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:
55
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of tempest
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
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 John_M
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
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 rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccrida
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of unclekeith
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jsprain1
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Slightly hazed orange. Head was thin and white, retention was ok but not great. Some lacing.
S- The aroma, though lacking in volume when chilled, developed stronger citrus (definite white grapefruit) aromas when warmed. A bit one dimensional, albeit enjoyable.
T- The malt showed up here. Slightly caramel leaning malt, with a good white grapefruit hop profile. Much more balanced than the aroma, which is key.
M- Medium body. Carbonation was maybe a touch low, but not terribly so.
D- A good local IPA. Major points for the balance in flavors in this day of one dimensional beers.

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Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shivtim
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
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 sprucetip
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kemoarps
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Fairweather IPA from Broken Tooth Brewing
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