Winter IPA
Faction Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #396
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,222
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 9.62%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
63
From:
Faction Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  14
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Reviews by GQchris:
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GQchris from California

4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
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!

Feb 24, 2016
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jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2020
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KingStelle from California

3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 08, 2020
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largadeer from California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

Nov 20, 2013
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bouncepass from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Mar 10, 2014
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illidurit from California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Dec 23, 2013
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nygannon from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nov 30, 2013
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rbrefbeerman from California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Nov 27, 2013
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RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Feb 06, 2014
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vidisad from California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 10, 2018
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elNopalero from California

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a clear golden color with a light hop aroma. I get some pine and citrus peel with a earthy straw backbone. There’s a pleasing hoppiness on the palate, with more of the same sorts of citrus and piney straw balanced with a taste of caramel malt. Oddly I also encountered a bit of baking soda on the finish, something I found consistent with the Faction beers. Part of their flavor profile? Or the Alameda water?

Mar 25, 2014
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Dec 26, 2015
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Brennanleroy from California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Feb 13, 2014
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kdown from California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Feb 03, 2014
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random846 from California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Mar 19, 2014
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nov 16, 2013
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od_sf from California

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 21, 2015
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JRod1969 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Feb 13, 2014
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spark3148857 from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 26, 2015
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mc4z from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jan 08, 2014
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smitty5245 from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jan 09, 2014
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heymikew from California

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Watch out Bay Area
Rodger is finally getting to brew the way he's been imagining
That can only mean great beer for all of us

When Claudia brought the keg in, the first thing I asked her was "is it cold"
As soon as she confirmed that her drive across the island had been short, and the temperature had not been compromised, David hooked it up and produced three glasses.

First whiff: mmmm
First sip: that thing Homer does when he gets a headrush
Only regret: we got a small keg instead of the 1/2 bbl

On tap at PS Eatery

Nov 09, 2013
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InfernoBoss from California

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 02, 2015
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raynmoon from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jan 14, 2014
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Beerbuddy21 from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Feb 16, 2014
Winter IPA from Faction Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 63 ratings