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Hexagenia IPA - Fall River Brewing Company

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Hexagenia IPAHexagenia IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fall River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: seanwilson530 on 04-20-2013

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of dertyd
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow what a amazing beer from a brewery i have never heard of what a tropical hop bomb so balanced with flavors of papaya,grapefruit,mango,white grape with a nice lingering bitterness

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a rich, sappy pine smell. Nice and bold.
The taste is excellently balanced, moderate to strong pine and lemon bitterness. Good malt profile.
The texture is crisp, medium body.
An excellent IPA.

Photo of CAcreeks
4.99/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I do not believe there is an IPA as low as 7.1% ABV that is as good as this one! Had it on tap at the Fall River hotel. I cannot disagree with any reviews so far. Excellent balance, wonderful long-lasting aroma. Possibly it is the terrain in the area that made me like it so much, but others like it elsewhere in a bottle. Later in Burney I had a Fall River IPA on tap that was lower ABV but just as good, which is not listed yet on BA.

Photo of Cleary
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My personal favorite brew from Fall River and beer of choice whenever it's on offer. Love the citra hops, a truly great, bold yet balanced IPA. Highly recommended, do not miss this one!

Photo of wingnutter
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer. Got a bomber in a trade, and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Dank hop profile and smooth as can be. If I lived in CA I'd drink this stuff regularly. Well done!

Photo of seanwilson530
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer on tap at CR Gibbs during cool April nights. Wasn't sure what to try and the staff recommended it. New Micro out of the middle of nowhere. Was pleasantly surprised. Again, I very rarely write reviews, but felt this one deserved one since its new to BA.

Appearance: beer was clear, obviously filtered, which is good for new, small micros. It had about a one finger head that left decent lacing in the glass. Carbonation was well, with lots of bubbles visible through the non-hazy pint glass. Color was copper.

Smell: my favorite part of this IPA. A big burst of piney and floral notes and a very strong presence of citrus. Great smelling IPA.

Flavor: flavor followed the nose with a very strong pine and citrus hop flavor, however the beer was surprisingly not bitter at all. In fact, I am rating it a little lower for not being bitter enough. Lots of hops, with the taste of a little caramel malt. Very good.

Mouthfeel: again, it was a little watery or thin. I think a few more IBU's would make the beer seem fuller bodied along with a touch more malt for balance. Still a very easy drinking pint, I'm splitting hairs here.

Overall: a very good IPA. Congrats to this new brewery, the people sitting next to me seem to be enjoying as well.

Photo of maximum12
3.53/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to flexabull for filling a ledge in my fridge as penance for losing out in our fantasy baseball league. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour has rampant carbonation on a field of hazed orange. Nose contains some wicked pine that’s been rolled in moist earth.

Hexagenia – I had to look that up. Being a Midwestern fisherman that pursues bass, pike, & walleye I wasn’t aware of this particular branch of the mayfly family; I love a touch of learnin’ mixed wit’ my booze. Burst of bitter pine that sticks like Elmer’s to the palate, all the way through the finish. Middle is subdued earthiness that doesn’t detract, but lends body & gravitas. Crisp, sharp, easy to sip.

This is the IPA equivalent of a 13” largemouth bass – welcome, happy to have you in the boat, but not terribly remarkable. A good beer.

Photo of RenoZymurgist
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Clear Amber with a white head with good retention
Aroma Is very strong with lots of fresh citrus, danky hops, blueberry, pine resin, and a light peach note
Flavor is very good, bitterness matches the sweetness and quickly segues into layers of hop flavor.
Finish is a light bitterness remaining but it is all about the hop flavor. Your burps will taste like hops
Excellent ipa will keep this one in the fridge on a regular rotation

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Hexagenia IPA from Fall River Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.