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Winter IPA - Faction Brewing

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Winter IPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Faction Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: heymikew on 11-09-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

atpca, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

Bwab, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

justinbrown, May 12, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a clear golden color with a light hop aroma. I get some pine and citrus peel with a earthy straw backbone. There’s a pleasing hoppiness on the palate, with more of the same sorts of citrus and piney straw balanced with a taste of caramel malt. Oddly I also encountered a bit of baking soda on the finish, something I found consistent with the Faction beers. Part of their flavor profile? Or the Alameda water?

elNopalero, Mar 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

AaronOp, Mar 21, 2014
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random846, Mar 19, 2014
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bouncepass, Mar 10, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Had this beer on a trip to California while sampling most of the small name local offerings. Faction's Winter was overall slightly unimpressive. First impressions were that it had an overwhelming "home brew" taste. The smell was alright, mianly cedar notes, but really, overall not that great. I can't shake the feeling that I'm judging a homebrew competition--not something I look forward to in a beer I'm paying money for.

pud850, Feb 26, 2014
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kdown, Feb 03, 2014
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jlisuk, Feb 01, 2014
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wlynch, Dec 30, 2013
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illidurit, Dec 23, 2013
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Winter IPA from Faction Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.