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I77 IPA - Four Friends Brewing

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I77 IPA
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80
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Friends Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CBlack85 on 12-06-2011)
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turnerk3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden color with an appeasing pure white head. Pleasant retention that matches the style.

S: A rush of floral and earthy aromas engulf the nose. This smells more like that of an English IPA rather than an American IPA.

T: This is much more subtle in the hop aspect. The malts are present, but they do more to help the flavor than impair it. Do to the lack of hop bitterness associated with most American IPAs, the malts contribute a pleasant and complex character.

M: The malts create a chewy feel, and the carbonation is quite pleasant. Not much of a the hoppy dry, bitter texture that is expected.

O: This would be a perfect English IPA, but it lacks the resemblance of a true American style. However, it is still a unique brew and is worthy of a try.

Serving type: growler

08-21-2012 00:18:07 | More by turnerk3
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Draft - Midwood Smokehouse (Charlotte, NC) - Forgot to ask for a room temperature glass so it arrived in a block of ice. Once it warmed...

A: Light hazy orange with gentle lacing and little to no head (did not see how the bartender poured it).

S: Grapefruit, orange zest, rose petals - floral.

T: Malt, citrus hop notes, floral - followed the nose, with a tinge of spice (cinnamon?) in the finish.

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O: The Four Friends brews all have a similar characteristic I can't quite put my finger on. They remind me of beers I've brewed, so I have to attribute that characteristic to freshness & quality ingredients. This is a really nice IPA & Jon (the brewer) is a super good guy who is only interested in churning out good stuff. Check it out.

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I77 IPA from Four Friends Brewing
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