Idletyme Brewing Company

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Idletyme Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,987
Ranked #12,964
3.97 | pDev: 6.05%
Aug 13, 2022
Nov 12, 2015
Very Good
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Rated: 3.96 by mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by Roguer from Connecticut

May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Two-finger head with some lasting power. It recedes slowly leaving a dome. Very nice ring lacing throughout the tasting. Mild haze to the golden color.

I smell the weedy green smell immediately upon opening the can. There's a sweeter berry-like nose in the background. Lightly spicy.

The malt is dryer than the smell suggests and the hop bitterness is quite harsh. The carbonation is muted but the body is neutral for the style. The finish is similar to sucking on a hop pellet--straight up bitter, leaving an incredibly long aftertaste. Ultimately, I would put this beer into the extreme category based on the taste alone.
Dec 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by edthehead from New York

Nov 22, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had a single draft at Idletyme Brewery in Stowe, Vermont for seven dollars and fifty cents. My third brew from these guys. This was very good, would get again.
Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Hazy gold, good head and lacing. Subtle citrus pith and grapefruit aroma. Flavor is surprisingly bitter and astringent, but finishes with some nice citrus flavors. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly crisp. Overall a pretty underwhelming beer.
Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is full and crisp. Floral, citrusy hops dominate the palate with bready malt and tropical fruit in the background. Finish is long and dry. Delicious brew.
Dec 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
Rated: 2.94 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Oct 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Sep 10, 2019
Rated: 4 by Velivolus from Vermont

Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Alewife and I stopped by the Brewery on 20MAY19 for a quick round. I got a 13oz pour of this for $7.50.

Served in a small snifter, it was a bright golden, lightly hazy brew. Has a creamy, off-white head with excellent stick on the glass. Aroma was quite fruity, with citrus, lemon peel and grapefruit coming forth. Body was a decent medium, with a fairly smooth feel.

Flavor was also fruity, with melon, light pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon peel. Had plenty of citrus but leaned more to the puckery side than the sweet. Decent but not mind-blowing. Prosit!!

3.87/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Pinkylives from Massachusetts

Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Dec 05, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the brewery
Oct 25, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Allurex from Kansas

Sep 20, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a three-finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving a decent lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose and flavor is grapefruit with hints of caramel malt. $3.50 for a 16oz can from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
Jul 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Vermont_Northern from Vermont

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
First offering from a tourist trap brewery. I've lived in Vermont long enough to know what the town of Stowe is about.

Par dipa. Some citrus sugar taste with a strong sticky after taste. Towards the end of the beer the bitter starts to stand too far forward.
Jun 05, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by Maudrey from New Hampshire

Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by Bloodsnot77 from New Hampshire

Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by REVZEB from Illinois

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 4 by AlvinLin from New York

Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Dec 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 4 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Aug 22, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Aug 10, 2017
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Reviewed by PicoPapa from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with almost no head. Fair amount of lacing. Aromas of pine, grapefruit and light tropical fruit notes. The taste is sweet grapefruit and pineapple. Tangerine and some sweet bread. Soft grapefruit finish with a fair amount of alcohol heat. Medium body and a bit dry. Overall, a decent Imperial IPA.
Aug 01, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by clake from Vermont

Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a soft hazy burnt brown to amber color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a decent pace. A one finger white foamy head started and dissipated at a nice even pace. The smell starts off with some sweet peach flesh, peach skin, apricots, sweet grapefruity pulp. Sweet clean grassiness rides in for a nice balance. The flavor brings it all together with a sweet fruity stickiness all around. Low riding sticky peach follows into the aftertaste and leads into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable feel about it. Carbonation rides fairly light. Overall, showing traits of an old school DIPA, but also trying to modernize in its ability to show the peachy/apricot fruity thing going on. Its good for the most part, I think I could come back to this.
Jun 22, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by GravityKills from Massachusetts

Jun 22, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by mdfb79 from New York

May 23, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Mar 21, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by Stevedore from Oregon

Mar 09, 2017
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