Idle Hands Double IPA | Helltown Brewing

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by OneDropSoup on 01-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
197
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
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25
Gots:
36
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3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjm5618
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldvines
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barflybastard
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brown120
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler bought on 7/25 poured into 8 oz water glass

A: excellent clarity a light orange color head disappears quickly to just a film

S: Orange, melon and grass with some bready malts

T: lovely full cantaloupe and tangerines with a big dose of fresh cut grass alcohol is noticeable on the finish and a weird water taste

M: a little syrupy heavy body

O: If you like citra hops you will like this one although it tastes more like a home brew than a professional brew. All of their beers have a similar water taste almost like the water is dirty.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bone53
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler fill @ Market District

Appearance: hazy honey golden color with a one finger egg shell colored head

Smell: A very lively, candied citrus aroma with some dank and onion spice notes

Taste: candied citrus upfront with a resinous hop profile mid palate and throughout the finish that lingers. The burps taste fantastic!

Mouthfeel: Pushing heavy bodied; Oily smooth with a moderate hop finish

Overall: This is a great DIPA. Big sweet, citrusy dank qualities that coat your palate. It's all resinous hops here, from the taste to the mouthfeel, with very little malt presence. It reminds me of Hop Juju but less intense. This is probably the best IPA brewed in Western PA; Cetainly the best iv had from the area. I look foward to trying more Helltown beers

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Godspeed717
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAB1978
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

Idle Hands Double IPA from Helltown Brewing
4.29 out of 5 based on 197 ratings.
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