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Freedom American IPA - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Freedom American IPAFreedom American IPA

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 03-08-2010)
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Reviews by gregu2:
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

gregu2, Nov 17, 2013
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Photo of oberon
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

6.5% ABV. per bottle label.Even though it says brewed and bottled here in Greensboro on the label obviously it's the same beer brewed over in Raleigh awhile back.Poured one and a half bottles into an imperial nonic a very nice burnt orange color with a sticky tightly formed half finge white head that never completely settled.Wow very dissapointed with the aromas just very clean with faint fruity hops.The flavor profile is good for a...English IPA with lefay lightly citric hops but with a hefty toasted biscuit malt base.I think the beer is miscategorized as an American IPA but that's what the label says so that's what it is,pretty average in that capacity.

oberon, Jul 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

BenTherHppedThat, Jun 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 28, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

dbosshard7, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

dankjohn, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Beer #1 in an NC beers only tasting, thanks to Benny (styleisking).

[Appearance: 3.75] It's sort of an brownish-orange, some brightness flaring but quite dark altogether, almost bronze. The head is tight and compact, not tall but holding out for the long haul while managing sticky lacing pretty nicely.
[Aroma: 3.25] The aroma's a little light, and, while the flavor doesn't show hard hoppiness, it's less hoppy here. What I do get is an earthy base and some leaf with a hint of orange peel.
[Flavor: 3.5] It's improved in strength a bit, but not a lot. As it is, it fits within style In a tough market with lots of competition, this IPA doesn't reach the upper level but does hold its own. Malts are somewhat sweet, a bit of caramel and something toffee-like, but lots of biscuit and crust.
[Mouthfeel: 3.75] The body is medium and there's a good smoothness to it before a bit of leaf and texture comes in. Crispness is there, but doesn't quite kick in to the level of the superior IPAs.

Brenden, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

tdm168, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

avisong, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of jtb0608
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jtb0608, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

BeerBuzzGuy, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

hockeypuck, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was told this was very fresh and a new recipe, with Chinook and Columbus hops...

Hazy orange with a thin, creamy head that lasts as a whispy top and leaves ample lace on the glass. Orange, candied fruit aroma...green with slight pine needle notes. Grapefruit bitterness, grain, and citrus rind. Medium bodied and drying. A solid, fruity IPA.

wedge, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC.

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and veey good lacing.

The smell featured fruity esters and a moderate piney hop.

The taste was essentially hop driven with a full malt backbone.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty IPA.

plaid75, Nov 11, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always wondered when Natty Greene was going to bring out a flagship IPA. This seems to fit the bill although it claims to be a limited release on the label. That would be a missed opportunity since this appears to be a big winner. Handsome electric tan color and a monster head with oodles, yes, oodles, of lace. tasty, but not overpowering nose with the expected spicy west coast hops.

Not overly aggressive hopping but there isn't a ton of balance so its fairly naked. Some bready malt notes underneath but mostly, this is still about the hops. Rich, bitter aftertaste that really defines this beer for me. Goes down easy and seems fairly sessionable. Not the greatest IPA in the state but a welcome addition if they choose to make it a regular option.

daliandragon, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

styleisking, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of justlikesgoodbeer
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Natty Green product I can truly say I like! I hope Natty Green will keep it in their rotation as it is currently listed as a seasonal. Full bodied with a nice hop bite as well. A little more depth than some of the IPAs that are primarily hop-driven.

justlikesgoodbeer, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Lantern, Jul 11, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich hazy gold/copper color with a small head that doesn't quite dissipate. Nice delicate lacing.

Didn't pick up much aroma at all---is it me or doesn't this beer have any?

Taste is strong on hops with a slightly sweet aftertaste. A little pine, a little citrus, mostly just heavy generic bitterness. Mouthfeel is good, medium thick and rich with sharp carbonation. The combination of bitter and carbonation gives a somewhat spicy effect.

Not my favorite kind of IPA; I prefer something citrusy like Two Hearted, but if you like an intensely bitter IPA this is your enchilada. Probably quite tasty and refreshing on tap.

5thOhio, Jul 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Whsrickqb12, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

nmann08, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

addiwilliams, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Smokey1962
4.6/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a delicious hoppy beer with a a full bodied sweet taste. The best IPA I have tasted to date. It has a great balance of hops and sweet malty flavor. The taste is moderately complex, just simply sweet and hoppy. I consider this among the best of IPAs that I have tried. At 6.5% APV, it is definitely mellow for the alcohol content. This is my favorite beer at this time. I hope this is not a promotional item that will be discontinued.

Smokey1962, Nov 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

jaswilson2, Dec 08, 2013
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Freedom American IPA from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.