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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
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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Tyrolaspenleaf

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-04-2014 00:29:05 | More by Tyrolaspenleaf
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours an opaque amber with almost no visible carbonation. Virtually no bubbles, and consequently, no lace.

Nose is citrus and floral hops -- not bad.

Taste is simple -- I get citrus (orange, specifically). There isn't much complexity here at all -- more in line with a basic, starter pale ale (rather than an IPA). Not a lot going on here, but it is easy to drink.

09-18-2013 13:14:09 | More by secondtooth
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-26-2012 01:17:45 | More by freewill35
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wrentmore

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-05-2014 22:13:50 | More by wrentmore
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Hazy

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-05-2013 01:09:04 | More by Hazy
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-28-2013 14:25:01 | More by jmarsh123
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rlee1390

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

A-Clear amber, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Earthy, citrus, dirt. Lots of hops.

T-Very similar to the nose. With earthy, citrus, dirt notes all balanced together and it ends with good bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, easy drinking.

O-A great IPA from a local brewery. Was a little worried when I tried it but it turned out very pleasant.

10-21-2012 16:15:56 | More by rlee1390
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indy351

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-24-2014 01:06:33 | More by indy351
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Andyourdog2

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2014 00:45:00 | More by Andyourdog2
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Cmteagardin

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-25-2014 02:51:44 | More by Cmteagardin
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-01-2014 02:29:00 | More by aasher
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Zanico

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-08-2014 23:18:14 | More by Zanico
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JackStraw

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-19-2012 00:16:58 | More by JackStraw
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-25-2014 02:01:17 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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tykees88

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

A- Golden Amber with a small amount of head after pour that dissipates into a ring.

S- Smells fresh and crisp. Hoppy and kind of piney even. I get a nice floral smell when brought closer to the nose.

T- Smooth start, hoppiness is there. The floral aroma turns into a bigger taste. There is a little bit of a buttery flavor too.

M- Thin bodied, well carbonated. Easy swallow.

D- For an IPA it's good. I don't like the super hopped up ones, and this is probably on the lower end of average hoppy flavor. Easy drinker at the pub.

05-16-2010 21:41:34 | More by tykees88
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BSuter

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-17-2014 16:01:10 | More by BSuter
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-22-2014 12:18:38 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-24-2013 22:51:38 | More by robwestcott
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Apok23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-07-2014 14:34:51 | More by Apok23
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

02-20-2014 17:33:46 | More by BEERchitect
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mreatsum

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

03-31-2014 22:29:30 | More by mreatsum
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VaporDome

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-26-2014 16:33:57 | More by VaporDome
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osuskin

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2014 00:05:57 | More by osuskin
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-03-2013 15:23:43 | More by denimdemon
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onlymurderers

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-28-2014 00:18:09 | More by onlymurderers
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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.