Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Homefront IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Homefront IPAHomefront IPA
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
328 Ratings
Homefront IPAHomefront IPA
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
Ranking:
#6,866
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
328
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of Bluecane
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%
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.

53 characters

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Pipelovejoy
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AdamF625
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

 487 characters

Photo of masterofsparks
3.21/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsNest
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

 390 characters

Photo of 1424IpA
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of powpig2002
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of NW2285
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Brittmb29
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of gjoker321
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerMeBrah
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Lare453
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

 641 characters

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -13%
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.

 588 characters

Photo of oline73
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

 965 characters

Photo of cacostaj
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of lionssoccer13
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of injuredreserve
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Jobin_24
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Charlie4872
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mwbrady12
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ajtorres311
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ACB
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Homefront IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 328 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.