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Saint Arnold Homefront IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
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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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.6/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pInt, 6oz bottle served in Tulip Glass:
This beer pours a slightly cloudy pure gold with hints of copper to the color. The head is quick to rise and slow to settle with a final head of a shaving cream like appearance. The lacing is invisible because the head remains so thick is slopes down from the sides of my tulip glass.

The nose is sweet malts with pine and sharp hops, hints of fruit, vanilla and black pepper. The nose seems weak for as flavorful as this is but my allergies are kicking my ass so the nose is probably a lot better than I can smell right now. The notes I can smell are coming though extremely strong though. So I am erroring on the side of good to exceptional considering how compromised my sinuses are right now.

The taste is a very interesting combination of fruity meets dry with very strong hops as one would expect from an American IPA. What is great is that he hopping is not overdone as many American IPA’s are. I have no idea how they managed such contrasting flavor in such an intense fashion that doesn’t leave a lingering aftertaste, but they did it. This one had great flavors that is dominated by the blend of hops that just floats perfectly on the palate leaving you very satisfied.

The mouthfeel is smooth and silky without being too heavy. Overall this one is extremely drinkable. Very satisfying and a majorly good beer from the boys and Gals at Saint Arnolds.

And one more major bonus, this beer is an Operation Homefront product. All Profits from the sale of this beer goes to goes to service members and wounded soldiers to lend assistance where it is greatly needed. The fact that I get to drink a great beer and help our soldiers and their families at the same time is just fantastic. Finally someone figured out how to bottle some patriotism.

I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to have some more.

Time to stop typing and start drinking.

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4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured amber/honey colored with 2 finger width head that quickly dissipates. There is mild lacing on the side of the glass. Strong citrus notes with floral hints to the aroma. Citrusy, malty taste of front that is quickly followed by a bitter, hoppy, piney taste. Lightly malted on the end. Strong bitter aftertaste. Not a bad beer, but there are definitely better IPAs. There is something just off about the hops. With that being said, the profits from this beer go to a good cause, so please pick one up if you see it.

Photo of GregSVT
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a clear golden orange with a nice white head that fades to a layering and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is full of tropical fruits like pineapple, apricot, and mango along with a bit of pine and some sweet malt aromas.

T: The taste is similar to the nose with a lot of tropical fruits and sweet malt with a bit of pine and hop bitterness on the finish. Could use a bit more bitterness but it may be a bit older by now.

M: The feel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Pretty good IPA that I'd like to see on the shelves more often. I was a bit surprised by this one as it's not too hoppy and has the big tropical fruit characteristics that I like in an IPA.

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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange with a finger of off-white head. Big aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and tangerine.

Moderate carbonation and a lightish mouthfeel. Biscuit, gentle orange, and light caramel up front with a good dose of pine on the finish.

Drinks much lighter than the aroma indicates, with less citrus than expected. More dry and pine-dominated. Pleasant but not amazing.

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4/5  rDev +9%
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
83 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.