Woodchipper IPA - Fargo Brewing Company

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Woodchipper IPAWoodchipper IPA

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BA SCORE
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154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 23
Gots: 26 | 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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Ratings: 154 | Reviews: 31
Photo of budgood1
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours out a hazed deep golden colour accompanied by an ivory white head a quarter inch in girth. spotty lace. citrusy aroma...lemon and grapefruit pith with mango and kiwi highlights. smells really inviting. the flavour profile leans heavily on the the tropical fruit flavours the hop bill provides, and repeats what the nose already foreshadowed. pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon-lime with kiwi and mango. it's a juicy fruit bomb alright. on the other hand, there is a leafy, woody, herbal undertone that adds another layer, providing depth and hop complexity. the pale base maltiness just does enough to hold up this hop bomb. there is a bit of alcohol spice that melds well with the hop bitterness...lingering longingly on the tongue. finishes dry with a touch of blistering bitterness. the taste is quite impressive. this IPA has a sturdy body on it, paired by a lip smacking, tongue tingling luscious mouthfeel. drinkability is really nice...this sixer must be really fresh becasue the hop profile really seems to burst in the mouth.

overall...colour me impressed. i had this one time before on tap awhile back it didn't seem as good as this sixer is today. i would definitely recommend this for all the hop heads out there. good stuff!

Photo of kjyost
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of bobbypaulson
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally reviewing this one after having this one many times. Reviewing this one from JL beers in fargo,ND. on tap into a tall boy a nice light brown gold color with a thick white head that leaves about a quarter inch of head. No bubbles as you stare throw it. Smell is of floral hops and some citrus. The taste is of great bitter hops and then mellows, but the bitterness lingers and there is some carbination once it enters. It's not really balanced it for a person who likes hops this is just right with the hop linger. Over all a well brewed beer keep it coming Fargo!!!!

Photo of beerwolf77
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler courtesy of sweetwillyrolbar. Thanks so much for the elusive state tick Andrea.

A: Pours burnt orange mostly clear. Small amount of off white head. Decent retention with some lace remaining.

S: Mild citrus hop profile. A touch of pine with some bready malt rounding things out.

T: Again citrus hops dominate. A decent amount of resinous sticky hop flavor sticking to the tongue. Soft pale malt balances things nicely.

M: Medium to light body with an average amount of carbonation.

O: A very nice first effort from FBC. I hope they keep it up. ND is a thirsty place.

Photo of THECPJ
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

Appearance: copper orange with 1 finger offwhite head

Smell: pine, hops, resin, caramel, bready, malts

Taste: was a little mellow for an ipa more of a pale ale.

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

Overall: glad to finally get my hands on a beer from north dakota. Decent beer but not over the top.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.