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Techno IPA - Free Will Brewing Company

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Techno IPATechno IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vicsju1991 on 05-18-2013)
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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

djrn2, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

acurtis, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Knapp85, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, May 10, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a good example of why you shouldn't write off a brewery. Had several rather sub-par offerings from this brewery in the past, but this doesn't follow suit.

Nice easy drinker with a mellow hopped profile. Mild, yet pronounced enough to keep it interesting. The feel does seem a bit thin. But overall, this is a nice drinker. Something to relax with and not have to think about.

RblWthACoz, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mendvicdog, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Rifugium, May 14, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

InspectorBob, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

orangesol, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
2.55/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle. Undated

Pours a dark amber orange with a thin, dense creamy white head. Minimal lace or retention. Old nose of leafy Citra, earth, dirt, and sweet, sweet bread. This is the problem with not dating bottles. You buy a bottle local to the brewer expecting it might be half way fresh and then... this happens. Flavor hints at what is probably a nice citrus-y IPA, but instead bready malt and grassy, dirty bitterness dominates with lingering citrus juiciness. I'll give FW benefit of doubt that this isn't best sample and revisit if I see this on draft. Otherwise, eww.

yourefragile, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From The Fridge to my fridge and then into my glass, I am slowly emptying out my backlog of beer so that I CAN CANcentrate on The CANQuest (TM).

I have been chastised by my Old Lady for being heavy-handed on my pours, but unless the label directs me to pour gently, I like the visual aspect of the pseudo-cascade and the creation of head. In this case, the resulting finger of head was dense and tawny with moderate retention. Color was a deep-amber, approaching gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice. Ahhh! I am a big fan of AIPAs and this got my motor running. I watched the head create some nice, sticky lacing as it fell and decided that this was the time for my first draught. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was straight-on, straight-up citrus hops. I know that some (many?) complain that beers in the style can be unbalanced and while I do not disagree, I do not disdain them, either. I do not like when they seem to be saturated with hops and such was not the case here. It was intensely hoppy, yes, and there did not seem to be much in the way of discernible malt sweetness, but it was still drinkable. Finish was dry, but not in an unpleasant way, as I have noted in those AIPAs that seem to be saturated with hops. That said, it was not terribly different from so many other AIPAs that I have tried and/or reviewed. I am happy to support a PA brewer, but it is not worth trading or searching for, sorry.

woodychandler, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

duceswild, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.46/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a clear golden color with just about no head. Appears limp and lifeless with very fine bubbles but lacing is just not possible. The aroma is bright and hoppy, with some citrus and semi tropical notes. The taste is very tropical, some mango, papaya and pith, and light malts. The body is very lightly carbonated and damn near flat. Awful. She's gone ladies and gentlemen. Different than the positive reviews, this is on draft. People swear by this, but it's kind of like drinking McDonalds Sweet Tea with added tropical fruit flavor ontap with a watery texture. Try a bottle based on the recent reviews.

Stinkypuss, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

rolltide8425, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Wow exploding with carbonation! I got a solid two inches of head that is dispatching pretty quickly. Beer is a Pretty standard Orange yellow color fed by carbonation bubbles.
S - Aroma is kind of muted so I assume it's an older bottle. Smell is rather hoppy and malty mix so it would have been something.
T+M - Taste is good but it comes off kind of bland due to the massive carbonation. This also makes it hard to drink. Still I can taste the hops and its easy to drink.

Overall the carbonation ruined this beer for me. Comes off too light and burpy. Also the flavors were lacking due to an older bottle.

DrDemento456, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

IPAchris, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ZEB89, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

LoveStout, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip

Burnt orange with a fluffy bone white cap. Decent retention, good spider web lacing. Good looking beer.

Nose doesn't pop the way I want it to. Good hop aroma, but no burst. Nectarines, grapefruit, papaya, mango, a bit of underripe melon. Solid profile. Some bready/biscuity malt holding down the back end.

Some juicy tropical fruit with a touch of pine sap is held back by a sturdy malt bill. The flavor profile doesn't wow me, but it is not far off, it's just a little subdued.

Carbonation is too low, this could be causing the flavor and aroma not to pop a little bit. On the lighter side of medium bodied.

This is a good beer that just needs a touch of rounding out. Good flavor, good nose, good hop profile. This has the foundation to be a really good beer, it's just not there yet.

ColForbinBC, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served an amber colored brew with a one finger of foamy white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweeter tropical fruit smell of pineapple, papaya, and tangerine. Along with these smells is a bit of caramel sweetness as well as some aromas of a more biscuity nature. Aromas of a more melon like nature are there as well giving it a sweet, fruity smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a moderately strong biscuit malt taste with some sweetness of a caramel nature mixed within. As the flavor advances a good deal of fruity sweetness comes to the tongue with a moderately good deal of orange, tangerine, and pineapple all coming to the tongue. Some hop tastes start developing midway through the taste with them being mainly of a grassy nature at first, but adding a good deal of grapefruit hoppiness as the flavor moves on. Some watermelon rind like flavors come to the tongue more as the flavor advances to the end, as well as increase in the overall hop flavor. With the increase in hop and all the sweet fruity tastes and nice biscuit malt base, one is left with a clean hopped fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is just a tad over average in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. Both are great for the blend of sweet, biscuit, and hop flavors that the brew possesses, highlighting all but yet not allowing one to dominate the flavor profile.

Overall –A rather tasty and enjoyable IPA overall. Quite delicious and one nice drink to try if you get a chance.

Darkmagus82, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

malfunxion, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev +6.1%

petermethot, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no date.

copper in color, big fluffy bright white head. great retention, lacing. smell does not have overly aggressive hops, but pleasant. earthy, grassy, citrus hops. great balance in the taste of slightly sweet bready malt and crisp citrus hops. medium body and carbonation. drinks easy.

overall - very drinkable for an IPA. the best from Free Will so far.

jmdrpi, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hop haze and muddled orange color. Head has good retention.

Mango, tangerine, grassy hop leaf, spearmint, and leftover dankness. Malts are pale and tempered. Some light perfume notes. Still dry.

Follows the nose, but pared down. Hop bitterness is lower than usual. Hop flavors composed of tangerine, grapefruit, hop leaf, and tropical notes. Malts are somewhat robust for the style. A little bit of toast.

Carbonation level is low. It allows a lot of liquid to roll around on the tongue. Not an exciting IPA feel.

thecheapies, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

IdrinkGas, Aug 10, 2013
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Techno IPA from Free Will Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.