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Farmhouse IPA - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
For this somewhat funky farmhouse rendition of our flagship IPA, we took the base recipe and fermented it with a blend of French saison yeast and two strains of brettanomyces, followed by a healthy dry hopping with Galaxy hops. Drink now for maximum fresh hoppy flavor or cellar to develop the brett character. Santé!

45 IBU

(Beer added by: kkipple on 02-10-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

07-30-2012 00:28:14 | More by fehrminator
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-25-2012 08:54:10 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1243rd Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip

Thanks to Blackbelt5112203 for this one

App- Deep deep orange with a solid center. Has a mix of yellows and golds mixed in. A small 1/2 finger head with decent cling and lace.

Smell- A big dose of earthy, grassy notes on this one. On another smell comes the yeast and a bit of citrus.

Taste- A nice mix of styles. The yeast balances this out but not like Stones Cali. This was more thick and earthy vs a big citrus punch. A nice beer but nothing that was earthy shattering.

Mouth- A good light medium with a medium carbonation level. The yeast comes out nicely and creates a earthy, mini spicy pocket of flavor.

Drink- Tasty, but was hoping for something closer to Stone Cali-Belg. Nice layers but just didnt pop like I was hoping.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 02:48:49 | More by FosterJM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Many thanks to my friend Bob for sending this my way!

(A)- Pours a cloudy orange color. Produced a large and fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

(S)- A nice dry profile. Bits of lemongrass, clay, mild earth, and a pleasant orange peel citrus at the end.

(T)- A bit heavier in the yeast department, but has the same dry/grassy lemon and earthy clay profile. Plenty of pine at the end reminding you of the IPA namesake.

(M)- A nice carbonation level. Has a good balance too, though is quite heavy in the yeast and bitter pine areas, but otherwise quite nice.

(D)- Overall, the saison/IPA combo is a success in this one. Has the earthy dryness of the saison and the bitter pine and citrus of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 16:39:55 | More by sweemzander
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Dan!

Appearance: Amber pour, a bit cloudy, decent head and lacing
Smell: weird ipa/saison combo, slightly sweet
Taste: Slightly earthy, with some tangerine and citrus. Seems like a common saison strain I can't quite pinpoint
Overall: Interesting beer, would drink it locally but not seek it out

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 19:36:08 | More by craytonic
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New York

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Builds a huge, pastel yellow, rocky foam that lives long, leaving thick patches of lace over a honey-amber beer. The head turns to a thick pillow, never actually dissipating within the Dogfish Head Fisheye Pint glass.

An intriguing funkiness of brett with fresh tangerine zest and lemon, the herbal notes are equally prominent.

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A medium body with the texture of jersey cotton and soft carbonation. The alcohol is as expected and the beer is otherwise dry, particularly in the finish.

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Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 21:21:45 | More by SLeffler27
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Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent bottle courtesy of Doug. Vey fresh bottle, the hops waft as we open. Good appearance: a generous head, lots of lace. A little funkiness in the taste and the aroma. Good drinkability, with noticeably dry finish. A sipper. I like the Brett, citrus hops. Nothing unexpected, just a good idea that worked.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 20:38:26 | More by Sammy
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle served in a Firestone Walker tulip. Bottled February 3, 2012.

A: Pours a solid golden color with some slight haze. A thick and airy white head forms on the pour. It recedes slowly to a frothy and bubbly ring. Sticky lace is left down the glass.

S: Yeasty body with a ton of fruity esters and some funk. Green hops, orange pith with some mild peach flavors. It's wrapped around some funk and light cracker malts.

T: The yeast is a little more subdued on the palate and the IPA side sort of takes over. Even for being 5 months old there still is some nice grassy hop flavors with pale and biscuit malts. There is some mild funk to it as well.

M: Medium to light bodied with nice carbonation. The finish is slightly grassy in nature.

O: Nice balance of yeast and base IPA. The hops still held up after this time and it played nicely with the bretty funk.

Serving type: bottle

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dogdoc for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into CCB pint glass.

A: Hazy, light apricot color with a medium amount of visible carbonation and a one and a half finger white foamy head.

S: Caramel malts, Belgian fruity yeasts, and hoppiness (pine, citrus pith).

T: Belgian yeast (fruity esters and a bit of banana) and some barnyard, then comes the caramel malt, then some pine hoppy bitterness that lingers just a bit.

M: Medium body, a good amount of carbonation sensation, and a bitter sticky mouthfeel. Minimal alcohol presence, and I get a tingly bitter sensation in the front of my mouth.

O: Well, this was interesting, and was pretty good. It defied categorization. Unlike many intermediate styles of beers that I've had, this pulled off what it set out to, a hoppy farmhouse ale. And it did so very well, each flavor distinct from the others. The thing is, I'm just not sure that the hoppy bitterness mixing with the Belgian fruity sweetness works well for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 16:40:22 | More by macrosmatic
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South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber from Westbrook. Poured into a Widmer Bros. tulip...

A: Hazy gold with a touch of orange; off-white, one-finger head of foam dies down and doesn’t leave much retention or lace; looks nice and bright, though.

S: Quite a bit of citrusy / grassy hop aroma - along with the fruity / bready Belgian yeast and some funk; has a bit of a refreshing aroma to it.

T: Some light sweetness starts things off, followed by the super citrus rind / canned fruit syrup bite; definitely ends with some musty / earthy notes along with a pretty emphatic bitter finish.

M: Medium-full bodied; high carbonation; zingy and yet still a touch oily; finishes pretty dry, though.

O: I guess you could look at this a super-hopped, heavier saison or an American IPA with some Belgian yeast and Brettanomyces thrown in... either way its a pretty interesting and tasty beer. If it wasn’t for the big bite on the end and the heavier mouthfeel, this would be quite the refreshing brew, to boot.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 21:08:56 | More by jpro
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Farmhouse IPA from Westbrook Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.