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Fork In The Road | Blank Slate Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blank Slate Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first beer in Blank Slate's "Traveling IPA" series. Autumn is a time of change and mother nature is at a fork in the road as the bright summer gives way to fall's darker colors. This beer sits squarely at the fork where darker malts and brighter hops meet. Munich and CaraRed malts give it an amber color and bigger malt presence than a standard IPA. Generous amounts of Citra and Centennial hops remind you that it's still an "India" style beer nonetheless.

Added by barczar on 12-17-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
Avg:
4
pDev:
22.25%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by barczar:
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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy brown copper color with fleeting half inch cream head.

Pineapple, mango, muted lime, pith, resin, and toasted malt comprise the aroma.

Flavor reveals more fruity hop flavor. Tangerine, pineapple, and lime mingle with resin and fresh cut grass. Mango and toasted breadcrust carry into a fairly bitter finish. Sweetarts emerge as it warms.

Body is a touch light and worty, with moderate carbonation, a hint of astringency, and significant alcohol warmth.

Good fruity hop flavor, decent bitterness. It's a bit hot, but a good, tasty brew.

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Photo of DingleHouse
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had the privilege of trying this for the first time with Brew-master Scott. While I enjoyed all of his offerings, this one stuck out to me..fits my taste, I guess.

It starts out with a nice, fluffy head on top of opaque copper and maintains a bit of lace throughout. The nose is very big before the dissipation. The Citra is not nearly as big on the palate as the first whiff might suggest. The malt balances out the hops fairly quickly and leaves just a bit of burn. Of course, it's just enough to make one need another gulp...tricky brew-master.

All in all, this beer is definitely worth ordering twice. Three times, if you have a ride.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Luke9
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

JayJay likes it.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of garylite
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stumbled on to this last night and happy I did. Awesomely balanced beer very much in the style of Surly Furious. Great malt, citrus and hoppy pine flavors. Great color and smells great. Loved it. This is a beer that will bring me back to Cincinnati.thank you

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Photo of Enochase04
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kal4478
5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look - Great dark amber color with a great head and good lacing
Smell - great fruity toasty smell
Taste - great toasty slightly fruit taste with a good amount of bitterness
Feel - lacking some body and carbonation
Overall great beer that could be thickened up and added more carbonation

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of meanmutt
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of jeremy3311
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kotzbauerm
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mashtronaut
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Martce
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwags81
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerslushy
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Fork In The Road from Blank Slate Brewing Company
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