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Battlefield IPA - Avondale Brewing Co.

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Battlefield IPABattlefield IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

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

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%

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

08-01-2012 20:19:49 | More by barleywinefiend
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-11-2012 00:48:31 | More by rolltide8425
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-01-2013 13:29:21 | More by WoodBrew
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-25-2012 15:54:53 | More by whartontallboy
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AgentMunky

California

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
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-06-2012 20:48:08 | More by Gatordaddy
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-13-2014 23:43:03 | More by JohnBender
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-17-2013 05:51:12 | More by JayS2629
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +26%

11-26-2012 09:03:55 | More by grahamboudreaux
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2011 21:05:31 | More by freduardo
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-17-2013 19:24:58 | More by BlueMoon10
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.28/5  rDev -13%

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.

02-11-2012 08:02:35 | More by Reaper16
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-20-2012 19:40:15 | More by justinm4bama
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Illinois

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
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-14-2012 16:44:56 | More by Crimsontider22
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richj1970

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-31-2014 14:44:05 | More by inspektor
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-17-2013 17:45:23 | More by BeerZack
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aoampm

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2014 07:53:29 | More by aoampm
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Brinks

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-12-2014 16:01:03 | More by Brinks
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-10-2014 19:14:33 | More by Gus_13
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edwardkersh

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-28-2014 02:22:23 | More by DanE
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Battlefield IPA from Avondale Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.