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Franconia Double IPA - Franconia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: deadliest on 05-02-2013)
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

08-16-2014 23:26:06 | More by kjkinsey
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

08-02-2014 02:04:44 | More by kew
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Westyn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-31-2014 15:22:39 | More by Westyn
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

07-19-2014 13:07:19 | More by cdwil
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JohnBender

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-16-2014 05:28:05 | More by JohnBender
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Mortarforker

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

07-14-2014 01:25:23 | More by Mortarforker
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greenspointexas

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-06-2014 16:54:25 | More by greenspointexas
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-05-2014 05:28:53 | More by gtermi
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coldriver

Texas

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

07-04-2014 02:10:31 | More by coldriver
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-04-2014 02:05:24 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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dseanv

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2014 01:17:57 | More by dseanv
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czillmer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-28-2014 03:03:32 | More by czillmer
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Northtexan

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

06-28-2014 01:43:35 | More by Northtexan
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

06-26-2014 19:21:10 | More by Texasfan549
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Dutch55

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-24-2014 13:09:11 | More by Dutch55
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IPADIPATIPA

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

06-21-2014 18:35:00 | More by IPADIPATIPA
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gfg0020

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

06-21-2014 04:58:54 | More by gfg0020
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En29356

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-21-2014 02:44:52 | More by En29356
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Bearman13

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-20-2014 03:00:42 | More by Bearman13
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Jasoncpace

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-19-2014 23:04:52 | More by Jasoncpace
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Sazz9

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-16-2014 23:54:26 | More by Sazz9
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amvrana

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-13-2014 19:47:25 | More by amvrana
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drh1382

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-23-2013 20:05:39 | More by drh1382
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deadliest

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

On Tap at the Holy Grail Pub

App: Clear golden amber. Nice creamy head that probably would have lasted longer had the beer.

Smell: Smell is truly excellent. Citrus, with pine to a lesser extent. What sets it apart is the sweetness of the aroma. Not malt sweetness on its own, but one that stands with, and takes the citrus and pine smell to another level.

Taste: The citrus and pine are again supported by a malt sweetness, but in stages this time, it seemed to me. First it is all about the hops, and then with the finish comes the refreshing malt sweetness.

Feel: Medium-light body with super smooth carbonation. Feels lighter than the flavor and ABV would suggest.

Overall: Possibly the most interesting Texas IPA I've ever tried. I hope Franconia brings this back again.

Please Dennis?

05-02-2013 02:00:52 | More by deadliest
Franconia Double IPA from Franconia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.