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Casey Jones Imperial IPA | Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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Casey Jones Imperial IPACasey Jones Imperial IPA
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3.8/5
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123 Ratings
Casey Jones Imperial IPACasey Jones Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
California, United States
ironspringspub.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by flexabull on 05-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,653
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
123
pDev:
13.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of DriverB
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of beersday
4.98/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of AimToCheat
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer, this is one of the best ipa's I have ever had. It is great from the tap, and great from the bombers that you can pick up at local whole foods. If you are a fan of big ipas, without the weight and syrupy feel (as hatzilla perfectly said below) and love hoppy dankness, then I suggest you give this a try.

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Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of harvester
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Iron springs last weekend but this review is from one of the bombers I brought back home with me.

A- Pours nice and smooth with a dark amber tint to it, very thick and hazey a creamy white head that stuck around for most of the beer and laceing from "hip to heel" Very nice

S- Lets just say one word HOPS

T- First and formost I get hops, I do get a little citrus backing to but not much. The hops come marching on through this is a true hop bomb

M- Thick and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation leaves your mouth with a nice bitter hop bite GREAT FINISH

D- If your at home two bombers of this is a great way to cap off your night Now if your chilling at Iron springs you could get in to trouble with this one it goes down way to easy when your sitting there enjoying the great vibe of this place. I love this brew / brewery thanks for putting this one out Michael/Iron Springs

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Photo of ficknish
4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber/dark caramel. Small foamy bubbles.

S - Floral. Strong spiciness. Citrus.

T - Strong bitterness. Spicy. Apparent alcohol taste but not overpowering. Good sweet backbone.

M - Dry bitterness. Full body. Heavy.

O - The strong floral beer went great with my meaty greasy Ruben sandwich. Will definitely be drinking again.

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Photo of ironlung
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap @ toranado yesterday. All I can say is that this is my new favorite i2pa! Read other reviews and can't believe heads are complaning about "too much hops"?!?! Weak sticks...anyway....

A: Super hazy burnt orange. No head. No lacing.

S: Hop bomb. No malt will ye find here.

T: I know a beer exists entitled hop juice, however; I think this one should lay clam to that title. This beer just whacks you in the face with hop goodness! The hippies at Iron Springs must not have heard about any shortage or rise in price.

M: Sticky and Bitter. Friggin' great IMO.

D: I got a growler today since their only 10min from my spot up north. I'll make a dent in it tonight, but this beer gets you trashed pretty handily! The hippies at the brewery are soo cool. This is my new favriote brewery.Bye Marin Brew Co.(except when the white knuckle's on deck), Bye Moylan's(your hopsickle's been outdone). Prices,beer,food,people they're all spot-on!

p.s. old hippies rule!!!

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Photo of WeedWolf
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of VE777
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BSW
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of getbehindthemule
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of welleshadow
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of WetCoaster
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

* On tap at the one-and-only Toronado

Appearance: A very deep gold, threatening to go copper. Nice, fluffy pure white head with great renention.

Smell: One of the hoppiest beers I've ever sampled. The first pass is like the back of a VW bus at a Phish concert, massive blast of resinous skunk weed. That's followed by huge grapefruit, orange rind, oregano and white pepper. It'll knock you on your ass.

Taste: Complex mix of herbal and fruit hop flavors. Spicy and sweet, with a huge citrus note. Peppery and bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slick and full, oily with fairly subdued carbonation. Goes down without a fight. Quite nice.

Drinkability: Too much to session, but I was very impressed by this offering. Even at the zillion-choice Toronado, I've gone back to this brew time and time again. One of the better IPAs I've had.

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Photo of cyclone
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbsrs
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice smooth IPA. Notes of pineapple on the finish.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don’t think that Iron Springs gets enough recognition. Part of it is because so much of their offering s are only on draught at the brewery, and what they bottle doesn’t get very far. Take Casey Jones—it’s fantastic for a DIPA, and that’s coming from a region that knows DIPAs. This pours a ruddy golden color. There’s a great hoppy profile sitting atop it. Piney and floral. Tasty—some piney and floral hops, chewy too. Big but balanced with a malt backbone that mellows things out without needing to be a star player. It hides its strength. Citrusy, grapefruit notes meet up with some piney resin to create all-around goodness.

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Photo of illidurit
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #700! On tap at Toronado SF. Poured into a pint glass. Orange-goldenrod color with a creamy ecru head that lasts for a while. Aroma is hugely hoppy, with tons of resinous unripe grapefruit drupelets and no malt to speak of. Flavor is similar, very dry and resinous with pine and citrus zest coating the tongue. Insanely herbal and bitter, easily the bitterest beer I've ever had. Pure hop juice. Zero malt. Finish is very dry and lingers for a while. Medium body and good drinkability if you're a hop addict. Epic beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of 8BaconBits
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LittleDon
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of popery
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't usually use the terms "unbalanced" or "over-hopped," and those terms are not necessarily criticisms, but this beer is nearly a hop tea. I like hops and I certainly like this beer, but I'm not sure that I will be able to taste anything for a week. The beer pours a solid, darkened amber, and the head leaves good lacing. The aroma is very strong and excellent. The beer smells like a handful of crushed hops. There are floral, citric and pine notes. While adding this much hops made for a great aroma, they just overwhelm the taste. I like hops and like the flavor, but you can't quite taste everything without more malt. The beer is quite bitter, so the feel suffers somewhat but the oiliness of the hops is still enjoyable. Drinkability is good, but switching to anything but a DIPA would be impossible after a glass of this beer.

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Photo of SanFranJake
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Casey Jones Imperial IPA from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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