Homefront IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.55/5 rDev +16.4%
This came from a 6pk of cans. Limited run, proceeds are donated to Operation Homefront.
Pour- very nice. Color is golden. White foam head
Smell- like an orange
Taste- lots of citrus up front with slight hints of maple from the bats
Mouthfeel- very nice, balanced
Overall- great solid IPA to drink.
05-25-2014 18:06:01 | More by Barhoppin13
3.53/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
11-20-2013 00:03:48 | More by Nugganooch
Homefront IPA from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.