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Idle Hands Double IPA - Helltown Brewing

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Idle Hands Double IPA
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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
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:
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(Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 01-27-2012)
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 00:20:54 | More by Stinkypuss
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at House of 1000 Beers, New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a shaker: Golden-amber, with a finger of off-white head & a few slow nucleation bubbles. Cloud, webbed lacing.

Smells of very fresh grapefruit, dried flowers, slight lemon bar kind of sweetness. So fresh, keep going back for more.

Taste is bitter citrus peel @ first, quickly sweetens & gets a little bready momentum, like a lemon sorbet with that dry bitterness grounding it, very good.

Starts with just a flash of abrasive affront in the mouthfeel, then mellows, smooths, & fills out, goes down so nicely.

This is one great DIPA, if you ask me. A lot of up & down going on here, kind of teases with just enough challenging notes before getting pleasant & really turning into something nice. Helltown's been one that's really impressed me so far, & this is a high water mark for them up to this point.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 23:21:19 | More by OneDropSoup
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Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
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