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:
56
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Photo of shivtim
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent IPA. Served in a pint glass, it's deep clear blood orange, with a slight soapy head and visible carbonation. Nose is mild hops and hints of pine. Taste is nice sappy hops and resinous pine juice. Pretty solid mouthfeel and good drinkability. Probably my favorite from Moose's Tooth.

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Photo of ccrida
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the pub, Fairweather IPA is dirty blonde with a white head leaving light lace.

Smell is resiny, citrus hops, but with odd, yet very distinct cream soda note. They sell their own draught cream soda, I wonder if they taps or lines or something got cross contaminated...

Taste is hoppy, pungent, and rather bitter. Not much malt balance, just a bit of bread.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a medium-light body.

Drinkability is OK. Good enough, but the hops balanced is skewed towards bitterness rather then taste and aroma...

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

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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Photo of THoff94
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty bitter. It's a solid IPA but nothing amazing.

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Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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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Photo of MatthewD4
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kemoarps
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Comes out an opaque golden honey colour. Thicky thicky thicky thick. Small off white head that settles in to a veneer of interlocking rings and isolated plots of bubs. Beautiful lace adorns the sides.

Nose is a bit of a let down. Grassy grainy sweetness and some sort of round juice to it. Underwhelming.

Flavour salvages some of the prior promise. Starts thick and a touch of caramel sweet which barely opens its eyes before being tumbled down upon by floral and bitter hops. Earthy pine and sweet floral and citrus hops with a grassy touch to mellow the back end. Finishes nice and bitter.

Thick body with flavours that wash across the tongue with appropriate carbonation that corroborates the evidence.
Overall a solid IPA. Thick and bitter and enjoyable. Thanks bottle shop IN the airport!!

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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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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fairweather IPA from Broken Tooth Brewing
4.01 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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