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Hare Trigger India Pale Ale - Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company

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Hare Trigger India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
83
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tykees88 on 05-16-2010)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Citrusy, piney and pleasantly grassy, Hare Trigger is a poignant hybrid flavor, stuck squarely between American Pale and American IPA. Labeled for Quaff On Brewing Company, this is the production company for Big Woods Brewing Company.

Its translucent amber appearance allows the ale to take on honey-like proportions. Equipped with the classic "dry-hopped" haze, the ale glows softly in the glass. As a tall and creamy head builds upon, its foam is long and lacy- a standard look for IPA.

Its straight-forward hop aromatics zing with the scents of freshly zested oranges, grapefruit, lemon and juniper. As its perfume of fresh-cut grass builds, a leafy and stemmy note emerges, seemingly of sassafras tea. Its light backbone of malt is lightly of caramel, giving a granola and graham cracker-like aroma. A late stand of torn pine needles rise as I dive into its taste.

Its taste is even more dedicated to the hops. But first, its light caramel and honey provide a thin veil of sweetness upon the early palate. But the middle is all citrus. The same lemon, orange and grapefruit character of the nose is tangy, juicy and lightly acidic. But finishing decidedly bitter, its citus pith character grows and meets up with resinous pine, spicy grass, leaf, and stem leads to a mild earthy taste.

Medium-light in body, the beer's carbonation bounces off the palate and drives any left over sweetness away. As all that effervescence proves fast-fleeting, it leaves the finish weak and on the verge of watering. Such lightness allows a margin of hop-derived astringency and grain character to be felt, along with the beer's natural herbal warmth.

I rather enjoyed the IPA, but I would rather them pull back on its strength to more resemble newer "session" IPA or push forward and establish the body and strength to support a proper IPA.

BEERchitect, Feb 20, 2014
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Hare Trigger India Pale Ale from Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.