Hellion Double IPA | Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

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13 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
grizzlypeak.net

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Dunkle on 09-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
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I've got to be honest....I didn't think anything out of Ann Arbor could be good....especially their football team! However, I was mistaken to a point....while the football team is crap....this Hellion DIPA is quite good. The beer poured a copperish clear with thin white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent has fresh hops with a nice mix of pine and citrus. The taste is well balanced with malt and hops. There is enough pine and citrus to make this a very enjoyable ale even at 9.99% abv (that's what my bottle says). The mouthfeel is full body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is one heck of a beer and perhaps the best thing to ever come out of Ann Arbor.

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3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery in Ann Arbor.

A: Served in a tulip glass. Golden orange. Two fingers of head with pretty lacing throughout.
S: Citrus hops in the nose.
T: The citrus hops hit you up front. Then more hops. Somewhat bitter, alcoholic aftertaste. Not very well-balanced. This needs more malt!
M: Medium-bodied. Smooth and a little sticky.
D: Not very drinkable. The alcohol is not hidden well at all. It took me half an hour (or more) to drink one glass, which is unusual for me with a IIPA.

I'd classify this as a mediocre IIPA. If Grizzly Peak adds more malt to their next batch, it would have potential!

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Hellion Double IPA from Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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