Woodchipper IPA - Fargo Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
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
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
On draft at the Beer Place in Perham, Minnesota.
nice looking pint, clear golden coloring, good white head, moderate carbonation.
Not to much on the nose (but my nose is crap anyway) but was getting some hops.
And here are the hops, nice, sweet, a touch fruity. Enjoying this
Mouth was around medium
Overall, a nice pint indeed. Little sidebar here, earlier on my visit up north, I'd grabbed a 6-pack of this in Minnesota close to the ND border. Didn't look too hard for a date. Got to where I was staying and poured one. Ahhh! cloudy, muddy, no hops, bloody awful. After closer examination, a thin vertical line on the can revealed March 2013!! 15 months on. So very glad I got to taste it as it should be. Good one Fargo.
05-22-2014 20:31:41 | More by MikeWard
3.96/5 rDev +7.9%
This pours nicely out of the new cans. Perfect heady and lacy IPA.
The smell is strong enough for an IPA but not overtly-complex.
Taste is the weak rating here for me, citrusy with a bit of pine but overall the bitterness takes over too soon.
Good mouthfeel, don't mess with the carbonation here.
Overall I love this brewery and this beer is a flagship for them. Only way I could make this beer better is if the bitterness didn't pronounce itself so quickly and let the citrus and pine smell come through.
05-13-2014 22:12:50 | More by isaacsbolin
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
12oz can into snifter. Thanks again Pidzik12! No freshness date.
A: Pours a murky dark iced tea color with two fingers of dense off-white head that slowly faded into a greasy and fuzzy film/collar. Sheets of sticky lace were left down the glass.
S: The nose is full of pine sap and oily hop resin mixed with juicy scents of sweet citrus and toasted malt.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of lightly sweet citrus, greasy and bitter hop resin, foresty pine, roasted grains and toasted malt. A bit malt heavy, but hops are juicy and potent enough.
M: Medium-full body, slick and greasy mouthfeel with a good dose of hop resin. Low carbonation, smooth.
O: A great hoppy ipa. Love the heavy greasy hop resin quality. Thanks again, Paul!
03-17-2014 00:55:00 | More by scottfrie
4.23/5 rDev +15.3%
A-A little darker than most in this class but perfect head and nothing wrong with the look except it is more amber/cherrywood than most.
S-Aroma jumps out of the glass...one of those beers you can smell as it sits there and you are not paying attention to it...a lot of juicy citrus and tropical fruits...
T-Loaded with juicy citrus (tangerines,oranges) and tropical fruits (mango, papaya)....malt is just as impressive as it adds a slight toasted malt impression....really nicely balanced with a lot of flavor..
M-ABV is 6+ish but drinks like a full flavored APA..carbonation is perfect...
O-This is a great IPA...I love it...I have not tested it out in blind taste tests at this point but I am confident it would do very well..with that said if you are looking for a tight, bitter, dry IPA this is not it....
Old review when contract brewed (2/19/13). Rating=3.16
A-Slightly hazy golden..nice frothy white head.
S-Kind of a unique aroma...overripe fruits....thinking cantaloupe, oranges, tangerines, pineapple...very fruity but more of an odd overripe fruit aroma...
T-Hop forward IPA with good fruitiness but also a bit of butteryness to the maltiness....perhaps that is what was adding the odd "overripe" dimension to the aroma.
M-Firm medium body with a somewhat raw jagged bitterness on the finish
O-I liked this better the first time I had it on tap in Fargo a couple years ago I think. I got this six-pack in Detroit Lakes and it might be a ittle old although I don't think they've bottled this one for long. Better than the Brainerd Brewing IPA but still rough around the edges with an odd flavor/aroma dimension.
12-22-2013 04:37:42 | More by ZAP
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
Very good IPA, a little less hop forward than others. A little more malt than other IPA's, and quite a bit of grapefruit and wet hop flavor. It's a very good brew, one of Fargo Brewing's better offerings at the moment.
I have never had it from a can or bottle, so can't comment on that.
12-09-2013 02:18:44 | More by Kyle_Hanson
District of Columbia
3.76/5 rDev +2.5%
At last, I have found a North Dakota beer. I've now had a beer from all 50 states. Thank you Brad!
The beer is golden yellow with a white head. Mild haze. The aroma offers pine, hops, resin. Hop forward with a sturdy malt body. Tasty with lingering pine notes. Well balanced and flavorful. A solid beer.
09-15-2013 02:04:55 | More by Huhzubendah
3.39/5 rDev -7.6%
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!!
09-02-2013 05:46:09 | More by JohnGalt1
Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.