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Saint Arnold Homefront IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Homefront IPASaint Arnold Homefront IPA

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.15% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: InebriatedJoker on 05-21-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

July2Nov, May 27, 2014
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Photo of Clonies720
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a medium amber-orange tint with an inch of creamy, white head that dissipates quickly to about a 1/4th inch head.

Smell: Citrus, piney resin, mild hop presence.

Mouthfeel: A modest amount of carbonation. I'm not getting the "very carbonated" mouthfeel that others are saying. It has a very wet finish that strangely has me wanting more, although I generally prefer a dry finish. I enjoy the lingering citrus finish.

Taste: Strong citrus (as it's brewed with zested oranges and citrus peel), grapefruit, pine, a slightly sweet malty presence towards the end, and just a dash of slightly bitter hops that make it an IPA.

Overall: It's a modest version of an IPA. Great for anyone looking to try an India Pale Ale without the usual strong presence of hop bitterness that assault the taste buds. The wet, citrus finish is nice and perfect for a hot Texas summer day. It's not a type of beer I'd normally drink since it's a little light on the bittering hops for an IPA, but it's a one time beer that will never be brewed again apparently. Very average overall, but hey it's for charity...

Clonies720, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Ben7773, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma has a light hint of grapefruit in it, with a dose of biscuit malt. Overall, the aroma is fairly faint which is disappointing. The flavor is also a bit restrained. I get some resinous pine and some grapefruit, along with the aforementioned biscuit malt. The bitterness is low and the hop flavors just don't come through the way they should in a West Coast IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but not what I was hoping for.

Mora2000, May 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

En29356, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Qabil, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

hsus0225, May 23, 2014
Photo of kyleelton
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Doing this one because I am a Houstonian and I love the troops.

It's beautifully orange and clear. Nice looking head. The smell is wonderfully aromatic of total flower hops. Citrusy and sweet in the nose.

The taste is good. Could be a lot more balanced toward the malt. The aftertaste is extremely bitter.

Overall I like it, but not quite balanced enough.

kyleelton, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jheezee, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

robgage, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of thebornotaku
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, big thanks to my friend Jeremiah for sending me this from Texas. I live in CA where St. Arnold isn't normally available, and especially considering the rarity of this particular beer, this is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime event.

I will also start off by saying that it's awesome to see a brewery doing right by the soldiers. Operation Homefront is a great organization and I suggest that you check them out and help the cause. Now, on to the beer...

Keep in mind that this bottle sat in the back of various FedEx trucks for a week while it was shipped from TX to CA, unrefridgerated. Flavors and aromas may differ from those of a fresh, local product.

A- Pours a rich amber-orange color. A careful pour means minimal head, so I can't accurately gauge that. Crystal clear.

S- I pick off notes of orange and other citrus, a little hoppy but very sweet smelling. A little floral. Overall, very inviting...

T- The nose carries through to the taste very well. Not incredibly bitter but like I said, this beer spent a week in the back of a truck going from TX to CA so the hop flavors might be a little muted. Starts off with citrus sweetness, rounds off the backside with a little hop and pine bitterness but very little of it lingers. Pretty well balanced.

M- medium body, medium carbonation. Not much else to say. Appropriate for the style of beer.

O- Very good. As somebody who's a bit spoiled by CA craft beer, this one caught me by surprise. I honestly didn't know what to expect, but this paid off in spades. It's not the best beer I've ever had, but as far as IPAs go, it's up there. Considering the limited run and the fact that St. Arnold is donating 100% of the profits to Operation Homefront, you should go pick some up *now*. This is a very good beer that's helping to support a *great* cause. If that's not reason enough to buy it, I don't know what is.

thebornotaku, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bright orange to copper coloured with decent sized white head when poured into snifter. Carbonation keeps thin layer of foamy head present throughout.

S- Bitter hops (maybe pine) and orange citrus (Could be the hops, the fruit, or both).

T- Bitter upfront with a tasty orange zest coming next. Slight malt with continued bitterness.

M- Fairly thin, but smooth for an IPA. No real feel of bitterness until swallow.

O- Very tasty ... Oh, and also: U-S-A! U-S-A!

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Saint Arnold Homefront IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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