Fat Tire And Friends Fat Hoppy Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.97/5
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364 Ratings
Fat Tire And Friends Fat Hoppy AleFat Tire And Friends Fat Hoppy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ONovoMexicano on 03-01-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,840
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
364
pDev:
7.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
72
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 96
Reviews by TheSixthRing:
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by date of 10/16/16

Appearance - Pours clear and amber orange in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, giving way to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Fair lacing, with a few broken lines and spots found around the glass.

Smell - Aroma is ripe with notes of tropical fruit and just a smidge of black pepper.

Taste - Follows the nose. Juicy tropical notes hit the tongue right away - huge mango and passionfruit with lesser citrus and banana peel. Light peppery spice and pine come through mid-taste. Faint malt that hits vaguely on toastiness. Distant pithy bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick on the tongue with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Not much here that's recognizable as Fat Tire, but this also might be the best that the pack has to offer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fat Hoppy Ale pours brilliant amber gold (SRM 9) under a lacy 1/2" off white foam cap continually refreshhed by steams of bubles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aromas are tropical fruit, citrus spice and faint bread crumb with a touch of resin. Medium high to high hop tropical fruit flavors lead the palate seasoned by medium hop bitterness. Malt flavors are medium low. Fat hoppy ale has a clean fermentation character with no discernible yeast flavors. the body is medium light and the carbonation is medium high. This is a smooth, well balanced, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden orange body, clear, moderate white head and extensive lacing.

S - Orange and floral notes, a bit of funkiness, and a touch of pine. All pretty subdued.

T - Strong hop hit, orange and zest, a hint of grapefruit juice, and mild malty core, fading to a punchy but not punishing bitter close.

M - Mild bright carbonation, a bit of drying in the close.

O - Favorite of the box. Not the most experimental of those on offer, but the best executed, with a well balanced hop attack that uses the Fat Tire core as a balance that keeps it all tasty. Well done.

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Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Came in a standard pint a clear lighter amber shade with a half finger white head atop.A mix of citric hops and sweet dough in the nose,a bit of pine as well.Pretty malt forward at the on set of the palate,lightly sweet biscuit malts and caramel meld into piney hops that were more pronounced as I drank more.The feel was a little thin on the back end wich took away a bit from the flavor profile.Not bad,not as complex and bold as I was hoping for though.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, with enjoy by dating

pours typical auburn amber

nose is loaded with honey, flowers and yeasty goodness

coriander, again flowers, honey and Belgian yeast notes on the palate.

different and pretty darn tasty stuff...probably my favorite from the collaboration box

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Photo of reitzbrewing
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored with excellent clarity. There's a quarter inch of densely packed tan head on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is blend of floral, piney, and citrus hops along with light, caramel malt. I taste a nice balance between floral hops and light caramel malt. The mouth is lightly mineral in nature and dry.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwkdmk
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RDW
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCHritz
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, from the mixed 12-pack these collaboration brews (this one being with Firestone Walker) come in around here, and probably everywhere.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some hovering smog bank lace around the glass as it gently blows off.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, slightly dank pine resin, a flinty stoniness, some mixed and matched domestic and tropical fruitiness, and further leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is citrusy and melony fruity esters, grainy and biscuity caramel malt, a still heady hard water flintiness, and some prominent piney, herbal, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its supportive and sometimes flirtatious frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, but for a bit of varied hoppy intransigence. It finishes trending dry, the bottom nearly falling out of the malt, while those complex West Coast hops keep on kickin' it to 11.

Overall, one would be hard-pressed to identify this as anything remotely like Fat Tire, except for the distinctive vessel, that is. Big and boldly hoppy, with a weird (but good) Vermont-style mineral character, but that's the beauty of these (usually) one-off collaborations - ya don't know what you're gonna get.

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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of secondtooth
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This collab with the great Firestone Walker pours a semi-cloudy golden amber with a nice head of off-white suds. Nice wall of lace.

Aroma: Tropical citrus, pineapple, all deliciousness!

Taste: Wonderfully sharp hop zestiness here, with more tropical and pineapple. A wonderful beer, and a tantalizing twist on the Fat Tire recipe.

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Fat Tire And Friends Fat Hoppy Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 364 ratings