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Out Of The Ashes - Smoked India Pale Ale - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Out Of The Ashes - Smoked India Pale AleOut Of The Ashes - Smoked India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

16 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 19.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The fifth member of the series, Smoked IPA, mingles a soft sweet smoke with citrus zest in the aroma, each fighting for dominance. Strong hop bitterness cuts through at the end to keep this beer clean, bright and full of flavor. FCB utilizes hand-crafted malts from Copper Fox Distillery to process a floor malted, dried in a traditional wood-fired kiln, and smoked by smoldering select fruitwoods on top of the distillery kiln room’s cast iron stove to create the unique flavor palate of the Smoked IPA.

(Beer added by: djrn2 on 07-27-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jaydoc:
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a nonic a clear copper color with a sticky full one finger white head atop.Mild smoke and fruity hops in the nose.Earthy and grassy hops with some caramel sweetness with light smoke on the palate,something seems to be missing flavor wise.The flavors lack the smoke and/or the hoppiness to make this beer more than pretty average.

Photo of Todd
3.11/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

A Smoked India Pale Ale? It's part of FCB's limited release beers that showcase malts smoked over wood-burning fires. I love smoke. And IPAs. I'll try it!

Poured from a 12oz bomber.

Hazy, light amber in color with a thin white lacing. Smoke, charred wood, toast, and herbal hops in the nose. Crazy smoke! Super creamy on the palate. Intense smokey flavors that permeate the palate. Thin maltiness. Some fruity apple notes. Dry overall. As for the IPA in this beer, I'm getting herbal and citrus zest. That's it. Dries out even more in the finish with a smokey linger that hangs long past its welcome.

It is what it says: a Smoked IPA. Doesn't work for me though. The smoke is over-the-top. There's no malt backbone to provide balance. And the hops struggle in the smoke, and ultimately lose.

This might be fun to cook or pair with, but on its own it's tough to enjoy more than a taste.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of rkarimi
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of camcam
1/5  rDev -69.8%

I bought this beer for roughly 9.00$ US, but really only because I've had a few of the FCB beers and I thought they were okay. This... This... abomination... called smoked IPA, is simply... shit. It's awful. It reminds me of Copenhagen original dip. The smoky-shit flavor overwhelms everything, and it is a struggle to get down. I love IPA's and I don't count this really as an IPA.. more like dip-piss-water. My $9 would have been better spent on a copy of Mein Kampf.

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of drunkinchicago
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Yes very smokey. For 4.99 a bomber not too bad. The hop profile isnt there for an IPA though. Not something to drink all night but okay for a tasting.

Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rosstheboss
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Awesome mix of wood smoke and bright citrusy hops.

Photo of deereless
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Out Of The Ashes - Smoked India Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.