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Casey Jones Imperial IPACasey Jones Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
California, United States | website

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
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
121
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
19.89%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

On tap at Toronado.

Appearance: Clearish amber with a thin white head.

Smell: Intensely resiny hops, no real malt presence here, just hops. I'm all for intensely hoppy DIPAs but this one seems a bit one-dimensional.

Taste & mouthfeel: Resiny, slightly grassy hop flavors up-front quickly followed by a palate-annihilating bitterness. Malt is non-existent. In fact, after a few sips, you can't really taste anything other than the bittering hops, which are hilariously relentless. Hands down this is the most bitter DIPA I've ever tasted, well past the point of balance and really just undrinkable.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Barclay's on College in Oakland. Pours a beautiful dark amber with burnt orange highlights. Dense head with great retention. Aromas are lightly grainy and with citrusy hops. Surprisingly light smells. The taste is also surprisingly light for the style. Quite soft up front, not sweet, and the hops sneak up on you. The hops are bitter, earthy, and taste mostly of grapefruit pith. Mouthfeel as well is a little thin. I was a little disappointed in this- after having several of their other hoppy beers I thought this would be their best- it wasn't.

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Photo of WetCoaster
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
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 weeare138
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Toronado...
Appears a hazy, dark amber with a small white head that slowly fades out. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of mary-jane up front, grapefruit, spicy herb, black pepper, & orange zest.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas but very intense on the herbal end with cooked basil and black pepper flavors coming through just a bit too heavy.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, gummy, chewy, resinous, slightly grassy with sweet notes that quickly turn to bitterness.

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Photo of flexabull
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear dark gold color with a large fluffy head. Looks great!

Aromas are of caramel, and some bitter mineral notes from the hops.

Taste has an undertone of caramel and creamy malts. There is a tangy and tart citrus hop finish, it is slightly bitter as well. The hops are not overwhelming, but they are there, and are done well. This beer is nicely balanced, a bit more subtle than others in the style. However, it is certainly not lacking in flavors, and is quite interesting.

Nice full mouthfeel, with a good carbonation level.

Drinkability is good. A nice beer, this is an easy to drink DIPA, that has some very nice flavors.

Also sampled this on tap at the brewery a few days ago... a bit better on tap.

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Casey Jones Imperial IPA from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
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