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Real Boy 2xIPA - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Real Boy 2xIPA
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-15-2011

American Style double IPA brewed with the local Pinnochio's Beer garden. This beer was brewed with Galaxy hops that gives it a passion fruit character in the aroma and flavor.

100 IBU
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 9
Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Media, PA.
Pours with a copper body. Good head and a good bit of sticky lacing. High clarity for an unfiltered DIPA.

Good bitter-sweet balance for style: not overly bitter. No off notes. Modestly fruity and moderately strong hop level. Hints of honey and passion fruit, with a a strong grapefruit peel finish.
Medium body and carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed copper, white head has good retention and decent lace.

S/T - Hops up front, with big pine notes, tropical fruit, pineapple, honey sweetness. Really nice nose on it, taste has a slightly boozy finish, caramel malt backbone.

M - Medium body, good medium carbonation, smooth consistency and prickly bitter hops across the palate. Finishes bitter.

O - Nice honey-like sweetness brightens up the malt character. Good depth of hop flavor.

Photo of markus72
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a big reviewer. Know what I like and like this a whole bunch. Tastey hopped up mutha. Btw my avatar is a pint of it so I obviously am a fan and kind of a homer. Drink fresh drink local. So why does my comment have to be a minimum of 250 characters. Isn't less more or something like that

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Pinocchios.

A: Nothing Prettier than a really white head on an orange beer

S: Smells of citrust fruits, but the hops make themselves aware.

T: Wonderful sweet fruit quality, not overly bitter, great balance, but the best quality is that its pretty try and goes down smooth.

M: Good body, alcohol is masked well

O: Outstanding, hope their next anniversary is a DIPA

Serving type: growler

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently had Pliny the Elder. Great beer, but seems to be overrated to due the lack of supply and huge demand. If you can get to Iron Hill within the next couple weeks try this beer and start supporting your local breweries. If you cant get your hands on good DIPA's like Pliny due to lack of supply then you can drink this and still be very pleased. Drink local.

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler from Pinocchios.

A: Pours out a dark orange, light copper color. Head is white as it gets. Pretty.

S: Smell is of the more bitter citrus fruits, grapefruit and orange. There is a bit of tropical fruit and some caramel malt. Pungent, bitter hops.

T: Sweet fruits show up first, but they are squashed by some heavy bitterness. The sweet fruit is nice...some peach and apple.

M: Good body, carbonation is right on point and the alcohol definitely is way hidden.

O: Solid DIPA, love supporting local brews and this one doesn't disappoint.

Photo of Kaydogg
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had a glass of this at the 2nd anniversary at Pinocchio's in Media, PA

A -Looks nice, nice orange to amber color, nice, creamy head, nice lacing.

S: WOW, this beer smells great, As soon as I smelled it I knew I would like this beer. The galaxy hops blast through

T: alot of hops up front, fruity and dry..with flavors of bitter grapefruit ..10%?? no way ..no alcohol to be found

M:Nice carbonation.

O:This is an excellent beer. A notch below some of my favorites, but an excellent beer

Photo of MsRif
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Pinocchio's in Media, PA. Poured a yellow-orange color with a moderate head. Good lacing and head retention. Had an aroma of hops, bitter fruits (lemon, grapefruit) and definitely a bit of earthy funk. The taste followed the nose pretty well. Definitely tasted some bitter fruits in this one...dry, but very, very sessionable, especially for a DIPA.

Medium bodied with excellent complexity and balance. Moderate carbonation. Among the best DIPA's that I have sampled, and that's saying a lot considering I rarely enjoy DIPA's!

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

"...collaboration between Iron Hill Media brewers Bob Barrar and Jarrod May and Pinocchio's Beer Garden...."

This beer was brewed in honor of Pinocchio's beer garden's 2nd anniversary. Poured into a tulip glass, this beer poured a slightly hazy, golden-yellow with a cap of creamy white head that displayed very nice retention and soapy lacing. Big aroma of hops, overlaid on pale malts, citrus and pine resin. Galaxy and citra hops are showboated here. The resulting taste is something very reminiscent of a west coast IPA actually, with the overly generous hoppage dominating, tastes of pine, lemon and orange zest, grapefruit pith in a strong way, grassy, and a bit of booze aftershock. A very tasty IPA, even if not entirely unique in the world of IPAs. Medium body, and quite drinkable for the style, but if you're not a fan of big hops, you'd best approach with caution.

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Real Boy 2xIPA from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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