Fellowship Ale | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
woodstockinnbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a IPA that is orange in color, has floral hop note, and finishes with grape fruit bitterness. Brewed in collaboration with Lincoln-North Woodstock Rotary Club. The Woodstock Inn Brewery, will donate 50 cents of every bottle sold. to the Eradicate Polio Fund and to local Lin-Wood Rotary charities. This is year round brew. Available in 22 ounce Bottles and draft. Please contact the Woodstock Inn Brewery or the Lincoln- North Woodstock Rotary Club for details.

Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
14.07%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 22 oz bottle, it pours amber with a small head, dissipating rapidly. Lacing as you enjoy the beer. Some floral and citrus notes in the nose. Taste is similar, with the famed bitterness at the end. Honestly, it seemed more Pale Ale to me than IPA.

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Photo of CharlesK
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Budlum
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The smells and flavors are off for an American IPA. There is a background hop flavor that is masked by an almost artificial sweetness and abrupt unpleasant bitterness. I'm almost wondering if my bottle was infected. The feel is thin and lacking carbonation.

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Photo of mrblonde37
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

These beers seem awfully one-note. I was hoping for one of the 4,000 IPAs, but it was not on tap. REluctantly, I settled for this beer. I am still searching for a great beer from this place.

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Photo of ScottP
2.82/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harsley
2.55/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not sure if my bottle was bad or what but it was acidic and tart. Some hops underneath but overall undrinkable.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange-amber pour with thin, clingy white top - nice looker. Aroma of pine pitch - somewhat enticing. Flavor, however is a real bore. An immediate flavor of citrus and funk fade to almost nothing before mid-sip. Slightly harsh linger and tingle on the tongue. Pretty disappointing.

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Photo of brpendergast85
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Weak hop profile; malt backbone doesn't do it ay favors either. Replacement level beer.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
2.87/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JAFoley
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Took a fairly vigorous pour to bring up a bubbly white head over a hazy pale amber body. Decent retention and some nice lacing.

S - Citrus grapefruit and lemon grass

T - Really nice dry burst of hops upfront, citrus and pine. Malts are smokey and toasted. But the flavor profiles drop off almost immediately leaving a faint hop aftertaste.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Kind of weak and thin.

O - It's really the body that's a let down here. Flavors are nice but there's no heft to support them. Meh...

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Photo of dannymo24
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of BigFatOgre
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Burt
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of CreightonSM
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of 2ellas
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of biscuit and bready aroma along with some nice sweeter smells of tangerine and caramel as well a good showing of a grapefruit hop smell. Some yeasty and grainy aromas as well as a little bit of earth and a slightly floral hop smell are there as well, overall producing a rather pleasant aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat fruit sweetened biscuit malty taste with the sweeter flavors being of a light fruit nature of orange and apple. At the start there is also some hop flavors of a grapefruit and floral flavor. As the taste advances the fruitiness fades a little bit, but the sweet remains overall moderately strong throughout the taste as some caramel and toffee replace the lost fruit. While the fruit fades a bit the bitterness increases as some grassy and some lighter earthy hop flavors join the profile. A slightly grainy flavor and a little bit of hay taste join the tongue more toward the end of the taste, and with the increase in the hop, the slight decrease in the sweet, and with a very light yeasty taste coming at the very end of the taste, one is left with somewhat sweet, but malty and decently hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with in terms of both its thickness as well as in its carbonation. For the standard IPA style both are quite appropriate and nicely compromise the mix of flavors that are present within.

Overall – A fairly nice IPA overall. Some nice sweeter fruit mixed with a good blend of hop and malt. Not bad.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mikeypnh
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Brendog9
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Screper
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at my local Hannaford's where a representitive from Woodtock Inn brewery was giving away free sample and free stuff. I had already picked this one because simple, it was something different at the supermarket! He noticed I had a bottle and gave me a bumper sticker and a glass.

This beer can be summed up by two words: classic and wholesome.

The look, golden with amber hues, lively, flow, medium sized white top.

The aroma is very nice, big Cascade like hop aroma over a light and slightly sweet malt. The yeast is always interesting because I believe, Woodstock Inn Brewery is using the Shipyard house yeast, which is very English in it's aroma and flavor. although the yeast is very subtle in this brew.

The flavor is totally classic AIPA with a pine, fruity, slightly bitter hit, but in really nice balance with the medium bodied malt effect. The yeast does pop through in a subtle way and actually gives this a bit of a unique quirk. The hops are pretty complex here, The combo of Chinook and Zytho's hops give it a unique dry earthy and slightly fruity effect that stays grounded with good balance together. Not massive, or big alpha bomb, but very nice to say the least.

You might be pleasantly surprised by this one...I know I was.

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Photo of Chris_Mac
2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy orange, with minimal head. Thin smell. Lightly carbonated taste, with moderate bitterness in aftertaste. Malts come in a bit later, with some caramel undertones. Not a bad beer, just not for me, tastes and smell could be more dynamic.
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