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Farmhouse IPA - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

fehrminator, Jul 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Skelton, Nov 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

rye_so_serious, Oct 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Hultkrantz, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ygtbsm94, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

smurphy493, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

kruky, Tuesday at 07:17 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

rjknyy, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

rudabegga9, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Chris77McGrath, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1243rd Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
22oz

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.

FosterJM, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bpfrush, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Chris_Coughlin, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

MattDbach, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

sweemzander, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Hopbully, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

gjobarah, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

LambicKing, Aug 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

thegerm87, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of craytonic
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
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

craytonic, May 15, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Bitter and sour flavors duel for prominence, with bitterness ultimately winning out. This one opens with orange rind and quickly turns to a strong grapefruit. The long, bitter finish starts to numb the tongue later in the session.

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.

An enjoyable early evening beer to be consumed slowly. As with most Saisons, this one warms well, however, the bitterness is a bit high.

Not really to any style as far as I can tell, but this is not a detriment, it rather lends to the interest. The high bitterness, while enjoyable, does ultimately overwhelm the subtle flavors. Another good trade.

SLeffler27, Jun 24, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Sammy, Mar 30, 2012
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Farmhouse IPA from Westbrook Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.