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144 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#1,021
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
144
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by merc7186:

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I can't believe this is a Triple IPA. It's so drinkable and goes down like a traditional single IPA.

Pours a dark orange on tap at the source. One inch of fluffy, aesthetically pleasing head. Lattice work lacing down the glass.

Smells brightly and outstandingly hoppy. Tons of fruits are most evident on the nose, orange and pineapple particularly, with some pine.

Tastes incredible. Citrusy and resinously piney, with an underlying dank, earthy hop flavor. Very little malt to speak of, which is fine, because it lets the hop speak as loud as they can. Lingering but minor hop bitterness at the end of each sip.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and crisp. Somehow this beer is refreshing. I don't know how that's possible, given the amount of ingredients used and the ABV.

Peekskill Brewery needs to be more recognized. They are a force to be reckoned with in the Hudson Valley, and the best brewery in our fair state.

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Photo of draheim
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler into a tulip (thanks again cavedave!) Pours a hazy glowing orange w/ a nice sudsy head.

Aroma is a big tropical burst of citrus, just the way I like my IPAs. Predominantly orange and grapefruit. Reminds me of Sculpin or Workhorse.

Taste follows nose. Nice citric acidity with a clean underlying sweetness. Finishes with a nice bitterness without scouring the palate with IBUs. Great balance. Juicy.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied w/ a nice dry finish.

Overall, this is the real deal. A clean, dry, flavorful West Coast style IPA from the far Northeast. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mltobin
3.82/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at their brewery.

Appearance is a light amber color with a thin white head, doesn`t look as nice as some of its` peers. The nose contains oranges, pine, hard cheese, some hops. For the taste, I came across grains, grapefruit, hay, malts. The taste is a little richer than I would have liked, but still nice. Mouthfeel was very good, especially for a beer nearing 9%. It is medium bodied, good carbonation level, finishes clean. All in all, a very good beer, but it did not strike the same impression for me as it seems to have with some other reviewers.

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Photo of OSHO
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Billolick
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

New one from PB, 32 ounce growler filled at the brewery last night and being enjoyed about 24 hours later.

Pours clouded darker clemintine, heavily hazed/clouded. Lite tan head, fluffy then goes to a nice looking tiny bubble film, and nice looking extensive fields of sheeting/lace. Nice looking beer.

Fresh and pungent hopped up citric nose. Smells like you just stuck your nose in a fresh bag of sticky hops.

Hop lovers rejoice. Hop, hops and more hops oozing out of this one. Fresh and flavorful. Grapefruit, oranges, tropical fruits, mint, basil, all sorts of aromatics and hoppy goodness, without biting, overboard or off putting bitterness.

Very well done, brewing craftsmanship all over this creation. More high quality beer from Peekskill Brewery.

Go get some....Cheers!

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Photo of virinow
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Hessian257
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Ralphs66
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of OddNotion
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Bieniek30
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Rizzy17
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of pjkelley82
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
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 MarkJBurch
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Markito
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best East coast IPA's I have had. Almost ranks up there with my beloved Oregon Imperial IPA's. The flavor is excellent. This beer is bitter but has a full bodied slightly sweet flavor and smooth creamy texture to very nicely counter the bitterness. I could drink this all day. You are almost eating this beer. And it looks as full bodied as it is with a great golden color.

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Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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