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Fork In The Road - Blank Slate Brewing Company

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87
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blank Slate Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first beer in Blank Slate's "Traveling IPA" series. Autumn is a time of change and mother nature is at a fork in the road as the bright summer gives way to fall's darker colors. This beer sits squarely at the fork where darker malts and brighter hops meet. Munich and CaraRed malts give it an amber color and bigger malt presence than a standard IPA. Generous amounts of Citra and Centennial hops remind you that it's still an "India" style beer nonetheless.

(Beer added by: barczar on 12-17-2012)
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Reviews by Kevin72:
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Kevin72, Mar 03, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had the privilege of trying this for the first time with Brew-master Scott. While I enjoyed all of his offerings, this one stuck out to me..fits my taste, I guess.

It starts out with a nice, fluffy head on top of opaque copper and maintains a bit of lace throughout. The nose is very big before the dissipation. The Citra is not nearly as big on the palate as the first whiff might suggest. The malt balances out the hops fairly quickly and leaves just a bit of burn. Of course, it's just enough to make one need another gulp...tricky brew-master.

All in all, this beer is definitely worth ordering twice. Three times, if you have a ride.

DingleHouse, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Zonian1, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of garylite
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stumbled on to this last night and happy I did. Awesomely balanced beer very much in the style of Surly Furious. Great malt, citrus and hoppy pine flavors. Great color and smells great. Loved it. This is a beer that will bring me back to Cincinnati.thank you

garylite, Dec 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

kal4478, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

schwemjw, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Klif, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jeremy3311, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy brown copper color with fleeting half inch cream head.

Pineapple, mango, muted lime, pith, resin, and toasted malt comprise the aroma.

Flavor reveals more fruity hop flavor. Tangerine, pineapple, and lime mingle with resin and fresh cut grass. Mango and toasted breadcrust carry into a fairly bitter finish. Sweetarts emerge as it warms.

Body is a touch light and worty, with moderate carbonation, a hint of astringency, and significant alcohol warmth.

Good fruity hop flavor, decent bitterness. It's a bit hot, but a good, tasty brew.

barczar, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

beerslushy, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Lukass, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JimmyFlatRock, Mar 05, 2013
Fork In The Road from Blank Slate Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.