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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

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 31 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of Zekenyce
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjd315
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mthomp081
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davet100
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCHritz
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on nitro at the Free Will taproom

Photo of Tombomb
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Was in Perkasie for dinner at The Perk and decided to try the Techno IPA. I ordered in as a draft and thought it was a solid IPA. Felt like the mouth feel was a little watery, but the hop flavor was pretty good. I would definitely order it again, went well with the burger.

Photo of Fievel
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdawg222
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nelsonracite
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Genx
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lambdon
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gunnerlincoln
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of alexe82
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of stomioka
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of CMundt4994
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap in a joint in North Wildwood, NJ. Pint glass.

A- Very clean and clear golden amber color with a thin white head that holds on and leaves fat rings of lacing.

S-Funky fruit and citrus aroma.

T- Mild sour citrus taste. Lots of fruit, tropical and citrus, they're all there.

M-Lots of body, oddly, since malt flavor is subtle. Lasting hop flavor and tang.

O- Intensely hopped, squeezing every bite out of the 70 ibus. Pretty good and I'd have it again.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

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Techno IPA from Free Will Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.