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Woodchipper IPA - Fargo Brewing Company

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Woodchipper IPAWoodchipper IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 15
Gots: 6 | 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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TooGood

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

08-19-2014 15:25:55 | More by TooGood
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

08-15-2014 23:59:43 | More by maxcoinage
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-04-2014 01:56:27 | More by mychalg9
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-30-2014 23:17:19 | More by XmnwildX12
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Schimms

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-26-2014 01:01:00 | More by Schimms
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Tyecko

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-25-2014 18:52:37 | More by Tyecko
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AndrewF


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-24-2014 14:13:03 | More by AndrewF
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murphius1118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-22-2014 20:22:34 | More by murphius1118
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-19-2014 17:14:15 | More by bigbeers84
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-16-2014 13:48:03 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Hydes

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-15-2014 00:51:06 | More by Hydes
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maximum12

Minnesota

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
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German584

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-11-2014 07:17:25 | More by German584
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-24-2014 15:42:09 | More by hansenm72
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-23-2014 02:52:47 | More by jera1350
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thedeathhippie

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-18-2014 21:26:00 | More by thedeathhippie
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yanosh

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-16-2014 04:17:43 | More by yanosh
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-14-2014 18:28:45 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Beerbelly22

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18%

06-12-2014 01:54:46 | More by Beerbelly22
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-11-2014 04:56:37 | More by CraigTravor
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-04-2014 20:13:15 | More by PopnLoads
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-29-2014 20:03:59 | More by PappyVans
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-27-2014 15:08:18 | More by Chucker17
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morimech

Minnesota

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
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Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.