Riverfront IPA - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by blackie:
4.16/5 rDev +6.7%
draft at the Wilmington, DE location
Served in a standard shaker pint, Riverfront is a golden-orange in color with a decent, low head. Immediately striking nose of bright citrus rind and other tropical notes atop a fairly clean body. Lovely resinous aroma and some clean, bready malts. The flavorful citrus and tropical notes continue on the palate with a lightly sweet, pale malt body. A drying, balanced bitterness enters to finish. Overall, found this one to be a surprisingly impressive example.
09-05-2013 02:55:52 | More by blackie
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4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
Holy crap! IH's Riverfront IPA is atypical for East Coast IPAs: it is worth checking out, and more akin to the west coast style.
Minimally turbid, and not a belgo IPA, so points knocked off there. Otherwise good head retention, and nice golden hue.
Nice floral notes. I can't for the life of me distinguish American hops, so who knows the hop profile. Smells am awful lot like RR Row 2, so I'm guessing its dry hopped w/ Simcoe at least. Whatever the hop profile, it's nicely aromatic.
Taste wise, there's a tiny touch of sweetness up front, but that's gone quickly as bitterness takes hold. It tastes very much like a well made West Coast IPA.
I don't say this lightly: if you are in the area, take the time to seek Riverfront IPA out. IH is a good brewery, and I have respect for what they do, but this takes them back to a level I didn't think I'd see again after their ridiculous Soured Old Tom offering in 2008ish.
04-04-2012 02:52:02 | More by jwjon1
Riverfront IPA from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.