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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3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

6.5% ABV. per bottle label.Even though it says brewed and bottled here in Greensboro on the label obviously it's the same beer brewed over in Raleigh awhile back.Poured one and a half bottles into an imperial nonic a very nice burnt orange color with a sticky tightly formed half finge white head that never completely settled.Wow very dissapointed with the aromas just very clean with faint fruity hops.The flavor profile is good for a...English IPA with lefay lightly citric hops but with a hefty toasted biscuit malt base.I think the beer is miscategorized as an American IPA but that's what the label says so that's what it is,pretty average in that capacity.

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3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange/amber color. Poured a 1 finger white head that dissipated to a ring on the edges. Decanted in lazy bubbles. Minimal lacing.

S: Citrus, orange peel. Sweet bready malt. Slightly earthy.

T: Citrus followed by sweet, bready malt. Slightly resiny ahead of a sharply bitter. Fiarly muted for an AIPA.

M: Light-to-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Almost crisp. Fair balance.

D: Easy to drink, but not what I expected in AIPA; much more likes an English IPA with its more bitter hop characteristics.

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3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich hazy gold/copper color with a small head that doesn't quite dissipate. Nice delicate lacing.

Didn't pick up much aroma at all---is it me or doesn't this beer have any?

Taste is strong on hops with a slightly sweet aftertaste. A little pine, a little citrus, mostly just heavy generic bitterness. Mouthfeel is good, medium thick and rich with sharp carbonation. The combination of bitter and carbonation gives a somewhat spicy effect.

Not my favorite kind of IPA; I prefer something citrusy like Two Hearted, but if you like an intensely bitter IPA this is your enchilada. Probably quite tasty and refreshing on tap.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Beer #1 in an NC beers only tasting, thanks to Benny (styleisking).

[Appearance: 3.75] It's sort of an brownish-orange, some brightness flaring but quite dark altogether, almost bronze. The head is tight and compact, not tall but holding out for the long haul while managing sticky lacing pretty nicely.
[Aroma: 3.25] The aroma's a little light, and, while the flavor doesn't show hard hoppiness, it's less hoppy here. What I do get is an earthy base and some leaf with a hint of orange peel.
[Flavor: 3.5] It's improved in strength a bit, but not a lot. As it is, it fits within style In a tough market with lots of competition, this IPA doesn't reach the upper level but does hold its own. Malts are somewhat sweet, a bit of caramel and something toffee-like, but lots of biscuit and crust.
[Mouthfeel: 3.75] The body is medium and there's a good smoothness to it before a bit of leaf and texture comes in. Crispness is there, but doesn't quite kick in to the level of the superior IPAs.

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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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