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Techno IPA - Free Will Brewing Co.

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Techno IPATechno IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: vicsju1991 on 05-18-2013

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Ratings: 173 | Reviews: 29
Reviews by 57md:
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Pours a cloudy light copper with a finger of head that enjoys some decent retention. The nose is hoppy with a trace of malt thrown in for good measure. The flavor profile is well balanced, but a touch thin. The body is quite light considering the ABV of this offering. The finish is pleasantly dry, but leaves one wanting something a bit more exciting.

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Free Will Brewing Co. "Techno" IPA
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating
$3.00 (priced @ $2.50 the shelf) @ The Bottle Shoppe, Ardmore, PA

A limited carbonation level leaves a short head of off-white foam over a cloudy (like a hefeweizen) deep-golden orange body. As might be expected, the head retention is limited, and only spotty lacing is left behind.

In the aroma, delicate hop notes of tangerine and grapefruit mix with the sweet malt base and yeasty fruitiness giving the impression of papaya, mango, and even melon. It's interesting, and enticing, but surprisingly limited for an IPA.

The flavor delivers a solid, sweetish maltiness that's gently caramelish. It's quite fruity, seemingly both from yeasty esters and hops, and it's really quite tropical in a way, as well as floral. Some actual yeast flavor is present as well, which is not surprising given the cloudiness, but it's not detracting. The bitterness is quite firm, but the sweetish malt somehow finds a way to get away from it, leaving a bit of residual stickiness in the finish. It's not cloying, but neither is it dry and refreshing. The alcohol, which is fairly well hidden, lends a hand to help but just can't get the job done.

In the mouth it's medium bodied with a surprisingly low-level carbonation. I'd guess that it's in the 1.9 - 2.1 volume/liter range, which leaves it a bit flabby. I can only hope that I've received a bad sample as it really needs a little more zest to bring out the hops and accentuate the bitterness.

Overall "Techno" has some interesting components to it (mainly in the hop arena), but it just doesn't come together. If, in fact, my sample is short on carbonation that could help to explain everything from the limited aroma to the sticky finish, but without knowing I can only see it as lacking balance and polish.

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Techno IPA from Free Will Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.