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Battlefield IPA - Avondale Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Battlefield IPABattlefield IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 93
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 37.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AgentMunky on 09-22-2011

The Battlefield IPA is a new twist on an American India Pale Ale. Our master blend of west coast hops and the finest American and European malt distinguishes itself from many IPAs on the battlefield. A hoppy citrus and floral nose invites you to experience the perfectly balanced IPA. The natural bouquet of our hop blend and malt gives this IPA a victory all its own. You will agree the battle has been won when you reward yourself with our outstanding spin on the IPA.
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Reviews by Reaper16:
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3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

served on-tap @Bottletree Cafe, Birmingham, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a pretty typical IPA orange color. It looks a lot like Sweetwater IPA does in terms of shading and viscosity. A nice 1.5 finger-sized cap of white foam sits all pretty like on top of the body.

Battlefield's hop aromas were making their way to my nose as the glass was being presented to me. This has a delightfully assertive hop bouquet. It's focused -- grapefruit dominant with some orange, some grass-meets-lemon, some Pine-Sol -- but it is also quite intense.

The hop flavors are pretty intense on the palate too. It's fresh and vibrant as far as its hop flavors go. So why such a low score? Because there's no malt here to back it up. Now, it's true that I prefer a very unassertive malt bill in my IPAs. But this beer tastes hollow to me, like a bunch of hop flavor that dances around a circle but the circle is filled with nothing. This isn't hop juice, it's hop water.

There's a bit of that waterness on the mouthfeel, but Battlefield is mostly quite strong in this field. It has a nice, thin body that isn't too thin. Active carbonation helps things, too.

Overall, this beer tastes like my own homebrewed IPAs. The hop flavors are totally on-point, but there's a depth of flavor and of malt character that renders this beer hollow.

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12 ounce can poured into a snifter. No canned on date unfortunately.

Cloudy gold and amber body. Frothy and sudsy pale white head. Shows good persistence. 4.5

Very nice nose here. Mosaic? Cuz I'm getting all types of melon and mango and passionfruit. Fruity for sure. Sweet fruitiness with a touch of malt and pine and floral qualities. Outstanding aroma. 4.5

Damn! This tastes a bit dated, but there's some great potential here. Melon and mango meet a biscuity, toasted malt flavor and floral bitter flavor. Lemony flavors emerge with some warmth. I'm enjoying these flavors aside from feeling a tad roasted malt heavy. 4

There's a good amount of juiciness, mellow bitterness, medium but light body and a refreshing quality. A bit of toasted malt feel and zest are a bit distracting from the smoothness, but otherwise this beer is great. 3.75

A pleasant surprise. I'm a fan. Glad I have one more can.

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This is the best IPA in the state of Alabama. Although I would have liked a little more grassier flavor to it.

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Battlefield IPA from Avondale Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.