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

Hare Trigger India Pale Ale
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.5%


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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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-17-2014 16:01:10 | More by BSuter
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-24-2014 00:05:57 | More by osuskin
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-16-2014 20:02:50 | More by ToddGingerich
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-07-2014 14:20:36 | More by MSandahl23
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-23-2014 14:11:37 | More by Swik
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-06-2014 22:58:57 | More by randysandals
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-01-2013 22:09:35 | More by NooseJustice
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-14-2013 23:16:06 | More by fredmugs
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-03-2013 15:23:43 | More by denimdemon
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crzd33


4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a solid India Pale Ale. Unlike a lot of other IPA's right now, the hops/bitterness is not the overwhelming characteristic of the beer. The hops really come through, but there's plenty of room to enjoy the crisp clean taste of the beer . I think it could be a great compliment to a fine steak dinner.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 20:06:05 | More by crzd33
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JackStraw


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-19-2012 00:16:58 | More by JackStraw
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rlee1390

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 16:15:56 | More by rlee1390
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tomlinson Tap Room. Poured a nice deep copper color with nice head and lacing. Nice hoppy and malty aroma, but honestly the hops were a bit hard to place, with some earthiness and citrus aromas. Very nice flavors, with a good sweet malt backing and some very nice hop attributes; it came through as licorice and citrus, with a slight earthiness to it; hard to describe, I wish I knew what hops went into it. Went down nice and smooth, a very nice and interesting IPA!

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 20:42:08 | More by JamesS
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When this came to me, I got excited. A hazy, golden color with decent head. Smell was kind of faint, but citrus and floral tones were most prominent. Menu says 6.5% ABV and 75 IBU.

Sadly, at first drink, I was disappointed. For one, 75 IBU was pretty inaccurate by my taste. While not a hop-head by any means, this might have been between 40 and 50 IBU. I kept thinking you could call it a light IPA the whole time I had it.

The mouthfeel was the other thing that got me. It was nearly flat, and drank more like a stout than anything. It reminded me of drinking a Guinness with IPA flavor. It felt almost slick and slightly thicker on the tongue instead.

Overall, I kind of wish I hadn't gone with this one right off the bat. It may have made me more critical of their other beers, but first impressions are important.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 13:52:34 | More by boilermakerbrew
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irixman

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - light amber pour with a very thin head that quickly dissipated.

S - very fresh floral and citrus notes.

T - balanced hop and malt. Towards the lower end of the style.

M - surprisingly watery.

Overall a pretty good beer; towards the lower end of the style, but extremely drinkable and solid overall.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2011 18:15:29 | More by irixman
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Hare Trigger India Pale Ale from Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
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