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Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
4.33 | pDev: 8.55%
Feb 03, 2021
Apr 08, 2013
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Notes: With Simcoe and Citra Hops added to our kettle, coolship, hopback, and then dryhopped twice in the fermenter, this smooth Triple IPA will satisfy your inner hophead.
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Reviewed by Scarpariello from New York

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 once can poured into insulated henkels beer glass. Got a 4 pack at Uncle Giuseppe's marketplace in Yorktown. My mainstays are the wrench derivatives and wanted to see how this compared. Poured opaque yet not hazy golden orange. Very little head or lacing. Strong pine taste which appeals to me with citrus and apricot fruit. More malty and bready than many newer NEIPAs resulting in a smoother finish. Easy to drink belying the high alcohol content. I prefer a little more sting in the finish for NEIPAs but this is a nice change of pace. With respect to comparison's to the wrench line, I would put it a bit behind Impact Wrench which is just too delicious to me.
Feb 03, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by ER527 from New York

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by dudd from New York

Nov 07, 2017
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Yeah, I admit this. I traded for it a while ago and took a *long* time to get around to drinking this...but it was still worth it after all of these months. Incredibly smooth and quite complex at the same time, this beer had a lot going for it and really impressed me given how little I previously knew about this brewery!

The date on the bottom of the can read 7/26 of last year with "PACE YOURSELF" written below that. With a strong amount of booze here, that was pretty easy although it was quite recessed outside of the overall warming sensation that I felt once I finished this off. Nice, deep golden pour to this with a bit of fine sediment floating in it with plenty of sufficient head to keep pace with the liquid below it. Very little lacing was left behind and the aroma wasn't terribly strong either as a moderate pine, white cheese, and resin tone were present, although quite faintly. The taste was where this beer shone, as all of those were combined with the Simcoe, a subdued but steady earthy dankness, mild tropical pith, and mild citrus pith. Plenty of malt was here though it felt like bread and and underlying but unifying and addicting earthiness was what made this beer shine while tying everything in together at the same time. Mild solvent and booze combined with a dry mouthfeel and moderate amount of carbonation allowed for the dank and resinous notes to emerge, even if they were quite murky!

While not a weak beer, this never felt too strong and only when I finished this off did I feel the buzz kick in. That was soft and so was the impact of this offering. While not the best or most accessible example of this style that I've had, this was a hell of an effort my Peekskill that would please nearly any hophead out there. A solid first impression that left a bright, lemon slickness behind as the dankness grabbed hold of me. Worth a wider range of distribution, as evidence that New York's 57 counties outside of "the city" were fully capable of brewing world-class beers. Truly, this was a higher standard than most!
Jul 10, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Bvac21 from Connecticut

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Aug 22, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by osant37 from New York

Aug 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is incredible. Crystal clear amber highlighted golden yellow with a think frothy head that disappears immediately.

Aroma is resiny and pine that ends in a citrus punch.

Taste is dangerously smooth for a 9.5% alcohol beer. Underlying malt sweetness but with a big citrus hop taste.

Aug 05, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by chivermac from New York

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2015
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Rated by slammo from New York

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Delicious! Compares well to some of those impossible to get Vermonters.
Jun 30, 2015
Rated: 4.6 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 08, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by fosters9 from New York

Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by jdg204 from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by barflybastard from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2015
Rated: 4.48 by virinow from New York

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Houser from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2014
Rated: 4.23 by NJB145 from Michigan

Dec 24, 2014
Rated: 4.44 by nmann08 from Virginia

Dec 24, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by knicks19947 from New York

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 4.52 by Sbboomerkid from Connecticut

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Bieniek30 from New York

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by JRod1969 from New York

Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Lucoli from New York

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by MichaelLamb from New York

Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by HoppySeb from Washington

Sep 18, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by muskiesman from New Jersey

Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by OSHO

Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Roze from New York

Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 3 by vonnegut21 from New York

Aug 01, 2014
Rated: 3 by kscaldef from Oregon

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by jcugafsu from Georgia

Jul 26, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Will_Rivera from New York

Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by 2Xmd from New York

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by hoponit from New York

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by ryan_celia from Pennsylvania

Jul 18, 2014
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 147 ratings