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Winter IPA - Faction Brewing

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Winter IPA
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-23-2013 04:26:51 | More by illidurit
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-12-2014 05:10:42 | More by justinbrown
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elNopalero

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
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?

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2014 23:59:29 | More by elNopalero
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03-09-2014 01:16:10 | More by scottgoblue314
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pud850

Maine

2.84/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2014 03:34:34 | More by pud850
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California

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New York

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California

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California

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cjnuxoll

California

4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2013 20:14:11 | More by cjnuxoll
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Winter IPA from Faction Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.