Howling Gale IPA | Fair Winds Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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60 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fair Winds Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
fairwindsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Griffin2 on 03-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,263
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
60
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Nitty703
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrianK1916
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of McSuds
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cools a hot summer day. Got me hooked on hops.

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Photo of bugman15
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nishriver
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glf60
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A pale yellow color with a light white head.

S: Pine and citrus notes with a touch of caramel.

T: Hoppy with pine and citrus notes, and a long lingering earthy bitterness.

M: Medium with fairly aggressive carbonation.

O: Overall pretty tasty. A little much on the carbonation, and the bitterness is long and lingering with a bit of a rough note.. but all in all, a pretty decent brew.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcbeers
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GNH3
4.93/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeB
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "HAPPY BDAY MOM 02/28/17 12:59:29"

Appearance: It has a mostly transparent golden body with a short white head that retains a small sliver of foam. Moderate lacing.

Aroma: It has great aroma. It is a very fresh aroma, similar to smelling fresh hops. There is a bit of pine and some tangerine along with what smells like aloe and oddly some brussel sprouts. There is a bit of a freshly cut grass aroma too.

Taste: It has great flavors. It's full of pine and mint with this woody backdrop of flavors. It has this tea flavor too. The flavors just pop out and taste really good.

Mouthfeel: It has great bitterness and it has a nice presence on the palate. The bitterness lingers on the palate but it is not overwhelming.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. The aromas and flavors were just fresh which is great for a beer that is two months old. I would pick it up again and based on this experience I will be looking for more beers from the brewery.

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Photo of rjd722
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markjarema11
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was a happy surprise. Dark amber in color, with a thick, long-lasting off-white head, with an intense, citrus hop smell. The taste is brightly and boldly hoppy. Recommended.

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Photo of Noelito76
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden color with decent head and spotty lacing, aromas of grapefruit and other aasorted citrus and some sweet malt. Taste is crisp, definitely an IPA with a good amount of grapefruit, orange and pith. Finished crisp and clean !

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Howling Gale IPA from Fair Winds Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 60 ratings