No. 2 IPA | The Freehouse

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Brewed by:
The Freehouse
Minnesota, United States
freehousempls.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DaveMiller on 04-05-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
24
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
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4
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 24
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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Longfellow Grill. L: It’s a full, clear light amber pour with a thin cream colored foam film on top. S: Melon and malt with some light spice. T: Fruit and malt palate with an assertive bitterness. Balanced towards the hops. F: Medium carbonation and body. O: A good, flavorful, easy to drink IPA.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The IPA was solid. It poured a clear copper color with white head that left some lace. The scent and the taste had hop bitterness with floral and citrus being present. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall....quite nice.

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Photo of Cooper
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gatornation
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An average IPA clear dark yellow with a spicy floral smell, taste had more spice than hops and had a this mouth feel, easy to drink but not a good rendition of the style.

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Photo of krl2112
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kraticus41
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of briguy93
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear, golden hue with orange highlights. It had a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, resinous pine and burnt toast maltiness. Nice burnt toast malt flavor with some sweet caramel. It had a strong bitter, piney hop bite to match the sweetness. It was crisp and sharp with a very dry finish.

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Photo of eawolff99
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stealth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of AnalogErik
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tcrellin
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

nothing special here unfortunately, as its my first beer from the freehouse and i was hoping for a little more. its a generic ipa, no visible flaws aside from a rather thin body than makes the whole thing go by too swiftly. its got a cascade hop type profile, higher alpha but lower dosed, overbalanced by sweet malt, possibly underfermented. i just need some more meat for the style, too light to hold onto, maybe in the spring and summer, but not this time of year. hops turn quite bitter in the finish, and hang around awhile. i see this as god ipa for those still on the fence about the style, or new to craft from yellow beer. its light enough to appeal to those folks, but flavorful enough to show what hops can do in a beer. thats about it though, as it doesnt really pass muster with a mature ipa palate.

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Photo of R1nzl3r
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveMiller
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ANiklaus
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Ilafan
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No. 2 IPA from The Freehouse
3.65 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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