Homefront IPA - Center of the Universe Brewing Company
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Reviews by Beejay:
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: A light pale orange, slightly rusty in color. Nice amount of soft white head on top. Looks nice.
S: Citrus and pine. The orange in this one really pops out from the zest. There is a little bit of a bread note in there, but it is hard to pick out over the citrus peel. Smells like orange marmalade. Hoppy and fantastic, although I am not picking up much of the maple.
T: Hoppy, with citrus dominating. Orange peel, grapefruit, bitter orange, and perhaps a touch of soap. If I close my eyes and imagine really hard, I can almost pick out the maple.. The bitterness is pretty assertive, and almost sharp in the finish. Good, but I would like more wood, and a little more rounded hop character. Still very tasty.
M: Medium light in body, fairly dry in the finish. Carbonation is somewhat fine, and medium.
O: Overall pretty good. I like the orange peel, but I would like to get some more of the wood out of the taste.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 00:38:37 | More by Beejay
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4.58/5 rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
22 ounce bomber decanted into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Stained copper, light haze, thin head.
Smell: Very distinct grapefruit aroma, with a touch of orange soda.
Taste: It’s interesting… grapefruit is not an uncommon flavor in IPAs, but in my experience it is mostly pith and peel. This IPA tastes very much like the pulp of a grapefruit. Bitter and sweet citrus combined. And it’s extraordinarily clean.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: The “Homefront” IPAs are part of a philanthropic project started by Fremont Brewing in Seattle, Washington and Center of the Universe in Ashland, Virginia. Dubbed “Hops for Heroes”, the initiative has included breweries like Stone, Cigar City, Sly Fox, Perennial, 21st Amendment, Phoenix Ale, Perennial Artisan Ales, Saint Arnold, and Left Hand. The idea is to brew an American IPA and age it on unfinished maple baseball bats. This particular beer also includes fresh orange zest. I’ve had the good fortune of sampling four of the Homefront IPAs, and I have to say that this one is my favorite. Very citrusy, very clean, very balanced, and drinkable as hell. It’s everything you’d want in an IPA. I’m impressed.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2013 05:38:03 | More by mhaugo
Homefront IPA from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.