Divide & Conch'r
Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,717
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #17,754
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.97%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
89
From:
Idyll Hounds Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  34
SCORE
88
Very Good
Divide & Conch'rDivide & Conch'r
Notes: 100 IBU
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Reviews by LanceH:
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LanceH from Canada (ON)

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 17, 2015
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Samnem from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 30, 2019
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Fee from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep Amber with a nice hop profile that isn't too bitter. It's a flavorful beer that I suspect even folks that don't love hops might enjoy. One of the better offerings from this brewery that provides great beer!

Jun 10, 2019
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jeschaefer from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 15, 2019
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 24, 2020
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Bluescooter from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 09, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

With its practice in the south east, there's a classic northwest taste that pulls from the attitude of IPA that gives Idyl Hounds imperial IPA its unique taste, texture and resolve.

Bright gold and soft amber, the beer's brilliant clarity comes with surprise while a creamy white and lacy foam builds from below. Earthy, citrusy and sappy, the scent is redolent with grass, grapefruit and pine. Its flavor is sweet with caramel, honey and biscuit ahead of an initial sweetness of much the same greets palate with toasted nuttiness, bread crust and granola.

The middle palate is rich with caramel, sugar, and spice in a slight french-toast kind of way. Even with the malt standing tall, the hops come charging in with white grapefruit, orange peel, lime, herb and grass. Growing bitterness plays off of the beer's rustic hop flavors of stem, grass, leaf and pine. Hints of tobacco, apricot and mango carry a dried and earthen tone.

Spicy, malty-dry and fullish, the ale's texture is rich but drying. Its creamy weight is moderate and with a drinkable tone that makes the beer remarkably reckless and inviting. A finish of pepper, gin and vodka is softened by lasting caramels and a deep accompaniment from hop bitterness and citrus.

Jul 29, 2016
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a faint haziness within. There's an inch of creamy off white to beige resting on top. Heavy lacing. The aroma is of tropical hops with notes of mango, overripe pineapple, and onions. I'm tasting what starts off as grassy hops and finishes as oniony hops. The mouth is dry and lightly mineral.

Feb 04, 2017
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charrel from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 22, 2017
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harpus from Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 22, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden orange color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, grapefruit and toasted caramel. Bold tropical fruit flavors with a sharp, bitter bite. Nice caramel and toffee backbone.

Oct 20, 2018
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jopezu from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 05, 2016
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Kahlerbock from Kansas

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 14, 2018
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babaracas from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky amber with one finger of off-white head. Spray of lace sticks partway down the glass. Smell: syrup, orange, resin, grapefruit, dried peach, biscuit. Taste: honeyed biscuit buried under a little caramel and a lot of pine and sugared grapefruit with notes of dried orange and pineapple juice. Medium-plus bodied, chill but creamy carbonation. Finish is citric bitterness with mild stickiness. Canned 11/18-ish/17 (printer had bad aim). Pretty tasty!

Dec 28, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a can at the 2018 Decatur Beer Fest.
Pours with a clear amber body topped with a very good white head. Limited clarity.
Mild, mainly hoppy aroma.
The flavor is mildly bitter and has a fruity blend of hops.
Medium body with medium carbonation.

Oct 21, 2018
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Radome from Florida

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted from a 12 oz can.

L - Light golden color with a green tinge; somewhat hazy. Thick, creamy, off-white head is solid and very persistent,

S - Great, classic double IPA aroma with pine and citrus hops (with a hint of tropical fruit in the end) laid over top of warm, sweet bready malt. Very clean and in balance.

T - Citrus and tropical fruit flavors and bitterness up front. Mid-palate the sweet, bready malt surges in, then fades again to a fairly dry, hop-infused finish.

F - Thick body. Low to moderate carbonation that doesn't lighten the body by much. Strong but not brutal hop bitterness. Some alcohol burn; appropriate for the 8% ABV.

O - This is a tasty and aromatic DIPA with a good balance between hops and malt. I think it could be improved by a lighter body a nd more carbonation, but these are nit-picks. This is already a good beer.

Apr 06, 2017
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Bill69 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 10, 2015
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street1891 from Texas

3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mar 19, 2018
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buckyp from South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 25, 2015
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Ruger from Kentucky

4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 03, 2015
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Beer21 from Florida

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 29, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a goblet

Deep dark hazy amber , thin raft of white foam, some lacings on the edge

Aroma of pine and citrus

Taste of pine and citrus hops over malt

Feel the bitterness and it lingers on the middle of the tongue
Good sudsing

Nice beer

Jul 04, 2017
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had from can at Stinkys July 2018

Revised review/ much better second time around; boozy malt finish much more subdued; actual hop flavor and aroma. nice job!

Apr 05, 2015
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jbehlar from Mississippi

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 22, 2020
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SDRedDevil from California

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 12, 2018
Divide & Conch'r from Idyll Hounds Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 89 ratings