Farmhouse IPA - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.58/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
04-30-2012 02:48:49 | More by FosterJM
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
05-06-2012 16:39:55 | More by sweemzander
District of Columbia
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
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
05-15-2012 19:36:08 | More by craytonic
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
06-24-2012 21:21:45 | More by SLeffler27
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
03-30-2012 20:38:26 | More by Sammy
3.88/5 rDev -1%
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.
07-08-2012 01:29:43 | More by Treebs
Farmhouse IPA from Westbrook Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.