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Friar IPA - San Diego Brewing Co.

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Friar IPA
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Reviews: 3
Hads: 3
Avg: 3.22
pDev: 9.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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San Diego Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: xlperro on 09-03-2002

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 3
Photo of magictrokini
2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft @ San Diego Brewing. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Floral aroma of peppery hops and grass. More malty than hoppy, with a sour taste, as in sour malt taste. It got better as you drank it, but it still had a very odd taste up front. Maybe the taps were dirty, or this beer just isn't good.

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Photo of SteveO1231
3.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When at SDBC I usually go for a pint of Pliney or Hoppiness, but it was Monaday.

Got a couple pints of Friar's while watching some Monday Night Football.

Deep copper color, opaque. Thin off-white head, thin lacing. Lots of carbonation.

Rather light aroma of sweet malt and hops.

Crisp and refreshing IPA, very balanced flavor. Smooth initial malt flavor followed by a nice bitter finish. Nothing really outstanding here, but still pretty good.

This isn't the best IPA ever, but the best that SD Brew Co. has to offer and for $2.00 a pint Monday Night Football special, you can't beat it.


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Photo of Dmann
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For a house beer this one was ok. I don't know if the batch I got was a little old or not, but this was not the most impressive IPA that I have ever had, that's for sure. It poured a decent medium golden color with minimal head and lacing. The taste was kind of funky; like mixing raw beef together wiht hoppiness. That's what leads me to think that I got a stale batch. I imagine if it were totally fresh it would be a good alternative to the very highly hopped IPA's out there, but I just did not catch it on a good night.

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Friar IPA from San Diego Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.