Purgatory - Double IPA
Helltown Brewing

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Helltown Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
IPA - Imperial
4.18 | pDev: 9.09%
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 23, 2013
Notes: Formerly Helltown Purgatory #3 - Double IPA
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Ratings by VitoFerrante:
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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by VitoFerrante from Pennsylvania

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.

Jan 12, 2014
More User Ratings:
4.25 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2017
4.21 by JohnnyLarue from Pennsylvania on Aug 08, 2017
4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Sep 30, 2016
4.24 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Aug 27, 2016
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3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by J455K from Pennsylvania

Very solid

Jul 24, 2016
3.79 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2016
4.37 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ksmoove27 from Pennsylvania

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

Sep 09, 2015
4.02 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2015
3.67 by tuowl74a from Pennsylvania on Jul 14, 2015
3.71 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania on Jun 19, 2015
4.24 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on May 31, 2015
4 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2015
4.22 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on May 11, 2015
4.55 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Apr 19, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Evahflow from Pennsylvania

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

Apr 07, 2015
4.49 by poorbuthappy from New Jersey on Mar 23, 2015
3.53 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Mar 13, 2015
3.5 by mickeyartery from Virginia on Sep 02, 2014
3.25 by Walkerjgt from Ohio on Jun 30, 2014
3.5 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania on May 27, 2014
5 by randylangford from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2014
4.5 by Saxboy10 from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2014
4.25 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey on Apr 12, 2014
4.25 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2014
4 by Mark5252 from Pennsylvania on Mar 08, 2014
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3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

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.

Feb 27, 2014
4.25 by Howdymike from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by thecheapies from Pennsylvania

Purgatory Batch #3.

It's dark in here, but she looks a hazy orange gold color. The head hasn't really surmounted to much, but I like the hue.

Super citrusy with fleshy mango, pineapple, and stone fruits that go 'boom'. Really smells awesome. Has the aroma of Sunny D or Simply Orange w/Mango. Great juicy aroma with lots of hoppiness, but considerably low bitterness (probably). Sweet and pale, with a breadiness. Awesome nose.

Mango, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and apricot. Sure enough, bitterness is lower. Still has a crisp character that follows with juicy hop fruitiness. Definitely dry-hopped to hell, with some leafiness to showcase. Pulpy sweetness beats out pithy bitterness, which in this case might be raw leafy bitterness.

Tastes juicy, but the feel is kind of light. The alcohol has a slight sting, but I don't know where it should be, because I don't know the ABV. I'd hope it's at least 8%. Carbonation is low, which allows the medium body to feel a little extra wet.

Great beer. Almost rivals Idle Hands.

Feb 25, 2014
4.75 by Jramage1 from Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2014
4.75 by Hoppytree from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2014
4.5 by HollyHops from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

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.

Jan 12, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

Been too long since I have had something new from Helltown.

Looks good on the pour. Nose was nice and boisterous at first but has calmed down rather quickly. Flavor is pine resin, for the most part. It's consistent and very easy to drink. I don't know why, but I was expecting something more obnoxious. This is not that at all. Quite smooth and easy drinking. A nice double ipa from Helltown. Frankly though, I expect no less from them at this point.

Dec 28, 2013
4.5 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Dec 23, 2013
4.5 by Stigs from Pennsylvania on Dec 01, 2013
4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Nov 24, 2013
4.75 by JWP from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2013
4.75 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia on Nov 11, 2013
Purgatory - Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 44 ratings