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

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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

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Beer added by: tykees88 on 05-16-2010

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by Tyrolaspenleaf:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

Certainly enough hop bitterness for an IPA. Old-school flavors with all of the Cascade up on our palates. Balanced though we had hoped for a bit more hop flavor. A half step ahead of the average, would be a full one if it was cleaned up a bit more. Watch the dregs!

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.5%

LOOK: Bubbly, brassy, clear, towering head

SMELL: Orange zest, pithy, chalky yeast, toffee, bready

TASTE: Ample bitterness, caramel, moderate sized body, hay, bread crust, orange rind, green peppercorn, pineapple skin, brown apples, yeast, dry bitter finish

Photo of secondtooth
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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