Buffy
Helltown Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,286
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #16,778
Avg:
4 | pDev: 6.5%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
26
From:
Helltown Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Citrus and tropical hops dominate the aroma (think tangerine with pineapple). Oats and wheat contribute a soft full-bodied mouthfeel that finishes with very little bitterness.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by TheBigBoy:
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TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent Hazy - Not top shelf but would easily select again in a draft line-up when looking for a drinkable & quality NEIPA.

Feb 21, 2021
More User Reviews:
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XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 30, 2020
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TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 27, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into arrow pint glass, pale gold, hazy thick, brighter white head.
Smell is green onion, light tropical, citrus pith.
Taste is similar with onion like bite, tropical neutral, citrus pith, limited malt, light oats.
Mouthfeel is low carb, moderate sweet, light bitter.

Jan 10, 2021
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 12, 2019
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Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 26, 2019
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 26, 2019
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 22, 2020
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Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 21, 2020
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12oz can into pint glass. Best before 11/2019. Opaque yellow color, a few floaters from the bottom of the can. White head, slight amount of lacing. Smells of faint orange juice on opening the can with hops coming through on the pour. Taste is more juicy than hoppy but bitterness is evident even if muted. Feel is soft and drinkable, like drinking pulp free OJ. Overall this is a decent beer. I've been spoiled by Trillium style hazy/juicy. This isn't that, but is a nice non-NE NEIPA.

Sep 22, 2019
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Rschis16 from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow orange with a foamy white head. Similar to their New England IPA except the head isn't quite as thick. Aroma has elements of juicy citrus and floral hops. Thinner body but not lacking for flavor. Orange juice and grapefruit come to mind, floral hops that provide some balance. Lightly bitter and just enough to let the hop flavors flourish. Body is just lacking slightly, creating a watery feel that leaves you wanting a little. But overall the beer is solid, a little juicy with nice flavors, if a little one-note.

Nov 24, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice hazy golden color with a light tan head, loads of dank citrus aromas on the nose, the taste is dominated by tangerine flavors, along with some passion fruit. Really nice example of the style, IMHO.

Oct 24, 2019
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PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 12, 2020
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CharlesForbin from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A hazy American IPA. Not fruity but they aren't trying for that. Ingredients: water, malt, oats, wheat,hops, yeast. Interesting they add oats. Really smooth beer and not very hoppy. Seems much lower in alcohol than 6.7%
Nothing overly standoutish in a very crowded cloudy field. It is very cloudy. Overall I would drink this again and ready to have another.

May 14, 2020
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ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 02, 2020
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flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured with a two inch thickwhite head. Great lacing. Color is yellow straw. Very hazy. Not much nose, but nice refreshing taste. Notes of citrus or age peel and tangerine. Not overly hopped. Juicy. Medium body and goes down smoothly.

Nov 21, 2019
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PaleMorning from Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aug 03, 2019
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jrb378 from Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 03, 2020
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 20, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Jul 11, 2019
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Hazy, bright golden color. Light head faded quickly to a ring. Pretty good lacing.

S---Sweet, tropical fruits. Pineapple, papaya & mango.

T---Sweet & juicy. papaya, & mango.

F---Medium/full bodied. Well carbonated, soft feel.

O---Good, not great NEIPA.

Jan 10, 2021
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jernjawn from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours super hazy honey colored with about one finger creamy off-white head. a thin bit of head remains throughout the session and there's nice lacing.
on the nose it is rich, ripe peach/apricot/tangerine, a little dank and a little citrus
taste follows the nose and the ripe fruit taste is quite tasty. the hops are buried but some bitterness comes through late
medium mouthfeel, another reviewer nailed it saying it's like drinking pulp-free orange juice
juicy ipa's aren't my favorite but this is a nice example.

Nov 26, 2019
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buzzedup from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 02, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 20, 2019
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quite surprised to see no reviews on this can picked up from the House of 1,000 beers for just 2.75. Drank from the can so didn't see it but can assume it has a hazy unfiltered IPA looking. Quite a good bit of bitterness from this smooth and clean but not as refreshing as world class offerings. I would have it again though.

May 18, 2019
Buffy from Helltown Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 26 ratings