The F-Word
Only Child Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,489
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
90
Ranked #18,041
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.68%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
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Only Child Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating
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SCORE
90
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned late January 2016; drank 2/18/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE bright white head (careful pouring!); a curtain of frothy lace.

Mango, pineapple, banana & faint honey notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Melon & mild grapefruit flavors up front; dry pineapple juice notes on the finish. Almost no booze heat.

Not over the top, but very flavorful. A subtle DIPA.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I received this in a BIF box from @swenny916. Poured from 16 oz. can into Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a pretty reddish-amber color with over a finger of fluffy, ecru-colored head and lacing that lasted through the pour. The aromatic nose features sweet malt, lemon, honeydew melon, orange peel, pepper, and a whiff of onion. The taste opens with a blend of bready malt and bitter Denali and Vic Secret hops. Then, at mid sip, there's a nice dose of citrus, including orange and melon. It's also pleasantly dank. This ale has a fairly viscous body with moderate carbonation, and the 8.3% ABV gives it nice substance. Overall, I enjoyed The F-Word quite a bit. It's very-well-balanced and has a little of everything I like: it's malty like a southern-style IPA but also has lots of fruit and a great hop bill.

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Photo of Buck89
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can, poured into a snifter. Moderately hazy light amber/dark gold with a pretty thin white head. Not much retention but some lacing. Bright aromas of citrus, fine, earthy herbal notes, and cracker. Nice bitter citrus on the palate first, mixed with pine and back to orange. A slight biscuity, bready taste on the finish, which I enjoyed. Dry and medium-bodied. Well-balanced.

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The F-Word from Only Child Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 15 ratings