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River Water IPA - The Front Brewing Company

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River Water IPA
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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The Front Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BillRoth on 10-20-2013

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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 1
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4.06/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a newfangled can that removes the entire top of the can so you can smell the beer- pretty cool! This might be just the thing for camping and rafting...

The aroma is rather subdued from the can, but definitely more than you would get from a standard can. You can smell some hops suggestive of citrus. As the can empties, you can slosh the beer around and get a pretty good nose full. It's quite easy to drink from the can. The flavor is also quite subdued for an American IPA but it's still pretty tasty. Light citrus and just a touch of juniper berry meld well with a very malty base that suggests a touch of molasses and maybe a little ginger.

A moderate pour into a shaker pint yields a frothy one inch head that proves fairly sticky. The beer is a hazy amber with sediment that floats around for awhile before settling. Carbonation is on the high side. The aroma isn't much more than sniffing from the can. Nevertheless, the overall flavor is quite good, with a nice balance between malt and hops. A creamy, sudsy mouth feel leads to some lingering orange pith on the tongue and roof of the mouth.

This beer is nicely balanced with nice hop flavors, but without insane bitterness. Kudos for the cool can! I hate trying to suck beer through that little hole and this new opening harkens back to the Schmidt "Big Mouth" and Mickeys grenades type of bottle, which was an awesome innovation that unfortunately never quite caught on. I think canned craft beer, especially with this large opening, will sell like hotcakes in the summer months.

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River Water IPA from The Front Brewing Company
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