Expatriate
Three Weavers Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #930
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,349
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 6.73%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
189
From:
Three Weavers Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  50
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.
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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.01/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of monkist
4.49/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
4.37/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of funku2
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
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

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Photo of EJPA_0425
4.13/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of MattDecker
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
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

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, date stamped 09/20/19; thanks to Derek for giving me a can to try out of his CANarchy pack. Clear golden body with a frothy off-white head. Fruity citrus and pine aroma. Nice balanced flavors of citrus, pine, and malt; piney mango, orange, grapefruit, and light caramel to be more precise. Medium body, resinous hop oils stick to the palate on the dry & bitter finish. Good west coast IPA and worth the try.

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Photo of DavetotheB
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can, canned on 8/14/19. Pours a yellowish brown, hazy but not anywhere near opaque. Nearly an inch of white head. Not much retention, moderate lacing. Smells of grapefruit with a floral background. Taste is mild bitterness. Feel is light with a bitter aftertaste. Overall an ok brew. Wouldn't seek this one out on it's own, but as part of a variety pack it's not a total loss.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the Canarchy mixed pack purchased at QFC in Bothell, Washington.
Canned on 08/23/19. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy pale gold color, large frothy white head with good retention, nice lacing. Plenty of carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Nice citrus (pithy tangerine, grapefruit and lemon), tropical fruit (pineapple, mango and papaya), a little bit of stone fruit. Modest pine, dank, malt sweetness and grass notes.

Taste- Follows the nose pretty well, the citrus stands out above everything else. Solid malt backbone.

Feel- Light/medium bodied, dry and crisp, moderate bitterness, good carbonation on the tongue. Nicely balanced.

O- A really good west coast IPA. I wish I could find this in six packs here in the Seattle area.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2019-09-29
12oz can served in a snifter. Dated 8/23/2019. Part of a mixed 12 pack at QFC.

Pours slightly hazy yellow, medium head composed of fine bubbles. Medium, slow carbonation. Smell is lemon, and not much else.

Taste is fairly mild, moderate grain, and lemon.

Mouthfeel is light and dry. Overall, it's solid, but unimpressive.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ipa does the job quite well with a balance achieved even with the bitterness . The drinkability is nice and makes for a pleasant experience.
Good

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Photo of unlikelyspiderperson
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a beautiful golden/straw yellow, lots of visible carbonation, thin white head with big bubbles and decent staying power.
Smell is strong from the crack of the can, Pineapple, guava and tangerine dominate. Very pleasant modern tropical IPA aroma.
Taste is thinly bitter, like lemon rind. Some sweeter citrus flavors come through as well but the flavor is dominated by a thin feeling flavor that verges on herbal astringency. Imbalanced and unpleasant really.
*edit after a second can. Still thin and imbalanced but I think the harsh astringency was either my palate being weird earlier today or something that happened in that can. This second one is not as unpleasant*
Mouthfeel is fine, a little thin, but after that taste I just don't think I'll be able to find nice things to say about this beer.
Overall this is not a beer I will buy and I don't know what will happen to the rest of the 6 pack in the fridge. Maybe I will revisit it with some flavorful food, or maybe I will pass it off on unsuspecting friends. Couldn't recommend it to anyone though

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Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger and a half high frothy white head that consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dank citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is both a little dank and citrusy. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a faint amount of crispness.
O: The hops in this West Coast IPA seemed very muted compared to other beers in the style and there was no bitterness.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint.. boo his I know.. bottled September 10 2018.

Crystal clear body, with a touch of beautiful fine carbonation. Bright lemon yellow body color. Super creamy bright white and thick head. Shaving cream almost consistency with a rich fine soapy top. Excellent looking IPA.

Aroma is, slightly malt forward but with more sugar tones than hops. Malt crispy with a sort of brown barley and then muted hop quality. Strangely quiet and sneaky and hard to describe like a dull pine earth or something.

Palate while hoppy and bold is kind of weird. Mid palate has this woody hop very dirty quality of bitterness. Finish has a touch of thick fruit but is hammered by this pungent quality of soil bitterness. Solid backbone of malt, even a hair accenting sweetness and velvet feel.

A drinkable if very odd somewhat disjointed IPA.

