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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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billybill, Jan 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours out a hazed deep golden colour accompanied by an ivory white head a quarter inch in girth. spotty lace. citrusy aroma...lemon and grapefruit pith with mango and kiwi highlights. smells really inviting. the flavour profile leans heavily on the the tropical fruit flavours the hop bill provides, and repeats what the nose already foreshadowed. pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon-lime with kiwi and mango. it's a juicy fruit bomb alright. on the other hand, there is a leafy, woody, herbal undertone that adds another layer, providing depth and hop complexity. the pale base maltiness just does enough to hold up this hop bomb. there is a bit of alcohol spice that melds well with the hop bitterness...lingering longingly on the tongue. finishes dry with a touch of blistering bitterness. the taste is quite impressive. this IPA has a sturdy body on it, paired by a lip smacking, tongue tingling luscious mouthfeel. drinkability is really nice...this sixer must be really fresh becasue the hop profile really seems to burst in the mouth.

overall...colour me impressed. i had this one time before on tap awhile back it didn't seem as good as this sixer is today. i would definitely recommend this for all the hop heads out there. good stuff!

budgood1, Jan 28, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just a fantastic beer. Have had this multiple times and this is a beer that should blow up among the micro scene. It is a great beer to introduce people to IPA's AND it is a great IPA to kick back and relax to. It has a great balance of taste and content. Has a similar amount of hops to a standard IPA but what makes it great is the balance that is created for a smooth beer. Would recommend to anyone who loves IPA's.

NorthWoodCommons, Apr 13, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-A little darker than most in this class but perfect head and nothing wrong with the look except it is more amber/cherrywood than most.

S-Aroma jumps out of the glass...one of those beers you can smell as it sits there and you are not paying attention to it...a lot of juicy citrus and tropical fruits...

T-Loaded with juicy citrus (tangerines,oranges) and tropical fruits (mango, papaya)....malt is just as impressive as it adds a slight toasted malt impression....really nicely balanced with a lot of flavor..

M-ABV is 6+ish but drinks like a full flavored APA..carbonation is perfect...

O-This is a great IPA...I love it...I have not tested it out in blind taste tests at this point but I am confident it would do very well..with that said if you are looking for a tight, bitter, dry IPA this is not it....

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Old review when contract brewed (2/19/13). Rating=3.16
A-Slightly hazy golden..nice frothy white head.

S-Kind of a unique aroma...overripe fruits....thinking cantaloupe, oranges, tangerines, pineapple...very fruity but more of an odd overripe fruit aroma...

T-Hop forward IPA with good fruitiness but also a bit of butteryness to the maltiness....perhaps that is what was adding the odd "overripe" dimension to the aroma.

M-Firm medium body with a somewhat raw jagged bitterness on the finish

O-I liked this better the first time I had it on tap in Fargo a couple years ago I think. I got this six-pack in Detroit Lakes and it might be a ittle old although I don't think they've bottled this one for long. Better than the Brainerd Brewing IPA but still rough around the edges with an odd flavor/aroma dimension.

ZAP, Dec 22, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally reviewing this one after having this one many times. Reviewing this one from JL beers in fargo,ND. on tap into a tall boy a nice light brown gold color with a thick white head that leaves about a quarter inch of head. No bubbles as you stare throw it. Smell is of floral hops and some citrus. The taste is of great bitter hops and then mellows, but the bitterness lingers and there is some carbination once it enters. It's not really balanced it for a person who likes hops this is just right with the hop linger. Over all a well brewed beer keep it coming Fargo!!!!

bobbypaulson, Nov 29, 2011
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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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.