Freedom American IPA | Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Freedom American IPAFreedom American IPA

Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by atsprings on 03-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Smokey1962
4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a delicious hoppy beer with a a full bodied sweet taste. The best IPA I have tasted to date. It has a great balance of hops and sweet malty flavor. The taste is moderately complex, just simply sweet and hoppy. I consider this among the best of IPAs that I have tried. At 6.5% APV, it is definitely mellow for the alcohol content. This is my favorite beer at this time. I hope this is not a promotional item that will be discontinued.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of MuddyFeet
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of those IPAs that I'd love to try on cask. Already has a bit of oak to it. Hazy brown but not thick looking. Foamy white head had serious legs. Nose was Malta but just some slight hops. Bitters much more prevalent in th flavor. But still nicely balance with the malts. One of my favorite local beers.

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Photo of justlikesgoodbeer
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Natty Green product I can truly say I like! I hope Natty Green will keep it in their rotation as it is currently listed as a seasonal. Full bodied with a nice hop bite as well. A little more depth than some of the IPAs that are primarily hop-driven.

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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC.

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and veey good lacing.

The smell featured fruity esters and a moderate piney hop.

The taste was essentially hop driven with a full malt backbone.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty IPA.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting for which Triangle-area IPA to send in a trade.

Cloudy white body, super thick frothy white head. I get whole cone hops everywhere. Citric for sure, but heavy on the lemon, and loaded with sweet grapefruit. sticky honey sweet malt backbone comes in late.

Taste is, just good. Bitterness comes straight away and dominates through the finish. Slight hint of resinous goodness, with a hint of lemon peel adding a bit of sourness. malt forward, but not enough to dominate. My only criticism is that I want more of those citric hops. It would set it over the top.

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Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Leaves excellent lacing.

Remarkable simulation of oranges and orange peel in both the flavor and aroma. Mild bitterness for style.

Medium body and carbonation.

O: a very fruity (citrus) and appealing IPA.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always wondered when Natty Greene was going to bring out a flagship IPA. This seems to fit the bill although it claims to be a limited release on the label. That would be a missed opportunity since this appears to be a big winner. Handsome electric tan color and a monster head with oodles, yes, oodles, of lace. tasty, but not overpowering nose with the expected spicy west coast hops.

Not overly aggressive hopping but there isn't a ton of balance so its fairly naked. Some bready malt notes underneath but mostly, this is still about the hops. Rich, bitter aftertaste that really defines this beer for me. Goes down easy and seems fairly sessionable. Not the greatest IPA in the state but a welcome addition if they choose to make it a regular option.

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Photo of atsprings
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the new Raleigh location during their cold open served in a standard pint glass a crisp dark yellow with a nice lasting off-white head. Aroma was a nice amount of citrus hops and sweet malts. The taste was an interesting balance of citrus hops and sweet malts, not quite hoppy enough to be considered an IPA, but hoppier than most Pales. The beer is on the light side of medium with decent carbonation. This one was an enjoyable brew from the newly opened brewpub!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Freedom American IPA from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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