American IPA | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A copper-colored American-style IPA with full malt flavor, pronounced bitterness and an overwhelming hop presence. Dry hopped with one pound of hops per barrel.

70 IBU

Added by beerthulhu on 08-20-2009

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a flat golden-orange with a frothy flat 1 finger paperwhite head with a fairly good clarity. The head stuck around well with a good lacing as with most of their beers. Visible carbonation was near silent.

S: medium strength with a sweet sticky aroma of pine hops and citrus. To date this is surely one of their most dominate noses on their beers. Sweet grapefruit is also evident as the hoppiness was well rounded and smooth, not rough or edgy.

T: The hops deliver here with some sticky pine and a whole flowery hop cone bitterness and dryness. Dry pinewood and citrus leaves a light twang without being obnoxious but still enough to get respect. The malting is well done here adding a nice balance of semi-sweet toasted grains and sweetness before a finale of light flowery hops settles in.

M: medium with a tight bubbly and good crispness, probably one of their better mouthfuls. A light coating of whole flowery hop cones coat the tongue on the swallow while a nice sticky caramel sweetness also adds to the mix.

D: Good drinkability and enjoyment. Well balanced and brewed with a good dose of citrusy hops that was well rounded hoppiness wise giving this a smooth drinkability factor. Overall probably the best ive had by them and respectable by ipa standars. Thier first beer that gets my growler worthy seal of approval.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the Iron Hill Newark's Cask Fest...
Appears a hazy orange with a small, white head that fades into a mild collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of herbal tea, heavy grapefruit, and sugary malt.
Taste is of the aromas but with more of an herbal, and cat urine weirdness that could only mean one thing...Amarillo hops!
mouthfeel is medium bodied, sugary, with bitter yeast clinging to the swallow.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brew pub

Clear golden orange color decent fluffy head.

Nose has citrus and very slightly resinous hops, a bit floral and bitter and even slightly earthy, light sweet malt base, but a bit on the light side.

Taste brings more hops, floral light citrus, musty resin, orange peel, quite bitter, some sweet malts to back it up. Dry bitter resin finish.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall typical American IPA, nice hop profile, resinous, citrus and orange peel, quite bitter as it builds, and a bit of malts to round it off.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange with a foamy white head that clings to the glass the entire way down.

S: Light hints of citrus and caramel.

T: Some caramel , lemon zest and grapefruit that worked together nicely.

M: Creamy with a crisp, clean bitterness.

D: This was one of the easiest and smoothest IPA's I've had. Maybe it was the cask but this was well balanced and could be drunk all day.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The body was a clear, yet dull golden-yellow color...a creamy, one finger head appeared and showed nice retention throughout...there was visible carbonation bubbles...nice lacing

S - All hops...juicy, dank, wet, fresh hops...the nose was one dimensional, but it was also enjoyable

T - Those hops translate their aroma into the flavor profile...there is a lot of hop presence in this beer...they are bitter (some grapefruit flavor) but never become overly bitter...there is a nice balancing caramel malt (especially when the beer warms) presence to take away some of the bitterness...once that hits you're left with juicy, fresh, citrus hops

M - Medium bodied...dry and bitter, but a balancing sweet caramel helps the bitterness

O - I know Iron Hill makes better IPA's, but I think they could make this one of their year-round beers...this is a classic American IPA that has a great nose, lots of hops, and a balancing malt bill

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a pint

The body is a golden orange with a chilled haze throughout. The creamy, ecru cap sat just shy of two fingers and left a good amount of sticky lace.

A nicely aggressive nose on this one. Candied grapefruit, pine needles, and a bit of caramel. Sweetness throughout.

The hops lend a much more of a sweet, sticky tone in the flavor. Caramel, pine resin and candied grapefruit. Same as in the nose, but the sweetness arrives early while the bitterness takes over and lingers for a bit. Not an over the top bitterness by any means, but enough to satisfy a hop craving.

Sticky, resiny hops and a chewy mouthfeel. Medium body with good carbonation.

This is a good representation of the style and very drinkable. The 7% is well-buried. A good balance to this IPA with just the right amount of hops winning out in the end to make this a good everyday IPA.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Maple Shade Iron Hill location on 8/29/2009. They served it to me in a standard pint glass.

This American IPA poured a lightly hazy and pale golden orange color with some minor lemon yellow highlights along the sides. On top was a creamy 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch pearl white head of foam. It had good retention that left behind a string of white rings and a mustache streak of lace.

This IPA had a well balanced citrus aroma with a splash of lemon peel, a gentle touch of orange peel, a hint of pine, and then it ended with a big tart grapefruit punch.

I thought it was just going to be another run of the mill IPA, but I was wrong. It was lightly bitter at first with citrus hops, a splash of pine, and a touch of lemon peel. Right after the lemon peel, in comes a big bite of tart grapefruit. I knew the grapefruit was around there somewhere, but I didn't think the taste was going to be that big. After the grapefruit settles down, it rolls gently into a slight toasted malt finish.

This was a light to medium bodied IPA with a solid tart grapefruit aftertaste. There was no other citrus flavor in the aftertaste. The grapefruit kicked them out.

In the end, this was nice grapefruit based session IPA. Is it worthy of just a pint glass or a growler? I would have to say either one is fine. I could actually see getting a growler of this in the near future.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Iron Hill Newark.

A- burnt orange color with minimal head. Good amount of lacing on the glass. Very clear beer.

S- Not a lot going on. Some hops and bready malts. Pine notes, but lots missing.

T- Better than the smell. Sweetness upfront, with bitter hoppy finish. Tastes of citrus first, then grassy bitter in finish.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Hops don't really linger at all.

D- Easy drinking, smooth with very little alcohol taste for 7%. Decent, but there are better offerings at Iron Hill.

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American IPA from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 27 ratings