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Battlefield IPA | Avondale Brewing Co.

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Battlefield IPABattlefield IPA

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States

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.

Added by AgentMunky on 09-22-2011

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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of The22Lou
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass on-tap at the Silvertron. From notes. Reviewed 19 August 2011.

A: Nice finger of head, creamy and tight. Clearish copper colour with faint bubbles within. Pretty beer that glows in the light. Great lacing.

S: Fantastic! I can smell grapefruit from across the table. Strong, pungent hops that grow gentler with exposure, providing a rewarding depth of scent. This is what an IPA should smell like; brilliant.

T: Good, if...quirky. The hops are recognizable, even if I can't put my finger on them. Chinook? Fuggles? (Very different hops, I realise, but the website confirms that Battlefield uses a blend of English and American hops.) Less citrusy than expected, with a strong hop presence that is astringently bitter (but not unpleasantly so) and has a slightly vegetal feel. A little bit like chewing on mild hops. The aftertaste is lingering and bitter. The beer is mildly balanced, but obviously hop-heavy.

M: Great combination of smooth-tingly and dry-wet. Really nice.

O: A surprisingly excellent IPA for Birmingham, Alabama. Superficially similar to Birmingham's Good People IPA, but less balanced and more intense. I have hope for Alabama's brewing scene. Definitely recommended. Will seek out to have again.

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Photo of a0lbudman
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L-hazy darker gold color with an off white head that leave a lace
S-citrus, and floral aroma
T-hard hops taste that gets even harder with the aftertaste, but mellows out as the glass goes down
F-medium body and medium carbonation
O-great hop flavor that gets much better as the glass gets lower

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a dark amberish hazy color. Very bubbly. Big thick head that dissipates very quickly.
S- Very citrusy/floral. I get notes of grapefruit. Slight boozy smell that balances behind it.
T- It has a great floral/grapefruit flavor that you'd get with many IPA's. Very bitter after the first sip, but the second seems to be less harsh on the taste buds.
F- It's hazy, so it's fairly thick. It's also fairly carbonated.
O- Exceptional IPA. I've had this once at avondale, and this time I got it at home in Mobile. I would definitely try it. Birmingham knows whats up.

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4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a snifter. No canned on date unfortunately.

Cloudy gold and amber body. Frothy and sudsy pale white head. Shows good persistence. 4.5

Very nice nose here. Mosaic? Cuz I'm getting all types of melon and mango and passionfruit. Fruity for sure. Sweet fruitiness with a touch of malt and pine and floral qualities. Outstanding aroma. 4.5

Damn! This tastes a bit dated, but there's some great potential here. Melon and mango meet a biscuity, toasted malt flavor and floral bitter flavor. Lemony flavors emerge with some warmth. I'm enjoying these flavors aside from feeling a tad roasted malt heavy. 4

There's a good amount of juiciness, mellow bitterness, medium but light body and a refreshing quality. A bit of toasted malt feel and zest are a bit distracting from the smoothness, but otherwise this beer is great. 3.75

A pleasant surprise. I'm a fan. Glad I have one more can.

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4.12/5  rDev +8.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Battlefield IPA from Avondale Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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