Homefront IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Maple Wood-aged India Pale Ale with Orange Peel

Added by shand on 05-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
328
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 48
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bitter and malty. Not very aromatic. 5/21/15 canning.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AdamF625
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- hazy and orange with a two finger white fluffy head
S- subtle citrus hops, orange, tangerine, coriander
T- more of the same from the nose tangerine and citrus hops flavors, sweet caramel malts, you get faint wood characteristics towards the finish.
M- pretty sticky and sweet for an ipa with a slight bitterness on the finish, resinous.
O- not as exciting as I expected after reading the label. I would have like a more pronounced "maple" flavor but a descent beer for a good cause.

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Photo of masterofsparks
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsNest
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aged on Louisville Sluggers - expectations were high. Undercarbonated for the style, could be the resin from the bats. Nice hop aroma is confused by an unknown mixture of spices that add undesirable sweet/spicy profile. It's a relatively light-bodied IPA that would be great without whatever spices are in here, just confusing.

Would not encourage someone to open a bottle if I was around.

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Photo of 1424IpA
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of gjoker321
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Lare453
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Large format bottle into two dfh glasses

A rose gold, 2 finger high head, beautiful lacing, head dissipates fast, crystal clea

S heavy pine, sap, little spicy, grapefruit, light oak/maple

T super bitter! Big bold piney, citrus and sappy beginning and middle, the ending has a sharp lemon and grapefruit and resin. The after tastes stays for a while and has a drying pine sap and maple wood flavor.

M sharp, prickly, a little harsh

O not a bad beer, but nothing I would drink regularly. A little too much like a pine tree for me. I have not had a cigar city I did not like and they make excellent beers. If you get a chance try this one.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a straight sided glass. Bottled 5/17/2012. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Pours a bright orange with a hazy body. Good head. Distinct bubbles.

Smell - Dull aroma. Citrus hops, maybe some wood? I'm probably imagining that. Piney.

Taste - Definitely hoppier, but not by much. Balance of pine and citrus. Light malt presence, but balanced. Bitter immediately, but it doesn't build.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated and light bodied. Easy drinking.

Overall - Kinda dull, really. Need more aromatic hops. This is the malt content I'd like in an IPA, but more hops.

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Photo of oline73
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adam perfect pint. I'm really excited to try a beer aged over baseball bats!

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber with a golden hue at the edge of the glass. There is just under a finger of thick, fluffy off white head that fades as the pour sits and leaves some decent lacing.

Smell: The overall smell is rather mild. I'm getting some grapefruit peel hops, but not a lot. There are some other fruit notes and I swear I'm picking up some wood.

Taste: A bit more assertive than the smell, but not overpowering. I'm getting some citrus peel hop bitterness along with a bready malt backbone. There is a strong woody characteristic. I don't enjoy this as much as the cedar IPA. The finish is bitter and woody.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation and a finish that isn't as dry as it should be.

Overall: Very interesting and pretty good. I'd definitely suggest the cedar IPA if you want a Cigar City wood aged IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Homefront IPA from Cigar City Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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