Ichor | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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86
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277 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Abbey-style Quadruple brewed with German Pils and Roast malts and dark candi sugar, hopped with German Tradition hops. Luscious and seductive, Ichor is brewed for both the body and the soul. This beer will improve with careful aging but is ready to drink now.

Added by NeroFiddled on 02-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
277
Reviews:
159
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
28
For Trade:
2
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Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork and cage bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip. I took the cage off and set the bomber on the counter... about a minute later the cork flew off.

L: Cloudy dark reddish copper pour. Massive foamy off-white head that lasted and lasted. Crazy lacing.

S: Dark fruits and even darker candy sugars mixed with spice. Smells like a quad.

T/F: Taste is good... a bit sweet and heavy on the dark sugars. Caramel and baked goods... a dash of autumn spices, and definite dark fruits present. Fig and raisin. Very (over?) carbonated... thick and sticky on the mouth. Warming and a bit boozy. Finish is more brown sugar.

O: A tasty quad. Not the best I've ever had but far from the worst. The flavors are all there, but it trends an ooch too far to the 'sweet'. This would be a great 'gateway' beer to the bigger Belgian offerings, and one of the better Sly Fox brews I've had.

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Photo of KTCamm
2.69/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

1/8/17....pours murky brown, mostly dark. Active fizzy foam builds high. Chocolately nose, subtle cherry fruits. Super carbonated malty mess. Disjointed bitter amidst the fizzy astringency. Hard to discern much in the mix. Not sure what happened, but this one bombed for me.

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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was pleasantly surprised by this bomber that I picked up on a discount rack . It was full of flavor, nice foamy head and the 10% Quad kick was just perfect. Highly recommended American Belgian Quad :)

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Photo of thebeers
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep garnet color with a half finger of airy, off-white head. Sweet smelling with plum, dates, red wine, a little oak and a touch of vinegar. Much thinner bodied than expected. Much of the aroma carries over to the taste, but in a much more muted form, other than it is intensely sweet. Tastes like there's sugar added -- something you'd pour over pound cake.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCHritz
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated 750 mL bottle at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of sweet fruit, weakens but lasts entire bottle
Head enormous (eight cm, slow pour), very light tan, frothy, slooowy diminishing to very irregular frothy ring and heaped frothy Island
Lacing patchy at best – some small to medium islands of tiny to medium bubbles and some ring drag
Body dark amber, clear - lot of sediment in bottom but a careful decantation fixes that
Flavor starts very sweet, tasting of brown sugar, then morphs into dates and figs; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

This was one of my first quads 'way back when. Revisiting it now that I know what a quad actually is, I found it surprisingly good.

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Photo of Raynman
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goblue3509
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott_Hohenwarter
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of salthemonster
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dheacck11
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of micropale
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of utopiajane
3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This poured a dark brown with plenty of sediment or yeast to obscure what would have been a much better color. In all that snow globe mess were some hues that would have liked to be seen. Thin head of off white foam that did not last but refreshed on each swirl. Nose is a touch of booze and dark sweet bread. Fruity, raisin, prune, a bit of sugar and molasses. taste is darn sweet with candi sugar and brown sugar. Lots of dark fruits in there. Body is heavy and mouthfeel is full and chewy in places. The carbonation was not as good as it should be so this drank thickly and flatly. The finish was cloying and not dry but thankfully not hot either. Brunt sugar, raisins and prune finish this one pretty syrupy.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Ichor from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 277 ratings.
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