Riverfront IPA | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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11 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jwjon1 on 04-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
11
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.19%
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by blackie:
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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at the Wilmington, DE location

Served in a standard shaker pint, Riverfront is a golden-orange in color with a decent, low head. Immediately striking nose of bright citrus rind and other tropical notes atop a fairly clean body. Lovely resinous aroma and some clean, bready malts. The flavorful citrus and tropical notes continue on the palate with a lightly sweet, pale malt body. A drying, balanced bitterness enters to finish. Overall, found this one to be a surprisingly impressive example.

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Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Lelampp
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jwjon1
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy crap! IH's Riverfront IPA is atypical for East Coast IPAs: it is worth checking out, and more akin to the west coast style.

Minimally turbid, and not a belgo IPA, so points knocked off there. Otherwise good head retention, and nice golden hue.

Nice floral notes. I can't for the life of me distinguish American hops, so who knows the hop profile. Smells am awful lot like RR Row 2, so I'm guessing its dry hopped w/ Simcoe at least. Whatever the hop profile, it's nicely aromatic.

Taste wise, there's a tiny touch of sweetness up front, but that's gone quickly as bitterness takes hold. It tastes very much like a well made West Coast IPA.

I don't say this lightly: if you are in the area, take the time to seek Riverfront IPA out. IH is a good brewery, and I have respect for what they do, but this takes them back to a level I didn't think I'd see again after their ridiculous Soured Old Tom offering in 2008ish.

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Photo of bvlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Dbot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of roan22
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasty IPA had on draft at Wimington a couple of days ago

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Photo of mthomp081
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

Riverfront IPA from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
4.15 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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