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Woodchipper IPA - Fargo Brewing Company

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Woodchipper IPAWoodchipper IPA

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 19
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fargo Brewing Company visit their website
North Dakota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: THECPJ on 11-02-2011)
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Reviews by Imstillthegman:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Imstillthegman, Oct 28, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into IPA glass.

Appearance: Amber-orange with decent white head and lacing.

Smell: Somewhat traditional for an IPA, with citrus and pine.

Taste: The taste is a little unexpected after the aroma, as it is a mixture of bitter, sweet and tart, kind of like the brews Lagunitas makes. Most of the flavor is citrusy, but a touch of tropical notes.

Feel: Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

Overall: Very good IPA, but there are a lot of those, so maybe not enough distinction to return to it.

bsp77, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

German584, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Oelschlager, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

sgttibbs, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

LXIXME, Aug 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Shawner, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Vinmar, Sep 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

zonker17, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark amber with one finger of head that had decent retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is a combination of citrus, tropical fruit, and caramel. Nice hop aromas but it smells a bit artificial because of the abundant caramel malt.

The flavor conflicts the palate with a big dose of malt sweetness up front and abundant bitterness in the finish. Tastes a bit like a sweetened citrus drink. Notes of caramel, oranges, and grapefruit.

Rather full bodied IPA. Nice crisp carbonation pairs well with the body.

A good IPA and nice it is available in cans, but unfortunately it is not good enough to make its way into my IPA rotation. Just too much caramel malt for my tastes.

morimech, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jwerner23, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

VeganUndead, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

64 oz growler split and poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip.
Received 09/30/11, very well sealed, (reviewed 10-03-11)

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing this elusive state tick that turned out to be brewed in OUR home state FOR them. Oy, what an emotional roller coasted. :P

A - Beautiful lightly hazy golden amber in color, a tall pour from the growler produces a pillowy off-white head with thick swiss cheese-looking lacing.

S - Light shreds of oak and pine come flying into this brew with little citrus notes from the hops as well. Heavily biscuity malt provides a big base with just a drop of butter hiding in the background.

T - Lots of biscuity malt and toast with slivers of caramel and a light pungent resin and pine with just a pinch of citrus on the finish.

M - Medium-light bodied with a slightly tacky, faintly bitter finish. Just a touch of dryness and a pinch of minerals on the back end.

O - A little odd in aroma and definitely mellow for an IPA, unless of course it's an English style, Woodchipper is a great inaugural brew. Malty but unique, there's just enough hop to give it some bitterness but for an American-style IPA it could use plenty more.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 11, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

TooGood, Aug 19, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz picked up in a great trade with Jake65... Thanks buddy!!. Pours a pretty clear orange brew with a nice white head and drapes of white lacing.

The nose leans toward a biscuity maltiness balanced by a good citrus/floral hoppiness.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a nice bitter follow-through on the finish.

Body and carbonation are both fine.

Thanks again Jake!!

3.75/3.25/3.5/3.25/3.25

JohnGalt1, Sep 02, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a thin cap of light khaki foam with good retention and lacing. Good aroma of caramel and pale malt, tropical fruit, orange citrus and grassy hops. Flavor starts with caramel malt, mixed tropical and orange family fruit with grassy and citrus hops and develops an interesting bright lemon flavor as it finishes with lemon citrus and a good lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied with some light creaminess. A nice West Coast style IPA with C hops and a good flavorful malt body. The very lemony citrus in the finish is welcome and makes this one stand out for me. Thanks to my friend Jerry for bringing this back from his home state; I was so desperate to try something from the Dakotas that I would have happy to drink anything at all brewed in the state. What a happy day to get a well made and distinctive IPA. Well done Fargo!

LiquidAmber, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

CraigTravor, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

bigbeers84, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

NodakEric, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DiggerDahl, Yesterday at 11:59 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

BGsWo22, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

dizztracted, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Chizzzy, Sep 02, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

Justin-m, Oct 11, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served out of a bottle into a Pilsner style glass. A very nice amber color, with a great two and a half finger head. It has a nice hoppy smell with just a hint of what seems to be a citrus fruit aroma in it as well.

At first taste it has a very clean flavor, after letting it sit in your mouth for a moment or two a hint of citrus hits the tongue, and has a very nice full hoppy aftertaste to it

It feels slightly above average in how it feels in your mouth, it leaves a bit of a dry feeling on your tongue after drinking but during drinking it feels very smooth and somewhat creamy.

Overall I enjoyed the beer quite a bit, I am fairly new to beer tasting, especially reviewing beer, but I truly enjoyed this microbrew's excellent IPA.

Cheers and Godspeed,

McConnoisseur

McConnoisseur, Mar 05, 2013
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Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.