Helltown Insidious IPA | Helltown Brewing

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OWSLEY069 on 08-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27
Reviews by greg4579:
Photo of greg4579
5/5  rDev +21.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of DWolf
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Coppery orange with about one finger of creamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and resiny pine; a touch of malty sweetness.

Taste: The hops immediately bite you. This is a pretty serious IPA. Grapefruit, orange, citrus, caramel, malts, with a touch of grass - what you'd expect from a good IPA.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, medium body.

Overall: A very enjoyable IPA - well balanced and full of hop flavor. Overall, a well-done beer from a relatively new local brewer.

 504 characters

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mryoshi33
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Messer215
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at House of 1000 Beers at New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a shaker: Honey-colored body under a finger of soft head that falls to a thin coating. Nice color, weak head.

Very grapefruity right up front in the aroma. Really, that's pretty much it, plain & simple, nice & straightforward.

Moderate citrusy bitterness & a little sweetness, also citrusy. Pretty much follows with the nose, with a restrained bitterness.

Medium-bodied with a nice crispness.

Honestly, not much to say about this other than it's pretty solid & I really enjoyed it. A good drinker, not too bitter, not too sweet. Kind of one-note, but it's a good note. Well done, no complaints here. So far I'm liking what I'm seeing come out of Helltown.

 734 characters

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, sticky sweet orange citrus hops. In the taste, dry pine to a small orange citrus hop, with a nice malt backing. A hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Big nose, more pine in nose than in taste. Very enjoyable.

 332 characters

Photo of jrgpitt
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Helltown Insidious IPA

Ontap, pours a bright copper with a chill haze. Aroma is light of citrusy hops, herbal elements and alittle malt sweetness poking through. In the taste, citrusy hops, a touch of west coast IPA hop fruityness. Suggestions of grapefruit, pineapple, pine and earth. The malt body had a firm sweetness and almost reminded me of extract. A nice rounded bitterness and hop bite are there throughout. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequate carbonation and smooth. Overall, the Insidious IPA is a nice fresh local option, could definately be a staple.

 565 characters

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Garlicjosh
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a 1/4 finger white head. Fades to a great lacing ring. Goldish in color.

Flower, sweet...like grapefruit/ citrus..or lemon

taste is almost the same as the smell. I get a good hint of hops that plays around my palate slightly that the sweet flavors push out.. For sure, citrus fruit, a honey like sweetness, and that hops.

mouth feel is pretty light which is surprising for the hops. I get a slight tang on the tip of my palate which I really enjoy.

I would love this during a humid Pittsburgh spring day. Count me in for a case of it.

 566 characters

Photo of IPAFrankieH
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of HumphreyLee
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Cazlo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of lach78
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Boto
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a clear golden color. There is a pretty good sized off-white head on it. There is some lacing. It has a noce nose. Pine and citrus hops dominate. Some biscuit and earthy notes also. Taste is good. Not too bitter. Earthy, biscuity body, with a somewhat subdued pine and citrus hop bite. A nice IPA.

 334 characters

Photo of clfrost
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of davidIPA
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.54/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden body with clover honey colored highlights. Some splotches of dense lace on the glass.

Pink grapefruit, fresh lilac, perfumey and sweet. Some green peppercorn as it warms up.

Citrus hoppiness, salty seawater, green peppercorn, carrot, dishwater, and a touch of buckwheat. That must seem absurd that I just listed those combinations. The finish is very floral and mild. Little spiciness, and not much pronunciation of the malt. Just a nice balance.

Medium carbonation. Medium body.

Love a local brew. This IPA was a nice surprise.

 544 characters

Photo of wvsabbath
3.75/5  rDev -9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Helltown Insidious IPA from Helltown Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.