Battlefield IPA | Avondale Brewing Co.

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Battlefield IPABattlefield IPA
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3.81/5
Very Good
142 Ratings
Battlefield IPABattlefield IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States
avondalebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Battlefield IPA is a new twist on an American India Pale Ale. Our master blend of west coast hops and the finest American and European malt distinguishes itself from many IPAs on the battlefield. A hoppy citrus and floral nose invites you to experience the perfectly balanced IPA. The natural bouquet of our hop blend and malt gives this IPA a victory all its own. You will agree the battle has been won when you reward yourself with our outstanding spin on the IPA.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,598
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
142
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
45
Trade:
1
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Photo of Fee
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown with minimal aroma. Still, the flavor makes up for any shortcomings. Good mouthfeel with robust flavor and nice hop profile. A very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of Sammy
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AL-PH_Aquatherm
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gamblebc
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My local, in-person trader, tone77, has expressed some CANcern about my backlog, especially as it pertains to ones that he has dropped off for The CANQuest (tm). I am doing my best to plow through & get caught up. Disappointingly, there are many without approved pics & my trusty camera has died! Some are just going to have to wait until I CAN procure a replacement.

From the CAN: "A Small Brewery with a Big Story"; "Handcrafted in Alabama"; "#TrunksUp"; "It all started in 1913, when a circus performer, Miss Fancy the Elephant, inadvertently became the city of Avondale's greatest icon. Known as the Queen of Avondale, Miss Fancy performed tricks in Avondale Park. Her favorite pastime was parading down Spring Street, aided by her handler, Mr. Todd, guzzling bootlegged beer an whiskey confiscated by Prohibition officers. It's to heroes such as this that we raise our glasses and say, Trunks up!"; "The Battlefield IPA is a new twist on an American India Pale Ale. Our master blend of West Coast hops and the finest American and European malt distinguishes itself from many IPAs on the battlefield. A hoppy citrus and floral nose invites you to experience the perfectly balanced IPA. Our heroic ale gets its name from the only Civil War battle fought in Jefferson County, Alabama. During the skirmish, shots were exchanged near the house of the town sheriff. A stray bullet struck the sheriff's wife in the breast as she stood on the porch of her house. Luckily, she made a full recovery, and a ceasefire was called on both sides.": "62 IBU".

Lots to CANscribe, but the Crack! takes precedence since nothing important CAN happen without it. In this case, a slow, gentle Glug was immediately followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl. This, in turn, raised just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head that left a load of nice lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly-hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), but it could be chill haze from my reefer running rather cool vs. tonight's heat & humidity. Nose had a pronounced earthiness with loads of pine resin and dank at the forefront and underlain by a lightly smoky, earthy maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very cool & minty, very much of pine, but again with an earthy maltiness that kind of put me in mind of an English IPA. Do not misunderstand, however. I am not saying that it needs a change in style, in fact, with their measured IBUs, that would be silly & leave me open to more ridicule than usual. No, instead, it just left me curious as to what malts were employed. In the interim, as the beer warmed to room temperature, it began to clarify, so I will chalk its earlier haze to my reefer. Finish was dry, slightly bitter, but of the two AL-born AIPAs that I had tonight, I liked this one better. It seemed to strike a little better balance between its use of malt & hops. YMMV.

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Photo of JonathanED
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crobinso
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of droby996
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cboike25
4.78/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the almost taste of Zombie Dust.

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Photo of owenlift
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very tasty IPA.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coombski
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JintheHam
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2 month old can poured to YETI.
Golden amber with thick, off white head.
Light on the nose. Floral hops, light pine, rich malt.
Tastes great. Not specifically fruity, piney, or bitter, but a great balance of them all.
A good IPA.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jenco81
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of szmnnl99
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Broseph1617
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm very impressed with this beer. Has a hint of piney notes with some citrus an floral notes as well. Fairly standard for a strong American IPA, but the piney flavors really balance out the bitterness and make it a great beer.

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Battlefield IPA from Avondale Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 142 ratings