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Fairweather IPA - Broken Tooth Brewing

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Fairweather IPAFairweather IPA

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Broken Tooth Brewing visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A hop lover and beer connoisseur's favorite, this ale is surprisingly drinkable and fully delights with its hoppy aromatics. Stick your nose in this one.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2004)
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Photo of savnac


4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional IPA. The Moose's Tooth is known for their beer and pizza and this is my favorite Moose's Tooth brew. I am a big fan of IPA's and this beer gets good marks for it's consistent taste and drinkability.

The color is just slightly darker than a golder ale. The head is fairly small and often the beer is poured to the very top of the pint glass with barely a head at all. There is a profound hop aroma as any IPA should have. The taste is very smooth and hoppy, tastes of Cascade hops.

A definite summer time drinking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2008 23:11:49 | More by savnac
Photo of joedon


4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my favorite Alaska beer. Reliable, solid IPA that I always seem to prefer to the competition.

Color is a bright-gold with big white head. Very murky-cloudy since it is unfiltered and dry-hopped.

Big hop-malt aroma. Get close to the glass and you know something good is happening.

Taste is right-on for an IPA. Big hop flavor but lots of malt foundation. Perfectlly balanced.

Mouthfeel is just about right. Good body nicely balanced by the carbonation.
Perfectly drinkable. You can keep the pints coming all night. Especially good with food (pizza).
Fairweather is available at the Moose's Tooth, Bear Tooth Theater, and many beer bars in the Anchorage area. Unfortunately, not packaged or distributed elesewhere.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2007 14:14:19 | More by joedon
Photo of akjustin


4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-03-2013 01:00:42 | More by akjustin
Photo of Mickeyp2814


4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a growler from Mooses Tooth. Nice citrus and pine smell. Pours a dark gold with little head. Taste has a bite to it and the hops hits in the back. There are flavors of citrus and somewhat of an apple taste (maybe). One of the best IPA's out there.

Serving type: growler

06-21-2014 17:39:26 | More by Mickeyp2814
Photo of ralree


4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Golden brown, great lacing. A little white head.

S: A little yeasty, grapefruit.

T: Lots of yeast, decent hops, but not overpowering hop flavor. Grapefruit, very sugary.

M: Smooth, good carbonation, a little syrupy.

D: Goes wonderfully with food. Goes down easy.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2009 01:08:29 | More by ralree
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-17-2013 02:21:10 | More by methtlcai
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-09-2014 20:30:13 | More by lakersfan16
Photo of Kuaff


4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap and served in a pint glass at the Moose's Tooth.

Not much of a head, save for a partial sheet of swirled white froth on the surface. The beer's a dark hazy gold.

Smells like pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Very nice.

Tastes really good! There's bitter pine, biscuity breadiness, juicy citrus, and, oddly, a subtle apple cider aspect. Somewhat of a spicy finish. Delicious.

Full-bodied for an IPA. Good.

Really a wonderful IPA from this little brewery. And it goes great with their pizza.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2013 20:35:46 | More by Kuaff
Photo of Mark


4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color of this nice IPA threw me a bit, it was a very lager like pale gold. Head retention was good and lacing ok. Aroma was a bit subdued and had some malty notes with some fresh grassiness. Hoppy, a different hoppiness but good. Not as floral or citrusy, hard to describe but it was nice and satisfying. Very drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2004 20:20:25 | More by Mark
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Slightly hazed orange. Head was thin and white, retention was ok but not great. Some lacing.
S- The aroma, though lacking in volume when chilled, developed stronger citrus (definite white grapefruit) aromas when warmed. A bit one dimensional, albeit enjoyable.
T- The malt showed up here. Slightly caramel leaning malt, with a good white grapefruit hop profile. Much more balanced than the aroma, which is key.
M- Medium body. Carbonation was maybe a touch low, but not terribly so.
D- A good local IPA. Major points for the balance in flavors in this day of one dimensional beers.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2010 07:02:57 | More by jsprain1
Photo of SargeC


4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy, orange-gold brew with a thin, off-white head.

Smell: Good hop aroma, strong citrus.

Taste: Well balanced IPA. Great hop presence with a good malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Medium body.

Drinkability: One of my favorite Moose Tooth beers. Very consistent.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2008 07:34:05 | More by SargeC
Photo of BeardedRiker


4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Moose's Tooth makes what is quite possibly the best pizza in the world and it is good to know that they have some great beers to go along with. MY father and I decided to get some growlers at Moose's Tooth and I chose the IPA. It did not disappoint.

The head was a little frothy but I considered it to be mostly bubbly and a white toffee color.

It smelled sweeter than I thought it would but that's not a negative against it and of course it was hoppy in aroma.

Upon taking my first sip I enjoyed the bubbly and bitey carbonation that greeted my tongue at the beginning. The hops added bitterness and spice to the beginning but had a nice lingering effect throughout the body. Sweetness balanced the beer very well and was evident in the finish.

This is a full-bodied but light IPA that is very satisfying. Good stuff!

Serving type: growler

02-25-2011 20:35:18 | More by BeardedRiker
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-09-2013 07:49:18 | More by williamjbauer
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-21-2013 17:53:02 | More by Reswald
Photo of John_M


4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub the other day.

The IPA pours a light orange color with OK head retention and lacing. Nose is classic IPA, with some pretty noticeable citrusy bitterness and black pepper. On the palate, this IPA is all west coast, with a very dry flavor profile. The hoppy bitterness is huge and impressive, and really dominates everything else. I get some lemon, grapefruit bitterness, with some blackpepper as well. The finish is long, dry and bitter. This beer is at most medium bodied, and alcohol is well disguised.

A very nice IPA, but it seemed just a bit out of balance to me, as a bit harsh as well on the palate. Still, this is a pretty solid beer, one I would happily order again with food at the MT.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2009 16:31:19 | More by John_M
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-01-2013 04:07:47 | More by RyV
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-23-2012 03:51:00 | More by sprucetip
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-10-2013 02:34:13 | More by WolfAlynn
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-09-2014 21:27:54 | More by pathead
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-19-2013 22:20:11 | More by dnbnb
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pint on tap at the restaurant. Poured a hazy gold with about one finger of head. Excellent lacing on the glass as the beer is consumed.

Smell consisted of citrus with a nice floral bouquet aroma.

Taste was that of a traditional NW IPA...nice amount of citrus and bitter pucker from the hops.

Mouthfeel was crisp and lively. On par for the style.

Overall was very refreshing and enjoyable American IPA. Nice citrus notes for those who favor that flavor profile in an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2011 05:23:47 | More by JohnnyP3
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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ON tap at the Brewpub yesterday, my first beer in AK in two years.

A - Pours a nice bright, darker orange with nice bright white head. Tons of lacing stair stepping down the glass as I drink.

S - Smell is pretty mild, but there is some nice piney hops and grassy/floral tones.

D - Drink is also mild, but again very pine and grassy.

O - A bit muted, but flavor is nice. An IIPA WOULD ROCK!

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2011 17:22:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-20-2013 06:16:42 | More by itracy63
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-07-2013 05:54:21 | More by DrinkSlurm
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-03-2013 22:32:23 | More by blackcloud
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Fairweather IPA from Broken Tooth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.