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Franconia Double IPA - Franconia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

27 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: deadliest on 05-02-2013)
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Franconia has been known for several years in the DFW area for producing high quality German style beers, which is great if you like German beers. So I was eager to try their attempt at a more typical American style IPA.

12 oz bottle pours a medium amber with quickly dissipating head but decent lacing. Aroma is sweet apricot, a bit of alcohol, not very citrusy pungent. Taste is a bit subdued for an IPA with grassy hops, lemon and apricot flavors, but I like that it's not overly sweet like many imperials, and that the alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is appropriate to the style, drying on the finish.

Overall this is a decent imperial IPA and encouraging for a brewery transitioning to more popular craft styles. I'm sure there will be a learning curve and I expect future releases to only get better.

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Franconia Double IPA from Franconia Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.