Northeast IPA | Helton Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Helton Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with wheat and flaked barley to give a medium body and a golden cloudy appearance. Citra and Belma hops give the beer a tropical, orange and strawberry flavor and intense citrus aroma.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of LukeGude
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Filled a growler after Nolan's wedding. Nice job for NEIPA in Arizona. Some head, fresh smell, citrus flavor.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jakegus
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good NE Ipa. Good hoppy flavor

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Photo of brockrexius
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my first beer from these guys, i enjoyed it quite a lot. not as cloudy or thick as so many of these are, and with a really unique hop complexion. i am realizing how interesting belma hops are, the obvious unique one in here alongside the common and familiar citra, we all know what that one does, but the belma is what makes it interesting. it has aromas and flavors of fresh green tea, grassy and herbal, with berry qualities and a little sweet orange to it. in this case its minimally bitter and very fresh, but its also delicate to me, almost too delicate in this dosage to stand up to the sturdy grain base, which is dry and all, but has a pretty significant body and some cerealy flavor as well. i with it were a little lighter and cleaner, in service or a more robust belma hop profile, but overall, its hard not to love this one, it keeps me wanting more, and i like when a beer does that to me. mild bitterness at the end, good carbonation, orange tic tacs and lemongrass too, berry candy, but not sweet. really solid ipa from these guys, hope to try more of their stuff down the road!

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Photo of Original_Gravity
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy golden yellow in color with a 1" head that lingered around a while. Some lace developed.

Smell: tropical fruits and a hint of strawberry comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, mango, pineapple, strawberry, and a moderate floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Long lasting tropical fruit tones here.

Overall: a pretty good beer that is tropical fruit centric. Easy to drink and worthy of a try.

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Photo of arizcards
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the brewery today for $6.00.

Beer was served a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose was fresh squeezed juice, very nice!

Taste was orange and mango forward with a slight citrus rind finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall a nice fragrant juicy IPA that is something i would have again.

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Photo of coreypegram
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pretty solid riff on the New England IPA substyle, this certainly looks the part, big, pillowy head atop that textbook OJ-esque body, same color, just as opaque. Nose is quite nice too, good mix of that high fruitiness from the yeast + hop combo, tropical all over, with a light grassiness underneath. Palate follows the nose, dialed back bitterness, tropical and citrus juiciness, a bit of green, "hop bag" character. The body is good, certainly fuller than your typical leaned out West Coast IPA, though it still felt like it could've been a bit more (forgive the term) pillowy. Maybe picking at nits there, though, as overall this is, again, a pretty impressive take.

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Northeast IPA from Helton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 11 ratings