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Sweet Leaf IPA - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 6.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ffejherb on 02-21-2011

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 9
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On tap at Iron Hill Chestnut Hill. Pours a nice golden color with a good white head and some lacing on the way down. The nose is really quite nice with plenty of citrus character -- some lemon and orange rind to go along with some pine and a bit of dankness. Flavor continues down the same path. Really nice citrus and pine combination. Strong hop flavor. Bitter dry finish after a light-medium body. Really excellent stuff. Good enough for me to grab a growler right away.

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

On Tap in a pint glass at the Chestnut Hill location.

Shiny penny bronze with some yellow highlights like fading sun. The head builds to an inch with great retention and semi stick. The color of the foam is off white.

Smell is bold with hop scents very large. In fact that's all I get, not picking up any malt in the scent. A lot of chinook, simcoe scents coming out, citrus, pine, orange, grapefruit, pineapple. The 6.5 does not show up. I can sniff this for hours.

Taste follows the nose, big, bold, citrusy and not too over the top. Everything in check and balanced. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, some malt, etc. I get some earthy tones with warming and the alcohol is not tasted, nice.

Feel is medium bodied with a ample amount of carb. The hops stick to the mouth with a resinous feel kinda. I could do two of these with some food. Iron Hill Chestnut Hill has been pumping out some great stuff recently.

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A - Pours a clear golden color with 2 inches of of white foam that slowly faded leaving some decent lacing.

S - Amazing aroma, nice leafy hops mixed with some pine and citrus as well, almost a sweet tea aroma. I could smell this all day.

T - nice piney hop bite mixed well with a sweetness and leafiness. A light biscuit and caramel base round this out nicely. There is also a nice citrus taste to it that comes out just as equally in the middle. It all finishes with a slightly dry herbalness.

M - medium bodied with really nice crisp carbonation. It has a nice dry finish that helps you come back for more.

D - This is insanely drinkable and at 6.5%, I can finish the growler myself. I hope this one stays in Lancaster or at least continues with Paul and I'll drive for it.

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

My reward after a long day at Susquehannock State Park, Indian Steps, and Sam Lewis State Park. A growler filled yesterday.

A: The IPA is golden, pale and translucent. The only obstructions are beads of condensation on the outside of the glass. A head, easily 5 fingers, overflowed on at least three occasions. Plenty of lace is left behind.

S: Leafy hops, a combination of pine and citrus, leap out of the glass. My nose is filled with lush sweet bitterness, a bite that refuses to quit. The sweetness becomes more pronounced with each sip, tropical and piney.

T: Reflecting on this beer, I'm awestruck by the hoppiness paired with a mild body; the ale packs a punch without too much intensity. The pale biscuity base has caramel notes for depth. Overtop, hops are plentiful. Tangerine and grapefruit, a bit of pine, no boozy lingering. Spices, cinnamon in particular, peaks through near the end. The leafiness, so fresh, hits the right notes. The mild, quiet storm intensity of the hops really works.

M: Bold and hoppy but very inviting, the ale brings a ton of hop flavor into the mix without being too heavy. An excellent choice to bring home for the night.

O: Nice punch, hoppy finish, mild mid-sip. An all around great IPA.

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Sweet Leaf IPA from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
90 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.