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Freighthopper - Depot Street Brewing

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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Depot Street Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A true India Pale Ale IPA. 75 IBU's flavored with lots of Chinook and Nugget hops.

(Beer added by: nick76 on 01-09-2009)
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Reviews by SFLpunk:
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4.35/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chinook and Nugget hops, 75 IBUs.

Growler purchased 30 minutes ago at brewery.

Pours a nice orange amber with sudsy white head, about 1/2 inch high. Nose has tons and tons of fresh pine needles, a "dank" aroma of "hops" if you follow, with some subtle underpinnings of lemon peel. Palate has lots of bitterness right up front but then it lets the taste buds go to experience the dried cut pine, sticky pine sap, "buds" and some very light biscuit notes from the malt. Hops rule the roost here.

A very tasty bold IPA from a state that restricts their ABV to 6%. One of the best single IPA's I've had that clocks in this low in ABV.

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a mug. Undated bottle; label declares 5.8% ABV.
Deep amber color topped by a very large, frothy head.

Earthy [English?] hops, with some citrus. Flavor is much better and more herbal than the aroma. Distinctive but true-to-style flavor.

Medium-high carbonation is a touch aggressive. Medium body.

Worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of IBUnit63
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass at the Kingsport Grocery.

Pours a clean amber body with a 1-finger head. Decent lacing.

There's a little spice and straight bitterness. Amber malt is prevalent. Decent scent overall

The carbonation brings out a little peppery spice - tangy but mostly straight bitter.

There's a little silage on palate that's kind of strange.

This goes down really easily-solid local and straightforward.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.3/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of rangerred
2.4/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap.

Arrived a nearly clear amber with a thick one finger head.

Smells very piney, like and evergreen forest or a christmas tree farm. Not much malt detectable.

Taste like someone poured a shot of gin into an amber ale. Overwhelming pine leading to a harsh, acrid bitterness on the back of the throat, a tiny bit of bready grain is present but is overwhelmed by the pine and bitterness. Not balanced at all and not good.

I'm a little surprised and disappointed by this beer. I seem to remember it being much better the last time I had it which was quite awhile ago. I would love to support my local brewery but this beer has GOT to improve.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on draft at Kingsport Grocery Company in Kingsport, TN.

Pours an orange amber color with a creamy white head of about one finger in size. Some pretty good lacing and the head remains a film on top of the beer.

Aroma was a bit lacking for an IPA. Hardly any hops in the aroma. Some caramel and yeast and even some Belgian candi? This one smells like it has some Belgian characteristics to it, as weird as that sounds.

More Belgian flavors. Belgian candi, yeast, corriander, white pepper. A pretty good bit of bitterness in the finish but no hop flavor or aroma in this one, and that disappoints me.

Thin and overly carbonated in the body. Finishes very dry and clean. Below average IPA, in my opinion.

Photo of nick76
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is yeasty and buttery in addition to being malty and hoppy. The hops are if the citrus variety. The appearance is golden with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice but not fantastic IPA. Give it a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Freighthopper from Depot Street Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.