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Homefront IPA - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 08-05-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SocalKicks, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a crystal clear yellowish orange color with a nice white cap, bubbles and nice lacing

S: A wallop or fresh orange peel and lemon zest. How refreshing!

T: Fresh citrus is immediate, fresh orange peel with some secondary lemon zest, a very light grass note with a nice but subtle bittering hop finish. Clean, refreshing and crisp

M: Medium bodies, well carbonated, I did detect a bit of soapiness on the back end

: Solid IPA all the way and I can't believe I have not souhgt this beer out before. Would and will drink again. Fremont keeps getting better and better!

barleywinefiend, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

mdaschaf, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

rab53, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

TurdFurgison, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
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

dirtylou, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

LiquidAmber, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
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.

EgadBananas, Jul 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

mhaugo, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

twelveinches, Dec 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

CheapBeerBuzz, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

strongaf, Jun 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

akang, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Hopmodium, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

CoolEthan, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bbadger, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

PhatAtUT, Jun 20, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
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.

draheim, Oct 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours clear bright golden with a nice clumpy head. Smell is mild but hoppy. Honeysuckle and flowers, some nice sweetness.

Taste shows off the hops a lot more, with a little spicy character getting into it. Nice and crisp.

Mouthfeel is light and clean. Overall, I like this beer.

snaotheus, Nov 05, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Nice orange color with decent clarity. One finger slightly off white head with awesome retention and lacing.

S: Nice blend of citrus and floral hops, with some resiny notes, as if they fresh hopped it. A very slight oak aroma and a touch of caramel malts.

T: Light caramel malts upfront. Citrus hops, pineapple and mango mainly. Can definitely catch some good oak notes without being overdone. Not overly bitter.

M: Light to medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Oily and slick. Slightly dry finish.

O: Fremont is a great small brewery. I've only had a few of their beers but they are all great. This is Oak Aged perfectly for an IPA.

doughanson78, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of ChrisPro
3.83/5  rDev 0%
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.

ChrisPro, Aug 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BillHilly, May 26, 2013
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Homefront IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
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