Casey Jones Imperial IPA | Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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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
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of snakeayes11
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark clear amber color with a white foam, not too abundant, poured in the Affligem chalice. A little lacing adds to the attractiveness. Filtered; no sediment. Lovely flowery aroma with some piney resins. Spritzy on the tongue with a medium malty body.

This is a darker, less sweet sort of DIPA. The taste of bark and herbs comes through the roasted malt. More grainy than most big IPAs. Some candied grapefruit peel, but not overly bitter. Hints of chestnuts and a whiff of fermenting pineapple. A little woody with some orange in the finish.

This gets better as it warms. An interesting mix of dark, yet flowery flavors. A surprisingly tasty brew that provides a lot of fruit and aromatics. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

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Photo of Fuetsch
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of od_sf
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jxb345
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LittleDon
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 4/5/13

Appearance: Hazy caramel color - dark amber, with a lot of orange and yellow when held up to the light - nicely sized, off-white head - keeps a nice cap, leaves some nice splotches of lacing

Smell: Fruity, hoppy, herbal, and grassy - an interesting number of things going on here - orange and grapefruit rinds, somewhat oily, with some pith - herbal, leafy, and grassy - caramel, lightly syrupy malts - hoppy and malty, but I don't think I would necessarily call this balanced

Taste: Bitter and intense, somewhat unexpectedly - oily, wet, sticky citrus - resinous, wet pine - very bitter - big malts as well - caramel, with bready and crackery flavors - leafy, grassy, and herbal - lightly earthy, with some strange (but not bad) spiciness

Mouthfeel: On the full side of medium, nicely carbonated, smooth, somewhat harsh bitter aftertaste - harshness builds over time

Overall: Is this a TMNT reference?

I thought this would be the least intense DIPA that I acquired from San Francisco. I was wrong. This is legitimately intense. Very oily, wet, and hoppy, with some sweet, big malts. Best consumed in a hockey mask, I guess.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for procuring the bottle in San Francisco.

Appearance:Slightly hazed copper with some.burnt orange hues. Head is white and loose. Drops to a small loose, bubbly cap with a small.collar. Some splotches and spots of lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit for days. Pithy, juicy flesh. Bright citrus with some.nice elements of tangerine. A small backing pine bitterness. Malts offer a nice supporting backbone. Deeply breast with caramel malt sweetness. Nicely balanced. Pear. Mealy and floral. So much grapefruit.

Taste: Cooked caramel malt sweetness layered over a ton of grapefruit at the start. Pithy with a floral edge. Bready. Pine needle bitterness. Sweet flowers. Some mealy pear, tangerine flesh and zest, and of course, grapefruit. Oily. Warming amps up the sweetness and the breast aspect. Almost like challah at times. Vaguely minty with an aspirin bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit slick and oily. Medium body with a slightly above average carbonation. Some lingering bitterness. Juicy and wet.

Overall: Not quite cool enough to hang with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Balanced but a bit off overall. Hop profile feels a bit mismatched and unpolished. Decent malt presence, but a bit too sweet and wet in the long run.

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Photo of BSW
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

pour is a hazy dark copper with a dark murky grey head and large bubbles. Nose is slightly burnt caramel and brown sugar, doughy underneath with pine and faint citrus in back. Taste is a touch more hoppy and citrusy. The malt is sugary and lightly sweet with a burnt grain. Body falls off in back, nicely carbonated but the sugar gives it a grainy feel.

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Photo of Durb777
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Binger72
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ccrida
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the toranado, casey jones is brownish orange with a white head leaving pretty heavy lace.

Smell is bready malt, pine and grapefruit.

Taste starts off heavy on the malt, sweet caramel. The hops come through with big citrus, orange marmelade. A little tropical. Modest bitterness. Smooth, the bruising ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is on the heavier, chewy side. Slick.

Drinkability is pretty good. Very well made, balanced, and dangerously smooth. Too much caramel for me though.

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Photo of Beericjb
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a clear orange, nice head and great retention
S: love the smell here. Get a sweet, bready malt. Not much hops here, but I don't mind.
T: first I get the piney/earthy hops, followed by a nice, kind of sweet, bready malt. Can' really tell that its 9%.
M: the mouthfeel is just decent. Light to moderate carbonation
O: definitely a good beer. Really tasty.

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Photo of terence
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of kchannel9
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Casey Jones Imperial IPA from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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