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Photo of CraftConsumer_97
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste has a classic west coast hoppy profile. Some citrusy notes come through with a bit of grassiness. Has a dry, full finish.

Medium bodied, kind of lingers on the palate.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned in a crafty craft can
pours a very slightly hazy lemon jellyo coloured body with massive white head
the aroma is a glorious citrus bouquet,
it tastes like a mandarin cheese cake but with a real bitter finish
yeah

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Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A classic West Coast-style IPA that pours a nearly translucent golden yellow with a white head and dank citrusy notes and subtle pine on the nose.

The citrusy dank hop notes are forward on the taste, but there’s also some resiny pine, leading to a dry, full finish. If I lived in LA, this would always be in my beer fridge. Really nice, IMHO.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of honey, kind of money... like Mariah Carey in the 90’s, this one drips success. Smooth like ODB singing a hook, and crisp like popeye eating his morning porridge.

Hop on it, yep!

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft in San Juan Capistrano. Golden and slightly hazy with a huge head, this thing smells fresh! Classic west coast piney/grapefruit profile with some juicy tangerine, grass, floral, other citrus, and prominent tropical notes of mango and passion fruit. Nice tasty hop forward profile with a good cracker malt balance, some wood resin in there as well. Medium body and a bit sticky. Thoroughly enjoyed it and ordered a second round!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $1.83 (I think)
Purchased: Jan. 13, 2018
Consumed: Jan. 15, 2018
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Born on Dec. 29, 2017

Picked up seven singles and a 6-pack of Pizza Port, all beers I had never tried, on a recent trip to Trader Joe’s. Would be my second time reviewing a beer from Three Weavers (gave their Seafarer’s Kolsch a 4.12 the night before), although I tried three on Untappd, giving Ripple a 3.5 on March 12, 2017, Knotty a 4.0 on March 21, 2017 and Off the Beaten Path (Alpine collab) at 3.5 on July 24, 2017. Can description was, “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.” No idea the hops going in.

Poured a mostly clear gold-to-light amber color with three fingers of frothy white head. Lots of fast moving bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent spiderweb foamy lacing. World-class foamy retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled Simcoe, Mosaic and Citra. Also grass, hay, stone fruit, peach, pineapple, orange blossom, floral, lime, pine, citrus zest and even a touch of lactose (didn’t make sense). Even better out of the can, adding guava and mango. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was good, but not as good as the nose. Got Simcoe, Citra, orange blossom, tangerine, Mosaic, peach, stone fruit, peach, red grapefruit, guava and bitter mango peel. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Just an outstanding representation of a West Coast IPA. (Overall - 4.00)

4.08 | 91 | A-

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Photo of R_i_P
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bomber of this IPA from Hi Times in Newport Beach, CA on 02/12/2017. No bottled or best-by dates. 6.9% APV. Nice wavy green label.

Expatriate IPA pours a golden amber with excellent carbonation. 2 fingers of white foam. Nice lacing. The smell starts with big notes of citrus, tropical fruits and hops. The taste starts with a nice citrus zest and tropical fruit flavors, followed by a hint a pine, against a mild malt backbone. No lingering hop aftertaste here.

This is a well-balanced IPA; however, it's too mild if you're a hop head like me. I'll add this IPA once or twice a year to my weekly rotation of daily DIPAs.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at Stone World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, CA
Oversized tulip glass - Notes from 07/03/15

Pours a darker pale color with a duller brass like appearance. Struck with some light hop haze across the body. Thin white foam cap with minimal stick residing.
Earthy and pungent with some lemony herbals noted. A good bit of bready pale malts present. Mix in a touch of stone fruit.
Taste follows suit with a nice lemony citrus hop blend. Spiced cedar and earth notes compliment. Layered with bread and toasted malt. Has an upper moderate amount of bitters. Somewhat filling for me but with a nice froth like consistency. Dry and lightly resinous in the finish. Not a bad go at all. Would prefer to dial back the malts a touch more but this one has a good balance to it in the end. Have picked up a few bottles since.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried the Expatriate at the Tap room. It poured an orangish clear with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had pine and citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and fairly easy to drink. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's was ok.

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Expatriate from Three Weavers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 189 ratings