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FCA IPA - Railhouse Brewery

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Railhouse Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JHendu on 05-20-2013

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Reviews by Falcone:
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An "English" style IPA per bottle label.My first Railhouse beer to date.Pours into a standard pint glass a hazed burnt orange with almost a full finger of quick to fade white lace,alot of chunkines and floaties to be had.Biscuit malts and faint herbal hops in the nose,not much citric hop presence really malt is the main player here for me.Caramel biscuit maltiness stands out on the palate with leafy hops playing a supporting role in the finish...much like an English IPA,not overly sweet with just enough crispness in the finish.This isn't a bad beer just miscategorized maybe even by the brewery,to me it's an English pale or close to ESB range,the alcohol is well hidden and I could drink alot of these.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.16/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had to dump it. Taste was bland. Feel was flat. Probably a bad batch. No freshness date, so not sure how old it was. Have had other Railhouse beers and liked them, so I will be trying this again to see if I had bad luck with this one.

Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of burnzgtm
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of Pud0102
4.58/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Not your typical "west coast" style IPA that is more hops than flavor. This one combines hops with malts and is very smooth. It pours nice and has become my go-to IPA for drinkability. Plus, what's not to love about what FCA stands for???? F*** Corporate America....kind of a hippy concept, but very applicable in the micro-brew world. Drink on and on!

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of baklo
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, copper-bronze coloring with a frothy, filmy, clingy, white head. Nose of citrus forward, with key lime and tangerine, subtle caramel backbone, and cut grass. Flavors are fruity forward, with tropical fruits joining the citrus fray. A smooth, sweet backbone, and subtle tangy and resinous hops, too. Well balanced, smooth and light in mouth, with a building resinous bitterness into the aftertaste. Smooth, slightly dry finish. Great beer.

Photo of cardinals22
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of avalon07
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A good, but not spectacular aroma of citrus, hops, and some malt.

T: Tasted of hops (a moderate amount), a little bit of citrus, and some malt in the finish. The hops content was a slightly harsh, but not too much. A decent, but not mind-blowing flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a somewhat overly bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A drinkable enough beer, but there are better IPAs out there. Still, worth a try.

Photo of qcghost
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RyanAU
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a mostly clear amber, yellowish white head retains indefinitely.

Smells of fresh bread and fresh fruity hops.

Flavor of biscuit, honey, and strawberry with a piney hop finish.

Medium to full body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty good IPA with an interesting, fruity flavor. Stands apart from any other IPA I've had in that regard. Overall, not fantastic, but certainly above average and enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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FCA IPA from Railhouse Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.