Homefront IPA - Cigar City Brewing
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lazjuarez:
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Bottle dated: May 2012 ONESEVEN
A: Pours a beautiful golden orange in color, slight haziness, might be chill haze, and about a finger and a half of off-white foamy head. Head recedes to a ring, leaving behind a great amount of spotted lacing. Carbonation is streaming off the bottom of the glass, looks very enticing.
S: Nose is great as well, some big tropical notes, grapefruit, light astringency, and finishes with a hint of malty sweetness. I can't put my finger on the spices used, maybe coriander, but the maple bats are evident as a woody element lingers, almost a bit like cedar.
T: Taste is of earthy pine, astringent but not overwhelming whatsoever, great balance. The maple is not coming through, but it could also be what makes this brew taste so balanced. Great semi-dry finish as well.
M: medium bodied; This is one of the most quaffable drinks I've had, even for an IPA. Nice biscuity mouth feel, good carbonation, and the 6% ABV is not apparent at all. Overall a great IPA and a great cause, if it weren't for the "Brewery Release Only" limited status, this would be my go to IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2012 02:21:04 | More by lazjuarez
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can gifted to me by stillmatic2232, this one was a little weird.
Pours a murky orange, with a huge 3 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like citrus and tropical fruits, with some vanilla and oak.
Creamy and fruity taste, almost like a creamsicle, with a woody taste, from the Louisville Slugger bats. This is good, but there's just something off-putting I can't put my finger on. I feel like this one would honestly be better blended with ice, it's so goddamn creamy and fruity.
Really weird mouthfeel on this one- it's weirdly thick, with a sort of off-putting carbonation that's hard to describe, almost like it's a cask in a can.
Not bad, but it's one of the weirdest IPAs I've ever had.
Serving type: can
07-19-2014 19:18:45 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: can
06-30-2014 01:03:04 | More by KYGunner
4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Big thanks to my cousin down in Tampa for sending this one up to me along with endless other CCB brews. Baseball bats and orange peel eh?
A- Poured from the 12oz can to a deep tulip glass with a hazy, floatie chunk filled golden-orange body. An off-white cap forms to about a finger with a creamy texture. Some pillows remain in the center and a medium ring deposits lacing in the form of spots and sheets.
S- Planks of wood come to mind instantly as I pour this beer, I guess those Sluggers weren't put to waste. Hops and orange peel provide a bright aromatic base to this one with stone fruit, citrus zest, pine and floral notes. A slight bit of malts.
T- Once again planks of earthy, woody baseball bat land on the palate with bright orange zest and hops. The orange peel picks up here and the aftertaste actually feels close to OJ. Hops of citrus, fruity, floral and resin character.
MF- Light-medium bodied with a crisp, silky texture. Carbonation hits the taste buds at a moderate level and is smooth. Light bitterness and zesty finish.
Reading the description sounds like one of the stranger things in beer production (aging on donated baseball bats) but it works. The earthy maple provides a dimension to bright citrus peel and hops.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2014 02:04:40 | More by cbutova
Homefront IPA from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.