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Battlefield IPA - Avondale Brewing Company

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Battlefield IPABattlefield IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Battlefield is a special India Pale Ale that is as aggressive as it's name: well-hopped and packed with rich maltiness. A stellar balance of crisp bitterness and floral aromas, achieved by a god-like blend of English and American hops. We like to think it puts a spin on what you know about IPAs. Try it with beef dishes or any grilled/blackened meats, shrimp or light fish, and for a snack pair with strong cheeses.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 09-22-2011)
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jczn

Alabama

1.75/5  rDev -53.8%

12-27-2012 00:03:20 | More by jczn
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RollBeerTide

Tennessee

2.34/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Draft in a standard pint glass from Johnny Brusco's in Jasper, AL. Absolutely no head, but that could be due to a bad pour. Very cloudy pale color. Practically no aroma- likely due to a poor pour. Fairly aggressive bitterness with little hop flavor. Very lackluster- one dimensional. Not awful, but extremely mediocre. There are no elements that one normally finds (and seeks) in IPAs- no citrus, no earthiness, no "dankness", no nothing. However, I'd much rather have this than fizzy yellow stuff. So there's that, I guess... There are much better beers (and specifically IPAs) that call Alabama home. Nothing to see here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2013 02:30:15 | More by RollBeerTide
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pvo

Virginia

2.6/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A fairly bland IPA. Dominated by hops, but with little depth behind them. Appearance was fine, smell pretty good, mouthfeel unremarkable, and overall just fine, but nothing to go back for. However, I would happily drink it again if offered. There wasn't anything bad about it, but it seems to have been made as a basic beer to offer people year-round, and it does that. I guess I might consider it an IPA made for a city of Bud drinkers. Perhaps appropriate, but not great.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 22:57:19 | More by pvo
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-19-2012 16:18:48 | More by slowdaddy
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bonSreeB

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-24-2013 22:45:40 | More by bonSreeB
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J_Dill

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-29-2014 17:35:20 | More by J_Dill
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cheefdaddy1

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-28-2013 06:06:14 | More by cheefdaddy1
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 08:02:35 | More by Reaper16
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a golden yellow color with a small white cap, minimal bubbles and no lacing to speak of

S: Light citrsus and some breadiness

T: There is a nice breadiness upfront with citrus and very light pine resin emerging as I swallow. The ber has a nice, balanced feel and taste with a light to moderate bite on the end. Rather clean and enjoyable

M: Medium bodied, perhaps a tad bit undercarbonated and a light slickness

O: A pretty drinkable IPA

Serving type: growler

08-01-2012 20:19:49 | More by barleywinefiend
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-17-2013 19:24:58 | More by BlueMoon10
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Chrash16

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-19-2013 00:18:28 | More by Chrash16
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elspaniard


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-02-2012 03:27:40 | More by elspaniard
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-14-2013 15:28:50 | More by grumpygerman
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edwardkersh

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-17-2012 17:11:06 | More by edwardkersh
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Riverared

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-03-2012 03:43:40 | More by Riverared
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Dub12588


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-30-2014 16:11:02 | More by Dub12588
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richj1970

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-05-2014 15:06:55 | More by richj1970
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2011 21:05:31 | More by freduardo
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gtank

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-13-2014 22:49:16 | More by gtank
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Ajbradsher

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-22-2013 01:16:31 | More by Ajbradsher
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Sedriskell


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-10-2012 05:10:37 | More by Sedriskell
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dabakemon

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-29-2013 22:56:34 | More by dabakemon
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Linus4AU

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-22-2013 18:50:48 | More by Linus4AU
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a flute (weird glass choice - but it worked OK). Light to medium golden colored body with a nearly two-finger off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Understated aroma that consists of primarily citrus notes followed by light pine and floral notes. Very small note of caramel malt.

Tasty flavor that follows the aroma. Good blend of citrus hop flavors over a solid malt base. The pine aroma becomes a bit lighter in the flavor and the floral notes are also more in the background.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel and very drinkable. Very solid IPA and one I could see as a regular in my rotation if it were available in my neck of the woods.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2014 00:34:36 | More by FanofHefe
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James47


4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-27-2012 23:37:01 | More by James47
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Battlefield IPA from Avondale Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.