Villager IPA
Fort Point Beer Company

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From:
Fort Point Beer Company
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,181
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,216
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 11.14%
Ratings:
114
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 04:07 PM
Added:
Apr 25, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  23
SCORE
85
Very Good
Villager IPAVillager IPA
Notes: In the San Francisco spirit of innovation, Villager blends classic Northwest hops with contemporary ale yeast to establish a delicately constructed IPA. Villager's hop aroma is both citrusy and floral, complemented by notes of stone fruit and tropical flavor in the finish. A true expression of the cultural contrasts that embody our city by the bay, Villager brings a new twist to this West Coast style.
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3.4 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Friday at 04:07 PM
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Act25 from New Jersey

A pale ale style. Lots of malt.
a) clear golden w scant head but good lace.
s) Lots of grain, light bitter, akin to Dales, Anchor Steam but more lemony and lighter.
t) Follows aroma, slightly mineral. Some pine on bready pillow base.
f) Good food beer, weight.
o) Mid-pack but steady.

May 19, 2022
 
4.61 by Beecham from California on Apr 22, 2022
 
3.79 by peachy-tay from California on Feb 26, 2022
 
4 by Marvicsin from California on Feb 04, 2022
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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hoppity from California

I am a big fan of FPB's Kölsch and wanted to try some of their other beers. Wasn't sure what to make of "San Francisco Style" on the label, but decided to try this as well. I bought a six pack. It has a nice crisp taste, hoppy, but not over hopped like some IPAs. I would agree with the description that it's "delicately constructed". Lacks a bit in body, but goes really well with food. Would buy/drink again.

Jan 01, 2022
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HipCzech from Texas

19.2 fl oz can (“village people 08/24/21”) poured into a Spiegelau IPA class. Pale, golden yellow, nearly clear, with a billowing head of puffy white foam. Nice aromas if pine needles, citrus and fruit salad. Drinkable flavors with classic citrus, pine, gentler tropical fruit and light caramel malt. Light to medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable IPA that sticks to the West Coast style.

Oct 09, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

Continuing my tour of what's left of the West Coast IPA. I picked up a sixer of this. Date on the can says 03/04/2021 (but the box said 4/20/2021).

Fitlered straw yellow with a 1 inch creamy white head. I immediately pick up piney resinous hops from the aroma. I'm usually happy when that aroma is present. Definite smell of tropical fruit, especially pineapple. The taste is fruity with a hint of pine. Not that bitter. A little light on the backend without much noticeable malt presence which can sometimes be okay in this style. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side and like I said the balance leans towards the hop but not too much of that as it isn't too bitter. Overall, it's pretty refreshing. Drinks easily and it taste super fresh. I wish it was a little more bitter but the abv is unbelievable hidden as this almost drinks like a light IPA. There are no real off-notes, it just isn't the boldest beer more laid back and casual. A sure winner with dinner; would pair well with any spicy food that you need to wash down with something just slightly bitter. I could imagine kicking back and sharing a few of these with friends.

May 04, 2021
 
4.28 by loveisastream from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by UnevenSurface from Hong Kong

An IPA that remembers that its roots are in a Pale Ale style - a rare thing on the West Coast. The hops and ABV are nicely in balance. I would say the same for Lagunitas, of course, but Villager doesn't quite match Lagunitas for taste. However, it's a very decent easy drinking and refreshing beer. Not quite sure about the 'San Francisco style' claim, but I'll let that lie.

Jun 25, 2020
 
3.75 by mpenske from California on May 31, 2020
 
2.5 by mblakesley from California on Mar 28, 2020
 
3.87 by IRONRakkasan from California on Oct 03, 2019
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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by poneill12 from California

Pours a very light golden yellow. Not much amber or darkness to it, which is kind of nice because that comes through without unnecessary sweetness. Not much smell. Good carb and head. It isn't too bitter but it drinks like a hoppy sharp pilsner or hoppy lager kind of. subtle fruit. Plenty of flavor but it won't hit you over the head.

Sep 03, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

Picked up a sixer today in the Piedmont neighborhood on vacation in Oakland to visit my sister. Clean, assertive hop presence with enough balance to be respectable and no more. Worth a try, but not outstanding or standout.

Aug 17, 2019
 
3.75 by Shy5 from Oregon on Aug 04, 2019
 
3.85 by ben741 from Canada (ON) on Jul 21, 2019
 
3.54 by Eychung from New York on Jun 15, 2019
 
3.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 01, 2019
 
3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Apr 16, 2019
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3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
by GeoffBenstead from California

Great hoppy taste. Crisp and fresh but light in colour for a true IPA.

Apr 04, 2019
 
3.87 by michiganmatt from California on Feb 21, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by patre_tim from Thailand

Straw with a hint of haze, a little carbonation and 2 fingers of fast fading white head.

Smells of pineapple and caramel malts.

Tastes of pine, pineapple candy, slightly floral and a little bitter finish.

Medium body, slightly syrupy with little carbonation.

I got this in San Francisco, and am drinking it in Redding, Feb 1st, 2019.

Feb 01, 2019
 
3.69 by festizio from California on Jan 30, 2019
 
4 by sqpat from Washington on Dec 23, 2018
 
3.75 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Nov 22, 2018
 
3.74 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 16, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Hondo from Nevada

Ok. Just ok.

Nov 02, 2018
 
4.69 by evanwoertz from California on Oct 16, 2018
 
4.05 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Oct 16, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by terence from California

Solid West Coast IPA, usually readily available in Northern California Costcos. Very fragrant amroma, flavorful with clean finish. Enjoyable brew well worth try.

Sep 09, 2018
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by ChristopherOrev from California

A reliable, middle-of-the-road IPA. The can/label design wins major points for this artist and beer drinker, but the flavors and finish of the Villager IPA isn't enough to warrant major kudos. It's worth trying, but it's nothing special (excepting the aesthetics).

Aug 24, 2018
 
3.73 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Aug 13, 2018
 
3.25 by Noelito76 from New York on Jul 05, 2018
 
3.77 by chebode2 from Germany on Apr 09, 2018
 
3.75 by mrcraft from California on Mar 12, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

Had it on tap in Santa Rosa Cali. at the Beer Baron.
An ok IPA nothing special ,easy drinking the nose was better than the taste.

Feb 21, 2018
 
3.53 by GClarkage from California on Jan 31, 2018
 
3.65 by Just-the-sip from California on Jan 26, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by summitsix from California

Review date 1/6/18
Date stamped on the box 12/21/17

L - Light gold, filtered IPA with delicate bubbles streaming up to the top
S - Citrusy, tropical hops
T - Nicely balanced with Northwest hops and malt
F - Good mouthfeel, very refreshing
O - I love the dry, crisp finish to this beer. It's sold in cans, and the canned on date is clearly stamped on the box

Jan 07, 2018
Villager IPA from Fort Point Beer Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 114 ratings