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:
224
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 224 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Antg8989
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at the Fargo Brewing Company. Not a bad IPA. Not much lacing. Aroma is grapefruit peel. Taste is citrusy and a bit pinier than anything offered in the nose. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall, nothing overly impressive, but solid.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Callipygea
1.73/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

I wanted to love this, because I live down the street, but I couldn't get more than a couple sips in. Far too piney, astringent, and bitter for me. It's probably a moderate level of all three, but I have a low tolerance for those tastes.

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Photo of msumike89
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hegg4345
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of matcris
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Slightly hazy, amber/orange. About a finger of off white foamy head that settles pretty quickly to a ring. Leaves some minor lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Nice citrus/orange, pine, and caramel malt. Some tropical fruit notes as well.
TASTE: I get some sweet malt and citrus and pine first. A nice mild bitterness takes over and builds a bit throughout the life of the beer.
FEEL: Dry overall. Medium thin body and mild to medium carbonation.
OVERALL: I've had this about a year ago, and I'm more impressed than last time. Pretty balanced between sweet and bitter, no off flavors, nice aroma, and citrus, pine and slightly tropical in the taste. Good stuff.

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Photo of Sensei04
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendrick24
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJNIDEK
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lorihall1
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 SweetChicken
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NWer
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briguy93
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickSMpls
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CRJMellor
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Woodchipper IPA from Fargo Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 224 ratings.
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