Idle Hands Double IPA - Helltown Brewing
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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.