Winter IPA | Faction Brewing

BA SCORE
89.7%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 58 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Faction Brewing
California, United States
factionbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by heymikew on 11-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,352
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
58
Liked:
52
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
9.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of 22Blue
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at CBC 2016. Golden pour with a white head. Citrus and tropical fruit.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GQchris
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this on tap the other day at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. I got it not expecting much, but I was pleasantly BLOWN AWAY! This is one of the best IPA's I have ever had in my life. I can describe it as Robust, and beautiful in color. Hoppy, but not in an out of balance way, mouth feel is wonderful, resiny, I want more of this!

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Photo of frasergrove
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erjaq
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Plasmafunk
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Whole Foods Blossom Hill in San Jose.
Pours a darkish gold color with a light head.
Smell is classic IPA with citrus and pine notes.
The taste explodes on the palate with hops, citrus, and a very faint hint of spice in the background. Slight bitterness on the finish,
This is an absolutely delicious beer. Faction does it again.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this on tap at the brewery as part of a sampler flight, The beer looked and smelled good. I really enjoyed the flavor that the hops were giving off on this one. The feel was good and overall I thought it was a solid brew.

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Photo of berkeleymaw
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KimenTshom
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of od_sf
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leilei143
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewcycler
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TychoNDC
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While very good, their flagship pale ale had a very fruity hoppy flavor and was much more balanced. I would still revisit this one, but it was not my favorite of the two options.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of spark3148857
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pxc13
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice potpourri smell. Smooth taste. May be an acquired taste, however.

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Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Winter IPA from Faction Brewing
Beer rating: 89.7% out of 100 with 58 ratings
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