Kryptonite | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States
ironhillbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by woodychandler on 05-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had Saturday evening at Iron Hill in Newark, DE. Poured into a shaped glass, it comes out a clear amber color with a smallish white head that leaves some good lacing.

Smell is intensely hoppy, nice pine and citrus here, very typical DIPA aroma. Flavor wise it is very solid, big blast of bitterness all around, this is definitely a higher IBU beverage. Hops are pretty citrusy, bitter, slight earth, decent amount of pine. Solid 9% malt backbone tries to bring in some sweetness but it's no use.

Overall I was expecting a malt bomb, but this is a really nice hop-forward DIPA from this brew pub. Recommend!

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Photo of micropale
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FightinIrish88
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of prdstmnky
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Durandal_777
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hophead717
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jhlosito75
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CityofBals
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of fdig23
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap at Lancaster brew pub.

Fluffy foamy 1 finger head fades semi slowly with spotty almost soapy lacing, somewhat hazy golden honey colored.

Nice fruity hops, very floral, light tropical even, very little malt, but a hint of sweet boozy malt profile.

Taste starts fairly bitter, quite hoppy with earthy spicy hop kick, nice sweet malty balance to it doesn't get astringent, light citrus and fruity hops too, faint kick of booze, mild sweet malt attempts to balance but falls a bit short, mostly just props up the hops.

Mouth is med to slightly fuller bod, bit of warming booze, decent carb.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Knapp85
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a very nice clear orange color with a small soapy white head on top. The retention is thin with a nice sticky lacing. The smell of the beer gives off hoppy aromas of oranges, banana, pine and some mango. The taste is sweet upfront with a nice malt profile that fades into the bitter strike of the hops that balance this out. The mouthfeel is smooth yet sharp with some strong carbonation and bitterness. Overall it's a sweet beer that transitions into a very resiny IPA. I found it enjoyable and very happy to have finally tried this.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark gold color with a very thin head and lots of carbonation.

S - Tropical fruit and fruit rinds. Oranges, grapefruit, pineapple with super light caramel malt.

T - Hopped to high heaven. Tropical fruit, pungent rinds, spicy, and floral with minimal caramel malt coming through. This beer is a perfect mixture of sweet vs. bitter hops and is pretty much a full attack on the palette. The two nuances blend perfectly and creates a swirling sensation between the two going from one to the other before finishing with an aggressive pine floral combo for a long lingering finish that also coats the mouth with an almost metallic-like sensation.

M - Full bodied and smooth carbonation.

O - One of the best D-IPA's I 've had in quite awhile and well worth the effort in this out of the way Philly suburb city.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-09-14 in Lancaster, PA at Iron Hill Brew Pub

A - Mostly clear, golden-mahohany with a big 2-finger head in a mug club mug. The head faded fairly quickly but left good lacing.

S - Lightly tropical with lots of pineapple. Flowery hop oils and a hint of caramel malt. The hops have faded some since the initial release of this beer in the spring.

T - Candied fruit (orange and pineapple) supported by caramel malt, floral hops, spice and some pine. It is initially pretty sweet followed by a moderatly-bright citrus taste and some oily yet-restrained hop bitterness. As the sweetness fades, the taste improves to a fairly sharp, red grapefruit bitterness and residual sweetness. The alcohol is present but not forward. I like the taste, particularly after getting past the initial sweetness.

M - Medium-heavy body and light-medium carbonation (almost as good as on-tap) Sticky, resinous and mildly prickly.

O - A very fine offering from Iron Hill. Glad to have this brew in any format.

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Kryptonite from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
4.38 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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