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Homefront IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Homefront IPAHomefront IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

247 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | 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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Bluecane

New York

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

04-21-2013 06:44:42 | More by Bluecane
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

09-14-2013 02:23:53 | More by ygtbsm94
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Pipelovejoy

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-23-2014 23:00:53 | More by Pipelovejoy
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 02:01:41 | More by AdamF625
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TheCrowsNest

California

3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aged on Louisville Sluggers - expectations were high. Undercarbonated for the style, could be the resin from the bats. Nice hop aroma is confused by an unknown mixture of spices that add undesirable sweet/spicy profile. It's a relatively light-bodied IPA that would be great without whatever spices are in here, just confusing.

Would not encourage someone to open a bottle if I was around.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 17:04:12 | More by TheCrowsNest
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1424IpA

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-14-2013 04:29:11 | More by 1424IpA
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powpig2002

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-09-2014 13:53:54 | More by powpig2002
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Brittmb29

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-19-2012 14:46:54 | More by Brittmb29
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-01-2014 17:07:58 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Lare453

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Large format bottle into two dfh glasses

A rose gold, 2 finger high head, beautiful lacing, head dissipates fast, crystal clea

S heavy pine, sap, little spicy, grapefruit, light oak/maple

T super bitter! Big bold piney, citrus and sappy beginning and middle, the ending has a sharp lemon and grapefruit and resin. The after tastes stays for a while and has a drying pine sap and maple wood flavor.

M sharp, prickly, a little harsh

O not a bad beer, but nothing I would drink regularly. A little too much like a pine tree for me. I have not had a cigar city I did not like and they make excellent beers. If you get a chance try this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 00:58:41 | More by Lare453
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 00:02:52 | More by Alieniloquium
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a nice head that shows remarkable staying power. Smells of citrus and resin with a bit of a woody earthy aroma mixed in there amongst the bread and caramel. Smells like an Ipa so we're off to a good start. Taste is resinous and bitter with just enough biscuity malt to provide balance. There's a woody earthy component that neither hurts nor enhances the flavor of this beer but just seems out of place. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous off sticky mouthfeel. Spices and baseball bats, well they get the creativity award that's for sure. Decent IPA, but the earthy aroma and flavor seems to detract from my enjoyment of this one. Glad I got to try it, probably wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 01:13:05 | More by johnnnniee
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oline73

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adam perfect pint. I'm really excited to try a beer aged over baseball bats!

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber with a golden hue at the edge of the glass. There is just under a finger of thick, fluffy off white head that fades as the pour sits and leaves some decent lacing.

Smell: The overall smell is rather mild. I'm getting some grapefruit peel hops, but not a lot. There are some other fruit notes and I swear I'm picking up some wood.

Taste: A bit more assertive than the smell, but not overpowering. I'm getting some citrus peel hop bitterness along with a bready malt backbone. There is a strong woody characteristic. I don't enjoy this as much as the cedar IPA. The finish is bitter and woody.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation and a finish that isn't as dry as it should be.

Overall: Very interesting and pretty good. I'd definitely suggest the cedar IPA if you want a Cigar City wood aged IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 23:54:19 | More by oline73
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cacostaj

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-28-2013 22:09:29 | More by cacostaj
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lionssoccer13

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-26-2013 16:11:23 | More by lionssoccer13
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-01-2013 13:58:58 | More by injuredreserve
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Charlie4872

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-15-2013 15:02:35 | More by Charlie4872
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-17-2013 01:09:15 | More by mwbrady12
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-31-2013 19:58:05 | More by ajtorres311
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ACB

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-23-2013 22:26:38 | More by ACB
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2013 01:07:24 | More by ROGUE16
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-12-2013 15:06:36 | More by kell50
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2013 00:16:01 | More by Houser
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-22-2013 12:37:35 | More by bvdubn
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-10-2012 19:15:00 | More by DSlim71
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Homefront IPA from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.