Homefront IPA - Fremont Brewing Company

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Homefront IPAHomefront IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 08-05-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a straight pint glass. Notes from August 28th, 2011.

A: The beer pours a deep orange hue with nice clarity, no real haze present. There was a one finger head of off-white foam on top, with strong lacing remaining throughout.

S: The aroma is a wonderful blend citrus and pine hops, with a bit vanilla, maple and caramel malt lingering in the background.

T: An initial caramel malt taste makes way for some pineapple and apricot hop flavor. The sip is eventually rounded out with just a hint of vanilla and maple flavors.

M: Medium-light body with with decent carbonation. Alcohol not present at all.

O: Not your standard wood-aged brew. Having the beer rest on maple baseball bats is quite clever, and imparts a truly unique flavor to this IPA. Although Chris Ray is no longer with the Mariners, I sure hope we see this around Seattle once more this coming summer.

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Homefront IPA is an India Pale Ale summer IPA brewed with sweet orange peel and aged on the zest of fresh oranges in addition to maple bats donated by Louisville Slugger.Yes, we think it is a wonderful summer IPA and yes, the orange really does come through. And, yes, we are a little biased so why not try one for yourself and lift a glass to those who fight for us. And thanks."

appearance: served in an imperial pint, clear orange body, foamy white head leaves a light ring of bubbles

smell: fresh citrus, orange zest, crackery malt, honey

taste: nice ipa - finishes really nice with distinct orange zest. The woody notes are quite subtle, which I think is appropriate. Bitterness levels are low - just a nice refreshing IPA

mouthfeel: light, crisp

overall: good - even non-IPA drinkers can probably get their palate around this

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color, with a creamy colored foamy head that laces well. It's opaque, definitely bottle conditioned.

The aroma is sweet citrus fruits, splashes of floral hoppiness and a bit of bready malts. Not overly pungent, but it's quite pleasant.

The taste has a nice strong bitter bite to it at first, moving then to a citrus and grapefruit note, some flowery notes and a spicy, woody note. I'll bet that last taste sensation can be thanks to the Louisville Sluggers.

Nice crisp carbonation, lighter in body, rather refreshing.

Overall, it's a rather splendid little IPA. Doesn't hurt as well that it's a good cause.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium coppery orange amber. Massive fine white head that kept growing from active carbonation, ended up looking like a shaving cup. Very cool looking. Aroma of citrus and herbal hops, faint light fruit and malt. Hops up front with tropical fruit and citrus. Malt component is very light. Very faint oak flavor. Finishes somewhat dry and abruptly, but leaves a lingering orange citrus and hop aftertaste. Light bodied, but redeemed by the carbonation. Somewhat subdued in flavor, but interesting flavor progression and very pleasant to drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle shared by my buddy on his move from Seattle to Chicago

A - Pours clear yellow-orange with a bit of white head. Bubbles constantly refilling the head, also leaves nice lacing

S - dominated by orange and lemon, then some subtle sawdust and vanilla. Nice aroma but could've been more in your face.

T - very little sweetness then a perfectly balanced bitter finish. Lots of citrus notes as well as a nice woody flavor. I've had mixed experiences with wood aged IPAs, but this was done fairly well.

M - a little light on the carb, but I tend to enjoy that. Nice crispness, but a long lingering tannic wood finish. Thus slightly detracted from the beer

O - solid beer by Fremont, which is 2 for 2 in my book. I think I would've loved this beer without the wood, but still very well balanced and drinkable.

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I guess Fremont started putting "Bottled on" date now on their bottles. Kudos to Fremont!

This bottle says "Bottled on: 05/06/13"... so about 2 weeks old. Sweet!

A: Light orange slightly hazy body with 2 finger foam. Good lacing.

S: Smells like your typical Fremont APA. Very similar to SBW Organic Pale, Summer Ale, and Select 77. Amarillo hops (I am guessing), Sweet malt, grain. I don't really pick up much of the oak in the nose.

T: Bright hops to start, orange, tangine, citrus, and strong bitterness towards the middle and end (not piney bitterness - must be the oak), maybe some honey to balance it off. Quite tasty. I can also taste some graininess that is very typical of Fremont PA or APA.

M: Quite smooth and thick but well carbed.

O: Solid brew. I think the oak is contributing quite heavily to the bitterness (I don't think it's the hops that is causing it in this brew). A tad bit on the sweeter side, given 6.2% ABV.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another bottle I was happy to find this past weekend in Seattle.
22oz poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a clear, dark orange with a 3/4 finger cream-colored head. Good retention and some lacing is left on the glass.

S - Citrus up front mixed with some floral tones, they are almost candy like.

T - Floral again, some slight woody-tartness. A leafy - earthiness lingers in your mouth.

D - Very oily in the mouth. Good carbonation.

O - Good taste, but the bitter leaf taste just linges to long.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last weekend & put up a quick review from memory, then found a bottle the next day so I wanted to give it a more thorough review. (just deleted previous review)

22oz bottle (no dates or codes, but fresh) poured into a tulip. Slightly hazy orange/copper color with a nice white head, good lacing.

Aroma is bright tropical fruit: oranges, pineapple. Smells really good.

Taste is crisp, clean hops and pale malt. Less citrus than in the nose, but still a really nice balance.

Overall not a top-tier but still a solid local brew. That this beer supports a great cause makes it taste that much better.

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Homefront IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.