Higher Standard | Peekskill Brewery

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Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of dar482
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer pours out in a very hazy amber color.

The aroma has tons of citrus and pine.

The flavor follows with a complex combination of juicy citrus, pine, grapefruit. Then the flavor calms down into a really good malt backbone with some sweetness and then it leaves some lingering bitterness.

This was actually my favorite of the hoppy beers at Peekskill, having tried almost 10 beers. Some of their other beers lack a bready malt to balance with the hops. What an amazingly balanced, yet super hoppy DIPA. Up there with the best DIPAs the East Coast has the offer.

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4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Somehow managed to miss this at TAP NY, so we took a drive down to the brewery this weekend. Serving type was on tap in a tulip.

A: A beautiful slightly hazy, golden-orange color. Minimal head, with noticeable lacing.

S: HOPS! Tropical fruitiness, slight bitterness. Mostly juicy, citrusy delicious hops.

T: More pure hop awesomeness. Super juicy, hoppy goodness. Bit of breadiness, bit of bitterness. But mostly carries over from the nose. Decent malt backbone, but most definitely a "hops in your face" beer. Tropical fruit and citrus. Just fantastic.

M: Noticeable carbonation, somewhat medium bodied. Scarily drinkable.

Overall: One of the best Double (triple?) IPAs that I've had. If you enjoy a tropical fruit hop bomb, then this is a beer for you. Would put this up there with any of the big DIPAs. A definite "must have"

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a growler from the brewery, bottom filled through tube into my Singlecut growler. Waited a week to drink it.

Great smell to this beer, hop-heads rejoice. Initial taste reminds me of Flower Power, no surprise since head brewer comes from there. Feels just a little thin. Finish is strong, reminds me of Ruination 10 as it wraps itself around my tongue.

I have had two beers from Peekskill, but they have a strong line-up that I still need to get to. Looks like since the arrival of "The Chief" New York has a brewery I can really get excited about!

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
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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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Markito
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
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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4.52/5  rDev +4.4%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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