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Kryptonite - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.97%


Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woodychandler on 05-29-2008)
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Reviews by Tucquan:
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-09-14 in Lancaster, PA at Iron Hill Brew Pub

A - Mostly clear, golden-mahohany with a big 2-finger head in a mug club mug. The head faded fairly quickly but left good lacing.

S - Lightly tropical with lots of pineapple. Flowery hop oils and a hint of caramel malt. The hops have faded some since the initial release of this beer in the spring.

T - Candied fruit (orange and pineapple) supported by caramel malt, floral hops, spice and some pine. It is initially pretty sweet followed by a moderatly-bright citrus taste and some oily yet-restrained hop bitterness. As the sweetness fades, the taste improves to a fairly sharp, red grapefruit bitterness and residual sweetness. The alcohol is present but not forward. I like the taste, particularly after getting past the initial sweetness.

M - Medium-heavy body and light-medium carbonation (almost as good as on-tap) Sticky, resinous and mildly prickly.

O - A very fine offering from Iron Hill. Glad to have this brew in any format.

Serving type: cask

09-15-2012 21:00:10 | More by Tucquan
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Fluffy foamy 1 finger head fades semi slowly with spotty almost soapy lacing, somewhat hazy golden honey colored.

Nice fruity hops, very floral, light tropical even, very little malt, but a hint of sweet boozy malt profile.

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Thanks to IrishColonial for sharing this one the other night. It poured bright amber in color with a thin, sticky white head clinging to edges of the glass. Pretty clear with nice color and good lacing to it.

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*From notes

-- Thanks to IrishColonial for the hook-up --

Filled at the Wilmington, DE location

A: Clean orange amber. A generous pour yields a pale white two finger head. A thick collar and solid lacing follow.

S: Hop pellets. Juicy, tropical hop pellets. A ton of fruit overwhelms the nose. This beer gives off a major West Coast vibe from start to finish.

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Kryptonite from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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