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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 01-27-2012)
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

10-25-2013 23:32:44 | More by Kegatron
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

10-17-2013 16:06:52 | More by OleDixie
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LisaEisMe

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

10-05-2013 22:01:35 | More by LisaEisMe
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joe1013

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-04-2013 23:03:05 | More by joe1013
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

10-03-2013 23:36:11 | More by razorsdescent
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-28-2013 23:36:17 | More by jwat
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-17-2013 17:39:41 | More by stakem
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-16-2013 03:05:44 | More by nosavingsaccount
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives a hazy amber with a decent cap; some lacing is left behind

Smell: Very resinous and pithy aromatics

Taste: The beer starts out resinous and pithy and gets more bitter as the liquid hits all the tastebuds; a slight bit of residual sweetness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Quite a nice DIPA though I didn't get the fruit flavors that other reviewers tasted; definitely worth a try

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2013 17:38:29 | More by brentk56
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-08-2013 01:08:58 | More by GrantBrennan
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-07-2013 02:13:03 | More by Houser
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-06-2013 23:15:55 | More by EFR94
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dth4lf

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

09-05-2013 12:15:42 | More by dth4lf
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RickDPgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-03-2013 00:30:17 | More by RickDPgh
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-29-2013 16:24:54 | More by megamass
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gfap61

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-26-2013 15:54:14 | More by gfap61
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Redstar137

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

08-24-2013 21:01:56 | More by Redstar137
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-23-2013 03:20:50 | More by abcramer
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2013 18:28:36 | More by garuda
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-18-2013 20:38:29 | More by Tucquan
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TCTrout

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-18-2013 19:41:24 | More by TCTrout
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2013 15:49:18 | More by jpd7374
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2013 02:41:55 | More by NoLeafClover44
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rturkaly

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-06-2013 01:09:02 | More by rturkaly
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-28-2013 04:05:07 | More by hinemk76
Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.