Franconia Double IPA | Franconia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States
franconiabrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by deadliest on 05-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appears a murky cider color. Fairly robust light tan foamy head. Lacing ends up with nice cover.
Smells pleasantly floral, tropical, with sweet malt.
Tastes like a well-balanced DIPA that is crisp and hits the spot like the style should. Mellow citrus rind and pine hints are backed by tasty malts. I like that it's not aggressive and heavy on the flavors, yet it's still pretty delicious.
Feels smooth and creamy with medium carbonation.
This is retired?
I usually see German related styles from this local brewery in TX. This is a solid American DIPA.

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4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Franconia has been known for several years in the DFW area for producing high quality German style beers, which is great if you like German beers. So I was eager to try their attempt at a more typical American style IPA.

12 oz bottle pours a medium amber with quickly dissipating head but decent lacing. Aroma is sweet apricot, a bit of alcohol, not very citrusy pungent. Taste is a bit subdued for an IPA with grassy hops, lemon and apricot flavors, but I like that it's not overly sweet like many imperials, and that the alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is appropriate to the style, drying on the finish.

Overall this is a decent imperial IPA and encouraging for a brewery transitioning to more popular craft styles. I'm sure there will be a learning curve and I expect future releases to only get better.

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Franconia Double IPA from Franconia Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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