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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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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
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kwkincer


3/5  rDev -30.7%

12-20-2012 13:21:51 | More by kwkincer
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

11-22-2012 01:51:03 | More by hollywood_15063
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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
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2012 00:56:41 | More by randylangford
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mryoshi33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-16-2012 22:23:00 | More by mryoshi33
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jrgpitt

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

10-07-2012 16:08:57 | More by jrgpitt
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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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TheMadStork


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

09-10-2012 17:29:20 | More by TheMadStork
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mfaller

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

09-08-2012 20:42:33 | More by mfaller
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-24-2012 02:34:41 | More by brwnchrstpher
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-21-2012 19:21:25 | More by Stigs
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davidIPA

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-03-2012 01:16:36 | More by davidIPA
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espinell05


4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-11-2012 18:45:37 | More by espinell05
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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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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-15-2012 09:47:54 | More by ejimhof
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-05-2012 02:48:25 | More by Mark5252
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jeremy13586

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3%

Draft poured in to a snifter.

Hazy goldish-orange color. One finger white head that didn't stick around for too long. Settled in to a thin film that left a little bit of lacing.

Big grapefruit and citrus. Nice bitter hops. A bit floral. Light sweetness.

Lots of citrus with a mellow sweetness that follows. Lingering bitterness, but an ultimately clean finish.

Pretty carbonated, but the finish is sharp and clean. Kind of resinous. Very smooth. A little bit of alcohol warmth.

A very nice drinker from a local up-and-coming brewery. Perfect amount of hops mask the booze pretty well. Can't wait to try their next offering!

05-01-2012 04:49:36 | More by jeremy13586
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-30-2012 21:02:00 | More by wvsabbath
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev 0%

Cloudy dirty amber with a yellow-orange glow. A little lip of head.

Holy tropical fruit blast! Pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, and mango nectar from the hops. Mega-fruity and oily. Immensely delicious nose.

Crushing hops on the first sip. Bitter and fruit sweet. More citrus and peach and pineapple. Doughy malts and a persistent yeast character. Resinous hops and malts like a glazed doughnut. Tastes great.

Very thick for a DIPA and hardly the carb to compete. Light tacky stick from the sugars and suspended yeast. I kind of like how big it is.

Appearance and feel drop it short of exceptional class. Certainly not one of the elite, but a damn fine hoppy imperial.

04-28-2012 02:27:35 | More by thecheapies
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-26-2012 13:00:02 | More by mgbickel
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iheartbeer26

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-12-2012 15:24:06 | More by iheartbeer26
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a clean yellow to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus hops. In the taste, pine to orange citrus hops. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry pine and orange citrus hops in the aftertaste. HOPS, HOPS, HOPS!! Love it!

02-07-2012 14:41:37 | More by OWSLEY069
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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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anyhoodle

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-02-2012 02:07:54 | More by anyhoodle
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-29-2012 13:11:40 | More by greg4579
Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.