds me a lot of MBC Lunch and, dare I say, the great Heady Topper. Grab this one if you have the chance, it is THAT good.

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A-slightly hazy golden amber color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-citrus, huge tropical fruit, pine, floral, light malt, great aroma

T-grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral, light bready malt, pine, moderate bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and luscious

O-great DIPA, my first beer from this brewery and anxious to try mor, sure hope they bottle this!

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A-hazy dark gold with a thin white head

S-smells amazingly delicious. Fresh citrusy hops. Just a really strong and high quality scent.

T-comes in with a slightly more aged taste of citrusy hops and grains and maybe a touch of weeds. It has a good touch of creaminess and peppercorn to it. It's definitely a complex beer. Definitely a high quality IPA. After-taste is mostly hops.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a nice creamy finish

O-this is an awesome IPA that I recommend to any hop head. The taste has a good blend of bitterness and flavor with out ok much focus on either, but it reaches an awesome level of complexity. Drinkability is quite high.

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Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.