Fall IPA | Faction Brewing

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89
very good
32 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by largadeer on 11-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Ajlvt
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CB1982
3.42/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really unimpressed after seeing the ratings on here for this beer. Coming from the East Coast it is clear you cannot look at the avg. and think it will be on our with other beers across the country. To put this in the same class as new England's gbot, bells two hearted, the worst tree house, captains daughter, trillium, etc etc hurts my soul. Those are all roughly 4.3 avg here. California had the best iPas but it's not remotely close any more...and no don't say Pliny, it's so far behind tree house, Lawson's, trillium, and the alchemist, its not funny.

Now for my review. Smells like it tastes. Crisp, clean, clear, mostly piney notes with a little citrus. No real alcohol flavor, as it's not high abv. Smooth, refreshing, but there isn't much going on here. Standard run of the mill ipa. I'd take a sculpin, racer x, or any lagunitas any day of the week over this.

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Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Plasmafunk
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Whole Foods Blossom Hill in San Jose, CA.
Pours a golden/dark yellow with a thin head.
Smell is mild and reminiscent of orange peel and citrus.
The hops are evident on taste but very well balanced. This brew is light on its feet, which is a good thing.
Overall this is a terrific beer. Hop heads may find it wanting but I find the balance to be exquisite.

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Photo of Gregmacd
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elNopalero
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a warm tan color.
As it opens I get a sharply defined orange peel aroma off the bat with some lightly caramel malt aroma.
It's lightly drying with a cinnamon hint? Along with some grassy catty onion notes, mellow and subdued under the citrus peel. Tasty.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JHB-510
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of random846
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of mdlb44
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of HopHead84
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of _morandi_
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jdelenikos89
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of RobertH50
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of notchucknorris
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Whole Foods in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, mango, papaya, and peach aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, tropical fruit, and peach juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with awesome citrus and tropical fruit hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of AmityValentin
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of AaronOp
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Fall IPA from Faction Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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