Philly Special

Pennsylvania
United States
Philly Special, Iron Hill Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

This hazy beer may be considered a New England IPA, but its inspiration is pure Philly. Brewed with flaked oats and wheat, this beer features tropical fruit and resinous pine notes almost as intense as your passion for the home team. Whether you’re cracking one open at a tailgate or in your living room, you can just taste the brotherly love.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
16
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Philly Special by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a New England IPA brewed by Iron Hill Brewing, judged as BJCP Category 21B. Classic West Coast hops make up the aroma of this beer and include pine, lemon and resin. There's a note of passion fruit as well. The aroma overall is subdued. It pours with a low white head and a yellow-orange color. Its flavor is assertively bitter with a biting, spicy hop taste. High carbonation and full mouthfeel fill out this beer's major characteristics. This NE IPA is tasty, but largely comes off as a standard issue American IPA.