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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 Ale
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 4.96%
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)
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

jaydoc, Aug 09, 2014
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3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Todd, Sep 25, 2014
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Out Of The Ashes - Smoked India Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.