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Freedom American IPA - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Freedom American IPAFreedom American IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tastybeer on 07-07-2012)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, dirty orange color with a two finger cream-white colored head. Lace initially looks like it'll stick but with a few swirls it fades away.

S: Sweet saltine cracker grains, floral candy, citrus, and some various tropical scents. Aroma as a whole is very soft, somewhat clean, and easy on the nose.

T: Light sweet malt, some fruity citrus hop, and more of a bitter hop presence than anything else. The balance isn't great on this but its still enjoyable. The freshness is key.

M: Basically smooth, stirred up by abundant carbonation, and complimented by the bitterness. Texture is lightly syrupy and a touch resinous. Medium-light body.

O: This is a pretty good beer. Not very exciting as an IPA, but refreshing and enjoyable as a summer beer. The title of this beer is a little off to me. I would expect something titled Freedom American IPA to be loaded with all sorts of hop flavor, and with a more creative edge. This IPA has characteristics reminiscent of a mellow English IPA. Not to mention this seems more like a Pale Ale.

tastybeer, Jul 07, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - bright orange with a soft, thin layer of head; little retention

S - herbal, citrusy, piny

T - herbal, a bit bready, a bit spicy, bitter piny finish, some citrusy notes come through in the aftertaste - orange and grapefruit, aftertaste reminiscent of homebrew

M - crisp, a bit over carbonated, medium bodied, warm

This is an alright IPA. It has a nice hop character to it, but it comes across almost homebrewey. It has an odd aftertaste that the hops just can't seem to shake off. The balance is there as is the drinkability. It's not bad, but in a world full of great IPA's, I'd rather have something else.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This certainly seems to be a different Freedom than the one I've had brewed in Raleigh. This version features Nugget, Magnum, Horizon, Challenger, and Zythos.

Foggy amber-orange under a fat head of thick, milky froth. Aromas of mellow pale fruit, oranges, earthiness, and some malty sweetness. Juicy citrus and lots of fruity esters, some green spiciness, lime, tea, a touch of yeast. The bitterness is there, but something isn't quite right here yet. I think some tweaking can be done to improve this. I've had better versions on tap in Raleigh. The Horizon and Challenger aroma additions are curious for and American IPA...

wedge, Jul 10, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Web-like lacing trickles down the glass.

S- Sweet malt aroma smells like fresh wort which pleases me. The hops are light and decidedly earthy.

T- Bitterness comes through immediately along with more earthy hops and the aforementioned sweet malt translated to flavor. The bitterness holds on just long enough to remain fully enjoyable. Easy to drink as the alcohol is very well hidden.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- I think this is a great IPA. I feel like the reason it has such a low score is because a lot of people taste the residual sweetness from the unfermented sugars and automatically deduct points because it's perceived as a flaw. I personally enjoy that residual sweetness and think that the one-two punch from that and the hops makes for a delicious drink. To each their own.

Immortale25, Oct 07, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, this is the correct listing. Natty Greene's is located in Greensboro.

A. Caramel gold color to it. Completely opaque with a nice foamy head and lacing. I think there was some extra yeasty sediment, as there was an off-color brown mixed into the head.

S. Has a strong hoppy, almost weed-like scent.

T. It has a caramel-like sweetness to it. It is quite hoppy with a hint of lemon. It has a slight sour aftertaste.

M. Carbonated with a tart hint.

O. It is a nice, flavorful IPA. Really delicious. It has the qualities that I look for in an IPA: Strong hops, a sweetness, mild sour. A bit more of a floral kick and it'd be damn perfect.

Amalak, Nov 19, 2012
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Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of creamy off colored head that leaves a generous layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Sweet grain with come citrus peel hops. Less hoppy than expected, but the balance is pleasing.

Taste: There is a very nice balance here too. The malt sweetness and citrus hops work well together. The finish is rather bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with not enough carbonation and a finish that is quite dry.

Overall: I thought the hops would be more prevalent here, but I rather enjoyed the beer. I would have another.

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Beer review from 7/9/2012 in the Outer Banks,NC: pours sea water cloudy orange color with a creamy 2 finger white head that faded and left a thick creamy layer on top and excellent lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

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Freedom American IPA from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.