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Fisticuffs IPA - Sideswipe Brewing

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Fisticuffs IPAFisticuffs IPA

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 17
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 22.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Sideswipe Brewing
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: zimm421 on 01-05-2014

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Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Appears a deep orange color. Has a thick, fluffy off-white head that has good staying power, and good lacing.

The nose is somewhat muted, not exactly what you're looking for right after the pour... Citrus and tropical fruit are the main points. There's also some caramel malt noticeable in the background. The taste is not as balanced as the nose. Starts out very bitter with citrus. The caramel malt and some tropical fruit sneaks through in the middle, and the finish is very bitter and lingers with some stickiness. The longer I sip on this, the more I'm digging it. The citrus and tropical fruits real dominate this, and work really well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth feel and not a lot of active carbonation on the palate. Finishes pretty sticky and the feeling lingers. Overall this is a good IPA from a new local brewery. The nose could be amped up a bit, but the bitterness levels are appropriate. Slightly too sticky in the finish for me, but something worth trying and worth grabbing again.

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A: Hazy orange with a 1+ finger head
S: Malt/grains/caramel, fairly sweet with generic hops
T: Grain-forward with some generic hops, though it's less sweet, adds some earthy notes and has a lengthy finish
M: Medium+ bodied, a hint sweet yet a drying factor from the earthiness
O: Not my preferred style of IPA (I prefer crisp and bone dry) but I'm glad I tried it

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Nice AIPA. I recently ODed on new to me Columbus brewers. I found some that I did not like, others confirmed what I knew, that there are people out there who cook some good stuff. This is one of the good ones.

The brew opens yellow and just slightly foamy. Nice. The aroma is not particularly strong, but a nice combo of hoppy and slightly yeasty/beer like. The taste is a bitter hoppy mix with some yeast and malt tastes. A balance, for an AIPA (it is not a hoppy one dimensional brew).

The aftertaste is bitter, yeasty and malty sticky. It lingers plenty. Nice. Hopefully there will be more good tastes from this brewer.

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Fisticuffs IPA from Sideswipe Brewing
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