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Woodchipper IPA - Fargo Brewing Company

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Woodchipper IPAWoodchipper IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 13 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Have tried to get my hands on this a few times while passing through ND and came up empty. Finally distributing to MN.

A: Amber brown, slight haze, not much in the way of head.
S: Crystal malt with some underlying citrus. Smells like the big, caramelly sweet IPAs that I detest.
T: Flavor skews toward malt. There's a little nuttiness and toast, but mostly a deluge of sweet caramel. Citrus and pine hops are evident midway along with a pretty decent punch of bitterness. Despite the initial sweetness, it finishes pretty dry.
M: Body is medium with low carbonation. Fairly smooth. No complaints here.

The first whiff told me what I needed to know and the flavor was pretty close. If you like plenty of crystal malt in your IPA, this is your beer. Mouthfeel is nice and it’s a well-made beer. Personally, I just hate this sweet, hop-tea version of the style.

Photo of DiggerDahl
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SurlyUtopia
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Mnbeerman
4.32/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Chaz
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a pale tan head, minimal head and lacing. Brassy in color and with very good clarity. Slightly-hazy (wheat malt?)

Nose is hop forward, but also sweet-fruity/juicy, with tropical fruit (maybe papaya and mango?) blending with the ale yeast character and a bit of the bittering hop profile. It's a pretty good nose, and definitely above average -- no off-notes that I can detect.

First sip is a big, bitter and hoppy bite, but one which is also punched-up with the fuity character. Bitterness lingers (rather dry), along with some of the yeast character. Pretty good so far.

Quite juicy and with a lot of that tropical fruit character on the second sip. Strawberry notes, both in the aromatic aspect and lingering alongside the yeast. This -the yeast character- is most notable as it is both expressive and yet restrained.

Pretty good mouthfeel and drinkability. Drinkability is especially good for the strength.

A pretty good IPA altogether (and I know that my rating will be low...) and worth a try.
No date code -- just a yellow dot/splotch on the bottom of the can.

Photo of Williaar
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Bravak
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Dank pine greets the ol' sniffer...great aroma. Excessive caramel malts and kind of an out of whack hop resin taste lingers. It's like it wants to be a big beer but just can't. Almost cloying. In a crowded IPA market this one just isn't there.

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3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of karlt
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bsp77
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.

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2.52/5  rDev -31.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of PhillipBreker
4.52/5  rDev +22.5%

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Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.