Woodchipper IPA - Fargo Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -18%
Yet another entrant into the already overpopulated shelves of the Twin Cities, this one from just up I-94. 12 oz. can split with my wife.
Pour looks good against a fading sunset: clear orange until the bottom, when sediment shows to cloud the show a bit. Tons of caramel is the first smell out of the gate, never a good sign with an IPA, but after a vigorous shaking there's some piney bitterness, too. Which wins out? Lessee.
Woodchipper IPA is the kind of beer you just mindlessly sip while doing something else, which is precisely what I've been doing for the last several minutes. It tastes like beer. Beer with caramel malts, beer that has had several hop vines waved in it's general direction to give it a touch of bitterness, beer with a touch of toast, burnt pine.
There's a place in the world for beer that you don't have to think about, but I'm cranky & my glass isn't one of those places. One of the more featureless beers I can remember. Straight mediocre.
07-13-2014 02:17:57 | More by maximum12
3.91/5 rDev +6.8%
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!
06-01-2014 04:16:08 | More by LiquidAmber
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
05-25-2014 20:31:35 | More by morimech
Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.