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

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Freedom American IPAFreedom American IPA

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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:
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(Beer added by: tastybeer on 07-07-2012)
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4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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4.07/5  rDev +15%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Boulevard pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $6.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 9, 2014
Misc.: Born on date of July 2, 2014

Poured a yellow, golden, semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of creamy white rocky head. Good uneven layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.13)

Smelled citrus hops, floral hops, wet Cascade hops, soap, pine, caramel, slight resin hops, some tropical hops, orange rind and mango. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted similar to the nose. Caramel, tropical hops, mango, wet Cascade hops, resin hops, citrus hops, floral hops, soapy notes, bitter melon rind, orange zest, pine and lemon. Reminded me of a Manzanita IPA. (Taste - 4.13)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Really liked this IPA, but the first one of the five I had was the best. Maybe overrated it a tad. (Overall - 4.00)

4.07 | 91 | A-

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Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, goldenrod coloring with a filmy, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of cut grass, pine tassels, resin, bitterness, grapefruit, and lemon. Very robust nose. Flavors are tart, crisp, and peppered on the forward tongue, with a pitchy resin character quickly following behind. Heavy citrus backbone of grapefruit and lemon. The spicing gets heavy towards the tail-end of the palate, and it builds as you drink. Smooth, light body kept dry by the hops characteristics. The aftertaste is more of the green hops characteristics, with bitterness, spice, and floral characteristics. Dry, slightly effervescent, crisp finish, with a lemony linger.

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12 ounce bottle -> Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass

A - hazy and about the color of peach juice with a large foamy white head, great retention and great lacing.

S - powerful nose with big lemon and bready notes

T - hop forward with a weak malt profile with a sour lemon taste and a tart spicy finish. There is some alcohol present.

M - kind of thick for a beer of this sort

O - pretty average

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Freedom American IPA from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.