Hipster Repellant
Falls City Brewing Company

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Falls City Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,330
Ranked #22,710
3.74 | pDev: 10.7%
Aug 08, 2021
Mar 10, 2014
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Notes: Now available at bars you've never heard of.

Balanced and definitely not bland, only American hops are used to brew this piney, citrusy IPA. We use Citra hops in the aroma and Amarrillo hops in the flavor, crafting a well-balanced, West-Coast style IPA with a nice caramel and toffee malt bill.

IBU: 65
Hops: Citra, Amarillo
Aroma: Citrusy, Piney, Complex
Taste: Hoppy, Balanced, Dry
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3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Radome from Florida

Tasted from a 12 oz can bought in Tennessee.

L - Dark gold color has slight haziness. There was a bit of visible sediment in the finish of the pour from the can. Off-white head is moderately active on the pour and finishes with a thin sheet and some lacing around the edge.

S - Hops are there, but the variety is indistinct. They seem loosely West Coast-like, with citrus and herbal characters. There is bready malt with some light caramel. The hops nose is disappointing, and I wonder if my can was aged beyond its prime.

T - The flavors are also a bit muddled and indistinct. The hops are a blend of citrus and herbal notes, and the malt has some bready sweetness but also a shade of wet paper or cardboard. Again, the flavors point to this being an aged example.

F - Medium to heavy body seems too heavy for the style. Moderate carbonation. Medium hops bitterness. No noticeable alcohol presence.

O - This is an OK pale ale or IPA with no serious flaws, but also no great selling points. I'd like to try a fresh sample to see if freshness improves the beer significantly.

Aug 08, 2021
4.21 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Jun 26, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Manta200 from Kentucky

single 12oz can from the brewery
Pours a deep gold color with a thin off white head.
Hoppy bitterness , it's not my thing.

Feb 05, 2021
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2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
by Khocolate from Tennessee

This IPA has a very weird taste; however it’s a IPA so the ABV is 6.8% not bad for a pretty average beer.

Jan 16, 2021
4.01 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Nov 18, 2020
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3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

Oops! This is a pass. On tap at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza n Hendersonville, TN. Strange color for an IPA. Color of a dark lager. Taste is? Like potpourri according to our bartender, Michael! No thanks.

Feb 22, 2020
3.87 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Dec 15, 2019
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4.6/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Hipster Repellant IPA has a rather thin, off-white head, a deep orange, bubbly appearance, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of strong brown bread crust, and the flavor is of a similar character, with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Hipster Repellant IPA finishes medium dry.


Sep 19, 2019
4.1 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Aug 04, 2019
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5
by Suthrncum4t from Tennessee

Drinkable & smooth... But honestly it feels greasy in my mouth.... Wouldn't turn it down if offered one but will not buy

May 11, 2019
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3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Despite zero agitation, this beer came gushing out, resulting with a copper/orange color with several inches of head. Smell is of light pine. Taste is dank, resin, some pine, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Mar 29, 2019
3.4 by rhumphrey4 from Kentucky on Feb 13, 2019
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried this at Merle's Whiskey Kitchen in Louisville, KY. It poured a slightly hazy orangish with white head that left some lace. The scent had faint bitter citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter citrus hop presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Feb 06, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Poured brown, like sweet tea. Head is offwhite. Nose was somewhat sweet. Taste is initially light caramel then the bitter hops take over. The bite hits the back sides of the tongue and lasts a while. Decent ipa.

Dec 27, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

Surprisingly good and smooth....

Nov 06, 2018
3.75 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Aug 22, 2018
3.81 by TheRock7755 from Georgia on Jul 15, 2018
3.79 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Jun 18, 2018
3.21 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Jun 09, 2018
4.1 by dbinette from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2018
3.91 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 14, 2018
3.81 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on May 12, 2018
3.77 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 21, 2018
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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by argock from Virginia

No pkg date.
Amber hue with oatmeal head with decent lacing.
Aroma is herbal and slightly oniony/dank with light pine and weed. Malt aroma is light caramel and some cereal grain.
Flavor is also mostly herbaceous and dank with some grassy, weedy notes and a bit of pine resin. Maltiness is more caramel than in the nose. Moderate bitterness.
Feel is medium-bodied with tacky but dry finish.
Not a bad beer but a bit old-fashioned.

Apr 19, 2018
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KTCamm from New Jersey

3/25/18...pours cloudy orange yellow gold. Creamy white foam clings and rolls. Bright citrus floral nose. Heavy malty bitter and with citrus sprinkled. Real crisp and tasty.

Apr 08, 2018
3.99 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Mar 17, 2018
3.34 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Mar 02, 2018
3.77 by bigbutter from Virginia on Feb 25, 2018
3.79 by peabody from Kentucky on Feb 17, 2018
3.68 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on Feb 02, 2018
3.57 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jan 26, 2018
3.21 by dcajero from Kentucky on Dec 27, 2017
4.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Dec 24, 2017
3.75 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Nov 08, 2017
3.63 by aletrailky81 from Kentucky on Sep 30, 2017
3.73 by Greasy from Kentucky on Jun 28, 2017
3.75 by Elneely88 from Kentucky on Jun 20, 2017
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by Ricochet from Ohio

A: (Old School Look) Steady carbs going to the top to make a continuing lace and thin layer of head. Orange brown. About standard looking as it gets.
S: Faint grapefruit scent . Floral. Inviting.
F: A bit thin with some of the sting from a grapefruit juice texture, but watery grapefruit. Foamy on the sides of the tongue with a minor bitter wash.
T: The above textures lean to a little on the "odd" side but for an IPA this really is pleasant. It does have the bit of bitter at the front end, and that grapefruit hops but the slight juicy fruit without being sweet and maybe a slight nuttiness at the back end make this a really good stab at the style.
O: I'm glad I picked this up on my annual trip to Louisville. Of course, I also got a sixer of Torpedo which makes this seem like a pale ale, but for fans of grapefruit hops flavor IPAs. this one fits and that it's a Falls City product, when I go back I'll get this again.

May 11, 2017
3.52 by Kuges from Texas on Apr 25, 2017
3.87 by florisj135 from Virginia on Apr 15, 2017
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