Battlefield IPA - Avondale Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
06-18-2014 00:34:36 | More by FanofHefe
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
Served in a pint glass on-tap at the Silvertron. From notes. Reviewed 19 August 2011.
A: Nice finger of head, creamy and tight. Clearish copper colour with faint bubbles within. Pretty beer that glows in the light. Great lacing.
S: Fantastic! I can smell grapefruit from across the table. Strong, pungent hops that grow gentler with exposure, providing a rewarding depth of scent. This is what an IPA should smell like; brilliant.
T: Good, if...quirky. The hops are recognizable, even if I can't put my finger on them. Chinook? Fuggles? (Very different hops, I realise, but the website confirms that Battlefield uses a blend of English and American hops.) Less citrusy than expected, with a strong hop presence that is astringently bitter (but not unpleasantly so) and has a slightly vegetal feel. A little bit like chewing on mild hops. The aftertaste is lingering and bitter. The beer is mildly balanced, but obviously hop-heavy.
M: Great combination of smooth-tingly and dry-wet. Really nice.
O: A surprisingly excellent IPA for Birmingham, Alabama. Superficially similar to Birmingham's Good People IPA, but less balanced and more intense. I have hope for Alabama's brewing scene. Definitely recommended. Will seek out to have again.
09-22-2011 19:14:04 | More by AgentMunky
Battlefield IPA from Avondale Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.