Homefront IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, thanks be to Chris, my current houseguest, and old friend, for bringing a sample of his current hometown brewery's offerings for us to share.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with two hefty fingers of puffy, rocky, and chunky off-white head, which leaves some stellar and thick snow blind lace around the glass as it slowly and lazily abates.

It smells of dank pine resin, grainy pale malt, muddled tart citrus flesh, ethereal biscuity caramel, and further floral and spicy green hop esters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, acrid citrus pith, a certain hard water flintiness, and more herbal, leafy, and grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite soft in its gentile frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, the big bad hops playing the role of the gnarly biker visiting the Children's' Hospital. It finishes off-dry, the malt still parrying the lingering bitterness well enough.

Overall, not a bad West Coast iteration of a modern IPA, with the hops, as oft-mentioned, trying to run the show. However, to its credit, the base malt does a good job of leveling the playing field for all, and that, in the end, makes this one rather drinkable and enjoyable as a precursor to some summertime BBQ.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium coppery orange amber. Massive fine white head that kept growing from active carbonation, ended up looking like a shaving cup. Very cool looking. Aroma of citrus and herbal hops, faint light fruit and malt. Hops up front with tropical fruit and citrus. Malt component is very light. Very faint oak flavor. Finishes somewhat dry and abruptly, but leaves a lingering orange citrus and hop aftertaste. Light bodied, but redeemed by the carbonation. Somewhat subdued in flavor, but interesting flavor progression and very pleasant to drink.

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Photo of stevoj
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from WinCo. Light bodied but Dank IPA, yellow golden, slick body, tight creamy head. Hoppy aroma eithild grapefruit, taste is much more astringent, grapefruit, pine resin. Finishes sharp and bitter.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a crystal clear yellowish orange color with a nice white cap, bubbles and nice lacing

S: A wallop or fresh orange peel and lemon zest. How refreshing!

T: Fresh citrus is immediate, fresh orange peel with some secondary lemon zest, a very light grass note with a nice but subtle bittering hop finish. Clean, refreshing and crisp

M: Medium bodies, well carbonated, I did detect a bit of soapiness on the back end

: Solid IPA all the way and I can't believe I have not souhgt this beer out before. Would and will drink again. Fremont keeps getting better and better!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.51/5  rDev -10%
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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Photo of TurdFurgison
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dirtylou
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Homefront IPA is an India Pale Ale summer IPA brewed with sweet orange peel and aged on the zest of fresh oranges in addition to maple bats donated by Louisville Slugger.Yes, we think it is a wonderful summer IPA and yes, the orange really does come through. And, yes, we are a little biased so why not try one for yourself and lift a glass to those who fight for us. And thanks."

appearance: served in an imperial pint, clear orange body, foamy white head leaves a light ring of bubbles

smell: fresh citrus, orange zest, crackery malt, honey

taste: nice ipa - finishes really nice with distinct orange zest. The woody notes are quite subtle, which I think is appropriate. Bitterness levels are low - just a nice refreshing IPA

mouthfeel: light, crisp

overall: good - even non-IPA drinkers can probably get their palate around this

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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EgadBananas
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color, with a creamy colored foamy head that laces well. It's opaque, definitely bottle conditioned.

The aroma is sweet citrus fruits, splashes of floral hoppiness and a bit of bready malts. Not overly pungent, but it's quite pleasant.

The taste has a nice strong bitter bite to it at first, moving then to a citrus and grapefruit note, some flowery notes and a spicy, woody note. I'll bet that last taste sensation can be thanks to the Louisville Sluggers.

Nice crisp carbonation, lighter in body, rather refreshing.

Overall, it's a rather splendid little IPA. Doesn't hurt as well that it's a good cause.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Homefront IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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