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Techno IPA - Free Will Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Techno IPATechno IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 213
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 27.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 52 | 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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Reviews: 28 | Hads: 213
Reviews by MadCat:
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4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tipperary Pub.

Appearance: Nice clear golden color, short white head, some lacing

Smell: Very fruity hops, tropical and citrus fruits, with some biscuity malts in the background

Taste: A nice complex blend of tropical and citrus hops, with a good biscuit and caramely malt backbone. The hops steal the show here, but you know there is malt. Some bitterness, but not overwhelming

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, good carbonation

Overall: Honestly, fantastic. This is my style of IPA, this focuses more on fruity flavors than the piney resinous hops. Not sure if I would have picked it up off a shelf prior to this, but I'm glad there were only a few choices of IPA on tap, and that I was in the mood for an IPA.

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Photo of Miles_Wilson
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Experienced this beer in a bottle. Deep and malty hop taste with a smooth and flavorful finish. Wish a micro brew existed down south with this flavor and sustaining finish for an IPA!

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tuowl74a
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ryser2k
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of gunnerlincoln
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper slightly hazed appearance looks great billowing head off white cream color, with fine even textured dispread lacing on my pint glass. Aroma ripe mango, citrus in the backend, a bit of earthy character fades with each sniff. Flavors cereal grains, sweet malts, hop fruit as in mango, citrus, and a bit of ripened pineapple balances out in the backend with some hop bitterness and powdered yeast bready quality. Overall impressive IPA from PA, I can't wait until this gets perfected and refined it will be firing on all cylinders.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbbbbggggg99
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dawkins
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sjones5045
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Home 6/5/15

Bought this beer from Wegmans as a single to complete a six pack of randoms as an after thought.

Pours very cloudy and sediment floating all over. Does look all that great and the smell is avg.

Big surprise in the taste. Wasn't expecting anything but a dumper and it turns out it is citrusy and has a nice smooth hop presence. Taken back that this is actually pretty darn good.

Smooth and refreshing this beer is a dark horse. If I see it again I'll definitely grab it to see if the second is as good as the first and maybe adjust my rating.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Techno IPA from Free Will Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.