Route 113 I.P.A. | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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83
good
840 Ratings
THE BROS
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Route 113 I.P.A.Route 113 I.P.A.
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A big, flavorful IPA, brewed with Pale and Crystal malts, and hopped with Bravo, Centennial, Cascade, and East Kent Goldings. Bold and Spicy.

113 IBU

Added by NeroFiddled on 07-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
840
Reviews:
339
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
97
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 840 |  Reviews: 339
Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

why there are two listings-I do not get it? Thanks Dr. Jay for fresh bottle that whaffed great grapefruit and hops and that initial cup of citrus hop juice. Orange tinge with lots of foam. Very drinkable. Just what was needed for a long hot day lunch. Drying finish and aftertaste. 113 IBU with several hops, C and European.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the tasting room in Pottstown, PA

A: half finger head on a clear crimson body. Excellent lacing.

S: nice caramel malt presence but the hops are light mostly providing candied citrus notes.

T: malt forward IPA with caramel and nice toasted malt sense. The hips are definitely mild with mostly earthy and slight bitter citrus but again take a back seat to the malt.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: hoppiness is sacrificed for drinkability with this one. An IPA for the masses.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Knapp85
2.21/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured out as a nice looking copper orange color with a thin white head on top that settles into a thin film on top. The beer look pretty good. The smell of the beer to me smelled like teaberry or menthol of somekind... really not what I expected from an IPA. The taste was off too, not much of a crisp hoppy flavor by any means... the flavors that it does haven come and go quickly. The mouthfeel of the beer is decent with a good carbonation. Overall this beer, much like most of the Slyfox brews left me underwhelmed. I want to like them but I just can't seem to grasp these beers they make.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with lots of small particles floating in suspension. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of caramel malts and citrusy and floral hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of caramel malts and is accompanied by a moderate amount of bitterness and additional hints of spiciness from the hops, the latter of which stands out in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malt and hops—although it is packed with both of them neither really seems to overpower the other.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With a hoppy balance to caramel malt flavor, the beer straddles the line of where Amber Ales stop and IPAs begin- best of both worlds?

Medium amber in color, the beer pours with an everso slight haze that's light for highly hopped beers, yet a shade darker in color than IPAs as well. A froathy ivory head floats the beer with solid retention and moderate lace. The foam character is satisfactory albeit terse for IPAs as well.

Surprisingly, caramel is the first characteristic to penetrate the olfactory sense instead of hops. But a quick follow up of citrus, pine, and grass round out the aromas after a few visits to the glass. Pungent malt aromas also rise and promise a near-perfect balance.

Balance continues in taste as the malty forefront of caramel malt and crusted breads are intent on stating their ground. But the rush of hops add elements of grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and pine resin particularly in finish where bitterness dictates rather than sweetness. Low on fruity esters or spicy phenolics, the beer is a clean interplay between malt and hops.

Medium to start, the malty weight and creamy carbonation gives the impression of more weight than what is actaully there. Lifting carbonation and amplified hops assist the dryness in finsih and is accompanied by alcohol warmth and semi-dry maltiness.

If standard IPAs are too one-sided hoppy and if Amber Ales don't offer enough intrigue, then this IPA should be as comfortable as baby bear soup. But prized IPAs celebrate hop aroma, flavor and bitterness in part by surpressing malt character so that there's no attempt to balance, but simply a supple support to the hops all leave this IPA much less dry than I more normally appreciate.

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Photo of brentk56
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a prodigious head that leaves copious lacing

Smell: Caramel malt background is overwhelmed by a fruity sweet citrus hop aroma

Taste: Starts out by laying down a caramel malt backbone and the hops start to kick in almost immediately; after the swallow, the bitter, pithy grapefruit hops flavors blast the tastebuds but there is also an earthy hop flavor from the English hops

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: The pithiness is a bit strong on the finish, but otherwise very enjoyable

Thanks, hoppedup, for the opportunity

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (courtesy of Adrian910ss): Poured a medium orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention (better then average for the style). Aroma of green citrusy hops is quite powerful and is dominating. Taste is also dominated by citrusy hops with some light caramel malt also noticeable. Boy is slightly above average with some good carbonation. I didnÂ’t notice the presence of the English hops thought.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mothman
2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a quarter finger of white head. Color is an amber bronze.

Aroma: Smells like amarillo hops. Floral with some orange citrus notes. Smells like a brewhouse.

Taste: not too hoppy. Again, orange citrus and amarillo hops. Bready and pale malts. a bit floral.

Mouthfeel: a bit bitter and sticky. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall not the best ipa. Too sticky and not hoppy enough. This one wasn't for me.

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Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was definantly hopped to the tilt,but the great thing about it was that it had big enough malt backbone to support all the hops.Real nice deep copper color with a sticky head,hop aroma is evident up front for sure but there is a malty sweet tinge in there as well,a real mans beer I believe 8%abv,an awesome brew even for a non-nophead like me.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first Sly Fox, thanks to Noslenwerd.

A: A fluffy 1 finger head rises up to a fluffy fizzy head that disappears slowly over a mostly clear very reddish, slightly orange and apple colored beer with a slight glow to it.

N: Starts with fruit actually, a little apple and juicy fruits, a slight juicy and fruity hop aroma also comes through with a little floral touch. A slight sweet malt also comes through.

T: Again starts with fruit flavors, more apple, pear, juicy fruits... it has a very Belgian like flavor, with Belgian malts, I think yeast too, and the fruits that tend to come from a nice Belgian beer. It also has some hops, that give it quite a bitterness. It's pretty bitter, with lots of spicy hops, some floral and earthy flavors, juicy hops, etc. A decent sweetness with some malty flavors too. Not as much actual hop flavor as I expected, but a decent bitterness.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation.

F: Finishes with a slight astringent bitterness. Very bitter too. Not a whole lot of hop flavors, but lots of spicy hop bitterness and touch of earthy flavors. Very dry too. The bitterness is just overpowering and takes over way too much along with the dryness.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Acquired via trade from Aprilluvsbeer courtesy of Birthday Club 2, so a big Thank You goes out to her.

A: The beer is a bright orange color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, hops and citrus.

T: The taste starts out malty, with lightly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a good hops bitterness comes in and takes over. There's a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty goes down easily, not to filling, good kick, good representation of style, not quite the best IPA that I've had but it's pretty decent.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark copper, with a finger of eggshell-white head. This retains with a 1/4 finger of frothy flareup that drenches the sides of the glass with sticky patchy lace. The aroma is floral and spicy, with grapefruit adding some extra bitterness to the nose. Some softer tropical fruit and bready caramel gives this some tang in the back of the nostrils.

The taste mirrors this, with more earth, spice, and bitter grapefruit. Lighter fruity notes of orange and mango combine with the bread and light toffee character of the malts to balance out the back with some sweetness. Dry spice and bitter rind linger hard in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very easy feeling creamy slickness to that just goes down effortlessly. Just a touch of warmth on the backend but that is it for that 7% ABV. Fantastic.

It's been a while since I've danced with this staple Sly Fox IPA and I must say that I forgot how enjoyable it can be. The flavor was just a little tangy and sweeter than I normally like it but the overall feel and drinkability of this was absolutely killer. They definitely timed the summer arrival of this in cans just right.

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Route 113 I.P.A. from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 840 ratings.
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