Higher Standard | Peekskill Brewery

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Brewed by:
Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States
peekskillbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Billolick on 04-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
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!

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Photo of Bvac21
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osant37
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Delicious.

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Photo of chivermac
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.77/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.52/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slammo
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdg204
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barflybastard
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LehighAce06
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NJB145
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Sbboomerkid
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bieniek30
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Lucoli
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Higher Standard from Peekskill Brewery
4.35 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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