Homefront IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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Homefront IPAHomefront IPA

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A special beer created with ex-Seattle Mariner pitcher Chris Ray and Brother Phil of COTU Brewing to honor our veterans. Homefront IPA is brewed with oranges and aged on Louisville Slugger® bats donated by the legendary bat maker. This beer is our way to say thank you to our vets for their service and sacrifice. All proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to Hops for Heroes … Because Veterans Matter!

Added by dirtylou on 08-05-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another bottle I was happy to find this past weekend in Seattle.
22oz poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a clear, dark orange with a 3/4 finger cream-colored head. Good retention and some lacing is left on the glass.

S - Citrus up front mixed with some floral tones, they are almost candy like.

T - Floral again, some slight woody-tartness. A leafy - earthiness lingers in your mouth.

D - Very oily in the mouth. Good carbonation.

O - Good taste, but the bitter leaf taste just linges to long.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with no freshness date, but of the 2015 vintage according to the info on the can. This is the most recent release of a beer that first debuted at Safeco Field in 2011. It was a collaboration Fremont did with then-Mariner Chris Ray, an IPA brewed with orange peel and “aged on donated Louisville Slugger maple bats.” The Yakima Valley hops and grains are donated as well and the proceeds go to “military-based charities.” Apparently, a bunch of other breweries, including Cigar City, have agreed to brew this beer and donate the money from it as well. Pretty cool. BTW, the label on the can is totally different from the one pictured on BA.

Poured a darkened coppery amber color that took on a more golden hue when held up to light. This had a good-sized off-white head and lots of tiny bubbles and floaties flitting about. Most of the head collapsed fairly soon, but a good remnant remained for a while, leaving some lace on the sides of an old Boundary Bay pint glass

Quite citrusy in the nose, but more orangey than the usual grapefruity aromas one associates with IPAs. I expected that with the orange peel, but there were also some more tropical fruit aromas present as well.

Pleasantly citrusy hop flavor, with just enough malt to keep things grounded without otherwise intruding. There’s a more herbal flavor in the background. There’s a small but noticeable lack of “zest” to the proceedings, like it’s not terribly fresh, but it’s still quite drinkable.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

A decent IPA, brewed for a worthy cause, but it’s no great shakes as a beer. I wish I could have gotten my hands on a fresher example, as I think this can had a little mileage on it.

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22 oz. bottle poured into a straight pint glass. Notes from August 28th, 2011.

A: The beer pours a deep orange hue with nice clarity, no real haze present. There was a one finger head of off-white foam on top, with strong lacing remaining throughout.

S: The aroma is a wonderful blend citrus and pine hops, with a bit vanilla, maple and caramel malt lingering in the background.

T: An initial caramel malt taste makes way for some pineapple and apricot hop flavor. The sip is eventually rounded out with just a hint of vanilla and maple flavors.

M: Medium-light body with with decent carbonation. Alcohol not present at all.

O: Not your standard wood-aged brew. Having the beer rest on maple baseball bats is quite clever, and imparts a truly unique flavor to this IPA. Although Chris Ray is no longer with the Mariners, I sure hope we see this around Seattle once more this coming summer.

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Homefront IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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