Casey Jones Imperial IPA
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Casey Jones Imperial IPACasey Jones Imperial IPA
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From:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 13.16%
Ratings:
126
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 22, 2020
Added:
May 13, 2007
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  15
SCORE
86
Very Good
Casey Jones Imperial IPACasey Jones Imperial IPA
Notes: This double IPA has twice the hops and grains as its counterpart. Significant floral, citrus, and peppery notes on the nose, yet even with the enormous hop profile, the huge grain bill results in a very well balanced brew.
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3.94 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Feb 22, 2020
 
3.58 by Mikexw from New York on Nov 06, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DavidR_9 from California

canned 4/23/18

Clear and dark gold to amber body. Small slightly off white fine bubbly head that doesn't last too long. Smell is malt forward with a caramel malted barley followed by a moderate floral and deep pine character. Slight peppery-ness too. Taste is caramel malts, dark pine, slight citrus zest, and a fairly high bitterness and drying finish. Medium to thin body, solid carbonation and favorable drying effect. Nice balance between the malts and hops. Really smooth for a 9%er.

May 12, 2018
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4.98/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by beersday from California

I got 2 liters of this delicious beer with my Hopsy delivery. Beautiful complexity with a great mouth feel. I'm going to need to take a trip to Fairfax.

Jan 13, 2017
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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Another imperial ipa hitting those auburn and amber color notes. 1/2" white head. Aroma was very nice, possibly Amarillo in here.

Taste was nice, malts were of a toastier nature rather than thick and sticky caramel. Hops were good, maybe Simcoe, C hops noticeable/perceived. Solid ibu range probably around 75. Grapefruit and onion makes me think maybe even Summit hops. Toffee, tea, herbal feels.

Bomber format sucks, but I don't think these guys do anything in 6 packs for some reason.

Sep 01, 2016
 
4.05 by VaTechPhilly from New York on Aug 14, 2016
 
4.25 by 8BaconBits from California on Aug 12, 2016
 
3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Jun 30, 2016
 
3.8 by Beernoobie from California on Jun 04, 2016
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5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by DriverB from California

This is my neighborhood brew. I'd put it up against Pliny. One of the best doubles out there

Jun 04, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by dbsrs from Connecticut

Nice smooth IPA. Notes of pineapple on the finish.

Apr 26, 2016
 
3.88 by bobbyhands from California on Feb 15, 2016
 
3.75 by SamuelR from California on Jan 18, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Current label is totally different that shown here.
$ 7.00/22 oz bottle + $ 2.68 shipping = $ 0.44/oz from Blackwell’s Wines and Spirits, SF CA
Bomber bottled 9/1/15 at 39 degrees into JK hand washed and dried snifter
Aroma – very coniferous
Head average (two cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, diminishing to five mm frothy head and rocky partial layer
Lacing good – wide partial rings of tiny bubbles
Body medium orange, cloudy
Flavor definitely not piney, rather kind of tropical with a hint of both onions and sweat, slight bitter after taste; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4

Jan 12, 2016
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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

On-tap at Mikkeller Bar, San Francisco, CA

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that consistently left lots of lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops—oranges seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste is more complex than the smell, having flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus and spicy hops along with some hints of caramel and toffee malts and notes of piney hops, the latter of which lingers into the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a solid Double IPA. The only things that are a little detracting is that the mouthfeel lacks crispness and the alcohol starts to creep in towards the back end of the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

Oct 29, 2015
 
3.44 by GRG1313 from California on Oct 18, 2015
 
3.52 by BDeibs from Colorado on Oct 18, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Pours hazy gold crowned by a 2” light cream colored clingy foam collar that slowly recedes over 4 minutes to a thin film.
S: Spicy, malty nose.
T: Big malt, melon, assertive hop citrus rind bitterness, lingering bitter malt flavors. F: Creamy, medium body and carbonation.
O: A big IPA with a nice balance of halt, hop and alcohol and a fulfilling bitterness.

Aug 02, 2015
 
3.57 by travolta from California on Jul 15, 2015
 
4.25 by ShadyRigglesbee from Indiana on Jul 10, 2015
 
3.34 by deNerval from California on Jul 03, 2015
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4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by WeedWolf from California

A really nice Imperial from a very decent brewery. This beer tastes as good as it looks. Great floral/citrus hoppiness. Not sweet just bitter, in a good way, with nice dry finish. Tasted like it could have been fresher but was still quite good. Have not been disappointed, so far, by anything from this brewery.

Jun 29, 2015
 
3.93 by MIrvine from California on Jun 16, 2015
 
3.81 by sirhc3034 from Texas on May 17, 2015
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3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Alpha309 from California

Looks like a good beer. Coloring is a bright orange with a nearly perfect white head that has nice visible bubbles. Smell is slightly piney but not very aromatic for the style. Taste is also piney, with a bit too much malt on the end. It is a little bit on the syrupy side in the mouth and feels like it sticks on the way down.

Mar 24, 2015
 
3.96 by JohnBiale from California on Feb 23, 2015
 
3.5 by BabaBeer from California on Feb 15, 2015
 
4.45 by cyclone from Florida on Feb 13, 2015
 
3.53 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jan 30, 2015
 
3.75 by wethorseblanket from California on Jan 07, 2015
 
3.77 by tomb_ride from California on Jan 01, 2015
 
3.76 by BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2014
 
4 by apf from Utah on Nov 28, 2014
 
3.76 by Trix247 from California on Oct 29, 2014
 
4 by Huskyninja from California on Oct 20, 2014
 
3.3 by jeff1973 from California on Sep 28, 2014
 
4.25 by XicanoBeerRun from Texas on Sep 07, 2014
 
4.5 by getbehindthemule from Kentucky on Sep 05, 2014
 
3.25 by MastaShonuf from California on Aug 19, 2014
 
4 by Belgeko from California on Jul 31, 2014
Casey Jones Imperial IPA from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 126 ratings