Franconia Double IPA - Franconia Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 02:10:31 | More by coldriver
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2013 02:00:52 | More by deadliest
Franconia Double IPA from Franconia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.