Fairweather IPA | Broken Tooth Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Broken Tooth Brewing
Alaska, United States
brokentoothbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hop lover and beer connoisseur's favorite, this ale is surprisingly drinkable and fully delights with its hoppy aromatics. Stick your nose in this one.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by Kuaff:
Photo of Kuaff
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap and served in a pint glass at the Moose's Tooth.

Not much of a head, save for a partial sheet of swirled white froth on the surface. The beer's a dark hazy gold.

Smells like pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Very nice.

Tastes really good! There's bitter pine, biscuity breadiness, juicy citrus, and, oddly, a subtle apple cider aspect. Somewhat of a spicy finish. Delicious.

Full-bodied for an IPA. Good.

Really a wonderful IPA from this little brewery. And it goes great with their pizza.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GBfan75
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of tigg924
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is honey, tangerine, and pine. Slightly bitter, medium bodied and carbonation. Makes for a solid and sessionable clean IPA. I have other IPAs I prefer but this keeps me curious about the brewery.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BeardedRiker
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Moose's Tooth makes what is quite possibly the best pizza in the world and it is good to know that they have some great beers to go along with. MY father and I decided to get some growlers at Moose's Tooth and I chose the IPA. It did not disappoint.

The head was a little frothy but I considered it to be mostly bubbly and a white toffee color.

It smelled sweeter than I thought it would but that's not a negative against it and of course it was hoppy in aroma.

Upon taking my first sip I enjoyed the bubbly and bitey carbonation that greeted my tongue at the beginning. The hops added bitterness and spice to the beginning but had a nice lingering effect throughout the body. Sweetness balanced the beer very well and was evident in the finish.

This is a full-bodied but light IPA that is very satisfying. Good stuff!

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Photo of BenGap
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tempest
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a buddy bring me back a can. Pours amber with a slight haze. The aroma has more stone fruit while the flavor dives into citrus. It's tasty and pretty drinkable for an IPA.

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Photo of akjustin
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

The appearance was a fairly nice looking hazy somewhat golden orange color with a slim dancing lacing around the glass. The smell was a nice grassy orange to light grapefruity conglomeration of sorts to lead to a nice dry piney - ness of sorts. The taste followed the nose very well. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and slightly sharp but not overbearing. Still, there was a nice bitter sharpness coming over my tongue as an expecting AIPA should be. Overall, pretty good AIPA that I would have again if I could.

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Photo of savnac
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional IPA. The Moose's Tooth is known for their beer and pizza and this is my favorite Moose's Tooth brew. I am a big fan of IPA's and this beer gets good marks for it's consistent taste and drinkability.

The color is just slightly darker than a golder ale. The head is fairly small and often the beer is poured to the very top of the pint glass with barely a head at all. There is a profound hop aroma as any IPA should have. The taste is very smooth and hoppy, tastes of Cascade hops.

A definite summer time drinking beer.

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Photo of itracy63
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Reswald
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of fergchri
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of morrowd3
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color of this nice IPA threw me a bit, it was a very lager like pale gold. Head retention was good and lacing ok. Aroma was a bit subdued and had some malty notes with some fresh grassiness. Hoppy, a different hoppiness but good. Not as floral or citrusy, hard to describe but it was nice and satisfying. Very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Seeker_11
4.25/5  rDev +6%

If you get a chance to visit anchorage check out this beer at Moses tooth. This IPA is incredibly smooth and full of taste.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ksolekjr
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blackcloud
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

On tap at the brewpub the other day.

The IPA pours a light orange color with OK head retention and lacing. Nose is classic IPA, with some pretty noticeable citrusy bitterness and black pepper. On the palate, this IPA is all west coast, with a very dry flavor profile. The hoppy bitterness is huge and impressive, and really dominates everything else. I get some lemon, grapefruit bitterness, with some blackpepper as well. The finish is long, dry and bitter. This beer is at most medium bodied, and alcohol is well disguised.

A very nice IPA, but it seemed just a bit out of balance to me, as a bit harsh as well on the palate. Still, this is a pretty solid beer, one I would happily order again with food at the MT.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ON tap at the Brewpub yesterday, my first beer in AK in two years.

A - Pours a nice bright, darker orange with nice bright white head. Tons of lacing stair stepping down the glass as I drink.

S - Smell is pretty mild, but there is some nice piney hops and grassy/floral tones.

D - Drink is also mild, but again very pine and grassy.

O - A bit muted, but flavor is nice. An IIPA WOULD ROCK!

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Fairweather IPA from Broken Tooth Brewing
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