Woodchipper IPA | Fargo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fargo Brewing Company
North Dakota, United States
fargobrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by THECPJ on 11-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
225
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a pretty good ipa from a brewery i had not heard of before this trip. all their stuff has been nice. a clean but still kind of big american ipa here, golden and bright on the pour with a tall white head rising over the rim of the shaker pint its served in and holding on nicely. the aroma is great, citrus forward hops with notes of tangerine and bitter orange peel, but quite oily and west coast feeling as well. the taste is maybe a little less fruity than the nose, with some generic kind of sweetness creeping in from the malt, and a bit more of the bitterness than the orange, although its pretty close. amazing how easy this goes down, even into a full belly. despite having a hoppy texture, a little residual sugar, and a sturdy abv, i still have no problem putting pints back. smooth and simple, i think its simpler flavor profile lends to that for sure. overall a great ipa out here in the high plains that people dont seem to talk much about, but this is one to definitely try while traveling though this part of the country. i liked this and the iron horse pale they do quite a lot.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a pale amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of fresh hoppy citrus notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by fresh citrus notes with lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Noting to write home about but quite enjoyable for the style.

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Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, purchased at the brewery on 11/13/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderate sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of drewone
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At last, I have found a North Dakota beer. I've now had a beer from all 50 states. Thank you Brad!

The beer is golden yellow with a white head. Mild haze. The aroma offers pine, hops, resin. Hop forward with a sturdy malt body. Tasty with lingering pine notes. Well balanced and flavorful. A solid beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a thin cap of light khaki foam with good retention and lacing. Good aroma of caramel and pale malt, tropical fruit, orange citrus and grassy hops. Flavor starts with caramel malt, mixed tropical and orange family fruit with grassy and citrus hops and develops an interesting bright lemon flavor as it finishes with lemon citrus and a good lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied with some light creaminess. A nice West Coast style IPA with C hops and a good flavorful malt body. The very lemony citrus in the finish is welcome and makes this one stand out for me. Thanks to my friend Jerry for bringing this back from his home state; I was so desperate to try something from the Dakotas that I would have happy to drink anything at all brewed in the state. What a happy day to get a well made and distinctive IPA. Well done Fargo!

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Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to sembo for this brew.

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, pretty nice citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. This is my 50th state brew, finally. Thanks Eric!

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eawolff99
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 225 ratings.
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