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Homefront IPA - Cigar City Brewing

Homefront IPAHomefront IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 201
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 05-25-2012)
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Reviews by TheChef18:
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TheChef18

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- hazy to dark orange

S- some malt and pine

T- more malt than comes through on Jai Alai. while it does have some citrus to it I feel the pine/woodsy characteristic is what comes through most on this IPA

M- solid mouthfeel similar to a Jai Alai

O- a good overall IPA that would be better if I didn't have to compare it to Jai Alai in my mind. Since CCB produces this for such a great reason i am always willing to buy plenty of the bottles

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 14:46:18 | More by TheChef18
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750ml bottle with my FW snifter glass
Notes taken from 11/16/13

Big thanks to Dopplebockulus for this one!

A: Homefront IPA pours a hazed caramel orange body with a burnt sienna look to it overall. A dense layer of khaki froth forms over the top with some fair retention efforts that leave behind etches of cotton like lacing upon the glass walls.

S: Malt and spice with a distinct honey-maple like sweetness. Light earthy wood and tobacco mixes with some berry fruits. Add in a dash of tropical botanics that start to perk up more as the beer comes to temp. Interesting nose and pleasant overall.

T: Tastes of spiced bread, caramels, earthy wood, and a prominent maple like character. It is on the sweeter side but very dry and tannic. I get some spicy guava and other tropicals mixed in as well. A touch astringent with a higher level of bitterness on the palate. Finishes out more on the fruity side with some tangerine and golden raisin there. Has a malty twang to it that I just can’t quite pinpoint. Alcohol is completely blended in making it practically undetectable. A curious beer. Not sure what to make of it. It is just okay for the most part.

M: Medium fullness in the body with a light frothy texture and high perceived bitterness. Very dry and tannic in the finish with a slight sappy residual effect from the malt sugars and hop oils.

D: Not a favorite by far but a real fun to try…especially for the great cause The malt, spice, and maple wood bats are standout however they get a bit muddled by this sharp tannic bite. To think this was actually dry hopped with Louisville Sluggers. I mean seriously??? I wonder if they used whole bats or the pellets. I actually think the maple bats were pretty distinct and would probably serve much better in a bigger ABV brew like say a barley wine.

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Homefront IPA from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.