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Helltown Purgatory - Double IPA | Helltown Brewing

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4.18/5
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44 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
helltownbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Helltown Purgatory #3 - Double IPA

Added by Tucquan on 10-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,738
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
44
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
Gots:
15
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Tucquan:
Photo of Tucquan
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-10-16 in Lancaster, PA at Hunger & Thirst.

Note: This is described on their beer board as: "Helltown Purgatory (Idle Hands w/ Galaxy Hops)

A - Hazy golden peach with a 1-finger white head and moderate lacing.

S - Pineapple, light malt, peach, hop floral.

T - Overly-ripe pineapple, peach skin, light pine, light malt. Bitterness comes in pretty quickly and lingers but not too long. Very spicy hop finish.. Dries nicely.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Pretty soft. Hint of prickle and resin but doesn't cling to the mouth.

O - A very enjoyable DIPA although I like their regular Idle Hands DIPA better because it is more balanced.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tuowl74a
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served - Growler filled at the brewery. Got my growler filled less than 6 hours after this batch was kegged. Can't get it any fresher! Poured into a tulip.

A - A very hazy orange with a 1 finger head and medium carbonation. Beautiful looking beer.

S - Very nice smell. Grapefruit, a little pine, citrus, and just a touch of onion. A lot going on here.

T - Follows the nose pretty well. Grapefruit and citrus with a tinge of cardboard on the finish.

M - Goes down smooth with just a touch of bitterness on the tongue. The carbonation tickles the tongue.

O - Very enjoyable. The smell is fantastic. My only complaint is the minor cardboard like finish. Aside from that, it was a great beer. Not quite as good as Idle Hands, but very good.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DCHritz
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stigs
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Evahflow
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler filled about 25 mins before opening.

A- a deep burnt orange hue with a decent finger of head that doesn't stick around long

S- sweet malts, resinous plant matter, melon, grapefruit, pineapple, little bit of alcohol towards the end

T- grapefruit/oranges, grassy resin, pineapple, melons, sweet malts. I'm not a fan of a big malt background in IPA's but this one is just enough.

M- medium bodied, not very attenuated, there is some sweetness to play around with the hops. Tiny bit of alcohol noticeable but at 8% that's expected

O- Helltown does a really good job with its hoppy offerings. But there is usually batch variation to the point where some batches are outstanding and some are just ehhhhhh. This one was a pretty good one. I'd like to see them become a bit more consistent. If you see this one on draft I'd venture to say it's going to be better than a lot of the ther beers on though

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Photo of Saxboy10
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of HollyHops
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Dogleg
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VitoFerrante
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A great example of the style. Very fresh. Not an overwhelming DIPA like some. Resin notes. Some floral. High quality. Malt flavor well balanced with the hops. I could drink a ton this. This beer could use a good canning line. This beer does not disappoint. Drink it. Love it.

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Photo of mickeyartery
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed medium gold color with a bit of white head and lace.
The smell is tropical like melon, pineapple and mango.
In the taste, pine and mango flavor with a bit of citrus from the malts and pale malt backing. Some alcohol is noticeable but not distracting. Medium to full bodied, well carbonated feel. Overall, a good double ipa, but not world class.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppytree
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Ksmoove27
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - orangish-gold pour with a small white head...ok lacing

Aroma - tropical, citrus...strong maltiness

Taste - follows the aroma...sweet malts, citrus

Feel - Medium body, decent chew but has an alcoholly aftertaste

Overall - it's ok...I do like the smell...the alcohol aftertaste brings it down a little for me

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Photo of J455K
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very solid

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Helltown Purgatory - Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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