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Rudolph's Revenge - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
86
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 09-30-2011)
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3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at IH Montgomeryville, PA. The beer poured a cloudy golden color with little to no head. The aroma was more cascade hops than the typical Belgian ale aroma. The intensity of the aroma was light to medium. The flavor was somewhat sweet with little Belgian yeast esters. I found it more of a sweetened IPA. Some slight alcohol on the back end, but more bitterness. The mouthfeel was smooth, like velvet across the palate. Overall, I liked the beer, but calling it a Belgian strong ale might not be the best description.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at IH Lancaster.

Pours a bright, clear gold with a nice white head with average retention but no lace. Strong, spicy aroma with yeast and mild fruit, light alcohol. Pale malt body hides behind potent spice and yeast with a mild floral finish. Like Adam mentioned below, interesting blend of banana and fruit with clove and spice and minimal traces or suggestions of the alcohol underneath. Sneaky, strong Belgian ale, recommended.

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A goblet at IH Lancaster.

A: The golden ale sure is, a bright golden color that radiates. There is absolultely no where for any imperfections to hide. The white head nears half a finger and, despite a steady stream of bubbles from the middle of the glass, doesn't lace.

S: Interesting. Spices scream Belgium while phenols scream Germany. The strength of the ale is evident in the sweet heat that comes with the phenols. Formidable despite its pleasant-looking demeanor.

T: The pale blonde body is no match for the spices and yeast. That being said, the spices are yeasty, ample and fruity. The phenolic aspect is quite interesting, lending a banana flavor to the ale. Hops are prevalent throughout, adding a floral aspect that isn't terribly bitter. Instead the flowers fold into the banana and spices. A scary drink because the strength doesn't really make itself known. I'm glad I stuck to one glass.

M: The phenols, another beer with pronounced banana in the past week, are a nice diversion. The spiciness tries to keep up but generally doesn't. Good.

Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Poured into a stem glass, a slight hazy golden blonde with a nice small cap of rocky white head that left some doily-like lacing on the glass. Light aroma of pale malts, yeast, and pith. Crisp taste, pale malts, Belgian yeastiness, lemon pith and zest, with the alcohol moderately noticeable. A little tiny bit on the metallic side in the aftertaste, but not to the point where it detracted from the overall flavor. Maybe a little too thin. Light-medium body and quite drinkable.

Rudolph's Revenge from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.