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Homefront IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Homefront IPAHomefront IPA

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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 jzeilinger:
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3.69/5  rDev -5.6%

A - Pours a hazy, cloudy dark orange amber color with a thick two fingered head and super sticky lacing.

S - The aroma is delicate and faint: citrus, coriander, floral, woody, grapefruit.

T - Pine and grapefruit bitterness up front followed with some spice, lemons, floral bitterness, and some bready malt. Orange and lemon comes through with some mild tang, some woodiness, and ends with a citric/piney bitterness.

M - Light medium body, prickly carbonation, coats the mouth with a bready caramel/spice/and zesty citrus bitterness.

O - Drinks quite well, interesting, not my favorite in the way of IPA's but it works.

07-18-2013 21:37:38 | More by jzeilinger
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-01-2013 01:12:15 | More by warnerry
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-25-2013 04:15:34 | More by TimoP
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

Deep amber and orange color, with good white head that is fairly uniform in bubble size. Great lacing on the sides of the tulip glass. Nose is well balanced between sweet citrusy hops and tangy/earthy hops. Taste is much like any other decent IPA but a touch sweeter. I'm not picking up on any of the spice notes. Not quite what I was expecting. For the price of $7, definitely worth the 750mL.

07-01-2013 00:42:47 | More by mverity
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-15-2013 15:44:00 | More by BeerMe13
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2012 23:23:30 | More by mctizzz
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-19-2014 14:30:42 | More by Mattco
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3.55/5  rDev -9.2%

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, DarthKostrizer!

Hazed dark orange with a small off-white head that leaves dots of lacing down the glass.

Initially, the aroma was quite nice, with tropical fruit and citrus notes, along with a bit of sweet cracker malt. Once it warmed a bit, a strange, mild sulfur aroma emerged.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with mild citrus and tropical fruit flavors leading the way, along with cracker malt and just the hint of maple, though that could even be my imagination.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Good enough, though another gimmick from Cigar City.

07-05-2012 02:04:19 | More by ehammond1
Photo of Cynic-ale


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-30-2013 02:43:01 | More by Cynic-ale
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-29-2013 19:23:20 | More by TKEbeerman
Photo of Zonian1


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-01-2014 20:36:50 | More by Zonian1
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-15-2013 00:11:18 | More by dsauter
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-05-2014 13:40:11 | More by johnyb
Photo of AdamF625


3.15/5  rDev -19.4%

A- hazy and orange with a two finger white fluffy head
S- subtle citrus hops, orange, tangerine, coriander
T- more of the same from the nose tangerine and citrus hops flavors, sweet caramel malts, you get faint wood characteristics towards the finish.
M- pretty sticky and sweet for an ipa with a slight bitterness on the finish, resinous.
O- not as exciting as I expected after reading the label. I would have like a more pronounced "maple" flavor but a descent beer for a good cause.

07-18-2013 02:01:41 | More by AdamF625
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-28-2013 22:09:29 | More by cacostaj
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2014 06:56:56 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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3.43/5  rDev -12.3%

750 mL bottle poured into a straight sided glass. Bottled 5/17/2012. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Pours a bright orange with a hazy body. Good head. Distinct bubbles.

Smell - Dull aroma. Citrus hops, maybe some wood? I'm probably imagining that. Piney.

Taste - Definitely hoppier, but not by much. Balance of pine and citrus. Light malt presence, but balanced. Bitter immediately, but it doesn't build.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated and light bodied. Easy drinking.

Overall - Kinda dull, really. Need more aromatic hops. This is the malt content I'd like in an IPA, but more hops.

08-12-2012 00:02:52 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-19-2013 23:51:24 | More by wilfonzo
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3.61/5  rDev -7.7%

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

09-02-2013 14:46:18 | More by TheChef18
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-20-2013 00:24:10 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-07-2013 01:26:27 | More by GRG1313
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-14-2014 00:22:04 | More by sunofneurot
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3.83/5  rDev -2%

Despite being fresh a multitude of floaters courses through a coppery cloudy body. The head was a bit dull but had a stiff bubbly build.

The nos was filled with pithy grapefruit, citrus tangerines, maple syrup, lemon sweetness, and a stable caramel malt.

The flavor is strong on maple with a touch of vanilla, which adds a creaminess. There's a strong citrus finish that reminded me of Orange rinds, with an oiliness.

The feel is thick but the orangey oily taste translates to feel. Otherwise the astringency is low and it's fairly easy to drink.

This has very little overriding IPA qualities but it's so different and interesting that one can easily overlook it and enjoy.

06-30-2014 01:03:04 | More by KYGunner
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-03-2013 06:41:12 | More by cyrushire
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-18-2012 22:06:20 | More by dvmin98
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Homefront IPA from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.