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Woodchipper IPA - Fargo Brewing Company

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Woodchipper IPAWoodchipper IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 22
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: THECPJ on 11-02-2011

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Photo of misternebbie
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikerieder
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KyleSweetsema
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vikinghorn
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a pale amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of fresh hoppy citrus notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by fresh citrus notes with lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Noting to write home about but quite enjoyable for the style.

Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kark
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drift
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.11/5  rDev -15.9%
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 +1.4%

Photo of SurlyUtopia
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Mnbeerman
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Chaz
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
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 -2.7%

Photo of Bravak
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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.

Photo of hseldon15
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of karlt
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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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Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.