Expatriate
Three Weavers Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,310
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,216
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 7.04%
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
236
From:
Three Weavers Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  55
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Inspired by the Three Weavers community, our West Coast IPA is bright and laden with notes of tropical fruits. Brewed with two-row barley, a touch of English crystal malt and loaded with new age American hops. Expatriate is home no matter where you are.
Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 236 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

can dated 4/22/21; today is 6/6

pours a clear yellow gold body with slightly off-white rocky froth head that has moderate retention and leaves copious amounts of thin patchy sudsy lacing behind as it settles

aroma is floral lemon with a caramel bready malt backer; it's grassy, clean, and near-floral in the front end hop zone, with a faint pine backer

taste follows that up with a double down in the lemon, pin3 and caramel bready malt

mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and high carbonation, running crisp and grassy and finishing dry and leaving a citrus/grassy aftertaste

overall:
it's floral and lemon and malt forward with a pine and hoppy afterward. it's pretty unique but familiar as hell.

Jun 07, 2021
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours only slightly cloudy bright yellow with a long lasting white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is faint. Light lemon. Flavor is rather blah, not that it's bad, just not a lot of punch to it. Feel is also just so so, light bodied without much carbonation. Overall not sure how it's score is as high as it is. Not one I'll look for.

May 05, 2021
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BucBasil from Rwanda

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12oz can into a large mug.

A: The beer is a clear orange color with hints of gold. Head poured pretty large, foamy, and there is tons of lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Clean, almost soapy smell with lots of floral hops and orange peel. Tangerine. Pineapple.

T: Pretty nice balance throughout. Nice bready and biscuity malt backbone over a solid hop profile of citrus peel and some pine. More typical in the mouth without many of the interesting fruit notes in the nose. Still, a nice balance of flavors.

Overall: A solid IPA - balanced and drinkable. I'd get this again for sure.

Mar 04, 2021
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a 26 August 2020 canning date stamped on the bottom.
This is a lightly hazy, amber colored ale with a decent white head. It has a fruity aroma featuring tropical fruit notes with a touch of baked bread. The flavor follows but with more subdued tropical fruits and a more herbal nature than the aroma suggests.
Mouthfeel. Medium body with lively medium+ carbonation.

Feb 16, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Lightly hazy, rich golden color. Big white head with very nice retention and excellent lacing. A real looker.

S---Hoppy, fruity. Lemon, pine & tropical notes.

T---Hoppy & juicy. Lots of fruit goodness. Orange, lemon & mango.

F---Medium plus body. good carbonation. Not sticky, though, like I was expecting.

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Jan 31, 2021
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gandres from Philippines

3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:08 PM
12 ounce can poured to wine glass
Sight: very light amber/orange, slightly hazy
Smell: fragrant hoppy
Taste: medium bitterness, some sweetness
Mouth Feel: good carbonation, medium drop. Long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good india pale ale
Repeat: maybe
Look for: no"

Nov 30, 2020
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BigMac59 from Texas

3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice dense head and decent lacing.
Aroma not very strong but some maltiness and pine notes.
Taste is average, I was hoping for more. It has some taste, just not enough.
Mouthfeel is clean.
I expected more of this beer.
I would rate is as just a bit better than average.

Nov 29, 2020
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great looking, pale yellow with a huge head and sticky lace.

Fruity notes with mild hop bitterness and a nice aftertaste.

Overall it's pretty easy drinking and goes down nice.

Sep 09, 2020
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

APPEARANCE: Cloudy golden, with a hearty off-white head and wall of lace.

AROMA: Tropical fruity hops, juicy and well-balanced.

TASTE: Big juiced hops here, too, with caramel malts balanced and a light bitter finish. Solid and enjoyable.

Sep 04, 2020
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This came in a variety pack of IPAs at my local grocer ... I'm drinking this 90 plus days after production and I'm wondering, given the favorable reviews here, if my selection is a bit skunked or had been overheated ... Disappointed

Aug 15, 2020
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elNopalero from California

3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy and lightly hopped, with a light hop aroma. The sip is similar, with a somewhat creamy character. A rare miss from three weavers in my experience.

Aug 06, 2020
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a medium frothy head that retains fairly well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is some malt, a little fruit and big piney hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with some light fruit and a big piney bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent piney IPA.

Jul 25, 2020
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a half inch of creamy and densely packed eggshell white on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of floral and grassy hops. As advertised is the nose, I’m tasting fresh floral to lightly grassy hops. The mouth is crisp, lightly chalky and dry.

Jul 19, 2020
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can. Pours slightly hazy. You can pretty much see fully through it but it is not clear. Nice crown of frothy lace ridges. Solid aroma. A nice interplay between hops and malt in the smell. Pineapple, mango, melon, and greener/grass hops. Sugar cookie malt scent. Flavor has a strong, grassy flavor off the bat. Sharp hoppiness. Then the other, fruitier hops set in. Definitely a pineapple and mango continuation here. Malt flavor has a crystal malt sugary-ness to it. It compliments the flavors of the hops but also can linger on the palate for too long. Even though the flavor is rather aggressive off the bat, after a few sips, you start to acclimate and it begins to go down very easy. Bitterness is medium. I think the reason why this drinks so easy is that the ABV is pretty well hidden. It sneaks up on the back of the tongue after about half a beer but by then you have already begun to feel pretty good. Overall a decent beer. Was a part of a mix pack with all the CANarchy mixed pack. I bet this one will stack up favorably to the rest.

