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Fairweather IPA - Broken Tooth Brewing

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very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.6%

mhaugo, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

SasseyLynne, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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, Mar 07, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the pub, Fairweather IPA is dirty blonde with a white head leaving light lace.

Smell is resiny, citrus hops, but with odd, yet very distinct cream soda note. They sell their own draught cream soda, I wonder if they taps or lines or something got cross contaminated...

Taste is hoppy, pungent, and rather bitter. Not much malt balance, just a bit of bread.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a medium-light body.

Drinkability is OK. Good enough, but the hops balanced is skewed towards bitterness rather then taste and aroma...

ccrida, Jul 16, 2009
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3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent IPA. Served in a pint glass, it's deep clear blood orange, with a slight soapy head and visible carbonation. Nose is mild hops and hints of pine. Taste is nice sappy hops and resinous pine juice. Pretty solid mouthfeel and good drinkability. Probably my favorite from Moose's Tooth.

shivtim, Jun 11, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

itracy63, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DrinkSlurm, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

blackcloud, Jan 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bcm75, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

drinkAK, May 26, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -5%
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!

HuskyinPDX, Jul 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

williamjbauer, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Reswald, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

John_M, Jul 05, 2009
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

RyV, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

sprucetip, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

WolfAlynn, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

THoff94, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

pathead, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dnbnb, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

JohnnyP3, Oct 19, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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!

BeardedRiker, Feb 25, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

SargeC, Jan 02, 2008
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Fairweather IPA from Broken Tooth Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.