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Face Puncher IPA - E.J. Phair Brewing Company

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Face Puncher IPA
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84
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
E.J. Phair Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NorCalYeti on 01-19-2013)
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-08-2014 05:45:33 | More by GClarkage
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KevMo84

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05-28-2014 06:37:15 | More by KevMo84
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not going to go into too much detail, but the ABV has been risen from 6.6 to 7.8% as stated on the Growler I brought home. (Also had on tap)

This is a Pliny clone. Not sure what else to say as someone who's drank at least 2 Plinys a week for the last 7 years or so.

A near perfect "Hoppy West Coast IPA" as advertised.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2014 21:48:43 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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kaseydad

California

4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wife picked this local brew up from Lunardi's. Have seen it but never took the plunge. I got my floaties on so here goes...

Pours a nice amber/copper colored ale with a beautiful bright white foamy head. Whan I say white..I mean white! Decent amount of lacing throughout the session.

The aroma is of dank fruit and a bready malt. Background of citrus. Pineapple. Rubber. Mango.

The taste is bitter and malty. A big blast of bittering hops smacks my buds and then the swirl of malt rushes in. It does work well. Orange and grapefruit rind in the aftertaste. The grapefruit is not overpowering so for all the bitter-non lovers, this works. I will say there is a lot of flavor packed into this IPA.

Very well carbonated. Full.

Overall I had to remind myself this was an IPA....not a DIPA. Definitely is a thirst quencher and like I said earlier....big time flavor. The label is a little scary...Sloth is that you? If you can get past the label and enjoy an IPA with a tad more malt than pure bitter, give em a shot. Love to support the locals and look forward to trying more from the E.J. Phair Gang.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 01:05:31 | More by kaseydad
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jeffjeff1

California

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- copper color, thin head

Smell- hops, some malt

Taste- very hoppy, very interesting, well balanced

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I would definitely drink it again. I probably should. It was very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 19:11:45 | More by jeffjeff1
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Marco_Gtz

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-26-2014 03:59:53 | More by Marco_Gtz
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MrDave

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-21-2014 15:04:06 | More by MrDave
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NorCalYeti

California

4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

classic amber color, 1/2" white foamy head. pours clear but hazy in the glass as it is an unfiltered beer. brewed in the west coast style with lots of citrus and hop aroma and flavor. grapefruit, kiwi, lemon, lime, and flowers jump from the pint glass. flavor profile, is a little sweet with good hop bite. medium weight on the palate with a medium length finish. crisp beer with a sweet edge without the alcohol knock-out. above average first attempt and a twist to the west coast style ipa.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 17:04:22 | More by NorCalYeti
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TruePerception

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-20-2013 04:17:45 | More by TruePerception
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-28-2013 02:59:10 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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WizzardOfHops

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-17-2013 07:26:16 | More by WizzardOfHops
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Chiefmanynames

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-27-2013 01:02:45 | More by Chiefmanynames
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David_Knows_Beer

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-28-2013 07:28:04 | More by David_Knows_Beer
Face Puncher IPA from E.J. Phair Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.