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Winter IPA - Faction Brewing

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Winter IPA
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Reviews: 5
Hads: 46
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Faction Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: heymikew on 11-09-2013

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The trend seems to be to brew for the season at hand, and winter is no exception. Unfortunately for we consumers, some of the larger brewers are so eager to create a new flavor, they sacrifice the quality. I'm so tired of over-spiced winter lagers that leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Finally, someone got it right. This is a lightly spiced IPA with a reddish tint, moderately carbonated, without the bite and a slightly cloudy pour that won't overwhelm you in its complexity. The array of flavors in its blend give you the winter experience without detracting from the hoppy IPA backdrop. It doesn't slam you in the face at the start like a Sam Adams or Widmer's, and finishes easily without any burnt notes like you might get from other winter lagers. If you can get this, you have to try it. (804 characters)

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Winter IPA from Faction Brewing
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