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Woodchipper IPA - Fargo Brewing Company

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Woodchipper IPAWoodchipper IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 17.12%
Wants: 13
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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thewimperoo

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72.8%

11-01-2013 03:34:35 | More by thewimperoo
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Bighuge

Minnesota

1.55/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Dull copper body with particulates suspended. Haze level is high. Aroma is butterscotch. Pure butterscotch. Flavor is off. Butterscotch over-rides everything else. This is a flawed beer. I have heard good reports of this beer on tap, but this one is off. I look forward to re-reviewing a truer sample with less diactyl.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 04:13:04 | More by Bighuge
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hardy008

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -45.7%

05-13-2014 22:35:34 | More by hardy008
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NodakEric

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-17-2013 16:35:08 | More by NodakEric
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-26-2013 21:29:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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kraticus41

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-03-2014 19:16:26 | More by kraticus41
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MNPikey

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-10-2013 01:55:45 | More by MNPikey
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-23-2011 23:54:05 | More by jenray
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maximum12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

07-13-2014 02:17:57 | More by maximum12
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Beerbelly22

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-11-2014 04:56:37 | More by CraigTravor
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-19-2014 17:14:15 | More by bigbeers84
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-28-2013 20:33:55 | More by Imstillthegman
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AndrewF


3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

09-19-2013 23:30:05 | More by drabmuh
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

02-24-2014 17:37:02 | More by GraduatedCashew
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz picked up in a great trade with Jake65... Thanks buddy!!. Pours a pretty clear orange brew with a nice white head and drapes of white lacing.

The nose leans toward a biscuity maltiness balanced by a good citrus/floral hoppiness.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a nice bitter follow-through on the finish.

Body and carbonation are both fine.

Thanks again Jake!!

3.75/3.25/3.5/3.25/3.25

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 05:46:09 | More by JohnGalt1
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the Ralph Englestad Arena in Grand Forks.

A bright copper body that is clear and has tons of white head and amazing lacing. Citrus and grapefruit hops on the nose with an underlying malt presence. The body has an enjoyable biscuity quality too it with notes of honey like sweetness. Light citrus hop flavour in the body. The beer though is hurt by an underlying "butter-y" flavour that detracts from the beer. Through the pour, the bitterness builds well. An enjoyable IPA with decent malt background, though a little light on the hop flavours, oh yes, and save the butter for the bread.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 04:01:57 | More by kjyost
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-10-2013 06:26:37 | More by LXIXME
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-25-2013 22:30:03 | More by zonker17
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

64 oz growler split and poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip.
Received 09/30/11, very well sealed, (reviewed 10-03-11)

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing this elusive state tick that turned out to be brewed in OUR home state FOR them. Oy, what an emotional roller coasted. :P

A - Beautiful lightly hazy golden amber in color, a tall pour from the growler produces a pillowy off-white head with thick swiss cheese-looking lacing.

S - Light shreds of oak and pine come flying into this brew with little citrus notes from the hops as well. Heavily biscuity malt provides a big base with just a drop of butter hiding in the background.

T - Lots of biscuity malt and toast with slivers of caramel and a light pungent resin and pine with just a pinch of citrus on the finish.

M - Medium-light bodied with a slightly tacky, faintly bitter finish. Just a touch of dryness and a pinch of minerals on the back end.

O - A little odd in aroma and definitely mellow for an IPA, unless of course it's an English style, Woodchipper is a great inaugural brew. Malty but unique, there's just enough hop to give it some bitterness but for an American-style IPA it could use plenty more.

Serving type: growler

12-11-2011 20:19:17 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-15-2012 02:39:46 | More by Cramerican
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-16-2014 04:31:06 | More by sparx1100
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Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.