Jul 11, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1st from brewer, and its 40th BA review.
Mid-pack, classic profile.
a) Pours a clear honey body with a foamy while head an laces only a bit.
s) Citrus from the crack, mostly orange blossom, and rind salad, marmalade on white toast.
t) Mostly citrus zest, and grapefruit. Powerful, enjoyed the 2nd one more.
f) Thinnish and tinny.
o) Like the classic, clean citric IPA but mid-level at best.

Jun 21, 2020
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HalfFull from California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I call bullshit out of the gate. I have a canned on 3/9/20 Expatriate rolled into a packaged on 4/14/20 mix o twelve. I was lied to in my view. Alas it is what it is, at least the jai alai was fresh. 12 oz. can poured into a pint glass, showing a light haze on the pour with a thin cap of foam. Deep straw in color, smell is a bit funky. Lacks bitterness. Touch of onion/shallot. Odd. Have had this beer on draft may times. Looks like another death by Oskar Blues.

May 25, 2020
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can in a tulip style IPA glass.

Translucent golden colored liquid with a bright white fluffy cap that retains well and leaves generous web lacing.

Aroma is dank and tropical. Pineapple, melon, and lemon. Dry, biscuit-like malt aroma.

Citrus flavor comes out with some earthiness and dry grass. Pineapple and melon on the back end.

Strong malt presence, medium bodied. Some hop tang with just a touch of bitterness. Slightly sweet.

Lives up to its name. The barley/English malt blend works.

May 22, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into narrow pint glass: color is opaque straw gold, head is off white with fine to small bubbles, head presents 2 fingers thick and lingers very well solid 1/2 finger thick top and some lacing.

Smell is some simcoe cattiness, lemon drop, citrus rind, some grapefruit and dank quality; malt notes are limited, maybe some biscuit and bread.

Taste is starts with lemon, citrus, grapefruit, then some light simcoe and dank notes; malt is clean, not much sweetness but noticeable malt balance with light biscuit.

Mouthfeel is quite good with low/moderate carbonation, quick bitterness that lingers with just a hint of malt sweet balance, good drying finish.

Overall a good IPA with great presence and some good intangible qualities in aroma and flavor - hoppy, low sweetness, and bitter, drying presence.

Jan 13, 2020
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monkist from Hungary

4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Again I feel very pleased with the variety of beers that I’m drinking. For quite some time most of the IPAs that I had have been hazy, NE-style, whether I wanted them that way or not. During that time, maybe deep down inside, I felt nostalgic about all the great West Coast IPAs that I had before - and by the turn of the events, here I am, again with some great West Coast IPAs.
This one from Inglewood, LA, felt very very pleasant - this was my first impression that stayed all the while that I had this beer. It smelled very fruity, slightly citrusy and also floral in a way, very exciting for a beer. The way it tasted was also great, not only because of the amount of intensive hops in there but also the mild bitterness and maybe most remarkably the great balance of it all - the beer never got too strong or too intensive or out of control. It stayed easy to drink and kept its exciting hoppiness without becoming too watery or too malty - it is JUST good. Not as light as a session IPA, it is a full-fledged IPA but a very consumable one - especially on a summer day/night. I was completely satisfied with it.

Jan 10, 2020
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a Teku glass.

Look: Pours a mostly clear golden yellow tinged with orange/amber. A one-finger white head reduces to a ring slowly, and leaves behind some fine, sticky lacing.
Smell: Lots of pineapple, papaya and mango, with some orange/tangerine, a hint of lemon, peach pine and green melon.
Taste: Follows the nose, with fruit both tropical and citrusy. The palate has a notably drier pine/earth character to it.
Feel: Medium body, maybe even a bit thin. Fine bubbles and good carbonation.
Overall: Less aggressively earthy and bitter than I was expecting and hoping for, but a very well balanced and enjoyable WCIPA.

Jan 07, 2020
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funku2 from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I expected something so bitter I would want to put it down and leave and eventually find myself keep coming back for more like Hemingway expatriated. What I got was a watered down weak flavored beer described by others as an L.A. IPA. Disappointing. Expatriate? I will not patronize this company again

Jan 04, 2020
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EJPA_0425 from California

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good. Has the LA kind of feel like some other IPAs from this area. Pours a small head with a light golden and slightly hazy color. Smell fruity, like mango, and a little bit of lemon. Tastes like pineapple and mango with a nice bitter finish. Kind of underrated, better than a lot of other LA IPAs I've tried.

Dec 11, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and toasted caramel. Sweet caramel, a hint of toffee with a piney bitterness.

Nov 23, 2019
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MattDecker from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: slightly hazy lemon yellow
Smell: hazy juicy citrus, lemon zest, sweet grapefruit
Taste: juicy citrus, not much hop, lemony
Feel: not quite medium, which is what it feels like it should be
Overall: good, a nice hazy juice bomb-lite. Not as juicy as I would like, but the flavor is very good. Would really have like it to be more full body and a little more pop, but overall, very nice

Nov 22, 2019
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear yellow straw with soft, fluffy head like an off-white kitten. Really pineapple on the nose, with some citrus and a bit of malt. The malt is bready in the flavor, and the hop presence moderate. Pleasant with a medium bitterness and carbonation.

Nov 20, 2019
Expatriate from Three Weavers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 236 ratings