Hop Beard: Mountain Man IPA
Fonta Flora Brewery

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American IPA
Ranked #1,673
Ranked #11,451
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Hop Beard:  Mountain Man IPAHop Beard:  Mountain Man IPA
Notes: IPA intensely hopped with simcoe, citra, amarillo and CTZ.

70 IBU
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 74
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau Heff glass.

Look is a pale slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is intense herbal lemon.

Taste is an intense hoppy pine citrus.


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Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of floral hops and gooseberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of gooseberries and limes along with notes of floral hops, the latter of which become stronger as the beer warms up. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has an interesting mix between gooseberry/lime and floral flavor once the beer warms up.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Apellonious
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can (no date) poured into a pint glass, a slightly hazy golden orange with thin sliver of head that immediately dissipates to a rim of lace. The aroma is dank, with noticeable grapefruit and tangerine notes. The taste take a slight shift, stone fruit enters the equation, and the grapefruit/tangerine mixing with some herbal/grassy notes. The mouthfeel is solid, with carbonation medium and a balanced amount of heft. Overall, a good IPA for fans of the stone fruit side of things. Need to add a canned date.

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Photo of beertunes
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to nc41 for this one from NBS BIF #8. 16oz can poured into 14 oz teku. Poured a hazy medium gold color with alomst an inch of white head that had good retention and great lacing.

The aroma was all hops out of the can, with just a slight touch of grain from the glass. Pretty similar on the tongue, many hops, light grain, and good bitterness.

The body was firmly typical for the style, and had a lingering bit on the back that I enjoyed. Drinkability was very good, i could see drinking these on the regular if they were local to me. Overall, a very nice brew. Certainly worth grabbing if you see it, and maybe worth seeking out.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: golden color, thin white head, hazy
S: pine and citrus hops
T: slightly bitter, nice balance between pine and grapefruit
F: good mouthfeel, bitter finish
O: nice IPA, never heard of these guys before

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this is not the kind of beer i know these guys for, its the wild stuff and the saisons, not the hoppy beer, that sets them apart. rather pale in color, a lot of strong hop aroma, hard to pick out any specific varietal but there is obvious grapefruit to this, fresh lime and grass, and even kiwi fruit. some pine and some oily bitterness too, not quite enough grain in here for this to be balanced it doesnrt seem, but i dont mind that, the hop intensity is appealing, classic to an extent. the flavor is fresh and bitter, and not just in the finish but all the way through it. grapefruit and lime are strong to me, white cranberry or something with a slight tang, oily feel but still light to me, deep green vegetal sort of pine at the end, good carbonation and relative dryness in the feel. not a whole lot of malt to this, and not all dry hops either, a little old school charm to this, and a good beer overall, drinkable and all, but certainly not as dynamic and interesting and high end as i have come to associate with fonta flora. everyone needs an ipa i guess, and this fills that role well, but its sure not a highlight in their portfolio...

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours bright yellow with thin white head.

Aroma - Very nice tropical aroma, pineapple and mango mostly with a touch of grapefruit at the end.

Taste - Very light tropical flavors orange mango with grapefruit and pine resin on the finish. Nice bitter finish.

Feel - Medium bodied slightly creamy feel with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - A well done tropical IPA well balanced with the hops.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer at Cigar City's Hunahpu's Day 2016 in Tampa, FL. I tried this after a lot of big and heavy Imperial Stouts and I found the big dose of citrus to be refreshing. Overall, I thought it was a solid IPA.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color with a touch of haziness. Aroma is a little bit on the watery citrus side. Flavor is slightly bitter citrus and a little light in the body. Overall not bad but could be way better.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

First off I wanna rate this a little higher but can't with the new rating system!Ok this pours a dull medium golden with a thinner wispy white head.Some tangerine and orange in the nose along with a light toast and biscuit malts,on the dryer side malt-wise.A good amount of carbonation and crispness in the feel with real "green" leafy and herbal hoppiness,again a nice crisp lightly toasted malt base makes me wanna drink more.

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Photo of humuloner22
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer was good. I probably wouldn't order it again since it wasn't all that outstanding compared to what is out there these days. Although my palate could have been off when I drank it, but none of the others were "off" not that this one was, but it just needed something to make it more remarkable. I think that if it had a little more sweetness to balance out the bitter hop presence it would be an excellent beer. I am still looking forward to trying other beers from this brewery I keep hearing really great things and this is my second one. Not that it was bad, it just didn't do it for me for whatever reason.

Appearance: Bronze, clear, not a lot of head really very little carbonation at all with a fairly aggressive pour, some lacing but really not a lot.

Smell: Hops, bitterness, not really anything sweet with this one.

Taste: It needs something, to balance out the hops, it was kind of thin, not a ton of carbonation and more bitterness with not a lot flavor from the hops other than bitterness. Fairly bland IPA, maybe it was just this batch, I might try another pint if it is around again. Otherwise, it was a pretty basic IPA.

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Hop Beard: Mountain Man IPA from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 74 ratings