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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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Saxboy10

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-27-2014 17:34:12 | More by Saxboy10
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-23-2014 04:06:47 | More by TheMultiYeast
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

02-18-2014 17:26:51 | More by JohnK17
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-12-2014 04:08:50 | More by Sammy
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Brew33

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-11-2014 15:10:07 | More by Brew33
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-11-2014 00:47:21 | More by dinojrbtom
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-10-2014 03:23:17 | More by CuriousMonk
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-09-2014 14:57:55 | More by thampel09
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VaporDome

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-08-2014 19:34:48 | More by VaporDome
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billyshears

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-08-2014 01:36:17 | More by billyshears
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -3%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden-amber color with a one finger of white foam atop the surface. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer a nice mix of sweet and hoppy. The sweet is a blend of tropical fruit smells of tangerine, mango and pineapple with just a hint of apple in there as well. The hop aromas are heaviest of a grapefruit smell but also have a good showing of a pine hop aroma. Rounding out these smells are a light bready and caramel aroma as well as just a hint of earth.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and tropical fruit taste. The tropical fruits are mainly of a tangerine and mango nature. Along with these flavors are a rather moderately strong bready taste and a decent showing of pine hops. As the flavor advances the pine grows slightly stronger and is joined by a grapefruit hop flavor. While the pine is heavier than the grapefruit upfront, this quickly changes with the grapefruit soon surpassing the pine and really making a strong presence in the taste. A lighter bit of an earthy flavor works its way onto the tongue as well, mixing with the strong grapefruit and moderate pine flavor as well as the tropical fruit flavors of the brew to leave a nice resinous bitter but balanced hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average. Overall the mix of a thicker body and moderate carbonation are quite nice for the blend of sweet and hop flavors of the brew, making for a rather nice medium for the flavors.

Overall – A nice somewhat resinous, but very balanced and good drinking double.

02-04-2014 01:56:47 | More by Darkmagus82
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-27-2014 21:29:02 | More by millerbuffoon
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%

A nice pour from the tap into a standard cheater pint.

A: golden clear with 2 finger white head. A good bit of lively caronation. Lacing evident and thin disk lasts throughout.

S: some dank lively hops, a lot of the mosiac and simcoe found in new age east coast IPAs. Very nicely presented.

T: Follows nose, getting that earthy cumin/cilantro (A-hops?) and that now classic mosaic style hops straight up.

M: Creamy, medium filling. puts the whole thing back to what an east coast dipa is evolving into. Very smooth, slightly slick.

O: The east coast guys are proving once again that hops are not exclusively a piney resiny punch in the chops. Nicely executed delicate DIPA.

01-25-2014 01:53:16 | More by Scrapss
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-20-2014 15:29:06 | More by Griffith
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%

On tap - I stumbled into this gem at Ten Penny's in the Strip

A - A touch lighter for an IPA with low carbonation and a decent head

S - Smell was wonderful. Grapefruit, tropical fruit, a touch of onion, and dank hops. It really had a wide spectrum of earthy and citrusy hops.

T - Very similar to the nose. Almost no malt presence. Huge hops up front, very prevalent, no malt presence to speak of...just how I like it. Citrus is the most forward flavor.

M - 8% is very well hidden. Pretty light on the tongue due to such low malt.

O - Overall this is the best local IPA I've had. I find it very similar to Sculpin and Jai Alai which are 2 of my favorites. I really recommend this one.

01-04-2014 04:03:13 | More by PSU_Mike
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-25-2013 23:48:46 | More by Dank26
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-24-2013 10:06:08 | More by DaveHack
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-20-2013 20:49:22 | More by cistercian12
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

12-16-2013 15:02:22 | More by xnicknj
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 22:56:42 | More by st9647v3
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jdj143


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-27-2013 20:14:05 | More by jdj143
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-26-2013 01:31:53 | More by orangesol
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%

I had this on tap at Federal Taphouse.

a murky looking hazed IPA with sunny shade and thick cream. The smell is loaded with Galaxy hops, lots of tropical fruit and passionfruit scents in particular. The feel is very good bitter but not wrecking with one glass.

The taste has lots of Galaxy, actually it tastes like that was all that was used, very tropical and moderately bitter -extremely drinkable for an 8% IPA

11-21-2013 18:05:00 | More by Slatetank
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-16-2013 02:31:52 | More by cclark67789
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-13-2013 21:13:10 | More by Phillyz
Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.