La Frontera | Big Bend Brewing Co.

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La FronteraLa Frontera

Brewed by:
Big Bend Brewing Co.
Texas, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DillanWeems on 10-20-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 45
Photo of TX-Badger
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with pine and citrus, typical IPA, good not great.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one reminded me a lot of a major brewer's IPA. It has the traditional IPA hoppiness, but it is very subdued and the hops fruitiness is very lacking.

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Photo of Tommo
2.86/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can from west texas, pours a medium hue for an ipa. Smells somewhat gentle but all you taste on teh way down is malt. Not much bittering, to sweet. Overall this is kinda bad

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Photo of bradaloupe
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The taste of this beer was much like what the other raters posted about it. It was bitter, the smell was very citrusy and complex. When I opened the can, it foamed a lot. It was not shaken at all. I attempted to pour a glass. Nothing but foam even with the steadiest hands. Threw that can and foam out.

I decided to drink it straight from the can. The foam was even worse and was harsh.

I would not buy this beer again. It was undrinkable due to the foam.

Never again.

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Photo of beergoot
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark gold colored body; very thick, lasting head; clumps of lacking on the glass. Very faint whiff of citrus with a touch of malt. Light cereal grain base with a robust hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; coarse; primarily dry finish.

It looks and tastes like an IPA but it's rather one-dimensional flavor-wise. Couple that with a really weak aroma and you are left with a drinkable yet unexciting IPA.

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Photo of Piglet
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very different tasting IPA, not very hoppy as most nor bitter. Aroma was that of grapefruit and lime. Taste was very citrus lemon like as well. A decent beer, more of a summer with fajitas given all the citrus notes. Not bad but not sure I'd buy again.

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Photo of Westyn
2.6/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a strange beer. All I got was what tasted like lemon juice. No bitterness or aroma either. It's not a terrible beer, but doesn't really taste like an IPA at all. Would be a good hot summer beer.

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Photo of Mortarforker
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light for an IPA but not bad.Looks good in the glass with good lacing just not much going on as far as taste.Maybe after it warms up some more it will be better.Only paid 6 bucks for a six pack so I guess I can't complain much.Cheers!

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.16/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Mildly hazy with a dark golden center and light golden towards the outer edges. The head is thick, fluffy lasts for several minutes and creates a very thin lacing around he glass.
Smell: grapefruit, lemon zest, mild herbs and spices and little peppery.
Taste: Sweeter than most IPAs and it’s not hop forward. The hops do taste good and come out more in its aftertaste. The lemon zest come through first as it starts to warm up.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied and fairly smooth.
Overall: Not bad rather malt forward for an IPA, but worth a try.

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La Frontera from Big Bend Brewing Co.
3.08 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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